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O’Neill Chases Back-To-Back Indiana Derby Victories With Blame The Rider

Doug O’Neill will try to keep up his lofty stats in graded stakes at Indiana Grand. The California-based trainer had never run a horse here when he finished a close second in last year’s Indiana Oaks with Mopotism and immediately afterward won the Indiana Derby with Irap. Now the two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer is back […]

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California Invaders Try To Knock Off King Zachary In Indiana Derby

A field of nine has been drawn for the 24th running of the Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday at Indiana Grand. The race, slated as the ninth on the 10-race card, will have an estimated post time of 9:48 p.m. ET. The first race post is 5:30 p.m. King Zachary comes into the race off […]

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$500,000 Indiana Derby Attracts 47 Nominees; Pair From O’Neill Barn, Five From Baffert

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby, presented by Miller Lite, has drawn nominations from 47 3-year-old colts and geldings. Indiana’s richest horse race will be the featured event Saturday, July 14, among six stakes races on the evening card totaling more than $1.1 million. Heading the list of nominations is a pair of horses from […]

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