Triple Crown

PDI #4 Premier Pegasus horse to beat in Santa Anita Derby

It’s no secret that Premier Pegasus is the horse to beat in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 9. Still, optimism being what it is, several trainers plan to tackle the son of 2000 Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who won the San Felipe Stakes in eye-opening fashion by nearly eight […]

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Macho’s race to lose?

Jay Privman of the Daily Racing Form believes that with the pace scenario coupled with how he looked in his most recent gallop and the fact he already has a win over the Fair Grounds track, the Louisiana Derby is Mucho Macho Man’s race to lose.

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PDI #3 Dialed In works half-mile in :47.55

Press Release A thick fog blanketed the backstretch of the track at Palm Meadows Thursday morning, obscuring the beginning of Dialed In’s half-mile workout. When the Nick Zito-trained colt came into view and powered past Miner’s Escape to finish seven lengths ahead of his workmate, it became quite clear that Dialed In was ready to […]

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Cal Nation Preakness-bound?

WinStar Farm’s Cal Nation, who narrowly missed a victory in his first try against winners, will be headed to the Grade II Jerome Handicap with the potential to run in the Preakness Stakes according to racing manager Elliott Walden. “He came out of the race good,” Walden said. “We were a little disappointed with the […]

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Triple Crown Insider: PDI #5 The Factor 80% to go in Arkansas Derby

This week’s edition of Triple Crown Insider features The Factor owner George Bolton who says the son of War Front is 80% to go to the Arkansas Derby. Still, Joel Cunningham continues to be bearish on The Factor’s chances at 10 furlongs. Who do the TCI guys like in this weekend’s prep races? Click below […]

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Positive Response, King Congie highlight full field in Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes

Positive Response, the early 3-1 favorite set by oddsmaker Mike Battaglia, leads the field of twelve for Saturday’s Grade 3 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park. Sentimental favorite King Congie is set right behind Positive Response at 4-1.

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PDI #13 Astrology draws outside post for Sunland Derby

The much-talked-about but lightly-raced Derby contender Astrology will make his 2011 debut in Saturday’s Sunland Derby. The race that launched Endorsement onto the Derby Trail last year will feature the son of A.P. Indy in the outside post in a field of 11.

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Gomez to get PDI #11 Silver Medallion mount in Santa Anita Derby

Trainer Steve Asmussen announced that the mount for Silver Medallion, the winner of the El Camino Real Derby, will go to Garrett Gomez. Russell Baze had the mount previously.

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Could Sweet Ducky return for Kentucky Derby?

Assuming he runs big in the UAE Derby this weekend on the Dubai World Cup undercard, trainer Herman Brown says he may be returned to the states to run for the roses. “Obviously, I would like him to grow more through his 3-year-old year, but going to Kentucky would be impossible to not consider Kentucky […]

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