Triple Crown

22 years since Santa Anita Derby winner won Kentucky Derby

The Arkansas Derby, Florida Derby, Wood Memorial and the Blue Grass Stakes all have had winners go on to win the Kentucky Derby since Sunday Silence was crowned after winning the Santa Anita Derby in the late 80’s. As the Daily Racing Form says, “twenty-two years is a banishment, a dry hole, an historical fact […]

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PDI #13 Sway Away may join band of blinkers for Arkansas Derby

The new trend for the Arkansas Derby seems to be putting blinkers on underperforming contenders as Sway Away looks to join J P’s Gusto and Elite Alex in next Saturday’s running of the Hot Springs classic.

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Baffert continues contender streak in Kentucky Derby

With Jaycito and The Factor both primed for a Derby run in 2011, Bob Baffert continues his run as perhaps the most consistent Derby trainer in recent memory according to Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form.

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Pletcher has no distance concerns for PDI #1 Uncle Mo

Since the field he is running against will be anything but formidable, the major question going into this weekend’s Wood Memorial will be how Uncle Mo handles the 1 1/8 mile distance. Trainer Todd Pletcher does not seem concerned. “He’s never given me any concerns about distance limitations in any of his races or any […]

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J P’s Gusto to add blinkers for Arkansas Derby attempt

After donning the hood for his last workout on March 31 in a bullet 58.60 five furlongs, trainer Joe Petalino said he would add the equipment for the son of Successful Appeal in next weekend’s Arkansas Derby. Petalino said he added the blinkers after the early Derby contender raced farther off the pace than usual […]

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Uncle Mo easy favorite in Wood Memorial

Press Release In his final appearance before the Kentucky Derby, undefeated Uncle Mo returns to New York as the overwhelming favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack. Since Triple Crown winner Gallant Fox in 1930, 20 Derby winners have prepped in the 1 1/8-mile Wood, […]

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Premier Pegasus the 8-5 favorite in Santa Anita Derby

Press Release If Premier Pegasus is to make good on his 8-5 morning-line favoritism among 11 entrants in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the show would truly belong to 68-year-old Myung Kwon Cho. The Korean immigrant, who races a small stable of six horses, would become the first person to solely own, train […]

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Elite Alex on fire over six furlongs with blinkers

Is this the Elite Alex many have been waiting to arrive? After some lackluster recent performances, the son of Afleet Alex drilled six furlongs in a bullet 1:11 3/5 at Oaklawn in preparation for the Arkansas Derby.

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Watch Me Go headlines Illinois Derby field of 12

With Tampa Bay Derby winner Watch Me Go leading the field, the Illinois Derby will feature 12 horses after fears there could be as few as 4 running in the Grade III Derby prep. Of course, none of the other horses have won as much as a stakes race over 54 starts.

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Bay Shore and Comely wide open in Wood undercard

Press Release A pair of stakes winners from out of town headline the Grade 3, $200,000 Bay Shore, while two local fillies will attempt to defend home turf in the Grade 3, $150,000 Comely on the Resorts World New York Casino Wood Memorial undercard Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Bay Shore, race eight on the 11-race […]

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