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Mike Smith To Ride Improbable In 144th Preakness

Trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed that Kentucky Derby fifth-place finisher (promoted to fourth after the disqualification) Improbable will be pointed to the Preakness Stakes in two weeks’ time, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old son of City Zip was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., in the Derby, but will have the services of Hall of Fame veteran […]

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Maximum Security Leads Omaha Beach In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

His winning effort in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve may have been made null and void via disqualification, but Maximum Security has been deemed the leader of his class by voters in the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Maximum Security, who crossed the wire first in the Kentucky Derby but […]

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‘No One Ever Calls An Objection In The Derby’: Baffert Miffed At Kentucky Derby Outcome

While many horsemen have come out in support of the controversial stewards’ ruling in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert isn’t one of them. Baffert shared his thoughts about the filing of the objections and the subsequent disqualification of winner Maximum Security with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden. “No one ever calls an objection […]

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No Preakness Decisions Yet For Code Of Honor, Baffert Trio

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was on hand Sunday morning to check on his Kentucky Derby runner-up Code of Honor, and couldn’t have been more pleased with how the son of Noble Mission emerged. “I thought he ran really good,” McGaughey said of the chestnut colt who crossed the wire third after making a […]

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Country House Moved Up To Win Kentucky Derby As Maximum Security Disqualified

Trainer Bill Mott has waited throughout his Hall of Fame career to win the Kentucky Derby, so the extra 20 minute delay by the Churchill Downs stewards after Saturday’s 145th edition wasn’t anything new. Finally, the stewards revealed their decision: with the second-longest winning odds in Kentucky Derby history, 65-1 chance Country House will be […]

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Oaks-Derby Will Pays As Of Friday Evening; Maximum Security Favored In Early Derby Wagering

The Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby Double kicked off on Friday with the $28 win by Seregenti Empress for trainer Tom Amoss. Post-racing will-pays for the wager as of Friday evening are as follows: War of Will – $351 Tax – $675.70 By My Standards – $419.60 Gray Magician – $1,650.50 Improbable – $110.60 Vekoma – $324.80 […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Mudders And Poets

We’re finally just a day away from the 145th Run for the Roses, and there are late developments to report. In this edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Paulick Report editor-in-chief Scott Jagow and bloodstock editor Joe Nevills discuss Friday’s scratch of Haikal and how it may impact the race, plus the last-minute rider […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Time to analyze the 2019 Kentucky Derby field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – War of Will Honest horse undone By a wonky Fair Grounds trip And a lousy draw #2 – Tax Ex-claimer makes good […]

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Derby Notes: ‘We’re All On Pins And Needles The Whole Way’

Trainer Richard Mandella met with reporters Thursday morning a day after declaring Kentucky Derby morning-line favorite Omaha Beach out of Saturday’s race because of an entrapped epiglottis. “The good part is that the horse is going to be OK,” Mandella said. “It really isn’t that serious. It’s just the timing. We’re going to do a […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: It’s All Relative

Kentucky Derby 145 was dealt a tough blow Wednesday with word that favorite Omaha Beach would scratch with a throat issue. It was difficult news for Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella’s team, as well as his many supporters, but Mandella kept his sense of humor on the track Thursday morning. Omaha Beach will be […]

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