RTTR Weekend Preview

So, March Madness is over (well, almost).  It’s now April, which means that May is right around the corner!  The Road to the Roses got a little lost behind the super epic Bracket Battle showdown, but Derby Day is fast approaching and this weekend is a pretty big deal toward that goal.  The Illinois Derby, Wood Memorial, and Santa Anita Derby will make for a busy Saturday.

Big-name horses are out in full force, so get your “power picks” ready.  The Wood will feature Eskendereya, Jackson Bend, and Awesome Act as likely favorites.  In the Illinois Derby, American Lion tries to earn enough to get in the Derby gate, and Backtalk will hope to return to his super 2-year-old form.  The Santa Anita Derby pits San Felipe winner Caracortado against long time frontrunner Lookin At Lucky.

The Eventing Nation RTTR league is up to 35 members, with scores ranging from 209 points (wow!) to 0 (someone has really bad luck!).  Here’s the leaderboard top 10:

1.  HoosYourDaddy  —  209 pts.
2.  Pari Mutual Wagering  — 205
3.  Matis  —  197
4.  Bourbon Bliss Barn  — 189
5.  SlewStable Trey   —  183
6.  Kelso’s Kennel  —   175
7.  SlewStable Won   —  173
8.  Matis 2  —   167
9.  Matis 3   —  148
10.  SlewStable Too  — 146

For the record, my stable is in 12th with 122 points.  Clearly, I’m no expert! 

It’s getting a little late in the game, but entries are still being accepted until 4/24 at www.roadtotheroses.com.
Identification #  2211565550
Activation code: 976127638  

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