Triple Crown

Runaway Ghost, Reride Headline Field Of Nine For Mine That Bird Derby At Sunland Park

Riley Allison Derby winner Runaway Ghost seeks a win in the $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby (9th race) on Sunday and a giant step towards a major role in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III). The locally-based runner trained by Todd Fincher was a resounding winner in the Riley Allison Derby at one mile, winning […]

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Champion Good Magic Tops Nominations To G2 Fountain Of Youth

e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Good Magic tops a list of 36 3-year-olds nominated to the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) March 3 at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile Fountain of Youth, a prep for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 31 at Gulfstream Park and the 2018 Triple Crown, […]

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Destination Anywhere: Connections Of My Boy Jack Still Contemplating Colt’s Next Start

Next-race plans are pending for My Boy Jack, who was to be flown to his Southern California base Wednesday following a dominant performance in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday at Oaklawn. My Boy Jack earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 93 – a career high – after winning the 1 1/16-mile […]

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Bravazo, My Boy Jack Make First Appearance On Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Week four of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll shows some slight movement on the bottom ranks of the top-ten after the running of G3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The Risen Star (G2) kicked off the 16-race “Championship Series,” worth 50-20-10-5 to the Top 4 […]

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My Boy Jack Takes Inside Route To Southwest Victory At Oaklawn

It was deja vu in Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, as Kent Desormeaux rode the rails on a muddy track to an upset victory aboard Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables My Boy Jack  in the $500,000 Kentucky Derby prep for 3-year-olds. Corey Lanerie employed identical tactics a half-hour earlier […]

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‘Stand-In’ Espinoza To Work Bolt d’Oro Tuesday At Santa Anita

Bolt d’Oro, a leading contender for the Triple Crown who is scheduled to make his 3-year-old debut in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita on March 10, will work towards that goal Tuesday morning with Victor Espinoza aboard the son of Medaglia d’Oro. “He’ll go five-eighths in company,” owner/trainer Mick Ruis said Monday morning […]

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Baffert A Man With A Triple Crown Plan For Impressive Debut Winner Justify

The Bob Baffert-trained first-time starter Justify daylighted his competition by 9 ½ lengths in Sunday’s second race at Santa Anita and there was immediate talk of the Scat Daddy colt being put on the Kentucky Derby trail. Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the striking chestnut covered seven furlongs on a fast track in 1:21.86. Only […]

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Trainer Nations Believes Two Turns Won’t Be An Issue For Sophomore Justaholic

Trainer Keith Nations was looking for answers from Justaholic in Sunday’s second race at Tampa Bay Downs, a $27,500 conditional allowance/optional claiming event for 3-year-olds racing 7 furlongs. The Kentucky-bred son of Justin Phillip-Luxaholic, by Macho Uno, checked off enough boxes for Nations to consider nominating him to the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa […]

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‘Strong’ Possibility Bravazo Will Return For Louisiana Derby

Following a narrow victory in Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes, one might expect to see Bravazo return to the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for the Gr. II $1 million Louisiana Derby on Mar. 24 as Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said it would be a “strong” possibility. One could also expect to see the 3-year-old son […]

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Mourinho Aims To Continue Baffert’s Dominance Over 3-Year-Old Preps At Oaklawn

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert tries to continue his stranglehold on Oaklawn’s 3-year-old Kentucky Derby prep series in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3). The Southern California-based Baffert will send out 2-1 program favorite Mourinho in the 1 1/16-mile Southwest, Oaklawn’s second of four two-turn races leading up to the Kentucky Derby. Probable post time for the […]

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