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John DaSilva John DaSilva Countdown To The Derby
5 DAYS OF CHURCHILL DOWNS WINNING, Tuesday Through Saturday, INCLUDING A KENTUCKY DERBY DAY FULL CARD FORTUNE

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National Race Masters Battle of the Handicappers

The rivalry is getting ugly, and the vibe is so bad, the cleaning lady just resigned. So, before the water cooler does a meltdown, we need help! Who’s the best handicapper of them all? Help us find out and get yourself a fantastic deal too!

WHO’S the best? YOU decide. Become a DOCUMENTER.
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Noel Michaels Noel Michaels Angle Plays of the Day
Noel has mastered the angles that separate true contenders from simple speed play runners. And it is this EDGE that allows Noel to direct his clients to the 2-3 BEST ANGLE WAGERS each day.

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John DaSilva John DaSilva Daily Best Longshot
Every Day John DaSilva scours the 3-4 major tracks in action and isolates the ONE SUPER LONGSHOT that can change fortunes in a hurry. Since March 1 John has hit 39.5% of these Longshots!

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John DaSilva Thursday DaSilva Win Alert

Thursday, May 5, Eight horses, 6 First-Time Starters are set to explode at Churchill Downs and some will pay BIG Odds!

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John Conte Conte Belmont Thursday Derby Bankroll Builders
How Important Is The Conte Thursday Bankroll Builder? In 2015 He Hit The.00 Pick 3 And.40 Featured Trifecta and Does It Again Today With 4-5 Best

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Jerry Antonucci Antonucci Santa Anita Opening Day Thursday Triple Play
When They Set It Up Opening Week Jerry Antonucci Finds Under The Radar Barns Overlay payoffs And The Featured 50 To 1 Exotic

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John DaSilva John DaSilva Cinco de Mayo Thursday Special
Happy Cinco de Mayo or Happy Thurby. Time to celebrate these holidays with winners and visiting your favorite mutual teller to collect and celebrate

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Noel Michaels Noel’s Trio of Strong Plays Thursday at Churchill
Noel Michaels is Setting the Table For a Big Derby Day With 3 Strong Plays at Churchill Downs on Thursday, Including One Longshot and a Big Exacta.

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John Piesen John Piesen Thursday Best Bets and Exotics
Looking forward to two best bets and an exacta/trifecta box at Belmont Park as well as Churchill Downs,all non-favorites.

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New York Turf Club NYTC Consensus Daily Longshot and Best Bet

Get our expert selections, in-depth analysis, and wagering strategy daily with the CONSENSUS LONGSHOT and Best Bet Bonus Runner in New York each day

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Derby Doings - Running Style
DERBY DOINGS 2016VOL. 16 - NUMBER 8DERBY PREP CIRCUIT RUNNING STYLES...HOW THEY TRANSFER TO CHURCHILL DOWNS AND THE KENTUCKY DERBY

With the Kentucky Derby just 6 days away the intricate fine-tuning that serves MORE AS ELIMINATION OF CERTAIN HORSES than it does inclusion, becomes a major factor in creating a SHORT LIST from the large number of contenders which have proven they belong in any conversation virtue of the promise they have shown in their Kentucky Derby Preps.

The question becomes, how does one evaluate the different Derby Prep Series and final races based on the circuits they are run at?

The obvious…

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Churchill Downs Preview
CHURCHILL OPENING PREVIEW: THROUGH DERBY DAY & BEYOND

For lovers of Kentucky horse racing, the opening of Churchill Downs is truly a time to rejoice after so many winter months on Polytrack at Turfway. The highly-touted but only three-week long Keeneland meet is good, but it is only an appetizer for what is to come at Churchill for a tremendous week of racing leading up to the Kentucky Derby under the iconic twin spires in Louisville.

The 2016 Churchill Downs Spring/Summer Meet begins on Saturday, April 30. What follows after opening Night, is one of the best weeks of racing of the…

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Belmont Park Spring Meet Preview
WATCH AND WAGER THE SEASON'S BEST RACING AT BELMONT PARK

With all the hub-bub in Thoroughbred racing focused on the Triple Crown, it can be easy to forget that at the same time horseplayers are getting ready for the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, it is also time to get ready for the opening of premier east coast meet of the season at beautiful Belmont Park.

The 2016 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet will run from Friday, April 29 through closing day, Sunday, July 17. After months and months of Aqueduct, and with winter/spring detours through Gulfstream and then Keeneland, the major eastern circuit…

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Derby Top-10 Qualifiers: Pros and Cons

DERBY DOINGS 2016VOL. 16 - NUMBER 6Friday 4/22/16

DERBY TOP QUALIFIERS...INTRODUCTORY PROS AND CONS (Part 1)

With 15 days until the 2016 Kentucky Derby (May 7, Churchill Downs) it is time to gear up DERBY DOINGS and we'll start today with Part 1 of the "CLIFF NOTES" version of our Top Qualifier Outline.

Saturday's edition will publish the remaining 10 on the Top List as well as the also eligible and subsequent editions of DERBY DOINGS will go into much more detail and will be published on a regular basis...every other day is the plan.

So let's begin by producing a brief PROS and…

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Noel Michaels Kentucky Derby Preview
MICHAELS DERBY PREVIEW: Pletcher, Asmussen Stalkers Hold the Edge

There is still plenty of time to make the important handicapping and wagering decisions before the 2016 Kentucky Derby, which will be run this year on Saturday, May 7.  The prep race season is over and the field for the 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is now taking shape, so it's definitely not too early to start thinking about the Run for the Roses and the horses that figure to be the contenders and pretenders on the first Saturday in May.

The process of trying to weed-out the eventual Kentucky Derby winner…

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5 Things To Take Away From Saturday’s Derby Preps

DERBY DOINGS 2016VOL. 16 - NUMBER 4Monday 4/11/16

5 THINGS TO TAKE AWAY FROM SATURDAY DERBY PREPS

Does Off Track Exaggerate Ability Of Santa Anita Derby Champ?

When they hit the backstretch in Saturday's Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby eventual winner Exaggerator was loping through the mud some 13 lengths off pace-setter Danzig Candy, the well regarded second choice (8-5) following his wire-to-wire win in the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes.

As the runners came off the turn Kent Desormeaux had all he could do to keep the son of Curlin from going ten wide or falling sideways as he looked like one…

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ANOTHER DEEP BLUE GRASS LINEUP WITH NO SINGLE STANDOUT...WHO STANDS OUT?

DERBY DOINGS 2016VOL. 16 - NUMBER 3Thursday 4/7/16

ANOTHER DEEP BLUE GRASS LINEUP WITH NO SINGLE STANDOUT...WHO STANDS OUT?

Just when it appears as though the 3-year old Derby Prep series was getting short on price and short on drama along comes Keeneland Race Track and the Blue Grass Stakes.On resume Gulfstream Park Fountain of Youth (G2) runner-up ZULU and BRODY'S CAUSE who won the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity and finished third in the Grade 1 BC Juvenile (both over the Keeneland main track) have been established as the 5-2 ML favorite and 4-1 ML second choice respectively in Saturday's $1 million mile and…

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Florida Derby Preview
DERBY DOINGS 2016VOL. 16 - NUMBER 2

Friday 3/31/16

IS THE FLORIDA DERBY REALLY JUST A TWO COLT RACE...Only 6 Weekends Until The First Saturday In May

There are two Kentucky Derby Qualifying Preps scheduled for Saturday and it is rather safe to make at least one definitive statement about each.

In the Grade I Florida Derby 100 qualifying points will be provided to the winner and 40 points to the second place finisher. And based on the pundits' conversation regarding this key Derby Prep Nyquist and Mohaymen are about to run first and second or second and first respectively, which will leave the…

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Aqueduct’s Spring Meet
DON'T BLINK, YOU'LL MISS AQUEDUCT'S UNDERRATED SPRING MEET

The Aqueduct main track spring meet - which opens on Thursday, March 31 for nineteen racing days leading up to the opening of Belmont at the end of April - is always one of the most overlooked and underrated race meets of the year.  Aqueduct's spring meet is always highly anticipated following the long cold winter in New York on the inner dirt track, and with only 19 days on the main track in the spring, if you blink, you'll miss a short but sweet month that features the return of turf races,…

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Final Derby Prep Race Fields Taking Shape
FINAL KENTUCKY DERBY PREP RACE FIELDS TAKING SHAPE

The 142nd running of the Kentucky Derby is only about a month away on Saturday, May 7, 2016, and that can only mean one thing at this time of year – Derby prep season is finally ready to reach its peak, and the action is only going to get faster and more furious from here on out pretty much each and every Saturday from now until the first Saturday in May.

The Kentucky Derby prep season is already underway as 3-year-olds from around the country continue to compete for right to occupy one of…

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