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Road To The Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Mo Tom, Discreetness Into Top 12

After an extended weekend of racing, thanks to Monday’s Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday, the point standings for the Kentucky Derby present a new picture with two stakes winners moving into the top 12. On Saturday, Mo Tom looked impressive for trainer Tom Amoss when he swept past the field to win the Fair Grounds’ […]

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Discreetness ‘Springboards’ To Smarty Jones Victory

Dwight Pruett of Xpress Thoroughbred’s $105,000 investment Discreetness rallied up the outside at odds of 9-1 to win Monday’s $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The sophomore made his first step toward the Kentucky Derby a winning one at Oaklawn Park, earning 10 points toward a spot in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. […]

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Discreetness Just Holds Off Rivals In Springboard Mile

On the final day of the season at Remington Park, the winners were mostly found on the front end of the race fields. That was the case until the final race of the afternoon and season, when Discreetness rolled from the back to win the $250,000 Springboard Mile, Remington Park’s top 2-year-old race of the […]

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Derby hope renewed for Jinks Fires, Kid Sidney owners

There’s a buzz back at the barn of Jinks Fires this spring a year after the magical run by Archarcharch that culminated in a victory in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) for his longtime clients Bob and Val Yagos. This time another set of longtime owners are eagerly hoping Kid Sidney can make up […]

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Arkansas Derby winner Archarcharch retired after surgery

Surgery performed to repair a condylar fracture of the left front leg of 15th-place Kentucky Derby finisher Archarcharch was successful on Sunday, but the winner of  the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby will not race again, according to Val Yagos, who owns the Arch colt with her husband, Robert. “Archarcharch made it through surgery like a […]

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Rooting for Jinks

The general theme of this year’s Kentucky Derby has been an utter lack of clarity as to the top contenders in this year’s potential field of runners. So one could be forgiven for not having a favorite going into the final weeks before the first Saturday in May. Andrew Cohen, writer for The Atlantic, wants […]

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Archarcharch Has Connections Confident After Six Furlong Drill

Press Release Robert Yagos’ Archarcharch had trainer Jinks Fires and Jon Court beaming after he completed a six-furlong workout in a sharp 1:12 1/5 over a fast track Wednesday morning at Oaklawn Park. The son of Arch has had a star-crossed season at Oaklawn, but his connections are confident he is saving his best for […]

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On to the Rebel for Southwest top three

Archarcharch, J P’s Gusto and Elite Alex will all use the Rebel Stakes as a rematch and opportunity to strengthen their chances for this year’s Kentucky Derby. “We’re kind of on target to do the Arkansas Triple Crown,” said Archarcharch trainer Jinks Fires.

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