West Virginia Derby

Mr Freeze Repels Challenge, Kicks Clear For West Virginia Derby Score

Jim Bakke and Gerald Ibister’s Mr Freeze was impressive in Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 West Virginia Derby, taking the lead at the start, repelling a challenge at the top of the stretch and kicking clear to win by eight lengths. The 3-year-old son of To Honor And Serve, sent to post at odds of 6-1, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Whitney Showdown

The top two New York-breds in training will feature in this Saturday’s Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, with the front-running Diversify slightly favored on the morning line over Mind Your Biscuits. Backyard Heaven and Tapwrit also feature prominently in the eight-horse field, scheduled to go nine furlongs on the main track at 5:46 P.M. […]

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Rugbyman ‘Warrants A Shot’ In Wide-Open West Virginia Derby

With no standout in this year’s $500,000 West Virginia Derby, the race provides an opportunity for not only a very good payday but a chance for 3-year-olds to pass an important test that can set the table for the late summer and fall racing season. One of the Derby entrants in the grade III fixture […]

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Paolucci ’60/40′ On Vow To Quit Racing; Pulling Double Stakes Duty Saturday

Ron Paolucci once again is pulling double duty in West Virginia and upstate New York on the first Saturday in August, but the West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort isn’t the focal point. Paolucci, who operates Loooch Racing Stable, has entered the 8-year-old gelding Imperative, who he co-owns with Imaginary Stables, in […]

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High North, Once On Whiskey Top West Virginia Derby

The top three finishers in the Iowa Derby and the top two from the Los Alamitos Derby are among a field of nine entered for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 4. The grade III fixture for 3-year-olds is the centerpiece of a nine-race Saturday program that will begin […]

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‘Comeback Kid’ Candy Boy Preparing For A Third Try In Dubai World Cup

The proverbial ‘comeback kid,’ 7-year-old Candy Boy has had a bittersweet career. Racing sparingly over the last few years, the son of Candy Ride has shown his immense talent against the very best since he began his career in 2013. After yet another setback and being eased because of injury in his last race (December […]

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Girvin, Battle Of Midway Lead Nominees To 2017 Oklahoma Derby

The nomination list for the 2017 Oklahoma Derby has been released by the Remington Park racing office. The list of 38 contains many accomplished 3-year-olds who have won graded races of every level, including many runner who competed on the Triple Crown trail earlier this year. The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby headlines a program […]

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Madefromlucky Blows Away Greenwood Cup Field

Cheyenne Stables and Mac Nichol’s Madefromlucky found the winner’s circle for the first time in over two years on Monday, galloping home the facile victor in the G3 Greenwood Cup at Parx Racing. The 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Todd Pletcher, sat behind Scuba’s early pace and took […]

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West Virginia Derby Win Propels Court To Jockey Of The Week Honors

Wins at three tracks last week, including the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby, earned Jon Court the title of Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 31 – August 6, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Colonelsdarktemper Leads All The Way In West Virginia Derby

Runner-up in the G3 Indiana Derby last out, Anthony Foyt Jr.’s Colonelsdarktemper went one better this Saturday to win the G3 West Virginia Derby by a length. The 3-year-old son of Colonel John, ridden by Jon Court for trainer William H. Fires, led the field from gate to wire and covered nine furlongs over Mountaineer’s […]

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