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Kentucky Derby Winner Sea Hero Dies In Turkey At Age 29

Sea Hero, winner of the 1993 Kentucky Derby, has died in Turkey from the infirmities of old age, according to a report from the Turkish Jockey Club. He was the oldest living Kentucky Derby winner at 29 years old. Born in Virginia the son of Polish Navy raced as a homebred for Paul Mellon’s Rokeby […]

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John Ed Anthony: ‘Show Me How Abundant Use Of Medication Has Improved Racing Or Its Public Image’

John Ed Anthony is no stranger to the Preakness Stakes. His Loblolly Stable had back-to-back wins in the Grade 1 Preakness in 1992 and ’93 with Pine Bluff and Prairie Bayou, respectively. Anthony is no stranger to champion racehorses either, having campaigned three Eclipse Award winners in Temperence Hill (1980 champion 3-year-old male), Vanlandingham (1985 […]

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Crist: A look at the Preakness success of Derby runners-up

Since 1962, only two horses have finished second in the Kentucky Derby and gone on to win the Preakness two weeks later, writes Steven Crist at the Daily Racing Form. Prairie Bayou in 1993 and Summer Squall in 1990 were the only horses to successfully accomplish this feat in that time frame. Even Hall of […]

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Setting the Preakness morning line

There is no guarantee the winner of the Kentucky Derby will be the betting favorite for the second leg of the Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, contested two weeks after the Run for the Roses. In fact, of the 24 Derby winners to contest the Preakness since 1986 (Grindstone suffered a career-ending injury […]

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Bluegrass Stakes winner Stately Victor to run in ungraded Prairie Bayou

With a disappointing 10th in the Clark Handicap after not being a factor in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Stately Victor will run as the likely favorite in the Prairie Bayou Stakes at Turfway Park. “We keep trying him on the dirt, and he keeps telling us no,” said trainer Mike Maker. “We’ll run him this […]

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PAULICK DERBY INDEX brought to you by Vinery LTD: BAD MEMORIES OF SUPER STABLES PAST?

As we look at another tie at the top of the poll, one thing is clear: after the Fountain of Youth and Rebel Stakes winners, nothing is clear. After some very close races with Lookin at Lucky, Noble’s Promise has slid into the third position in the Paulick Derby Index brought to you by […]

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