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8-Year-Old Farhaan Gets First Graded Stakes Victory In Thunder Road

Matthew Schera’s Farhaan, an 8-year-old horse by Jazil, captured his first graded stakes in his 31st start on Saturday, winning the G3 Thunder Road Stakes at Santa Anita Park under Tyler Baze. Trained by Phil D’Amato, Farhaan rallied from last as an 8-1 outsider to defeat Perfectly Majestic by three-quarters of a length, with 6-5 favorite […]

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Alert Bay Repeats In San Francisco Mile

California-bred Alert Bay scored his 14th career victory in 31 starts Saturday, taking his second consecutive Grade 3 San Francisco Mile at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif. Ridden by Juan Hernandez, the 6-year-old gelding by City Zip – racing for Peter Redekop BC Ltd. and trained by Blaine Wright – came from just off […]

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Derby Notes, April 29: Workouts, Arrivals And Departures

Two Grade 1 Kentucky Derby hopefuls worked Saturday morning in the state: Albaugh Family Stables’ J Boys Echo breezed five furlongs in 1:01 after the morning renovation break at Churchill Downs and, 75 miles to the east, Brad Grady’s Girvin worked five furlongs in :59.60 at Keeneland. At Santa Anita, Jerry and Ann Moss’ Gormley […]

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Pace Makes … The Work? Espinoza Watches Derby Mount Gormley While Riding Ziconic

It wasn’t a case of musical horses at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Saturday morning when exercise rider Cisco Alvarado worked Santa Anita Derby winner Gormley, and the colt’s regular jockey, Victor Espinoza, accompanied the Kentucky Derby contender astride stablemate Ziconic. John Shirreffs had a plan. “Cisco has been working Gormley since before […]

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Heavy Favorite War Correspondent Takes Miami Mile

War Corresondent, a 7-year-old son of War Front who began his career in France, scored his second U.S. graded stakes victory on Saturday as the 3-5 favorite in the Grade 3 Miami Mile at Gulfstream Park. Under Tyler Gaffalione, the Christophe Clement trainee came from just off the pace to defeat longshot front-runner Applicator by […]

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Malagacy, Battalion Runner Out Of Derby; Lookin At Lee, Sonneteer Make Field

Grade 2 Rebel Stakes winner Malagacy and G2 Wood Memorial runner-up Battalion Runner will not contest the G1 Kentucky Derby on May 6, trainer Todd Pletcher told Daily Racing Form‘s Jay Privman early Saturday afternoon. Pletcher previously put Malagacy, a son of Shackleford coming off a fifth-place finish in the G1 Arkansas Derby April 15, in the […]

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Godolphin’s UAE Derby Winner Thunder Snow Confirmed For Kentucky Derby

Leading 3-year-old colt Thunder Snow will run in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, America’s most famous race, at Churchill Downs  on Saturday, May 6. The son of Helmet, trained by Saeed bin Suroor, will remain on dirt following two victories on the surface at Meydan, UAE, earlier this year including a last-gasp success in the […]

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Keeneland Meet Shows Increases In Daily Average Attendance, Handle

Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., successfully concluded its 2017 Spring Meet on Friday as exceptional racing, enhanced food and hospitality offerings, one-of-a-kind special events and warm, sunny weather yielded robust attendance and on-track and all-sources wagering results. On-track attendance for the 15-day spring meet, held April 7-28, totaled 252,247 compared with 262,197 recorded during last year’s […]

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TCI: Kentucky Derby 143 First Impressions From Churchill Downs

With one week to go, Jon and Joel give their first impressions and early observations on the contenders they’ve gotten a good look at from their early-morning visits to Churchill Downs. Which 3-year-olds are showing the best physically and in their training? Who do the guys think is coming up to the Derby in the best […]

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J Boys Echo Breezes At Churchill Downs; Girvin Back On Track At Keeneland

J Boys Echo, fourth to Irap in the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes for trainer Dale Romans and owner Albaugh Family Stables in his most recent start, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Churchill Downs on Saturday morning. Under Tammy Fox, the Mineshaft colt – winner of the G3 Gotham at Aqueduct on March 4 for […]

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