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Magnum Moon Exits Rebel In Good Order, Eyes Arkansas Derby

The “most likely and most logical spot” for Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon is the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14 at Oaklawn, trainer Todd Pletcher said following the unbeaten colt’s impressive victory in Saturday’s $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2). Magnum Moon, who was making his stakes debut, recorded a 3 ½-length victory over favored Solomini and secured a spot […]

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‘Rebuilding’ Pletcher Seeks His 15th Consecutive Title In Gulfstream’s Championship Meet

From his first career winner in 1996 to his 4,000th twenty winters later, Gulfstream Park has been very good to Todd Pletcher. He has won its signature race – the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) – four times, more than any single trainer, and it is where he stepped on stage to claim the last two […]

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‘Drawn To Horses’ From The Start, Pletcher Assistant DePasquale ‘Can’t Imagine Doing Anything Else’

Ginny DePasquale has been an assistant to trainer Todd Pletcher for 20 years, and is showing no signs of slowing down as she prepares for a journey to Royal Ascot with American Patriot to contest the Group 1 Queen Anne Stakes. According to, the grandmother is one of the key components to Pletcher’s highly […]

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Preakness Notes: Always Dreaming ‘Laid Back’ In Baltimore, Gunnevera Resumes Training

While waiting at Pimlico Race Course for the arrival of Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming Tuesday morning, assistant trainer Ginny DePasquale recalled the day her 20-year employment with trainer Todd Pletcher’s stable began. “We were in Hialeah. I was kind of in between jobs and walked up to him and asked if he was looking […]

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