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Baffert on Horse of the Year: ‘They Gave It to the Right Horse’

Understandably disappointed that Bayern didn’t win Horse of the Year or 3-year-old male honors at Saturday’s Eclipse Award ceremonies, Bob Baffert took solace with American Pharoah being named two-year-old male champion of 2014. “I’m happy with Pharoah,” said the Hall of Fame trainer, who turned 62 on Jan. 13. “Anytime you have a champion, it’s good. I […]

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Espinoza ‘Proud’ to Ride Three Eclipse Winners

All’s right with the world this morning. California Chrome is Horse of the Year. When it comes to results, this wasn’t exactly Douglas over Tyson, Jets over Colts or Mets over Orioles. When winners of the Eclipse Awards were announced last night in Florida, there were no great shocks. On the whole, the results were […]

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Bullet Train presents The Eclipse Debate Show: Best Sophomore?

Horse racing is a sport fueled by opinions — in the grandstands, at the betting windows, and inside the ballot box. Throughout this week, leading up to Saturday’s 44th annual Eclipse Awards ceremony at Gulfstream Park, we’ll be tackling the tough decisions Eclipse voters had to make regarding the 2014 season and some of the issues around racing’s […]

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Agent Beach ‘A Little Disappointed’ Espinoza Not Up for Eclipse Award

Last year, Victor Espinoza recorded victories in the Santa Anita Derby, the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, and posted solid efforts in the Belmont Stakes and the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Grade I races all. He was the regular rider of three potential champions and was a giving and gracious ambassador of the sport, but he […]

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‘All Others’ 3-5 in KY Derby Future Wager Pool 1; Dortmund 9-1 Second Choice

Odds for Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) closed on Sunday, with “all others” the 3-5 favorite over 23 individual 2-year-olds. Second choice in the wagering was Dortmund, an impressive winner of a Churchill Downs allowance race Saturday, whose odds went from 50-1 to 9-1 in the three-day betting period. The total […]

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‘All Others’ Heavy 3-5 Favorite in Pool 1 of KY Derby Future Wager

It’s a true reminder that the pace is quickening on the journey to the 141st running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I): the first of four pools in Churchill Downs Racetrack’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) will open its three-day run on Friday, Nov. 28 and the “All Others” wagering interest […]

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Juvenile: Favored American Pharoah Scratched From Race

Two-time Grade 1-winning juvenile colt American Pharoah, who is the morning line favorite for the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will be scratched from the race. According to trainer Bob Baffert, the talented son of Pioneerof the Nile developed a mild lameness in his left front foot on Monday morning. Radiographs and ultrasounds could not detect […]

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Juvenile: Connections Already Looking Forward to 2015 Derby

Although the field for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile was just drawn hours ago, connections told USA Today they are already looking forward not just to the Breeders’ Cup and year-end championships, but to the 2015 Kentucky Derby. “I always say, the beauty of our business is that 2s become 3s,” four-time Derby-winning trainer D. Wayne Lukas […]

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American Pharoah, Bayern Lead BC Workers at Santa Anita

A smaller group of horses than the morning crowd on Saturday put in Breeders’ Cup preparations on Sunday morning, including Grade 1 Haskell winner Bayern and American Pharoah, early favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. American Pharoah worked five furlongs in company for Bob Baffert in a minute flat under Martin Garcia. Workmate Lamu was […]

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