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Nyquist Closes At 3-1 In Final Derby Future Wager Pool

Following his dominating victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby, Nyquist’s odds dropped down to 3-1 in the fourth and final Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool. Mohaymen, who finished behind him in fourth in the same race, closed at odds of 8-1, with the mutuel field comprised of “all other” 3-year-olds closing at 10-1. Both […]

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Champion Tepin Moves Up To Third In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

The heroes of last weekend’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” stakes – Danzing Candy in the San Felipe Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita Park and Destin in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) at Tampa Bay Downs – each won convincingly enough to crack the top five in this week’s latest National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Spring Forward

Saturday was one of the busiest days of racing so far this season with several major stakes races on both coasts. In California, older horses where in the spotlight as Santa Anita hosted its marquee event, the G1 Santa Anita Handicap. Melatonin, a 16-1 longshot, went wire-to-wire in scoring the upset victory. There were also two […]

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Danzing Candy, Destin Enter Top Five On Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Following the impressive performances of Cliff Sise’s Danzing Candy and Todd Pletcher’s Destin moved the two colts into the fourth and fifth positions overall, […]

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Tampa ‘Festival Day’ Handle An All-Time High At $12.25 Million

A few years from now, and even further down the road, many in Saturday’s Festival Day 36 Presented by Lambholm South crowd of 10,206 will begin discussions with “I was at Tampa Bay Downs that day. …” The memories will carry an even brighter glow if Grade II Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby winner Destin […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Destin, Danzing Candy New Additions To Top Four

Two Kentucky Derby prep races dominated the racing scene on Saturday afternoon. On opposite coasts, new contenders faced off against proven runners, with differing results on either end. Destin captured the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, and Danzing Candy came out on top in the Grade 2 San Felipe, each earning 50 points […]

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Destin Validates Derby Credentials In Tampa Bay Derby

Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Destin galloped home the winner by a length in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher. The sophomore son of Giant’s Causeway took down the 1 1/16 mile contest over the fast main track in a track-record time of 1:42.82 under Javier Castellano, earning another 50 […]

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The Xpressbet Weekend Bankroll: The Time Is Now

An exciting lineup of racing greets fans this Saturday: a couple of Grade 1 races are on the card at Santa Anita and a pair of Kentucky Derby prep races each feature a strong lineup. With just eight weeks left to the big race, these sophomore hopefuls need to showcase their abilities soon or risk […]

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Equibase Analysis: Breaking Down The Tampa Bay Derby

The 36th running of the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby features a pair of highly regarded horses last year making their sophomore debuts, Brody’s Cause and Riker, as well as the winner of the local prep race last month, Destin. Seven others may also have a shot to earn 50 points on the Road […]

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Brody’s Cause Returns To Action In G2 Tampa Bay Derby

Shortly after last fall’s Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Keeneland, trainer Dale Romans laid out a road map to get his talented 3-year-old, Brody’s Cause, into the starting gate at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May. The colt’s first major step toward Thoroughbred immortality takes place Saturday in the 36th edition of […]

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