January 2017





Uncontested 2017 Smarty Jones

Uncontested Lives Up To Name

Undeniable? Unbeatable? Unforgettable? For now we’ll just call him Uncontested. Uncontested made it known from the beginning that the muddy conditions weren’t going to deter him. Going off as a 6/5 favorite, the three-year-old colt…



Pegasus a Possibility for Noble Bird

Multiple graded stakes winner Noble Bird is being considered for a spot in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (gr. I) on January 28 at Gulfstream Park following a recent half-mile work. Noble Bird…


Oaklawn 2017 Smarty Jones

Handful of Contenders Enter Smarty Jones

My top pick to enter the 2017 Smarty Jones this weekend remains Petrov, but he will be joined by an additional four horses that will also join Cu Rahy, Warrior’s Club and Uncontested. The size…


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Divisidero Comeback Near

The retirements of grade one winners Tourist and Flintshire has left an opening at the top of the turf male division for anyone willing to seize the opportunity. Trainer Buff Bradley feels Divisidero could be…


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Petrov Primes For 2017 Smarty Jones Stakes

The Smarty Jones Stakes will run this coming weekend from Oaklawn on Saturday, January 14th but hasn’t piqued as much interest as it usually has. More than anything, this race has become a bit of…