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Lamoreaux: Mott A Class Act Who Shouldn’t Have To Defend Himself

Roger Maris lost a lot of his hair from the pressure of his pursuit of Babe Ruth’s home run record in 1961. He was forever known in baseball as Roger Maris, you know, the guy with the asterisk after his name. Bill Mott already had a thinning hairline, even before he took on the pressure […]

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‘Excellent’ Bourbon War, ‘Bright-Eyed’ War Of Will Eyeing Preakness Starts

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, fourth in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park in his most recent start, has joined the probable list for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. “He’s doing excellent. Right now, he’s probable for the Preakness,” trainer Mark […]

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Country House Heads List Of 11 Early Probables For 144th Preakness

Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Country House tops the list of candidates for the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) – the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown at Pimlico Race Course – on May 18. While Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott was not ready to commit Country House, the Derby champ through the historic disqualification of […]

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Prat: First Derby Win ‘Hard To Comprehend’

Roughly 17 hours after he became the first jockey to win a Kentucky Derby via racing disqualification, French-born Flavien Prat was back to work at Santa Anita, getting a leg up from trainer Phil D’Amato aboard Foster Boi, a 3-year-old allowance colt in Sunday’s first race at The Great Race Place. “I really haven’t realized […]

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Columnists Sound Off On Kentucky Derby Disqualification

For the first time in its 145-year history, there was a racetrack disqualification of the first-place finisher of the Kentucky Derby. Maximum Security crossed the wire 1 3/4 lengths ahead of Country House, but an incident at the five-sixteenths pole sent Kentucky stewards into a 22-minute review which resulted in Maximum Security’s disqualification to seventeenth. […]

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Mott Praises Stewards’ ‘Integrity’; Country House To Target Preakness, Tacitus Belmont

Juddmonte Farms’ Tacitus and Mrs. J. V. Shields Jr. et al.’s Country House have exited their Kentucky Derby (GI) efforts in good shape, trainer Bill Mott said on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. While Tacitus, who was moved from fourth to third following the demotion of disqualified winner Maximum Security, is under consideration for the […]

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Country House Moved Up To Win Kentucky Derby As Maximum Security Disqualified

Trainer Bill Mott has waited throughout his Hall of Fame career to win the Kentucky Derby, so the extra 20 minute delay by the Churchill Downs stewards after Saturday’s 145th edition wasn’t anything new. Finally, the stewards revealed their decision: with the second-longest winning odds in Kentucky Derby history, 65-1 chance Country House will be […]

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Tacitus: Juddmonte ‘Doubling Down’ On Dirt Sires In Quest Of Elusive Derby Win

If Tacitus’ blood was any bluer, it would be cerulean. By America’s top dirt sire, 2004 Wood Memorial winner Tapit, out of five-time Grade 1-winning New York heroine and Eclipse champion Close Hatches, the flashy gray colt is owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah Al Saud’s global powerhouse Juddmonte Farms, and trained by Hall of […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Post Position Fortunes?

Not only is the field of 20 set for Saturday’s 145th running of the Kentucky Derby but today we learned exactly how they’ll line up in the gates and what each horse’s starting odds will be. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth discuss the results of the […]

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High-Traffic Derby Workout Pits Win Win Win Against Tacitus, Country House

Jockey Julian Pimentel likely will never forget his first trip to Churchill Downs. In town to work Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, he would up having more company than he bargained for as he piloted the colt through a half-mile in :47.60, the fourth fastest of 76 works at the […]

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