Florida Derby

Durkin Joins Ownership Group Of Kentucky Derby Contender Always Dreaming

Legendary track announcer Tom Durkin has become a member of the West Point Thoroughbreds partnership that owns a minority interest in leading Kentucky Derby contender Always Dreaming. Trained by Todd Pletcher and owned by MeB Racing Stables LLC, Brooklyn Boyz Stables, Teresa Viola Racing Stables, St. Elias Stables LLC, Siena Farm, and West Point Thoroughbreds, […]

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State Of Honor Puts In ‘Solid Maintenance Work’ At Churchill Downs Sunday

Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor breezed a half-mile in :49.80 over a fast track on Easter Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for a start in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 6. The Ontario-bred son of To Honor and Serve, trained by Mark Casse, […]

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Gunnevera ‘Relaxed’ In Five Furlong Breeze At Gulfstream Park West

Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Gunnevera returned to the worktab at Gulfstream Park West Saturday for the first time since his late-closing third in the $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park April 1. Peacock Racing Stables’ multiple graded-stakes winner breezed five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 under Edgard Zayas in preparation for a […]

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Florida Derby Winner Always Dreaming Works Half-Mile At Palm Beach Downs

Always Dreaming, an impressive winner of the Xpressbet.com Florida Derby April 1 at Gulfstream Park, worked for the first time Friday since his five-length victory in the $1 million event. Under regular rider John Velazquez, Always Dreaming worked a half-mile in :49.90 after an opening quarter in :26.44 and galloped out 1:02.55, as timed by […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Recuperated Quickly’ After Florida Derby Victory

The first order of business for Todd Pletcher upon arriving at Palm Beach Downs early Sunday morning was to check on his 3-year-old star of the moment, Always Dreaming, who early Saturday evening gave the trainer and Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez their record fourth victory in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1). […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Leaderboard: Girvin On Top, Always Dreaming Makes Top Three

A pair of 100-point Kentucky Derby prep races highlighted the Thoroughbred racing action on Saturday, adding a couple of newcomers to the top 20 eligible horses for this year’s Run for the Roses. The Louisiana Derby was taken by Joe Sharp trainee Girvin, adding to the 50 points he earned in the Risen Star to […]

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Always Dreaming Gives Pletcher Yet Another Prep Win In Florida Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher is experiencing one of his best years with 3-year-olds, winning Kentucky Derby prep races around the country with lightly-raced colts. On Saturday, he did it yet again, sending out Brooklyn Boyz Stable, MeB Racing Stable, Teresa Viola Racing Stables and St. Elias Stables’ Always Dreaming to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby. […]

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Gulfstream’s Rainbow 6 Pool Guaranteed At $2 Million On Florida Derby Day

Complementing a stakes-filled 14-race program anchored by the 66th running of the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), Gulfstream Park will offer guaranteed pools in a trio of multi-race wagers Saturday. The 20-cent Rainbow 6 (Races 9-14) will be guaranteed at $2 million. The sequence includes the $300,00 Honey Fox (G2) for 4-year-old and up […]

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Weekend Lineup: Can First Round Of 100-Point Preps Clarify This Muddy Derby Picture?

This may well be one of the most confusing lead-ups to the Kentucky Derby in the history of the race. With just five weeks before the big dance, there is no clear favorite and many of the top candidates have serious questions surrounding either their fitness or ability to get the distance. Hopefully, this first […]

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The Friday Show: Wrong Horses, Arrogate’s Place?

This week, the Paulick Report looked into a case of mistaken identity at Will Rogers Downs, where a horse ran under the wrong name in a race. This isn’t the first time a mistake like that has been discovered. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the issue and […]

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