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River Boyne Tops Field Of 11 Sophomores In Mathis Brothers Mile

Trainer Jeff Mullins’ classy Irish-bred River Boyne looms a standout versus 10 fellow sophomores in Wednesday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Most recently second, beaten a half length by French-bred star Raging Bull in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at a mile and one eighth on turf Dec. 1 at […]

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Favored Limation Tops Asmussen Quartet In Oklahoma Derby

A pair of Kentucky Derby horses – Lone Sailor and Combatant – and Louisiana’s Super Derby winner Limation, are among 11 horses entered for this year’s edition of the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby. The 30th edition will be contested at 1-1/8 miles on Sunday, Sept. 30 at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla. Limation, […]

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Derby Runners Combatant, Lone Sailor Nominated To Oklahoma Derby

One of the top horses on the Kentucky Derby trail, going the Arkansas route this year, Combatant is expected to compete in the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby at Remington Park on Sunday, Sept. 30. The 3-year-old colt, a son of Scat Daddy, out of the Boundary mare Border Dispute, was prominent at Oaklawn Park […]

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Royal Ascot Runner Gidu Back At Home In Friday’s Hall Of Fame Stakes

Zayat Stables’ Gidu will be hoping the cross-Atlantic trip will help him return to form as he competes against 10 other talented 3-year-olds in the 34th running of the Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Gidu ran sixth in the Group 1 Commonwealth Cup on […]

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‘Talented’ Derby Runner Combatant Hopes To Rebound In Matt Winn

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton’s ultra-consistent Combatant will try for just his second-career victory as the 4-1 second choice on the morning line in Saturday’s $100,000 Matt Winn (GIII) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. “He needs to get over the hump,” Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said. “I think he needs a little more […]

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Sentient Jet Bringing Awareness To ‘Homes For Our Troops’ Through Combatant Derby Sponsorship

Sentient Jet, a Directional Aviation company and the Preferred Private Aviation Partner of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve®, Longines Kentucky Oaks®, and Churchill Downs Racetrack® is pleased to announce it will sponsor Combatant for the 144th running of the Kentucky Derby in an effort to generate awareness and support for Homes For Our Troops, a nonprofit organization championed by Combatant’s ownership group – […]

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Fans Can Now Purchase Official Kentucky Derby Contender Merchandise

Churchill Downs today announced the Kentucky Derby Contenders Collection, a new line of officially licensed merchandise that showcases a majority of the contenders running in the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Fans will be able to purchase the merchandise on site at Churchill Downs during Derby week and at www.kentuckyderby.com starting on April 30. The […]

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Justify, Californians Arrive At Churchill; Contenders Make Paddock Schooling Plans

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s Combatant completed his major preparation for Kentucky Derby 144 (Grade I) by working a half-mile in :49.60 on a brisk Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Fourth in the Arkansas Derby (GI) in his most recent start, Combatant was partnered in the work by Angel Garcia for trainer Steve Asmussen. By day’s end, the entire cast for the Kentucky […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Landing In Louisville

Kentucky Derby week has arrived and today some of the top contenders will land in Louisville from across the country and overseas. This morning’s activity at Churchill Downs wrapped up the final breezes for Saturday’s race. Plus, how’s the weather looking? Scott Jagow reports from Louisville in today’s Triple Crown News Minute.

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Monday Activity: Combatant Goes An Easy Half Mile; Justify, Mendelssohn Set To Arrive

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s Combatant, most recently fourth behind unbeaten Magnum Moon in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, worked an easy half-mile in :49.60 for trainer Steve Asmussen at Churchill Downs Monday morning. Combatant, 19th of the top 20 3-year-olds on the Kentucky Derby points leaderboard that are expected to be entered on Tuesday […]

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