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Exaggerator Draws Post Seven Of 14 In Travers Stakes

Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch and Head of Plains Partners’ Exaggerator drew the center post number 7 of the 14-horse G1 Travers field at Saratoga this Saturday. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux, the sophomore son of Curlin enters the Travers off a strong victory in the Haskell Stakes at […]

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Exaggerator Leads 22 Nominations To Aug. 27 Travers Stakes

Led by Grade 1 Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Exaggerator and the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Creator and Destin, a total of 22 3-year-olds were nominated to the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Exaggerator, who as a 2-year-old won the […]

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Desormeaux’s Rain Dance Pays Off As Exaggerator Takes The Haskell

It looks as though Exaggerator’s connections will be praying for rain come Breeders’ Cup this fall at Santa Anita, because the 3-year-old son of Curlin’s victory over a sloppy track in the Haskell Invitational just earned them a berth in the $6 million Classic. Owned by Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch, and Head of […]

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American Freedom ‘Ready’ For Big Test In Haskell

The Bob Baffert-trained American Freedom posted his final major work for this Sunday’s G1 Haskell Invitational on Tuesday morning at Del Mar. The sophomore son of Pulpit was officially timed in :47 flat for a half-mile for the morning’s bullet workout, though Baffert told the Daily Racing Form that he’d timed the colt in :59.40 […]

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Cherry Wine, Suddenbreakingnews Head 46 Nominations To Indiana Derby

A total of 46 3-year-olds have been nominated to the 22nd running of the Grade II $500,000-added Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The race, contested at one and one-sixteenth miles, will headline a stellar program set for Saturday, July 16 featuring six stakes and purses in excess of $1 million. Heading the […]

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American Freedom Romps In Iowa Derby

Gary and Mary West’s American Freedom added a first graded stakes victory to his growing resume with an emphatic 4 3/4-length victory in theĀ Grade 3 Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows on Friday night. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano for trainer Bob Baffert, the sophomore son of Pulpit covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:42.62 over the fast […]

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American Freedom To Face Big Test In Iowa Derby

Gary and Mary West’s American Freedom ran a big race on the Preakness Day undercard to win the $100,000 Sir Barton Stakes, and his next stop, in Prairie Meadows’ Grade 3 Iowa Derby this Friday, will be another big test for the Bob Baffert trainee. Making just his fourth lifetime start, the sophomore son of […]

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Nyquist Possible To Face Gun Runner In Haskell

Monmouth Park president Bob Kulina told that he is “cautiously optimistic” that Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist would be making the trip east for the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational on July 31. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo hasn’t run since finishing third in the Preakness, after which he came down with a fever and […]

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