Breeders’ Futurity

Grade 1 Winner Maxfield To Target Derby Points In Matt Winn

Godolphin’s Grade 1-winning homebred Maxfield may have finally found a spot for his 3-year-old debut, reports The son of Street Sense will target the G3 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 23, which now offers the winner 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5. The Matt Winn “seems […]

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‘We Should Take What’s In Front Of Us’: Gouverneur Morris Confirmed For Florida Derby

Team Valor International and WinStar Farm LLC’s Gouverneur Morris was confirmed for next Saturday’s $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park following a five-furlong workout Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs. “He worked as well as he ever has this morning,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “I think we should take what’s in front of […]

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Maxfield: Derby Delay Gives Walsh More Time ‘To Prepare Him Properly’

It was the kind of performance that leaves a racing fan just standing there, slack-jawed, staring at the racetrack but actually into the future, and thinking, “Now, that’s a Derby horse.” Last October, when Maxfield won the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, he delivered not only one of the best juvenile performances of the year, but […]

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Maxfield ‘Starting To Step Up’ His Training; May Skip Derby, Point To Preakness

Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Maxfield, unraced since taking the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in his second career start Oct. 6, turned in a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday as he continues to work toward his 3-year-old debut. It was the third work since mid-February for Maxfield, all over the main track at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training […]

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Gouverneur Morris Will Make 2020 Debut In Tampa Allowance

Breeders’ Futurity runner-up Gouverneur Morris now has a target for his 2020 debut, reports The 3-year-old son of Constitution is entered in a one mile and 40 yard allowance race Friday at Tampa Bay Downs, but the colt won’t be rushed to make the first Saturday in May. “We want to have a nice, non-killer […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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‘Extremely Special’ Maxfield To Get Freshening, Target 2020 Campaign

Godolphin’s highly-regarded colt Maxfield, who scratched out of last weekend’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I), will get a freshening for the remainder of 2019 and target a 2020 campaign, according to his trainer Brendan Walsh. Maxfield, an impressive 5 ½-length winner of the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I) at Keeneland, was scratched from […]

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Maxfield ‘Good And Relaxed’ In Work For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Maxfield and two-time Juddmonte Spinster (G1) winner Blue Prize (ARG) were among the five Breeders’ Cup hopefuls working over the fast main track at Keeneland Friday morning. Godolphin’s Maxfield, who earned a spot in the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) with his Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity triumph on Oct. […]

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‘A Fantastic Mind’: Walsh Looking Ahead To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile With Maxfield

The morning after winning the first Grade 1 stakes of his career, Brendan Walsh reported cheerfully that Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield came out of Saturday’s $500,000 race in far better order than his trainer. “We did a bit of celebrating last night,” Walsh said. “But if you don’t celebrate that, what do you […]

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