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Mike Smith Optimistic With ‘Now Horse’ Omaha Beach

Mike Smith stunned the racing world in 2005 when he piloted Giacamo to a 50-1 upset in the Kentucky Derby, although it was no great surprise to him. If he wins the Kentucky Derby on Omaha Beach in less than two weeks, May 4 to be exact, it will have minimal shock value both in the […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum’s Fan Fest Celebrates 100 Years Of Triple Crown

The Kentucky Derby Museum proudly kicks off Derby week with our 4th annual Fan Fest Presented by Watson’s. Join us as we celebrate 100 years of the Triple Crown, from Sir Barton to Justify. A panel discussion moderated by leading TVG racing analyst, Caton Bredar, will feature Justify’s jockey, Mike Smith, trainer Bob Baffert and […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Attracts Star-Studded First Book Of Mares

When a Triple Crown winner retires to stud, the expectation is that his debut book of mares will be one of the strongest of the season. The first class of mares bred to 2018 Horse of the Year and Triple Crown winner Justify has lived up to that expectation, per an advertisement released by Coolmore […]

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Justify Named Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners And Breeders Horse Of The Year, Stage Magic Named Broodmare Of The Year

Justify, winner of the 2018 Triple Crown, was named Horse of the Year and champion 3-year-old male by the Kentucky Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders during today’s KTOB awards luncheon at Keeneland. The KTOB recognized 12 other Kentucky-breds at the luncheon, led by Broodmare of the Year Stage Magic, the dam of Justify, and awards were […]

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Triple Crown Winner Justify Will Shuttle To Coolmore Australia

The 2019 Southern Hemisphere breeding season will see the arrival in the Hunter Valley of the only undefeated U.S. Triple Crown winner. Justify won each of his six career starts including four at Grade 1 level when becoming just the 13th Triple Crown winner in history. “Justify was a phenomenal racehorse who re-wrote the history […]

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Egyptian Storm, Half Sister To Justify, Bound For November Sales

Egyptian Storm, a 3-year-old half sister to Triple Crown winner Justify, has been retired from racing and booked to top sire Quality Road. Owners Robert S. Evans and West Point Thoroughbreds will offer the daughter of Pioneerof the Nile out of Stage Magic, by Ghostzapper, in one of the Kentucky breeding stock sales in November.When […]

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Roadster ‘Back On The Derby Trail’ After Friday Allowance Win

Idle since running third to eventual Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Game Winner Sept. 3, Bob Baffert’s Roadster returned to the races today with aplomb, as he powered to a 2 ½ length win in Friday’s $57,000 Santa Anita allowance feature. Ridden by Mike Smith, Roadster, a grey colt by Quality Road, got a […]

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Mike Smith, Elliott Walden To Headline ‘Race For Grace’ Derby Week Dinner

Two of the most recognizable names in Thoroughbred horse racing — Mike Smith and Elliott Walden — will headline the annual “Race for Grace” dinner on Monday, April 29, on Millionaires Row, at historic Churchill Downs. Mike was the jockey of 2018’s Triple Crown winner and “Horse of the Year” Justify. He will be interviewed […]

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Gulfstream Park: Brisset Has ‘Hope’ With Quip’s Return From Layoff

As trainer Rodolphe Brisset was preparing Quip for his career debut in Kentucky during the early fall of 2017, the former jockey was also getting on a 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy that soon would be bound for trainer Bob Baffert’s Southern California stable and unforeseen glory. Quip, who will return from a nine-month layoff […]

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Justify’s Half-Sister Finishes Fifth In Career Debut At Tampa Bay

Justify’s half-sister was the subject of attention before the eighth race on the turf, but another first-time starter, 3-year-old filly Pep, made a decisive stretch move up the rail under jockey Willie Martinez to pull off a 13-1 upset, defeating Chancetheracer by a length-and-a-quarter. The winner’s time was 1:43.02 for the mile-and-a-sixteenth distance. Pep is […]

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