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Whitney ‘Logical Next Target’ For Suburban Hero Keen Ice

Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Sunday morning that Keen Ice came out of his first win in nearly two years fine, following his victory in the Grade 2, $750,000 Suburban at Belmont Park. The 5-year-old son of Curlin earned a 106 Beyer Speed Figure in recording his first win since the 2015 Grade 1 Travers, running down 1-2 favorite Shaman […]

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Practical Joke Muy Superior A Sus Rivales En La Milla Del Dwyer

Practical Joke demostró que su fuerte es la milla. A pesar de no haber tenido el mejor de los viajes, el hijo de Into Mischief sí tuvo el mejor de los finales para superar con autoridad a sus cuatro rivales del Dwyer S. (G3, $400,000), disputado el sábado 8 en Belmont Park. Conducido por el […]

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Practical Joke Much The Best In Dwyer

Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Practical Joke was much the best in Saturday’s G3 Dwyer Stakes at Belmont Park, sneaking up the rail around the turn only to be trapped behind horses. Jockey Joel Rosario was forced to swing the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief out around the three-wide pack of leaders to mount […]

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Battalion Runner Y Practical Joke Regresan A La Acción En El Dwyer Stakes

El Dwyer Stakes (G3, $400,000) será el primero de cinco eventos selectivos de grado que presentará el hipódromo de Belmont Park este sábado 8. La carrera de 1600 metros, que llega este año a su centésima edición, reunió a cinco potros de tres años, dos de ellos considerados a principios de temporada como interesantes prospectos […]

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Practical Joke Headlines Dwyer Off Fifth-Place Kentucky Derby Effort

Cutting back in distance and set to make his first start since finishing fifth in the Kentucky Derby, Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Practical Joke will lead a field of five in the Grade 3, $400,000 Dwyer for 3-year-olds at one mile on Saturday at Belmont Park. One of five stakes races on the day […]

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Malagacy, Battalion Runner Out Of Derby; Lookin At Lee, Sonneteer Make Field

Grade 2 Rebel Stakes winner Malagacy and G2 Wood Memorial runner-up Battalion Runner will not contest the G1 Kentucky Derby on May 6, trainer Todd Pletcher told Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman early Saturday afternoon. Pletcher previously put Malagacy, a son of Shackleford coming off a fifth-place finish in the G1 Arkansas Derby April 15, in the […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Exceptional,’ Classic Empire Gives Casse ‘Chills’ In Final Derby Preparations

Florida Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming turned in the work of the morning Friday with a five-furlong drill in :59.60 with jockey John Velazquez aboard for trainer Todd Pletcher. The first horse to work after the renovation break, Always Dreaming produced fractions of :13, :24.40, :35.80, :47.60 and :59.60 with gallop-outs of 1:12.60 for six […]

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Classic Empire Leads Battalion Of Derby Workers At Churchill Friday Morning

With rain in the forecast for overnight in Louisville, a slew of Kentucky Derby contenders put in their final workouts for the first Saturday in May on Friday morning. Reigning 2-year-old champion Classic Empire was the first out on the track, shortly after 7 a.m. According to Churchill Downs’ clockers, the Mark Casse trainee breezed […]

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Derby Notes, April 27: For Casse, Having Chance To Win Kentucky Derby ‘Surreal’

Two-year-old champion Classic Empire and Florida Derby (Grade I) runner-up State of Honor could bring a lifelong dream to the Mark Casse barn in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) on Saturday, May 6. “Every night I dream of winning the Kentucky Derby and it’s surreal to have the chance to […]

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KY Oaks News & Notes, April 27: Miss Sky Warrior Beats The Storm, Turns In Half-Mile Breeze

Kentucky Oaks Barn Notes for Thursday, April 27: EVER SO CLEVER – Fantasy (GIII) winner Ever So Clever galloped in the first set of horses for trainer Steve Asmussen Thursday morning with Angel Garcia aboard. FARRELL – Coffeepot Stables’ Farrell walked the shedrow at trainer Wayne Catalano’s barn a day after working six furlongs in […]

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