Florida Derby

Bodexpress To Use Wednesday Allowance As Stepping Stone To Harlan’s Holiday

Top Racing LLC, Global Thoroughbred and GDS Racing Stable’s Bodexpress, a belated yet popular maiden winner in his most recent start, could find himself back in against stakes company with another strong performance Wednesday, Nov. 20 at Gulfstream Park West. The sophomore son of Bodemeister, based at Gulfstream West with trainer Gustavo Delgado, drew Post […]

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Bodexpress ‘More Mature’ Ahead Of Monday’s Maiden Race

Bodexpress is scheduled to make a run at a belated graduation on Monday’s Columbus Day program at Gulfstream Park West, but the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister is hardly just another unaccomplished maiden. Owned by Top Racing LLC, Global Thoroughbreds and trainer Gustavo Delgado’s GDS Racing Stable, Bodexpress will bring a rather imposing resume into the […]

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Fan-Favorite Bodexpress Will Make His First Start Since Preakness On Monday

Bodexpress, who finished a clear second behind Maximum Security in this year’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream, is slated to make his first start since the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) on Monday’s Columbus Day program at Gulfstream Park West. Bodexpress, who reared at the start of the Preakness and unseated jockey John […]

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Maximum Security Back On Work Tab, Targeting Oct. 26 Bold Ruler Stakes

A colic episode precluded Maximum Security from entering the starting gate for the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby last month, but the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day appears to be recovering nicely as he graced the Monmouth Park work tab on Saturday morning. Clocked in 52.80 seconds for a half, Maximum Security actually breezed an […]

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Gulfstream’s Championship Meet To Feature 98 Stakes Races For Purses Of $28.6 Million

The $16 million Pegasus World Cup Championship Invitational Series, which has become one of sport’s most prestigious and exciting days, and the $1 million Florida Derby (G1), which has produced the winners of 59 Triple Crown events, highlight Gulfstream Park’s 2019-2020 Championship Meet beginning Friday, Nov. 29. The Championship Meet, which has attracted the world’s […]

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Maximum Security ‘Not There Yet,’ But Targeting Either Travers Or Pennsylvania Derby

Gary and Mary West’s multiple graded-stakes winner Maximum Security breezed four furlongs in 54 seconds flat on August 7 at Monmouth Park as he continues preparations for his next start in either the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 24 at Saratoga Race Course or the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby on […]

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‘All The X-Rays Were Negative’: Servis Prepared To Move Forward With Maximum Security

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security emerged from his controversial run in the Kentucky Derby with cuts on his hind legs, and trainer Jason Servis wasn’t happy with the colt’s movement when jogging last Thursday at Monmouth Park, according to the Asbury Park Press. He decided to have the son of New Year’s Day fully […]

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Maximum Security ‘Just Maintaining’ In One-Mile Work At Palm Meadows

Florida Derby winner Maximum Security breezed toward the Kentucky Derby on Sunday, steadily cruising through a mile at trainer Jason Servis’ Palm Meadows base in Southern Florida. The colt was given an official time of :42.00 for three furlongs. “It was a spectacular morning here, 59 degrees and crystal clear,” Servis told drf.com. “He went […]

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Florida Derby Weekend Events Raise $50,000 For Thoroughbred Aftercare

Gulfstream Park’s charity events on Florida Derby Weekend, including the inaugural Battle of the Apron and Florida Derby Cocktails and Horse Tales, raised more than $50,000 for the Florida Thoroughbred Retirement and Adoptive Care (TRAC). The Battle of the Apron, featuring chefs from 11 of South Florida’s most popular restaurants cooking their signature dishes, had […]

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‘There Are Going To Be Ebbs And Flows’: Pletcher Hoping Derby Trail Slump Makes Him Better

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he has scrutinized every facet of an operation that produced a record seven Eclipse Awards in a remarkable stretch from 2004-’14 but recently showed evidence of decline. A dazzling spring last year in which Noble Indy won the Louisiana Derby, Audible the Florida Derby, Vino Rosso the Wood Memorial and Magnum […]

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