Three-year-olds were once again in the spotlight over the weekend with two major Kentucky Derby preps held – the San Felipe at Santa Anita and the Tampa Bay Derby in Florida.
Verrazano proved no match for his rivals as he cruised to a sharp victory in the Tampa Bay Derby, while Hear the Ghost surprised favorites Flashback and Goldencents in the San Felipe.
The highly-anticipated 2013 debut of Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned was over almost before it began, as the horse stumbled out of the gate and lost his rider in the Gulfstream Park Handicap.
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