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Outside Looking In: Instilled Regard ‘Good And Fit’ If He Can Make Derby Field

The connections of Instilled Regard are keeping their options open for a next start, and that still includes the Kentucky Derby. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told the Daily Racing Form he and owner Larry Best (OXO Equine) are hopeful a Derby spot might open up. Instilled Regard, a colt by Arch who sold for $1.05 million […]

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Champion Unique Bella Heavy Favorite In Apple Blossom

Champion Unique Bella has been installed the overwhelming 2-5 program favorite for the $700,000, Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap for older fillies and mares Friday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. She will be the 21st champion to compete in the 54-year history of race either during or following a championship campaign. Probable post time […]

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‘Heart And Courage’: Bolt D’Oro Won’t Be Too Far Off The Pace In Santa Anita Derby

It wasn’t exactly Joe Namath “guaranteeing” victory, but Mick Ruis did say this about Bolt d’Oro’s attempt to vanquish favored Justify in tomorrow’s Santa Anita Derby: “We’re not going let him get away from us. We’re going to be within a length and a half behind him. Bolt runs on heart and courage.” And so the gauntlet […]

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El Santa Anita Derby: Justify Y Bolt D’Oro Miden Fuerzas En La Preparatoria Más Esperada Del Año

Hasta hace unos pocos días, el Santa Anita Derby era la revancha más esperada del año. Ahora podemos hablar del Santa Anita Derby (G1, $1,000,000) como la preparatoria más esperada del año en la ruta al Kentucky Derby (G1). La razón: el aspirante de Bob Baffert no será McKinizie debido a un problema a nivel […]

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Bolt d’Oro, Justify, Instilled Regard Make For Intriguing Santa Anita Derby

It’s game on in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby as multiple graded stakes winner Bolt d’Oro faces off with rising superstar Justify and five other sophomores at a mile and one eighth in the race that has produced 17 Kentucky Derby winners.  Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, Bolt d’Oro, a two-time […]

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‘A Very Good Work’ For Instilled Regard Before Santa Anita Derby

Instilled Regard had his final major work for next Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, going five furlongs at 6:45 Saturday morning for the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the May 5 Kentucky Derby. Instilled Regard was timed in 1:01.60 under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez. Instilled Regard, winner of the Lecomte Stakes and fourth as the favorite in the […]

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Instilled Regard ‘All Set’ For Big Challenge In Santa Anita Derby

Instilled Regard, prepping for the $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7, worked seven furlongs at 6:45 Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park. He covered the distance in 1:25.80 in his final move before the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby. Going in company with Shackleford Banks, both horses began at the six […]

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Instilled Regard Aimed At Santa Anita Derby; Rosario To Ride

Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes winner Instilled Regard is being aimed at the Santa Anita Derby, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Arch finished fourth in the Risen Star last out, and will be piloted by new jockey Joel Rosario in the final Southern California prep for the Kentucky Derby. “He didn’t work that […]

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Romans Duo May Have Edge In Wide-Open Sunland Derby

There is $800,000 and 85 Kentucky Derby points at stake Sunday when a field of 12 3-year-olds heads to the post at Sunland Park in New Mexico for the 1 1/8-mile Sunland Derby. There are no standouts in this field, and whoever emerges as the victor will not only have won their first graded stakes, […]

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‘No Reason To Take A Chance’: Unique Bella Will Skip Santa Margarita Due To Cough

Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Unique Bella will not run in Saturday’s Grade 1 Santa Margarita after a cough caused her to miss some training, according to drf.com. The filly has not breezed since Feb. 25, though trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said she has returned to galloping. “We’re not going to run in the Santa Margarita,” Hollendorfer said. “She […]

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