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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Hoping For Clarity

Confusion and inconsistency continue to be the theme of Kentucky Derby prep race results, and as such neither of this weekend’s winners cracked the top ten selections in this week’s The Derby 20. Several contenders have been removed: Mind Control was withdrawn from Derby consideration and will focus on shorter races, while both Hidden Scroll […]

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Omaha Beach, Extra Hope Giving Mandella Derby Fever

Richard Mandella, not known for unabashed enthusiasm when it comes to championing his own horses, admittedly has a touch of Derby Fever these days, a month and a week before the 145th Run for the Roses at Churchill Downs on May 4. Reason number one: Omaha Beach, a striking three-year-old son of War Front who handed […]

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‘We All Have The Same Dreams’; Extra Hope Gives Samantha Siegel Big Win

With the Kentucky Derby just over three months away, Extra Hope provided plenty of just that on Thursday at Santa Anita, as he pressed a fast pace and took command five sixteenths of a mile from home en route to an impressive 3 1/4-length win in the day’s $57,000 one mile allowance feature for 3-year-olds.  […]

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Equibase Analysis: Early Derby Hopefuls Do Battle In Los Alamitos Futurity

Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity, a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” points race drew a sparse field of six with all having promise, particularly based on recent history. The winner of the race last year was McKinzie, an early Derby favorite before being sidelined in March. In 2016 the race was […]

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