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Both Improbable, Game Winner Take Aim On San Felipe

The March 9 San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita could draw the top two Bob Baffert-trained Kentucky Derby prospects, drf.com reported on Tuesday. Both the undefeated Improbable and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner may make their 2019 debuts in the San Felipe, in an effort to avoid shipping to Oaklawn and running back on short […]

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Game Winner Closes As 5-1 Top Individual Choice In Second Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 12 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the 5-2 favorite in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and the unbeaten champion 2-year-old Game Winner was the 5-1 second choice. Flashy Gulfstream Park debut winner Hidden Scroll and Game Winner’s undefeated stablemate Improbable […]

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San Felipe In The Cards For Top 3-Year-Olds Game Winner, Instagrand

The Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes on March 9 is a potential next start for several talented sophomores, including Breeders’ Cup Juvenile champion Game Winner and the undefeated Instagrand. Both colts, as well as fellow-undefeated Derby candidate Improbable, breezed on Friday at Santa Anita. Game Winner (Candy Ride) worked five furlongs in company with stablemate […]

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Baffert Duo Tops Individual Choices In Kentucky Derby Future Wager Pool 2

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s Grade I-winning duo of Game Winner and Improbable are the individual morning line favorites in Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager but “All Other 3-Year-Olds” is expected to be the overall preference when betting concludes Sunday. Veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia has installed “All Other 3-Year-Olds” as the 5-2 early choice in the field of 24 betting interests […]

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Mucho Gusto Lands At No. 4 In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

An open-length victory over sealed, sloppy going in the Grade 3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes February 2 was enough to earn Mucho Gusto a place in the top 10 in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll. Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, Mucho Gusto became the latest sophomore from the barn of […]

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‘Dreaming In Technicolor’: Baffert Bullish On 2019 Derby Candidates

Chad Brown has won an Eclipse Award as the nation’s outstanding trainer for the past three years, but if there was a category for most recognizable trainer, Bob Baffert would have retired the cup by now. He’s on TV more than Lucy reruns. Winning the Kentucky Derby five times and sweeping the Triple Crown twice […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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Despite ‘Odd’ Harlan’s Holiday Performance, Audible Confirmed For Pegasus

Defeated in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday at odds of 1-10, Audible’s connections were initially hesitant to commit to their original plan and point toward the Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. On Thursday, WinStar Farm CEO Elliott Walden told thoroughbreddailynews.com that the soon to be 4-year-old son of Into Mischief had officially been […]

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G1 Juvenile Double Nets Van Dyke Jockey Of The Week Title

With wins in the Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity and the Starlet Stakes, Drayden Van Dyke was voted Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 3 – 9, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Improbable Gives Baffert Fifth Consecutive Los Al Futurity Win

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and Starlight Racing’s Improbable stepped forward again in his third career start, remaining undefeated at odds of 1-9 in Saturday’s Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity. The juvenile son of City Zip, ridden by Drayden Van Dyke to a five-length triumph, covered 1 1/16 miles over Los Alamitos’ fast main track […]

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