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Bolt D’Oro Moved Up, McKinzie Disqualified After Dramatic San Felipe

A lengthy stewards’ inquiry and a jockey’s objection decided the finish of Saturday’s Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes. The race, offering 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby to the winner, certainly lived up to its billing as a contest between two of the country’s top 3-year-olds. The Bob Baffert-trained McKinzie, ridden by […]

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Gunnevera Last-To-First In Saratoga Special

Peacock Racing Stable’s Gunnevera started very slowly in Sunday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, but was well-ridden by Javier Castellano to run down the heavy favorite Recruiting Ready in the stretch, crossing the wire about 1 1/4 lengths in front to give the jockey his fourth win on the day. The juvenile son of Dialed In […]

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Tough Call: For Stewards, Officiating The Derby A Tall Order

When the stewards take their places on the seventh floor at Churchill Downs this Saturday, their goal will be to treat the day’s races (including the one heading to the post just after 6 p.m.) just as they would an evening card at Turfway Park. “Going into the day, we strive to officiate it as […]

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