Well-Traveled Colonelsdarktemper Under Consideration For Oaklawn Handicap

Major stakes winner Colonelsdarktemper is under consideration for the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses April 14 at Oaklawn, trainer Jinks Fires of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Owned by auto racing legend A.J. Foyt, Colonelsdarktemper finished second in his 4-year-old debut, a March 11 allowance/optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles under Jon Court, the trainer’s son-in-law and […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores On Display At Parx

This weekend’s graded stakes action features a pair of Grade 1 stakes restricted to sophomores in Pennsylvania, the annual Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes at Parx. Abel Tasman headlines the Cotillion for trainer Bob Baffert. The Quality Road filly has won her last three starts, all in Grade 1 company, and figures to be the […]

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Girvin, Battle Of Midway Lead Nominees To 2017 Oklahoma Derby

The nomination list for the 2017 Oklahoma Derby has been released by the Remington Park racing office. The list of 38 contains many accomplished 3-year-olds who have won graded races of every level, including many runner who competed on the Triple Crown trail earlier this year. The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby headlines a program […]

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Pavel Easily Overpowers Smarty Jones Field

J. Paul Reddam’s sophomore colt Pavel was impressive in winning Monday’s Grade 3 Smarty Jones Stakes at Parx, galloping away from the field under a hand ride from Mario Gutierrez to win by six lengths. The son of Creative Cause, trained by Doug O’Neill, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:42.27 […]

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West Virginia Derby Win Propels Court To Jockey Of The Week Honors

Wins at three tracks last week, including the Grade 3 West Virginia Derby, earned Jon Court the title of Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for July 31 – August 6, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Colonelsdarktemper Leads All The Way In West Virginia Derby

Runner-up in the G3 Indiana Derby last out, Anthony Foyt Jr.’s Colonelsdarktemper went one better this Saturday to win the G3 West Virginia Derby by a length. The 3-year-old son of Colonel John, ridden by Jon Court for trainer William H. Fires, led the field from gate to wire and covered nine furlongs over Mountaineer’s […]

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‘Sneaky-Deep Field’ In West Virginia Derby Provides Handicapping Puzzle

The 3-year-olds who have competed in Triple Crown races traditionally have drawn the most attention in the Grade III West Virginia Derby, but this year’s $750,000 race has attracted a field with many possibilities. Three colts come to Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 5 after quality efforts in the Grade III Iowa Derby July […]

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Irap Responde Como Gran Favorito Con Fácil Victoria En El Indiana Derby

Irap demostró por qué era el gran favorito en la 23ra. edición del Indiana Derby (G3, $500,000). El tresañero hijo de Tiznow desplazó a sus rivales en la curva final y se desprendió para ganar por cinco cuerpos bajo la conducción de Mario Gutiérrez. Irap partió por el puesto 1 debido al retiro de Society […]

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Irap Does It Again: Reddam’s Colt Annihilates Indiana Derby Field

Best known as the colt who broke his maiden in the G2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, J. Paul Reddam’s Irap has now won back-to-back graded stakes, scoring in both the Ohio and Indiana Derbies. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was forced wide all the way around the oval at Indiana Grand on Saturday night, […]

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