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Gemologist retired to WinStar Farm

Leading 3-year-old Gemologist, winner of this year’s Wood Memorial (G1), has been retired and will enter stud at WinStar Farm for the 2013 breeding season. The son of Tiznow encountered a minor setback in his training last month and was sent to the Versailles-based farm for rehab. After it was determined he wouldn’t make it […]

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Gemologist sent to WinStar for evaluation

Wood Memorial (gr. I) winner Gemologist, who was undefeated through the Wood but has been winless since, has been sent home to WinStar Farm for an evaluation, according to a report at the Daily Racing Form. “We weren’t happy with his last work, so we just sent him home for an evaluation,” WinStar president Elliot […]

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Quality field of six set for Haskell

Paynter, the runner-up in the Belmont Stakes in his last race, has been installed the 3-2 morning line favorite for the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Five-time Haskell-winning trainer Bob Baffert is sending the son of Awesome Again from his Southern California base and Paynter will break from post […]

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Gemologist to run in Haskell

Connections of top 3-year-old Gemologist have decided to run their colt in Sunday’s Haskell Invitational according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. Elliot Walden, president of WinStar Farm, told the DRF that the grade I status of the Haskell was a major factor in determining where to send the son of Tiznow. Gemologist […]

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Pletcher undecided on Jim Dandy or Haskell for Gemologist

Gemologist continued his preparation for the Travers Stakes (gr. I) on Aug. 25, working six furlongs in 1:12.50 on Sunday. Trainer Todd Pletcher remains undecided as to which race he’ll use as a prep for the Mid-Summer Derby, however, saying Gemologist probably would be cross-entered in both the Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II) on Saturday […]

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Top 3-year-olds prep for Haskell

Belmont Stakes runner-up Paynter and Grade 1 Wood Memorial winner Gemologist tuned up this week at tracks from coast to coast with bullet works in advance of the Grade 1 $1 million Haskell Invitational. The Haskell will be contested over Monmouth Park’s main track at 1 1/8 mile on Sunday, July 29, and those colts […]

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Gemologist injured, will miss rest of Triple Crown

Elliott Walden, CEO and racing manager of WinStar Farm, said today that Gemologist has a badly bruised left front foot and will miss the Belmont, reports the Daily Racing Form. After finishing 16th in the Derby, Gemologist was sent to WinStar in Lexington, Ky. for turnout and light training. On Monday it was noticed he […]

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Andrew Beyer and the Kentucky Derby

John Scheinman at Kentucky Confidential asks Andrew Beyer 10 questions about the Derby this year and in years past. They discuss Bodemeister and his monster figure and how he is one of the horses Beyer likes for this year’s Derby. Beyer does not give out his final pick in the interview. He does give his […]

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Pletcher duo turn in final Derby works

After adjusting his training schedule several times over the past few days, Todd Pletcher was finally able to get the final Kentucky Derby workouts in for both Gemologist and El Padrino Sunday morning at Palm Meadows. Pletcher had kept his Derby duo in Florida longer than in past years, with the hopes of avoiding any […]

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Kentucky Derby 138 Barn Notes: Friday, April 27

Kentucky Derby weather forecast:Saturday, May 5: Sunny, High 81, Low 58 I’LL HAVE ANOTHER WORKS 6F IN 1:13.40 AT HOLLYWOOD PARK SATURDAY DRILLS POSSIBLE FOR HANSEN, UNION RAGS, DULLAHAN ALPHA, DONE TALKING SLATED FOR WORKS AT BELMONT, LAUREL  ALPHA – Godolphin Racing’s Alpha galloped 1¼ miles at Belmont Park Friday morning. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said […]

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