Triple Crown

Mr. Monomoy Powers Home On Top In First Division Of Risen Star

The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl, Mr. Monomoy lived up to his breeding with a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old son of Palace Malice grabbed the lead at the start, turned back a challenge from Blackberry Wine at the head of the lane, and […]

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Gouverneur Morris .02 Seconds Off Track Record In 3-Year-Old Debut

When Dudley Square stumbled at the start of Friday’s sixth race at Tampa Bay Downs, unseating jockey Daniel Centeno, jockey John Velazquez aboard race favorite and fellow Todd Pletcher-trainee Gouverneur Morris turned to “Plan B.” Few jockeys are more proficient in making successful strategy changes during a race than Velazquez. Gouverneur Morris did his part, […]

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Storm The Court ‘Got A Lot Out Of’ San Vicente, Could Target San Felipe

Peter Eurton is satisfied with Eclipse champion Storm the Court’s three-year-old debut despite it being a fourth in the San Vicente Stakes last Sunday. “He got a lot out of that,” the trainer said. “I like how he came out of it, too. We’ll see how he goes and ponder our next race, but it […]

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Owner Chester Thomas ‘Riding High’ With Three Shots In Risen Star

With five graded stakes wins and a Kentucky Derby horse, the past year seems like a dream to Allied Racing’s Chester Thomas. The calendar has flipped to 2020, but he still hasn’t been pinched. “It’s been an enormous wave and we’re still riding high,” Thomas said of his recent success. “It’s always fun to win, […]

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Is This The Year Baffert Catches Up To Jones With An Unreachable Sixth Derby Victory?

Having been raised on a ranch in Nogales, Ariz., near the Mexican border, and having ridden during his teen years in a fair share of those I-bet-my-horse-can-outrun-yours races that were so common in the Southwest, he once thought that having a 20-horse stable at Rillito Park would be — well, that it would be proof […]

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Bright-Eyed Shotski Targeting Grade 2 Fountain Of Youth

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2-winning 3-year-old Shotski, second in his sophomore debut earlier this month, may take his next steps on the Triple Crown trail in South Florida. Trainer Jerry O’Dwyer, based at Laurel Park in Maryland, said the connections are taking a look at the $400,000 Fountain […]

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West’s Kentucky Derby Top 20: Sole Volante Vaults Into Top 10

Horse racing journalist Gary West is producing a weekly ranking of this year’s Kentucky Derby contenders, leading up to the 146th running of the Derby May 2 at Churchill Downs. Here is the week’s Top 20. Click here for last week’s rankings. No. Horse (Trainer) Starts-Wins-Seconds-Thirds Earnings Sire 1. Dennis’ Moment (Dale Romans) 4-2-0-0 $167,800 […]

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Derby Dispatch: Two-Division Risen Star Steps Up Qualifying Points

The Road to the Kentucky Derby Championship Series is set to kickoff Saturday in New Orleans with split divisions of the $400,000 Risen Star (Grade II) at Fair Grounds. Over the next nine weekends, 3-year-old Thoroughbreds will continue their quest for points in select races to secure a berth in the starting gate for the 146th running of […]

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Ten Kentucky Derby Points, Preakness Berth At Stake In 11-Horse El Camino Real Derby

A field of eleven 3-year-olds has been assembled to compete in this Saturday’s $100,000 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields. The El Camino Real Derby, a one mile and one-furlong event on the Tapeta main track, offers 10 Kentucky Derby points to the winner and a free berth into the Grade 1 Preakness […]

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