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March 18 Racing News Archive


News Flash: Two scratched from Rebel; Morning Line Set
--Posted 11:57 a.m. ET

Dick's Picks: Many Factors Sway Rebel Selections
The Grade II Rebel Stakes is, frankly, a difficult race to predict. But that doesn't mean we won't try. Let's start out with some numbers. If you didn't like numbers, you wouldn't be reading this in the first place. More....

Probable UAE Derby Field
These are the probables for the Group 2 UAE Derby on March 26. All fields will be finalized at the declaration stage on Monday, and the post position draw will be on Wednesday. More....

Rebel Stakes: Separating Hype from Hope
A number of local contenders and two California invaders will start in the 1 1/16-mile, Grade II Rebel Stakes, and at the finish line they'll know whether the future might lead to Louisville in seven weeks. Thirteen have been entered. More....

La. Derby Entries Close Sunday
Entries for the Grade II Louisiana Derby close this Sunday, and the post position draw will take place at 11:30 a.m. that day. The race will go on Saturday, March 26, along with the Grade III Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes and the Group II UAE Derby. On Sunday, March 27, the Grade III Sunland Derby goes postward.

Tap Star Early Favorite in Private Terms
Todd Pletcher, John Servis and Tony Dutrow will each send runners to Laurel Park to contest Saturday’s $75,000 Private Terms Stakes. More....

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