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Whiskey Ticket Just Holds On For Illinois Derby Triumph

Whiskey Ticket, making just his second start, held off a late charge by Conquest Curlinate to win the Grade 3, $400,000 Illinois Derby at Hawthorne Racecourse Saturday. Taking the lead on the far turn with jockey Martin Pedroza aboard, Whiskey … Continue reading

Moreno Captures Charles Town Classic; Shared Belief Eased Out Of Race

After a pair of graded stakes victories at Santa Anita Park, Shared Belief was expected to win again on his first trip outside California. But after the odds-on favorite was eased out of the race on the second turn, Southern … Continue reading

Dramedy Holds Off Closers For Elkhorn Upset

Dramedy, who moved up to challenge pace-setting My Afleet the first time down the Keeneland homestretch, stayed near the front for the rest of the twelve furlong race and held off a group of closers to win Saturday’s Grade 2, … Continue reading

Yahilwa Scores Sixty Sails Victory

D P Racing’s Yahilwa shipped to Chicago from California to win her first graded stakes race in the Grade 3, $150,000 Sixty Sails Handicap at Hawthorne Racecourse Saturday. Held off the pace by jockey Elvis Trujillo, Yahilwa seized the lead … Continue reading

Harlan’s Holiday, Street Cry Juveniles Post Fastest Eighths At OBS Under Tack Show

A filly by Harlan’s Holiday and a colt by Street Cry (IRE) filly worked eighths in :9 4/5 to share honors for the fastest works at the distance at the sixth and final session of the Under Tack Show for … Continue reading

Dortmund, Firing Line Post Santa Anita Workouts

Undefeated Dortmund worked a bullet :58.80 at Santa Anita Park Saturday morning in preparation for the Kentucky Derby. Working in company with Game On At Midnite, who was clocked in 1:00.80, Dortmund’s time was the fastest of 59 at the … Continue reading

La Verdad Back To Winning Ways In Distaff Handicap

Off since a seventh-place finish in the G3 Fall Highweight last November, Lady Shelia Stable’s La Verdad coasted home much the best over three rivals in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack. It was the 5-year-old mare’s … Continue reading

One Lucky Dane Out Of Kentucky Derby

It was a bittersweet morning for Bob Baffert. After unbeaten Santa Anita Derby winner Dortmund worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s main track in a bullet 58.80 under regular rider Martin Garcia for the May 2 Kentucky Derby, Santa Anita … Continue reading

Pletcher Works Derby Hopefuls In Kentucky, Florida

Four Kentucky Derby contenders for trainer Todd Pletcher recorded workouts in two different states Saturday morning: Carpe Diem at Keeneland Racecourse in Kentucky and Materiality, Stanford, and Itsaknockout at Palm Beach Downs in Florida. Pletcher observed the works at Palm … Continue reading

International Star Heads Trio Of Derby Workers At Churchill

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s International Star, whose victory in the Louisiana Derby (Grade II) completed a sweep of Fair Grounds’ trio of Kentucky Derby prep races, took a brief van ride to Churchill Downs Saturday for a five-furlong work over … Continue reading

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