Sunland Derby

El Sunland Derby: Doce Potros Buscan 50 Puntos Para El Kentucky Derby En Una Carrera Casi Indescifrable

Aunque ningún ganador del Sunland Derby (G3, $800,000) ha triunfado en el Kentucky Derby (G1), la carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará este domingo 25 en Sunland Park no deja de ser atractiva. Por una parte, el premio a repartir es sin duda importante. Por la otra, el ganador obtendrá 50 puntos que pudieran […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Train Heads To Louisiana

The next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Derby is Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, offering 100 points to the winner.  Also this weekend on Sunday, the Sunland Derby will have 50 points on the line in New Mexico. In the Louisiana Derby as the slight favorite is Southwest winner My Boy Jack for […]

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Romans Duo May Have Edge In Wide-Open Sunland Derby

There is $800,000 and 85 Kentucky Derby points at stake Sunday when a field of 12 3-year-olds heads to the post at Sunland Park in New Mexico for the 1 1/8-mile Sunland Derby. There are no standouts in this field, and whoever emerges as the victor will not only have won their first graded stakes, […]

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Baffert’s Restoring Hope Among Top Contenders For Sunland Derby

An array of the nation’s top trainers are planning on sending horses to the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) to be run on Sunday, March 25 at Sunland Park Racetrack Casino and Hotel.  Elite conditioners like Steve Asmussen, Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert, D. Wayne Lukas and Simon Callaghan are targeting Sunland Park’s biggest race. The […]

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Runaway Ghost, Reride Headline Field Of Nine For Mine That Bird Derby At Sunland Park

Riley Allison Derby winner Runaway Ghost seeks a win in the $100,000 Mine That Bird Derby (9th race) on Sunday and a giant step towards a major role in the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III). The locally-based runner trained by Todd Fincher was a resounding winner in the Riley Allison Derby at one mile, winning […]

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Hence ‘In Great Shape’ After Iowa Derby Victory, Headed To Haskell

Hence will go for back-to-back graded stakes wins and look to give trainer Steve Asmussen his second victory in the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30, the 50th renewal of Monmouth Park’s marquee event. The 3-year-old colt by Street Boss sat last along the backstretch before storming home on the outside […]

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Hence Back In Winning Form With Last-To-First Rally In Iowa Derby

Calumet Farm homebred Hence was the star of the show Friday night at Prairie Meadows Racecourse, settling well off the early pace to rally five-wide on the far turn and score by 1 1/2 lengths in the G3 Iowa Derby. The sophomore son of Street Boss was perfectly handled by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, […]

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Soft Tissue Injury To Keep Conquest Mo Money Out Of Woody Stephens

Tom McKenna’s Conquest Mo Money has been ruled out of the Woody Stephens at Belmont Park next weekend, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old Uncle Mo colt was originally under consideration for the Belmont Stakes, but was reassigned to the Woody Stephens with the belief that the seven-furlong distance would be more suitable to his ability. […]

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Conquest Mo Money To Skip Belmont, Will Run In Woody Stephens Instead

Conquest Mo Money, who recently finished seventh in the G1 Preakness Stakes, will not run in the G1 Belmont Stakes June 10, the Daily Racing Form reports. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo will instead start in the G2 Woody Stephens Stakes at seven furlongs earlier on the Belmont card. Other runners possible for the Woody Stephens […]

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