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Justify Leads NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, Second Overall Behind West Coast

To nobody’s surprise, the undefeated dual-classic winner Justify remained a unanimous first-place choice in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll, results of which were released today, the Monday following his hard-fought win in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1). The Bob Baffert trainee, set to attempt a historic Triple Crown sweep in the June 9 Belmont Stakes (G1), earned all 40 first-place votes in this week’s poll […]

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Smith: ‘If I’d Have Kept My Foot On The Gas, He’d Have Won By Farther’

“Big Money” Mike Smith, who has now guided Justify to four out of his five wins, including Saturday’s Grade 1 Preakness Stakes at Pimlico in Baltimore, Md., offered up a detailed analysis of his eventful trip in yesterday’s 1 3/16 miles classic in a radio interview Sunday morning on “Thoroughbred Los Angeles,” which airs locally […]

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‘Sharp’ Bravazo, ‘Tremendous’ Tenfold Likely To Target Belmont Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer D Wayne Lukas said Sunday morning that he expects to take Preakness runner-up Bravazo to New York to the complete the Triple Crown cycle in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, Preakness sixth-place finisher Sporting Chance and Lukas’ stable pony were on the van that left Pimlico well before dawn for the return […]

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Justify Makes It Clear: Undefeated Colt Produces Historic Preakness Win For Baffert

A dense fog enveloped the sloppy Pimlico course just before the main event on Saturday, but neither the weather nor the bold strategy of Good Magic could stop Winstar, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ heavily-favored Justify in the 143rd running of the Preakness Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy was hounded […]

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Sporting Chance, Bravazo Take It Easy On Muddy Pimlico Track Wednesday

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ two Preakness candidates, Bravazo and Sporting Chance schooled in the paddock Wednesdaymorning and exercised on the muddy track at Pimlico. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo and Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance, will add to Lukas’ record of Preakness starters, which stands at 41. This will be Lukas’ 28th […]

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Justify Continues Preakness Prep With ‘Normal Gallop’; Bravazo Breezes ‘Real Nicely’

Five Churchill Downs-based Preakness Stakes (Grade I) contenders, led by Kentucky Derby winner Justify, continued their final preparations Sunday morning at Churchill Downs prior to shipping to Baltimore for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Justify made a visit to the starting gate and had a routine gallop Sunday morning at Churchill Downs as the Kentucky Derby winner prepares […]

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Preakness Notes: Barring Muddy Track, Bolt d’Oro To Run; Good Magic Decision Monday

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis confirmed Thursday that Bolt d’Oro is a candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Bolt d’Oro, who finished 12th behind victorious Justify in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track, galloped a mile and a half at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Thursday morning. “We’re going to see how he’s training up to it, […]

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Confirmed: Quip ‘Deserves The Opportunity’ To Run In Preakness

WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden said Tuesday that Quip is officially headed to the Preakness Stakes for a clash with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is also co-owned by WinStar. Quip, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), was kept out of the Kentucky Derby to point for […]

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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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Good Magic, My Boy Jack Top Saturday’s Derby Workers At Churchill

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ 2-year-old champion Good Magic headed a group of six hopefuls for next Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) putting in works at Churchill Downs on a Chamber of Commerce Saturday morning. Good Magic worked five furlongs in 1:01.20, Flameaway worked a half-mile in […]

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