Monthly Archives: January 2012

AndyScoggin’s Derby Top 10

The descriptions include possible next start for each horse and their grades stakes earnings with rank.  Currently $110,330 is required to make the top 20 of graded stakes earnings. 1) Union Rags – He was the best two year-old in … Continue reading

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Stop Two on the New York Derby Trail – the G3 Withers

Here are a couple of paragraphs from my recent article at Saturday’s grade three Withers Stakes marks the second stop on the 2012 New York Derby Trail.  This year in New York there is $250,000 more of the Derby … Continue reading

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Florida Sunshine Millions

Gulfstream Park hosts the Florida Sunshine Millions on Saturday, January 28.  Big name horses and $1.3 million of purses are featured in the six race series.  The undefeated four year-old filly Awesome Feather goes for her ninth victory in race … Continue reading

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The Derby Trail goes through New York

In 2012, I will be covering the NYRA circuit for Horse Racing Nation. HRN has had a series of articles about the Derby Trail.  Here is my first New York piece: Since 1986, graded stakes earnings have determined which horses … Continue reading

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Final Word on the Eclipse Voting

Just some final thoughts on the voting for the 2011 Eclipse Awards.  My Miss Aurelia should have been an unanimous choice in the two year-old filly category, but she received 243 out of 244 votes.  One voter had a need … Continue reading

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2011 Eclipse Award Picks From the Jersey Shore

In the first year of Racing at the Jersey Shore at I got to see several of the Eclipse Award finalists run or train at either my home track of Monmouth Park or on the New York circuit. At … Continue reading

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