Triple Crown

PDI #1 Uncle Mo could get small field in Wood

Early indications are that Uncle Mo could face another short and relatively unchallenging field when he goes in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct April 9. According to NYRA’s stakes coodinator, three other horses are probables:  Duca, Isn’t He Perfect and Norman Asbjornson.  Several others are potential starters, but the wild card entry for Uncle Mo […]

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Florida Derby: PDI #2 Soldat the favorite, draws post one

For the second consecutive race, Soldat drew the one post, as he was made the 9-5 morning line favorite for Sunday’s Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Soldat broke from post one in the Fountain of Youth five weeks ago and won by two lengths.  He’ll be ridden again by Alan Garcia and could face a […]

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Triple Crown Insider: The most underrated Derby hopeful?

Double your pleasure this week with the Triple Crown Insider.  Starting tomorrow, the show moves to Fridays for the remainder of the Derby prep season.  But in today’s edition, find out how last weekend’s races affected the TCI Derby 20 rankings.  You’ll also hear from George and Lori Hall, owner/breeders of Louisiana Derby winner Pants […]

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HRI – Pricci: Florida Derby draw significant

Post positions will be drawn this afternoon for one of the season’s most important Derby preps – the Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park Sunday.  Horse Race Insider John Pricci writes that the draw could have implications beyond the race itself: “Normally, these are perfunctory exercises, especially in a field that’s not expected to exceed about […]

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Same favorite, new entries in Derby Future Pool 3

Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 3 opens Friday at noon, with 8 new stand-alone entries and Uncle Mo still expected to be a heavy futures favorite.  Weekend winners Animal Kingdom, Pants On Fire and Twice The Appeal are among the new betting interests. The morning line favorite for Pool 3 is Uncle Mo at 3-1, […]

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Pants On Fire ranks No. 2 on Derby’s Graded Stakes earnings list

With his victory in Saturday’s $1-million Louisiana Derby, Pants On Fire zoomed up from 35th position to No. 2 on the list of Kentucky Derby eligible horses ranked by Graded Stakes earnings. If more than 20 horses are entered in this year’s 137th running of the Kentucky Derby, Graded Stakes earnings will again be used […]

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Tampa Bay Derby winner among 13 late Triple Crown nominees

Watch Me Go, winner of the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby, was among 13 3-year-olds made eligible to the 2011 Triple Crown through a late nomination payment of $6,000. These late nominees bring the total number of Triple Crown eligible horses to 377. Early nominees were made eligible at a cost of $600 each.

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Derby trophy arrives at Churchill

The 14-karat solid gold trophy that will be presented to the winner of Kentucky Derby 137 has arrived at Churchill Downs to begin a series of special appearances before the first Saturday in May. The trophy was delivered by Marc Forbes, president of New England Sterling, the company that made the trophy: “It is absolutely […]

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Master Of Hounds could be Derby bound

After his runner-up finish in the UAE Derby at Meydan Saturday, Master Of Hounds might take a shot in the Kentucky Derby, according to trainer Aidan O’Brien. “The Kentucky Derby is a great race. He handled the surface well out in Dubai and he’s a horse that has tactical speed and we were delighted with […]

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Uncle Mo website, “Get To Know Mo” contest launches

The marketing of early Derby favorite Uncle Mo is ramping up with a new website and a contest for fans to meet the undefeated colt and his connections. The site includes news, photos, race replays and a place to buy merchandise, with benefits going toward owner Mike Repole’s efforts to support Thoroughbred rescue, adoption and […]

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