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Fast and Accurate (Hansen) wins the Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on 3.25.2017. Tyler Gaffalione up, Mike Maker trainer, Kendal Hansen owner.
‘Old Men And Their Dreams’: Skychai Buys Into Spiral Winner Fast And Accurate

Not long after Dr. Kendall Hansen’s 3-year-old Fast and Accurate crossed the wire first in Saturday’s G3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, Harvey Diamond of Skychai Racing was prepared to purchase an interest in the son of Hansen, the owner’s namesake and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-winning sire; Skychai and Hansen had partnered on the Eclipse Award […]

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Hence, left, won the Sunland Derby by 3 3/4 lengths over Conquest Mo Money (lime green silks)
Hence, Conquest Mo Money Under Consideration For Additional Preps Before Kentucky Derby

The top two finishers from Sunday’s G3 Sunland Derby, Hence and Conquest Mo Money, are both being pointed to the first Saturday in May, according to Conquest Mo Money was not Triple Crown nominated, but his connections intend to pay the $200,000 late fee required to make him eligible. Both Hence and Conquest Mo […]

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Fountain of Youth victor Gunnevera and jockey Javier Castellano
Castellano Hopes Gunnevera Will Be The One That Provides Him With That Elusive KY Derby Win

If Javier Castellano called time today on his riding career there wouldn’t be many boxes left unchecked on his to-do list. Castellano — a winner of four consecutive Eclipse Awards (2013-16), six different Breeders’ Cup races, a plethora of meet titles, 4,600-plus races — recently learned he earned a coveted spot on the ballot for […]

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McCraken (on rail) works in company with Brian Hernandez up at Keeneland on March 27.
Wilkes ‘Very Pleased’ With McCracken’s Six-Furlong Work At Keeneland

Whitham Thoroughbreds’ undefeated graded stakes winner McCraken on Monday morning worked 6 furlongs in 1:13.40 on a fast track at Keeneland as he continues preparations for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on April 8, opening Saturday of the 2017 Spring Meet. The work was the second at Keeneland for McCraken, a 3-year-old son […]

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The Japan-based Epicharis training ahead of the UAE Derby in Dubai
Epicharis Unlikely To Run In Kentucky Derby; Possible For Preakness, Belmont

Japan’s high-class sophomore colt Epicharis, a very good second to Thunder Snow in yesterday’s UAE Derby in Dubai, is unlikely to race in this year’s Kentucky Derby, according to several Japanese media outlets. The Kiyoshi Hagiwara-trained son of Gold Allure had earned a spot in the starting gate by virtue of his win in the […]

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El Areeb and trainer Cal Lynch
El Areeb Breezes At Laurel Park; Connections Eye Wood Memorial For Next Start

With an eye on returning to New York for the Wood Memorial (G2) April 8, M M G Stables’ multiple Grade 3 winner El Areeb breezed Thursday morning at his Laurel Park base for trainer Cal Lynch. Regular rider Trevor McCarthy, fresh off a nine-win weekend at Laurel to pad his lead atop the current […]

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Derby Dollars Contest 2017
Starr: Triple Play Weekend For Derby Dollars Contest

The goal of the Derby Dollars Contest, sponsored by Stats Race Lens, and The Paulick Report, is to score points as if we were wagering to win, place and show. There are 10 races left in the contest, plus the Kentucky Derby, three of those this weekend – The U.A.E. Derby and Spiral Stakes on […]

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Bag of Money
NYRA Bets: ‘Bankroll Builder’ Returns For KY Derby Prep Season

In advance of the Kentucky Derby, NYRA Bets is offering to its members the return of the “Bankroll Builder” series. In order to participate, NYRA Bets members must wager a minimum of $50 to win on a single horse in one of the following four derby prep races: Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park on March […]

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Kitten's Cat wins the Kitten's Joy Stakes at Gulfstream Park
Kitten’s Cat Hopes To Pounce In Turfway’s G3 Spiral Stakes

Oddsmaker and national racing commentator Mike Battaglia has made Kitten’s Cat the 4-1 morning line favorite in the Grade 3 $500,000 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes Saturday at Turfway Park. The draw was held at the casino Wednesday as the featured event of the annual Call to the Post luncheon. Trained by Joe Sharp for […]

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Classic Empire holds off the late rush of Not This Time in the BC Juvenile
Feel The Breeze: Classic Empire Works Five Furlongs Wednesday In Ocala

A change of scenery did just the trick as champion Classic Empire worked five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 at Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., Wednesday morning, according to a report in the BloodHorse. The 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof The Nile was sent to Winding Oaks on Sunday after refusing to work at Palm Meadows earlier that day. It […]

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