Mastery

Mastery Recovering Well From San Felipe Injury, To Have Screws Removed In June

The Kentucky Derby journey of Bob Baffert trainee Mastery was over almost as soon as it started when the colt pulled up shortly after winning the San Felipe in impressive fashion earlier this year. The New York Times reports Mastery is recovering well following surgery to repair a displaced condylar fracture. Veterinarian Dr. Ryan Carpenter inserted three […]

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Classic Empire Regains First In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby” ran its last two final champion Derby prep races for three-year-olds and with it came along some changes but not a clear runaway choice in week 12 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll, which results were released today. John and Debby Oxley’s reigning two-year-old champion […]

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Iliad ‘Picked Up The Bridle’ In Final Work For Santa Anita Derby

San Vicente winner Iliad finished his major preparations Friday for next weekend’s G1 Santa Anita Derby, according to bloodhorse.com. The Doug O’Neill trainee covered six furlongs in 1:13 4/5 under jockey Flavien Prat, besting his stablemate Hoffenheim at the wire. “I didn’t even ask him anything, but at the quarter pole he picked up the […]

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NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll Remains Largely Unchanged As McCraken Stays On Top

Three races took place this past weekend for the 3-year-old division: Steve Asmussen trainee Hence won the G3 Sunland Derby by 3 ¾ lengths and earned 50 qualifying points on the Kentucky Derby Leaderboard, Fast and Accurate won the G3 Spiral for 50 points, and Thunder Snow took Dubai’s Group 2 UAE Derby for 100 […]

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Mastery To Stand At Claiborne Farm Upon Retirement

Undefeated Grade 1 winner Mastery will stand at Claiborne Farm upon retirement, according to representative Bernie Sams. The three-year-old son of Candy Ride (ARG) is a perfect 4-for-4 in his racing career, including dominant victories in last year’s Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity (gr.I) and Bob Hope Stakes (gr.III), and this year’s San Felipe (gr.II). […]

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McCraken Leads Top 3-Year-Old Poll; Rebel Winner Malagacy Jumps To Fifth

This past weekend may have left some folks scratching their heads a bit for a Derby prospect after the running of the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes, a two-turn 1 1/16 miles event on dirt at Oaklawn Park as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby “continues in week eight of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) […]

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Report: Mastery Doing Well After Monday Surgery

Cheyenne Stable’s talented colt Mastery returned to his stall in trainer Bob Baffert’s barn late yesterday after undergoing surgery to repair a condylar fracture in his left front leg Monday afternoon. Baffert told the Daily Racing Form that the surgery “went very well.” Mastery, a 3-year-old son of Candy Ride, was pulled up after winning the G2 San […]

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McCraken Retains Top Spot In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

The past weekend two Grade 2 prep races were run as the “Road to the Kentucky Derby “nears closer to Derby day. The winner from The Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby (Tapwrit) and the San Felipe Stakes (Mastery) at Santa Anita resulted in changes in this week’s top-ten in week seven of the National Thoroughbred […]

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Iliad, Term Of Art Exit San Felipe Well, Point To Santa Anita Derby

San Vicente Stakes winner Iliad and Cecil B. DeMille winner Term of Art, second and third behind runaway winner Mastery in Saturday’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes, are bound for the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 8, trainer Doug O’Neill’s assistant Leandro Mora said Sunday morning. “Both horses looked good this […]

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Mastery Suffers Condylar Fracture After Dominating San Felipe

Cheyenne Stable (Everett Dobson)’s Mastery was the dominating winner of Saturday’s G2 San Felipe Stakes on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, but worries immediately surrounded the 3-year-old son of Candy Ride as Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith pulled the colt up sharply on the gallop out. It was later reported that the Bob […]

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