arkansas derby

Good Magic Arrives At Pimlico; ‘Icabad Crane-Looking’ Tenfold Eases Through Final Breeze

Good Magic, the Kentucky Derby runner-up, became the first horse of the prospective Preakness field to arrive at Pimlico Race Course Monday morning. Traveling in a Sallee Horse van, which left New York at 6 a.m., the Chad Brown-trained Good Magic was unloaded at the Pimlico stakes barn at approximately 10:50 a.m. Several photographers and a local NBC affiliate […]

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Geroux Hoping For First Classic Win Aboard Quip In Preakness

Florent Geroux rode Gun Runner to Horse of the Year honors last year, earning his fourth career Breeders’ Cup victory with that horse in the Classic (G1). The jockey teamed with Gun Runner for a victory in this year’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1), the world’s richest race. He followed his third-straight Fair Grounds […]

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Asmussen Considering Tenfold For Preakness; Brisset ‘Wouldn’t Trade’ Classic Chance With Quip

Steve Asmussen, trainer of Preakness winners Curlin (2007) and Rachel Alexandra (2009), said Monday that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold is “probable” for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Tenfold, a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, was fifth in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in his third career start after winning his first two races at Oaklawn. Tenfold […]

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‘The One Race That Fits Him The Best’: Quip On Schedule For Preakness

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Grade 2 winner Quip returned to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Thursday morning at Keeneland ahead of his anticipated start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1). A bay son of Distorted Humor bred by WinStar, Quip went four furlongs in 48 seconds over Keeneland’s main track in […]

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TCI: First Look At Probable Kentucky Derby Field

With all of the Derby preps in the books, the TCI guys take a first look at the likely field for this year’s Run for the Roses. They also summarize the final prep results, including last weekend’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, won in wire-to-wire fashion by the undefeated Magnum Moon, and G3 Lexington Stakes, taken […]

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Bloodlines: Magnum Moon Heads To Derby An Undefeated Millionaire

Victory in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby brought the winner, Magnum Moon, to the top of the tree among Kentucky Derby prospects by classic points with 150. The handsome bay is bred to be a classic colt, with the 1992 Kentucky Derby early favorite A.P. Indy being his male-line grandsire. In addition to winning the […]

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Magnum Moon Showing ‘Good Energy’ After Arkansas Derby Triumph

Magnum Moon returned to his base at Palm Beach Downs in south Florida early Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after winning the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, trainer Todd Pletcher’s record fifth victory in the race. Owned by Robert and Lawana Low of Springfield, Mo., Magnum Moon earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of […]

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Undefeated Magnum Moon Dominates Arkansas Derby

Chalk up another Kentucky Derby prep race for trainer Todd Pletcher. Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon was a dominating winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, winning his fourth consecutive start to stay undefeated. The 100 points he earned, added to the 50 from the Rebel Stakes, easily secure the 3-year-old son of Malibu […]

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Weekend Lineup: Last Chances

The final chances for Kentucky Derby points are available in pair of graded stakes races this weekend, one at Oaklawn Park and another at Keeneland. The Grade 1 Arkansas Derby offers points on a scale of 100-40-20-10, and the G3 Lexington Stakes offers them 20-8-4-2. The Arkansas Derby features Rebel winner Magnum Moon against the […]

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Adequan Presents Derby Capsule: Making Moves And Snatching Points

The Kentucky Derby prep season never fails in one respect. It always flies by. The calendar tells us the Derby is a scant three weeks away, and after this weekend’s final preps in Arkansas and Kentucky, we will pretty much know who’s in and who’s out of the 20-horse field. Let’s open up the Derby […]

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