Tag Archive: Union Rags

Jun 09 2012

Belmont Stakes Day

I feel very badly for anyone who had taken an interest in this year’s Belmont Stakes that I’ll Have Another won’t be running, but it’s time to pick up and move on because it’s still a great card.  Let’s go through it: Race 2:  Maiden special weight at one mile Two “Horses to Watch” are …

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May 10 2012

New Additions to the List; Derby Recap

Perhaps owing to the fact that I spent most of last week focusing on Oaks and Derby day races, I only have two new additions to the Horses To Watch list: Hear the Word makes the list because he was compromised by a slow pace in last Wednesday’s first race, a starter allowance at 1 …

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May 05 2012

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby

Without further ado, let’s take care of the main event: The Kentucky Derby I’m going to run through the major contenders and then give some insight into how I’ll bet the race. Union Rags (#4) – I’ve made it no secret for quite some time that this is my Derby horse and I’ve seen absolutely …

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May 01 2012

Kentucky Derby: Who Will Get the Distance?

Before we devote any serious time to handicapping the race for possible pace setups and trips, let’s take a look at the pedigrees of a few horses who I have yet to discuss much in previous entries.  I’ve already spent considerable time detailing why Union Rags and Alpha will get the Derby distance here: Union …

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Apr 04 2012

Florida Derby Recap; New Horses on the List

I can’t wait to bet on Union Rags in the Kentucky Derby.  For me, this sort of feels like back in 2007 when Street Sense seemed on his way to going off as a heavy Derby favorite before getting nosed out in the Blue Grass Stakes.  Now we have a horse who has already proven …

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Feb 28 2012

A Bad Case of Seller’s Remorse: The Story of Union Rags’ Owner

I make it no secret that Union Rags is the horse I’m rooting for on the Kentucky Derby trail this year.  He seemingly has everything you would want in a Derby winner.  As long as there are no setbacks, come Derby week, NBC will surely play up the story of Michael Matz, who tragically lost …

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Feb 28 2012

Derby Preps and New Horses on the List

This foray into public handicapping is a bit more difficult than I had anticipated, but alas, I’m not too discouraged yet.  As long as I come out of the races with some interesting observations to help me out next time, I’ll keep on going, and I certainly have plenty of them this week!  But first, …

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Feb 25 2012

A Glance at Fair Grounds and Gulfstream

Before we get to the stakes action, let me briefly mention the third race at Fair Grounds tomorrow.  I basically have no choice but to pick Raising A Star (#11) after I bet him at 37-1 last time off a horrible trip in his debut, then watched as he circled the field and won going …

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