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Always Dreaming Gives Pletcher Yet Another Prep Win In Florida Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher is experiencing one of his best years with 3-year-olds, winning Kentucky Derby prep races around the country with lightly-raced colts. On Saturday, he did it yet again, sending out Brooklyn Boyz Stable, MeB Racing Stable, Teresa Viola Racing Stables and St. Elias Stables’ Always Dreaming to win the Grade 1 Florida Derby. […]

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McCraken, Gunnevera Early Favorites For Final Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Two veterans of this year’s Road to the Kentucky Derby – Whitham Thoroughbreds LLC’s unbeaten McCraken (#15, 6-1) and Peacock Racing Stables LLC’s Gunnevera (#10, 6-1) – are the morning line co-favorites for the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2017 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), which launches its three-day run on Friday, […]

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Pletcher’s Derby Troop: Battalion Runner Won’t Ship For Santa Anita Derby

If there’s any strength to be found in numbers, trainer Todd Pletcher certainly has it heading into the 2017 Kentucky Derby. Originally, he had considered the idea of sending the talented son of Unbridled’s Song, Battalion Runner, all the way to California to contest the Santa Anita Derby on April 8. Instead, the colt will […]

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Gunnevera Heads Florida Derby Probables; Practical Joke Still On The Fence

Next Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream is expected have a field of at least seven runners, and the Chad Brown-trained Practical Joke is under heavy consideration for the race, according to Those confirmed for the $1 million contest, which offers 100 points toward the Kentucky Derby to the winner, are led by […]

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Battalion Runner, Always Dreaming Work ‘Very Well’ At Palm Beach Downs

The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming (Bodemeister) and Battalion Runner (Unbridled’s Song), two well-regarded 3-year-olds who impressed in allowance races at the current Gulfstream Park Championship Meet, worked at Palm Beach Downs Saturday for possible engagements in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) April 1. MeB Racing Stables, Viola Racing Stables, and St. Elias Stables’ […]

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Battalion Runner Headed To Florida Derby, Benefits From ‘Added Time Between Races’

St. Elias Stable’s Battalion Runner, a promising 3-year-old who has yet to be tested in stakes company, continued his march to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) by working six furlongs Saturday at Palm Beach Downs. Under exercise rider Nick Bush, the Todd Pletcher-trained Battalion Runner worked in company with Vees Boy. They were […]

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