HORSE BETTING NEWS
The Florida Derby, which drew a field of nine 3-year-olds, will take on even more significance for handicappers and bettors in search of a life-changing score Saturday, when the 67th running of the historic Triple Crown prep is included in the six-race sequence (Races 9-14) for the Rainbow 6.
The 15th running of the $800,000 Sunland Derby (GR III) at one and one-eighth miles will be the richest and most important race of the meet for three-year-old Thoroughbreds seeking a berth in the 2018 Kentucky Derby.
Fault, Madam Dancelot and Sassy Little Lila head a competitive field of nine older fillies and mares in Sunday's Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita Park.
Saturday's Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes shapes up as perhaps one of the best betting races of the Winter/Spring Meet at Santa Anita Park.
The 47th running of the Jeff Ruby Steaks - formerly known as the Spiral Stakes - (G3), Turfway Park's Kentucky Derby points race runs this Saturday, March 17.
A 59-1 upset stakes winner last time out, Jordan's Henny won't be able to sneak up on the bettors in Saturday's $200,000 Inside Information Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.
Fresh off a victory in her stakes debut, Startwithsilver will go for her second in a row and fourth consecutive overall victory in headlining a field of 10 older fillies and mares in the 78th running of the $100,000 Correction on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack.
Top older horses Accelerate, Hoppertunity, Mubtaahij and Giant Expectations head a field of eight older horses set to run a mile and a quarter in Saturday's Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap.
The 23rd running of the Mac Diarmida Stakes for 4-year-olds and up on the grass is among nine stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 3, 2018.
The Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park is a "Road to the Kentucky Derby" points race, with the top four finishers accruing points toward starting gate eligibility for the Run for the Roses on May 5 at Churchill Downs.
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