Soldat

Soldat back to turf in Virginia Derby

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin plans to return 11th place Derby finisher Soldat to the lawn.  The colt will make his next start in the $600,000 Virginia Derby July 16 at Colonial Downs.

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PDI #9 Soldat wraps up Derby works in Florida

Soldat completed his final Derby workout Friday, breezing 1:01 2/5 for five furlongs over the Palm Meadows training center track in South Florida. “I was very pleased,” (trainer Kiaran) McLaughlin said. “He went fast in his work last week, going :47 and :59. He hasn’t missed a day of training in over a year, so […]

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PDI #10 Soldat impressive in Palm Meadows workout

Press Release Fountain of Youth (G2) winner Soldat continued his preparation for the 137th Kentucky Derby (G1) Thursday morning when he worked five furlongs at Palm Meadows in :59.07. “He went very well, looked great,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who watched the son of War Front gallop out six furlongs in 1:12.76. “He’s always worked well […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: What Is Conventional Anymore?

It isn’t fair to say Robert LaPenta’s Dialed In has become the favorite by default to win this year’s Kentucky Derby. While it’s true that so many other highly regarded 3-year-olds have either fallen by the wayside or failed to perform up to expectations in key prep races, Dialed In has been a legitimate contender […]

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Brilliant Speed makes Derby earnings debut at number 10

Press Release Archarcharch and Nehro, who were separated by a neck in the Arkansas Derby, and narrow Toyota Blue Grass winner Brilliant Speed earned their way in the prospective Kentucky Derby 137 field Saturday. Archarcharch, who began the week at No. 25, jumped to No. 3 on the Kentucky Derby 137 Graded Stakes Earnings List after […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Everything Turned Upside Down

It only took about 12 seconds to change the complexion of this year’s Kentucky Derby picture, from the singular focus on the coronation of last year’s unbeaten 2-year-old champion, Uncle Mo, to a wide-open scramble that makes it difficult to discount any 3-year-old with stakes-level ability. The last furlong of Saturday’s Wood Memorial Stakes at […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Derby Index: Some Fast and Furious Action

Finally, some fast and furious action on the road to Churchill Downs and the 2011 Kentucky Derby. Sunday’s Florida Derby helped answer some questions, and this weekend’s bi-coastal duo of prep races, the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct in New York and Santa Anita Derby in Southern California, will sharpen the picture that much more. Newly […]

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Derby Diary: What transpired on Sunday was one facet of horse racing that makes it so captivating

Soldat co-owner Craig Roberston sounds off on Sunday’s Florida Derby and the disappointing finish for his colt. And in it, he captures the essence of what makes racing so great and at times so infuriating. “Upon reflection, it occurs to me that, as much as I would have preferred a different outcome, what transpired on […]

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Florida Derby: Dialed In by a head

Dialed In dropped well off the pace once again but came running when it counted, as he tracked down a 60-1 longshot just before the wire to win the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Under Julien Leparoux, Dialed In fell 14 lengths behind down the backstretch, but in a furious […]

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Florida Derby: PDI #2 Soldat the favorite, draws post one

For the second consecutive race, Soldat drew the one post, as he was made the 9-5 morning line favorite for Sunday’s Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park. Soldat broke from post one in the Fountain of Youth five weeks ago and won by two lengths.  He’ll be ridden again by Alan Garcia and could face a […]

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