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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Trio

A trio of prep races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s racing action across the United States. The Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby features an exciting match-up between the gutsy Bolt d’Oro and upstart Justify, while the G2 Blue Grass has drawn a big field including champion Good Magic and Grade 1 winners […]

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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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Quip Shifted To Arkanses Derby To Chase Grade 1 Status

China Horse Club International and WinStar Farm LLC will be represented in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) after all. After unbeaten Justify was removed from consideration for the Arkansas Derby, trainer Rodolphe Brisset said Thursday that Grade 2 winner Quip was heading to Oaklawn to run in the April 14 race for his high-profile connections. Quip, […]

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Adequan Presents Derby Capsule: Songs Without Words?

For decades upon decades, they’ve held the Kentucky Derby in the spring. I’m not sure that’s going to be the case this year. Where the heck is it? The high Saturday in New York for the Wood Memorial is expected to be 48 degrees. In Lexington, it’ll be pushing just to get above 40 and […]

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The Friday Show Presented By NYRA’s Loyalty Program: Derby Of Kings?

We are heading into a big weekend for Kentucky Derby qualification, with three 100-point races on the schedule. What are the takeaways so far on this year’s road to Louisville, which appears to be paved in gold even more so than usual? In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss […]

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Big Red? Baffert Hoping Unbeaten Colt Will Justify Barn Nickname In Santa Anita Derby

No McKinzie, no problema. Bob Baffert just goes with the flow and taps Justify on the shoulder to take on Bolt d’Oro in the most anticipated race of the year, Saturday’s $1 million, Grade I, Santa Anita Derby. “You hate to see a horse get hurt,” Baffert said, speaking of McKinzie, who will miss the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: West Coast Power

While not the deepest or biggest field of this weekend’s three 100-point Kentucky Derby qualifiers, the Santa Anita Derby has star power and a recent history of influence on the first Saturday in May. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick discuss the contenders and the latest developments […]

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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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‘Bring Him On’: Ruis Has Bolt D’Oro Ready To Meet Justify

The top two in this weekend’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Bolt d’Oro and Justify, are scheduled to meet in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. The two are quite different: Bolt d’Oro brings in a very strong record, including two Grade 1 wins, while Justify has only an allowance race and maiden victory […]

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