AGOS Claimer of the Week: Old pro wins at Woodbine

Wager on Woodbine Colleen’s Sailor stalked the leader early and gained the advantage in the final furlong to take the Friday opener last week at Woodbine. Colleen’s Sailor has been named the Claimer of the Week. The bay gelding completed his 6 furlong task over the Toronto Tapeta in 1:10.77. He recorded his tenth career victory by defeating the field of $32,000 claimers with Alan Garcia in the irons. The 7 year old returned $4.50 to his supporters. The tough competitor is trained by Norman McKnight. Owned by Racer’s Edge, Inc. Colleen’s Sailor has finished in the money (top three finishers) 19 times from 38 career outings. The son of Northern Afleet has accumulated over $420,000 in lifetime earnings.

Nilsen’s Preakness Selections Score

AGOS Founder Rich Nilsen hit the Preakness Stakes with winner Exaggerator, who scored by 3 1/2 lengths over the wet going and paid $7.20 to win.  He missed the trifecta on the bob at the wire. Nilsen's spot play on the undercard was also an easy … [Continue reading]

Baffert’s Preakness contender Collected has New Owners in Big Race

 The business of owning Thoroughbreds is not supposed to look so easy. It's not supposed to be a venture where, less than two years after buying their first horse in partnership, an ownership group already has multiple graded stakes winners including … [Continue reading]

Preakness Stakes Analysis & Spot Plays

with Wagering Strategies for Saturday's Preakness (May 2016) Horse-by-horse analysis - expert commentary on every runner in the big race Recommended Win wager and Trifecta wagering plays Includes Wagers for both a wet track and a dry … [Continue reading]

Ability to Recover gives Exaggerator hope versus Nyquist

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BALTIMORE — Nyquist has won each of his eight career races and is favored to remain unbeaten at Saturday's Preakness. But the Kentucky Derby champion's September victory in the FrontRunner at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., is reason enough for … [Continue reading]

How good is Nyquist and who can beat him?

 Nyquist ran a perfect Kentucky Derby to validate his perfect career. He came out of the race in perfect health and made his way to Baltimore in perfect order. Sensing a theme here? As the Doug O'Neill-trained colt prepares for the 141st Preakness on … [Continue reading]

Abiding Star set to run in Preakness

 Parx Racing quarantine lifted With the equine herpesvirus quarantine at Parx Racing lifted Tuesday afternoon, Abiding Star is set to join the Preakness field this Saturday at Pimlico Race Course. All Preakness runners must be on the grounds by noon … [Continue reading]

AGOS Horses to Watch – 5/18/16

Off the Charts Horses to Watch for Visitors As we approach the second jewel of the Triple Crown, we begin the process of reading about the horses. There is no better time to be a horse racing fan, and this time of year has me … [Continue reading]

Will Nyquist win this Saturday’s Preakness?

 These factors may make the difference It's tough being the middle child. Just ask the Preakness. It wasn't always that way. Eleven times before 1932, when the current order was established, the Preakness was run before the Kentucky Derby. Twice it … [Continue reading]

Exaggerator: Trips to Pimlico remind Jockey Kent Desormeaux …

 Of His Untouchable Prime The memories are clear, unvarnished over more than three decades and thousands of victories. Each time Kent Desormeaux returns to Maryland, as he will this week for the 141st Preakness Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico Race … [Continue reading]