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Dirt Mile Notes: Omaha Beach, Blue Chipper Both Blow Out Three Furlongs

Omaha Beach – Trainer Richard Mandella called an audible Tuesday morning and sent Breeders’ cup Dirt Mile favorite Omaha Beach to Santa Anita’s main track at 9 o’clock for a three-furlong blowout in 36 1/5. “We had set it up to work three-eighths tomorrow three days out, tomorrow. Just something easy in :37 and change. […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Powered By DRF Formulator: Baffert Trio Works

Three of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s four Breeders’ Cup pre-entries worked on Sunday morning, with Dirt Mile contender Improbable going a best-of-the-morning five furlongs in :59.20. Rafael Bejarano will be riding the City Zip colt for the first time as Mike Smith has opted to stay with race favorite Omaha Beach, who defeated […]

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Eight Rings ‘Very Good’ In Final Work For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Working in company with Azul Coast on Sunday morning, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile contender Eight Rings had his final breeze for Saturday’s $2 million race, going four furlongs in 47.20. Azul Coast, inside of Eight Rings throughout, was timed in 47.60 over Santa Anita’s main track. “I wanted to give him a target,” Bob Baffert said […]

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Math Wizard Springs 31-1 Upset In Pennsylvania Derby

Saffie Joseph, Jr. is well aware of what it means to win his first Grade 1 race in North America. The Barbados native had a lot of success in his home country, becoming the youngest trainer ever to saddle a Triple Crown winner at the age of 22. Ten years later, co-owner Joseph sent out […]

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King Jack Powers To Gallant Bob Win

Michael Stinson’s King Jack flattered Pennsylvania Derby favorite Improbable with a powerful off-the-pace victory in Saturday’s 28th running of the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing. Second to Improbable in the 1-mile Shared Belief Stakes last time out at Del Mar and shortening up to 6 furlongs, King Jack rolled past fellow Southern […]

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Local Hope Spun To Run Takes On ‘Wide Open’ Field In Pennsylvania Derby

Robert Donaldson’s Spun to Run will make his second Grade 1 start in Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby for Parx Racing-based trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero. The Hard Spun colt won the Smarty Jones at Parx Sept. 2 by a head after a stretch battle with Grey Magician. The Smarty Jones was the first graded stakes […]

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Improbable, Mr. Money Arrive At Parx For G1 Pennsylvania Derby

Seven out-of-town runners – four from California and three from Kentucky – pulled into the Parx Racing stable area late Wednesday morning in advance of engagements on Saturday’s monster card led by the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby and Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes. The group included the two favorites for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, Improbable and Mr. Money, […]

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Equibase Analysis: With No Maximum Security, Who’s The Pick In Pennsylvania Derby?

Six three-year-olds are expected to line up in the gate for this year’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby and there is no shortage of opinions among fans on who should emerge victorious. Improbable, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity last year, will probably be the public betting choice now that Maximum Security […]

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Improbable Now 8-5 On Pennsylvania Derby’s Revised Morning Line

Maximum Security, the 9-5 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s 40th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing, will not run. Trainer Jason Servis announced Tuesday that the colt will miss the race because of an issue with his colon. “He was doing great,” Servis said. “I was really looking forward to […]

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Maximum Security, War Of Will, Improbable Among 21 Pennsylvania Derby Nominations

This year’s Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby has drawn 21 thoroughbreds nominated towards a start in the 40th Running of the 1 1/8 mile event to be held on Saturday September 21, at Parx Racing.  The Penn Derby, raised to Grade 1 status in 2017, has become an important prep race for 3-year-olds en […]

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