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Code Of Honor Ran ‘Pretty Game’; Hennig ‘Confident Going Forward’ With Bourbon War

Code of Honor raced well off the slow pace of the Florida Derby before closing to finish third behind Maximum Security. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission came out of the race fine, said trainer Shug McGaughey. “I thought he ran fine. That’s not the type of race he needs with one horse on the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Florida Derby Outcomes?

The Road to the Kentucky Derby travels through South Florida this weekend, as some of the race’s top contenders do battle in the Florida Derby. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss how this year’s edition of the prep might shape up, who are the wild cards […]

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McGaughey Looking For Right Pace Scenario To Help Code Of Honor In Florida Derby

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor lived up to the expectations he generated during his 2-year-old campaign when the Shug McGaughey-trained colt rallied to win the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on March 2. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission is set for a return in Saturday’s $1 […]

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Code Of Honor ‘Training Very Well,’ Heading Into Florida Derby

“All systems are go” with W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who breezed a half-mile in 48.40 seconds Monday morning at Payson Park in preparation for a much-anticipated start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. “He looked like he worked very well. I asked him for 49 and he worked […]

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‘The Light Came On’ For Runner-Up Bourbon War In Fountain Of Youth

Bourbon Lane Stable and Lake Star Stable’s Bourbon War, a debut winner at the Big A on November 14, is making great strides towards a starting berth in the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Mark Hennig, Bourbon War graduated in a one-mile race moved off the turf as the Tapit colt posted a 2 ¼-length win […]

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Code Of Honor Leads 31 Noms For G1 Florida Derby

W. S. Farish’s Code of Honor, who captured the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 2, tops a list of 31 nominations for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 at Gulfstream Park. The Shug McGaughey-trained colt made a strong run on the final turn and through the stretch to register a three-quarters […]

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Bourbon War ‘Just Hitting His Stride’ In Florida Derby Prep

Bourbon Lane Stable and Late Star Stable’s Bourbon War tuned up for a scheduled start in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30 during a half-mile breeze at Gulfstream Park Friday morning. The Mark Hennig-trained 3-year-old colt was timed in 50.50 seconds for his first workout since finishing a fast-closing second in the […]

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Code Of Honor Enters Top 5 Of NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

Code of Honor’s breakout triumph in the Grade 2 Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 2 allowed the son of Noble Mission to leapfrog into the top five of this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, Code of Honor made amends for his fourth-place […]

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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Code Of Honor Takes #4 Spot; Roadster Leaps Into Top 20

After what she considers the deepest Kentucky Derby prep contested so far this season, TVG’s Caton Bredar says the Fountain of Youth Stakes’ first three finishers each offer “more pros than cons” — and that reflected Monday in a new edition of the 2019 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by HorseRacingNation.com. Game Winner, Improbable and War of Will […]

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‘All Systems Go’ For Fountain Of Youth Hero Code Of Honor

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported Sunday morning that William S. Farish’s Code of Honor came out of his victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2) in good order. “So far, all systems are go,” said McGaughey less than 16 hours after watching the 3-year-old colt win Saturday and bounce back from a disappointing performance […]

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