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Machen, Wilkinson prep for Louisiana Derby

Derby hopefuls Machen and Wilkinson, both running for trainer Neil Howard, had strong workouts yesterday in preparation for the Louisiana Derby this Saturday.

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BC Turf winner and runner-up to face off in Dubai Sheema Classic

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Dangerous Midge and runner-up Champ Pegasus will square off against each other in the Dubai Sheema Classic, a nearly 1 1/2-mile turf race.

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Fly Down ‘shipped perfectly’

After coming close in many of the top races available in the U.S., the Nick Zito trained Fly Down will give his best shot at the world’s richest race: The Dubai World. All is going well so far according to his connections. “He shipped perfectly,” exercise rider Tiffany Green said. “They said he was perfect […]

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Haynesfield getting back on track

Last year’s Jockey Club Gold Cup winner worked five furlongs in 1:03.41 Sunday over the Belmont training track. It was his third workout since March 8th and is being pointed towards a mid-to-late spring return. His connections hope to run the son of Speightstown in the May 30th Metropolitan Handicap.

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Santa Anita maiden winner sets highest debut Beyer

With a 114 Beyer Speed Figure, Maclean’s Music won his maiden race at six furlongs setting the record for highest debut speed figure since the numbers were first published in 1991.

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PDI #11 The Factor Jumps to 5th on Graded Earnings List

Press Release The Factor, who banked $180,000 for his gate-to-wire triumph in Saturday’s Grade II, $300,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, jumped into a tie for fifth position on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List. The list will likely determine the field for the “Run for the Roses” on Saturday, May 7 at […]

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PDI #2 Soldat eats dirt in latest workout

After two very clean trips in his last two races, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin wanted to prepare his Derby hopeful Soldat for the inevitable dirt flinging that will happen in a 20-horse Kentucky Derby field. By all accounts, he passed the test. “The track was wet when he worked after the renovation break, and as a […]

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Turfway Park a side door to the Derby?

With its $500,000 purse and graded stakes status, Marty McGee of the Daily Racing Form says that this weekend’s Vinery Spiral Stakes may be a side door entrance for those who want to run in the Kentucky Derby without any previous dirt form. And with the success of Paddy O’Prado’s third place run last year […]

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Jaycito will ‘probably’ run in Wood

While trainer Bob Baffert did hedge a bit by saying the Santa Anita Derby was a possibility for the colt, he said that Jaycito would “probably” go in the $1 million Wood Memorial on April 9th at Aqueduct.

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Kathmanblu to skip Fair Grounds Oaks in favor of Ashland Stakes

The favorite to win this weekend’s Fair Grounds Oaks won’t be running this weekend after all. Kathmanblu’s connections instead will be pointing the filly towards the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland.

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