Florida Derby

Hidden Scroll ‘Content To Follow Another Horse’ In Latest Work

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll worked five furlongs in 1:02.40 at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL Friday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. Bill Mott-trained Hidden Scroll, who held the lead into deep stretch before finishing fourth in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) […]

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Code Of Honor Leads 31 Noms For G1 Florida Derby

W. S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who captured the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2, tops a list of 31 nominations for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park. The Shug McGaughey-trained colt made a strong run on the final turn and through the stretch to register a three-quarters […]

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After Awkward Start In Holy Bull, Federal Case Eyes G3 Hutcheson

Robert and Lawana Low’s Federal Case is scheduled to cut back in distance in Saturday’s $100,000 Hutcheson (G3) at Gulfstream Park and drop back to one-turn competition in the process. The Hutcheson, a six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds, headlines a 13-race program. (First-race post time is set for 12:45 p.m.) The Todd Pletcher-trained colt tasted defeat […]

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Florida Derby: McGaughey ‘Pleasantly Surprised’ By Code Of Honor

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor pleased Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey Saturday morning while prepping for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission worked for the first time since capturing the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream March 2, breezing five […]

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Bourbon War ‘Just Hitting His Stride’ In Florida Derby Prep

Bourbon Lane Stable and Late Star Stable’s Bourbon War tuned up for a scheduled start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 during a half-mile breeze at Gulfstream Park Friday morning. The Mark Hennig-trained 3-year-old colt was timed in 50.50 seconds for his first workout since finishing a fast-closing second in the […]

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Hidden Scroll ‘Comfortably Rating’ Behind Horses In Friday Breeze

Juddmonte Farms, Inc.’s Hidden Scroll breezed a half-mile in 50.20 seconds Friday morning at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL receiving a little education in rating while preparing for a scheduled start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 30. ‘I thought it was very good,” trainer Bill Mott said. “We […]

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‘Take The Risk Off The Table’: Capuano Reflects On Sale Of Sophomore Hoffa’s Union

Had things turned out differently, Gary Capuano would be taking calls about bringing maiden winner Hoffa’s Union back in Saturday’s $100,000 Private Terms for 3-year-olds at Laurel Park barely two weeks off his impressive career debut. Instead, the 55-year-old trainer found it hard to even put the phone down before it rang again with someone […]

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Mott: Hidden Scroll ‘Seems Bright’ After Loss, Country House Headed For Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has not lost faith in his early candidates for the Kentucky Derby, despite Fountain of Youth favorite Hidden Scroll’s somewhat disappointing fourth-place finish after setting a rapid early pace. “He came out of it well,” Mott told drf.com. “He doesn’t seem to be knocked out. Acts pretty darn good. […]

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Stakes Veteran Signalman To Get Tested By Up-And-Comers In Fountain Of Youth

Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) will pit experience against potential Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where graded-stakes winner Signalman will make his 2019 debut in a talent-rich field of 11 3-year-olds that will include several less accomplished but nevertheless brilliant contenders. The Fountain of Youth, the key prep for the $1-million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby […]

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Signalman ‘Solid’ In Fountain Of Youth Tune-Up; Harvey Wallbanger To Wait For Florida Derby

Graded-stakes winner Signalman breezed five furlongs in 1:02.52 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, turning in a ‘solid’ tune-up for next Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), the 1 1/16-mile final prep for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. “It was a nice solid workout. We wanted a maintenance breeze. We didn’t want […]

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