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Bob Schless on the Pedigree of Sunset Glow, Winner of Del Mar Debutante

2 year old Sunset Glow won the Grade 1 $300,000 Del Mar Debutante in a gutsy performance on Saturday, August 30th . The Wesley Ward trained filly squeezed through an opening in the stretch run and repelled a late bid by Her Emmynency to win by a neck going 7 furlongs. She showed great versatility by sitting back and rating behind horses for most of


Will Mr. Speaker have the floor? A look inside his dirt pedigree

[With the Travers a few days away, Bob Schless did some digging into the pedigree of Mr. Speaker. He’s also written an excellent piece on Bayern. Read on for more. SA] On July 5, Mr. Speaker, ignored at 23-1 odds, found a seam along the rail in the $500,000 G1 Belmont Derby and in a stretch run defeated the Aiden O’ Brien


The G1 Alabama Stakes: Which Filly Wants the Distance?

The Alabama Stakes is a Grade One, $600,000 dirt race for three year old fillies being run this Saturday, August 16 at Saratoga Race Track. These horses will be running 1 1/4 miles for the first time. Some of them will relish the added the distance while others won’t handle it well. By looking at their bloodlines I


Bob Schless on the Adirondack Stakes (GII, Saratoga) Pedigrees

[You can also find Bob’s pedigree writing at and follow him on twitter @columbia7644.  Read on for his usual excellent pedigree analysis as well as his take on the race. Enjoy! SA] The $200,000 Grade 2 Adirondack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies is being run at Saratoga this Sunday. It has attracted a competitive field of seven horses running


Bob Schless on Super Saver

[A few weeks back, Bob Schless penned a very timely article on the hottest freshman sire, Super Saver. WIll he become the first Kentucky Derby winner since Unbridled to sire a Kentucky Derby Winner? Great, detailed analysis as usual. SA] To win a Kentucky Derby, you have to be a well-rounded individual–a horse with the speed, stamina, stoutness,


Guest Article: Regal Bloodlines — Baffert’s Luminance

[Please welcome Bob Schless and his excellent, detailed pedigree analysis to All Day Racing!  You can also find Bob’s work at  Enjoy! SA] Horse: Luminance: (Tale of the Cat-Siren Serenade, by Unbridled’s Song), sold for $320,000 at KEESEP sale and is trained by Bob Baffert and owned by Kaleem Shah, Inc. Recent Performance: Luminance’s first career