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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Eager Contenders

Finally all of the Kentucky Derby 144 contenders have gotten some paces around the Churchill Downs oval. Today, observers got their first look at overseas shipper Mendelssohn, who galloped with stablemates this morning. In this edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow discusses the UAE Derby winner’s first appearance at the track and […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Backstretch Appreciation

Owners, trainers and jockeys are the faces seen on television coverage of the Kentucky Derby, but there are many more people behind the contenders for Saturday’s race. In today’s Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss an effort to show appreciation for backstretch workers everywhere and happenings from Tuesday night’s Derby trainer’s […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Good Draws?

Today was the all-important post position draw for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby. How did the top contenders fare when it comes to where they’ll break from the gates on Saturday? Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick share their thoughts in the latest edition of the Triple Crown News Minute and hear from a […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Landing In Louisville

Kentucky Derby week has arrived and today some of the top contenders will land in Louisville from across the country and overseas. This morning’s activity at Churchill Downs wrapped up the final breezes for Saturday’s race. Plus, how’s the weather looking? Scott Jagow reports from Louisville in today’s Triple Crown News Minute.

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Final Derby Works

A week out from the Kentucky Derby, Churchill Downs is heating up with final works from the top contenders. Today, Todd Pletcher’s four Derby entrants all breezed over the surface, and a couple of them switched things up. Meanwhile, on the West Coast, Justify put in his final breeze over seven furlongs. In this edition […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Todd’s ‘Quad’

The year after Todd Pletcher won his second Kentucky Derby, he has a quartet of serious contenders taking aim at a third victory for the trainer. Remarkably, Pletcher won four of the final Derby preps with his contenders Noble Indy, Vino Rosso, Audible and Magnum Moon. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Last Call

The Road to the Kentucky Derby culminates this weekend with prep races in Arkansas and Kentucky. The Lexington Stakes doesn’t offer nearly the points of the Arkansas Derby, but there’s at least one horse who could punch his ticket to Louisville in that race and another that could also sneak in with a good story […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: End Of The Road

The opportunities to qualify for this year’s Kentucky Derby come down to a pair of final preps on Saturday. The biggest one, the 100-point Arkansas Derby, features a couple of horses that could be key contenders on the first Saturday in May as well upstarts who might still have a voice on the Triple Crown […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Solid Wood?

A group of nine is set to line up for Saturday’s 100-point Kentucky Derby prep in New York, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct. The question is, based on recent history, will any of them make noise in Louisville? Today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute looks at the history of the race as a […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: West Coast Power

While not the deepest or biggest field of this weekend’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby qualifiers, the Santa Anita Derby has star power and a recent history of influence on the first Saturday in May. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the contenders and the latest developments […]

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