Super Derby

Super Derby winner Going Ballistic to begin stud career in California

Going Ballistic, winner of the Grade 2 Super Derby and nearly $1.2 million in earnings, will begin his stud career in 2012 at Ellen Jackson’s Victory Rose Thoroughbreds near Vacaville, CA. In a deal brokered by Robert Knolhoff, Jr. and Dr Staci A. Speidel (EIM), the eight-year-old son of Lite The Fuse will stand at […]

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Prayer for Relief answers the call in Super Derby

Prayer for Relief turned back all challengers in the stretch to prevail by two and a half lengths over Awsesome Bet in the Grade 2 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs. Populist Politics was third. Prayer for Relief is a 3-year-old colt by Jump Start trained by Bob Baffert for Zayat Stables and ridden by Rafael […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

Belmont opens on Friday and gives everyone a lot to look forward to with 21 graded stakes scheduled during its 37-day meet; the first of those, the Grade 2 Bowling Green Handicap, will take place Saturday. Four out of five of the top finishers from the Aug. 5 John’s Call, including the winner, Sanagas, are […]

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Louisiana Downs: Alternation, Prayer for Relief ship in for Super Derby clash

A mix of shippers and local three-year-olds will contest Saturday’s Grade 2, $500,000 Super Derby at Louisiana Downs.  The field of nine entrants includes Grade 2 winners Alternation, trained by Donnie Von Hemel, and California-based Prayer for Relief, trained by Bob Baffert. Alternation finished fourth in the Jim Dandy at Saratoga after scoring in the […]

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Louisiana Downs moves Super Derby to Sept. 10

The biggest change to the Louisiana Downs schedule for 2011 is moving the Grade 2 Super Derby about two weeks earlier than usual to Sept. 10. The $500,000 race makes up a large chunk of the $2.6 million Louisiana Downs stakes schedule.

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

The name may be different but the race remains the same—Parx Racing at Philadelphia Park will present the $1 million Grade 2 Pennsylvania Derby on Saturday. A contentious field of seven will line up for the nine-furlong dirt test, led by First Dude,  who has been seen in many of the major spring and summer […]

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Destination Louisville brought to you by Vinery LTD: A Mile Not to Be Missed

The Breeders’ Cup Mile has brought forth some spectacular performances and left so many lasting memories since the year-end championships were first held in 1984. We’ve witnessed the saddle mastery of Yves Saint-Martin aboard Last Tycoon in 1986, the dominance of the great Miesque in her back-to-back wins in 1987-88, the power and sheer speed […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Even with no Grade 1 races offered this weekend, there are still a number of competitive graded stakes to be run in Kentucky and New York. Keeneland closes its meet on Saturday with the running of the G3 Fayette, for three-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles over the Polytrack surface. Vying for […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

The only North American Grade 1 action of the weekend takes place north of the border at Woodbine on Sunday when seasoned turf specialists compete in a pair of rich stakes: the $750,000 Northern Dancer Turf presented by VTECH, at 1 1/2 miles and the $1-million Woodbine Mile over eight furlongs. Both races […]

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