Florida Derby

Gunnevera Ready To Resume Galloping At Gulfstream West; Sano Targeting Jim Dandy Stakes

Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera, who will bypass the Belmont Stakes after competing in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1), is being given a breather at Gulfstream Park West. “He’s doing very good, very good. He’ll start galloping this week,” said trainer Antonio Sano, whose multiple graded stakes-winning trainee finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby […]

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Pletcher On Always Dreaming: Sometimes You Just Don’t Know ‘Until The Quarter Pole’

A new day provided no new answers for trainer Todd Pletcher following Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming’s disappointing eighth-place finish in the Preakness that snapped his four-race win streak. After checking on his star colt shortly after 6 a.m. Sunday, Pletcher was pleased with the way Always Dreaming came out of the race. He was […]

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Alex Sano Se Educa En La Universidad Y En El Hipódromo

Alessandro “Alex” Sano está recibiendo educación en dos frentes. El estudiante de biología y veterinaria en la Universidad de Central Florida, de 20 años de edad, también es parte fundamental de la operación hípica de su padre Antonio Sano, que incluye a Gunnevera, inscrito para este Sábado en el Preakness Stakes (G1) en el óvalo […]

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Gunnevera Pleases Trainer With First Gallop Over Churchill Surface

Peacock Racing Stables’ Gunnevera, a three-time graded stakes winner and a millionaire in his young career, took his first steps on the main track at Churchill Downs on Tuesday morning with exercise rider Victor Farrel aboard. On hand to supervise the morning activity over a fast track was trainer Antonio Sano and Solomon Del-Valle, part […]

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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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