Tag Archives: John Shirreffs

Mc Vay: Huge Sweeping Move at 3/8 Pole to Go from 10 back to Lead at 1/4 Pole

Three year old colt for John Shirreffs finally got a chance to race where he belongs and he annihilated a good field of maiden special weights 3 and up at a flat mile on the main. Off as the 3/2 choice in a field of 9, he broke outward from the 9 hole, went six […]

Santa Anita Derby 2024 Picks

By Jarrod Horak The road to Kentucky Derby 2024 continues at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, April 6, and I have included Santa Anita Derby 2024 picks below. The Grade 1 event for 3-year-olds has a $750,000 purse and the eight entrants will be journeying 1 1/8 miles on the main track. The Santa Anita […]

Dashingly: This Kentucky bred daughter of Liam’s Map will be tighter in start #2

Three year old filly for John Shirreffs made her debut in Thursday’s opener, a six and a half furlong dash on the green out of the chute for soph fillies. Off at 14/1 in a field of 10, she made the running from the get go under the veteran Smith and got the lead by […]

Theismann: Will Be Tighter In Start #2

Four year old colt for John Shirreffs finally made it to the races on Saturday in a maiden special weight event at 7/8 on the main. Off at 7/1 in a “salty” field of 7, he broke a step slow from the rail slot, then was rushed up to contend for the lead by the […]

Mc Vay: Much Improved Running Down Leader at 1/8 Pole

Three year old colt for John Shirreffs made start #2 in Saturday’s opener as they sprinted on the main at six and a half in a race for sophomores. Off at 9/1 in a salty field of 8, he broke a tad slow under Berrios, but was quickly up and in contention by the half […]

Shared Belief 2023 co-winners Mr Fisk and Tahoe Sunrise

Native Diver 2023 Picks

By Jarrod Horak Del Mar’s Bing Crosby Season continues on Sunday, November 26 and I have included Native Diver 2023 picks below. The Grade 3 event for 3-year-olds and up has a $100,000 purse and the seven entrants will be traveling 1 1/8 miles on the main track. It is the 8th race on Nov. […]

Fort Bragg wins 2023 Dwyer Stakes

Del Mar Fall Meet Picks

By Jarrod Horak The second week of the Bing Crosby Season gets underway on Friday, Nov. 17, and this Del Mar fall meet picks article includes analysis of the feature race of the day. The seventh race is an $80,000 optional-claiming event for 3-year-olds and up traveling 6 1/2 furlongs on the main track.  Race […]

Breeders' Cup Distaff starting gate

Breeders’ Cup Distaff 2023 Angles

By Jarrod Horak The Breeders’ Cup Distaff is one of the original BC races, dating all the way back to Hollywood Park in 1984. The 2023 renewal will be held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, Nov. 4, and they will be traveling a mile and an eighth on the main track. Recent Breeders’ Cup […]

Dreamfyre wins 2023 Sorrento Stakes

Del Mar Debutante 2023 Analysis & Video

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante will be run at Del Mar on Saturday, Sept. 9. A full field of 14-horses will face the starter and Tamara is the tepid 7-2 morning line favorite. I will go through the projected race shape and look at the best final time ratings, and my […]

Geaux Rocket Ride wins Haskell

Pacific Classic 2023 Analysis & Video

By Jarrod Horak The Grade 1 Pacific Classic will be run at Del Mar on Saturday, September 2. A total of eleven horses will line up in the starting gate and Geaux Rocket Ride is the 5-2 morning line favorite. This race has a good mix of improving sophomores and solid older horses. I will […]