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Derby Dare

DERBY DARE Greetings Race Fans, Every year friends ask my advice and assessment of the Kentucky Derby. There is a big difference between being a horseman and a handicapper. No way do I consider…
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100% and 1%

Greetings Race Fans, Cocoa Bandita gave all she had to offer on Saturday, November 12 at historic Churchill Downs. When the dust settled, however, our filly was a distant 3rd behind some very experienced older mares. #2 Shut the Gate went…
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Double Down & Tune In

Greetings Race Fans, Saddleback Stables will feature two fillies racing at different Midwest tracks this Saturday. Pick your favorite destination and join either me or Maureen at Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago or Churchill Down in Louisville. Cocoa…
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Asleep at the Wheel

Greetings Race Fans, Mary Jeans Wildcat ran at Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago on October 27, and must have felt like the Chicago Cubs after being battered by the Cleveland Indians in game #1 of the World Series. Our filly broke slowly…
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Two in a Row?

Greetings Race Fans, On Thursday, October 27, Mary Jeans Wildcat will try to duplicate her stablemate, Tiz Gallatin's recent victory at Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago. MJ leaves from the inside #1 post at (12/1) morning line odds with…
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TIZ...WONDERFUL!

Greetings Race Fans, Tiz Gallatin, our fragile four year old filly, sired by productive stallion Tiz Wonderful, made her debut in Chicago on October 19th and dominated the competition like her namesake, Harry Gallatin did with the NY Knicks…
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At Last

Greetings Race Fans, The long awaited, on again-off again, debut of Tiz Gallatin has finally arrived. Expectations were exceedingly high since her purchase at the 2013 Keeneland September Yearling Sale. The well-bred daughter of Tiz Wonderful…
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Mud Wrestling

Greetings Race Fans, It was a dreary rainy afternoon on October 12th in Chicago, and six furlongs of wet, sloppy racetrack were all that stood in the way of a $20,700 payday. The two favorites #1 Dundalk Bay and #4 Showersofblessings broke swiftly…
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Hot Cocoa at Hawthorne

Greetings Race Fans, Our red hot filly, Cocoa Bandita, moves up in class to join eight fillies and mares in an Illinois Allowance on Wednesday, October 12, at Hawthorne Racecourse in Chicago. Cocoa has recorded two wins and a third in her…
Wildcat Ladies (L to R) Susan Jost, Beckah Nelson, Maureen Moore and Susan Morse greet Mary Jeans Wildcat on the Churchill Downs backside prior to her race on October 1.

Slippery When Wet

Greetings Race Fans, Following her first two starts on the synthetic surface at Arlington Park, Mary Jeans Wildcat shipped to historic Churchill Downs for her first effort on dirt. The track was listed as "wet fast" after absorbing a significant…