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Gulfstream Celebrates Record Single-Day, Weekend Handles For December

Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet has gotten off to a flying start with consecutive record weekends in the month of December. Sunday’s 11-race program wrapped up a record December weekend in which total handle Saturday and Sunday was $26.088 million, eclipsing the previous record of $22.143 million, set Dec. 7-8. Total handle on Saturday’s card, featuring […]

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Instilled Regard Takes Fort Lauderdale Off The Layoff

OXO Equine’s Instilled Regard, a graded-stakes winner on dirt as a 3-year-old, matched the feat on turf before the end of his 4-year-old season thanks to a heady ride from reigning Eclipse Award winner Irad Ortiz Jr. in Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale […]

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Channel Cat Taking Cut In Distance For Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale

Calumet Farm’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Channel Cat will back up to his shortest distance in seven months with an eye on January’s Pegasus World Cup International Day program for his next start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up on the […]

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Go West, Young Man: Brown Sends Instilled Regard, Raging Bull In For G1 Hollywood Derby

Jose Hernandez, assistant to the nation’s leading trainer, Chad Brown, was on the end of a lead chain attached to Instilled Regard, who had an exercise rider in full tack on his back, going around and around an improvised walking ring between barns EE and FF Thursday morning. Del Mar’s main track having been closed […]

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McKinzie, Smith Give Baffert A Third Pennsylvania Derby Win

Trainer Bob Baffert has liked McKinzie from the start, but a hind ankle injury forced the 3-year-old son of Street Sense to miss out on this year’s Triple Crown challenge. Baffert, of course, sent out Justify for his history-making run, but now that the Triple Crown winner has been retired McKinzie stepped up to fill […]

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Baffert-Trained McKinzie Tops Saturday’s Pennsylvania Derby

Parx Racing will be the place to be this Saturday for the 39th Running of the Grade 1, $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, the final stop for the 3-year-old Division before they move on to the Breeders’ Cup on November 3 at Churchill Downs. The Pennsylvania Derby will highlight a spectacular day of racing as one […]

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Good Magic ‘Done For The Season,’ Audible Targeting Pegasus World Cup

Trainer Chad Brown has officially stated that Good Magic, the Haskell winner and Kentucky Derby runner-up, will not race again this season, according to drf.com. The Curlin colt most recently ran ninth as the Travers favorite, and was sent to Stonestreet for a break from the racetrack. “He needs some time,” Brown said. “A decision on […]

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Smith Believes Justify Has The ‘Kind Of Talent’ To Take The Run For The Roses

Mike Smith appears to be in the enviable position of riding favored Justify in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, in addition to second choice Midnight Bisou in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks. But with chalk winning nationally at about 30 percent, that leaves a 70 percent chance for an upset. Either way, the cool and collected Smith, a member […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Instilled Regard Owner Carves His Own Path

“I’m living through a ‘pinch-me’ moment,” said Larry Best, owner of Grade 1 Kentucky Derby starter Instilled Regard, winner of the G3 Lecomte Stakes at Fair Grounds in January after placing second via disqualification in the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity in December. Best knows the son of Arch is a longshot after being the last […]

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Pedigree Stats Suggest Hofburg, Instilled Regard, Solomini Most Likely To Go Derby Distance

An annual analysis by the Daily Racing Form’s breeding department seeks to answer the age-old question: which Kentucky Derby hopefuls are most likely to stick the 1 1/4-mile distance? The Form’s Joe Nevills calculates the average winning distance for the progeny of both sire and dam for each Derby horse — that is, the average distance of […]

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