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My Boy Jack To ‘Chill Out’ At Keeneland Through Saturday, Then Ship To Churchill

Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables’ My Boy Jack walked the shedrow Sunday morning, a day after his come-from-behind victory in the $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) that earned him a spot in the Churchill Downs starting gate for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) on May 5. “He ate up everything last night and this morning […]

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My Boy Jack Will Make Derby Field After Lexington Win

The short stretch of Saturday’s Grade 3 Lexington Stakes was a big question for late-running favorite My Boy Jack, but Kent Desormeaux timed his ride perfectly to hit the wire just a head in front of the 7-2 Telekinesis. Owned by Monomoy Stable and Don’t Tell My Wife Stable, My Boy Jack earned 20 points […]

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‘Ultimate Race Tracker’: Agent Harry Hacek Passes Away

The racing world Sunday mourned the passing of colorful and charismatic agent Harry (The Hat) Hacek, who died Saturday afternoon in a hospice facility near Hot Springs, Arkansas, not far from Oaklawn Park where he had lived in an apartment. He was believed to be in his early 70s, according to fellow agent Vic Lipton, “my best friend for […]

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‘Two Different Aspects’: Desormeaux Brothers In Search Of First Louisiana Derby Victory

Brothers Kent and Keith Desormeaux were the first jockey and trainer to team up for a win in the 2016 Preakness, when Exaggerator crossed the line in front. Though both are originally from Louisiana, neither has been able to win the state’s premier race for 3-year-olds, the Louisiana Derby. This Saturday, the pair will try […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Diez Tresañeros Por Los 100 Puntos Clasificatorios Del Louisiana Derby

Una verdad irrefutable: el potro que gane este sábado el Louisiana Derby (G2, $1,000,000) tendrá un cupo asegurado para el Kentucky Derby (G1). La carrera de 1800 metros que se disputará en el óvalo de Fair Grounds otorga 100 puntos al vencedor, y con su premiación se ha convertido en una de las preparatorias más […]

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World’s Top Boxer Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin To Present Santa Anita Derby Trophy

Undefeated in 38 professional fights and ranked as the world’s best active boxer, Gennady “GGG” Golovkin will be at Santa Anita on Saturday, April 7, to present the trophy for the Grade I, $1-million Santa Anita Derby. A winner of 37 out of his 38 bouts (33 of them by knockout), GGG, who holds four […]

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La Ruta Al Kentucky Derby: Un Fin De Semana Con Algunos Resultados Inesperados

Durante el largo fin de semana pasado en los Estados Unidos se disputaron tres competencias en Norteamérica con puntaje clasificatorio para el Kentucky Derby (G1): el Camino Real Derby en Golden Gate, el Risen Star Stakes en Fair Grounds, y el Southwest Stakes en Oaklawn Park. El resultado: una potra superando a los machos, el […]

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My Boy Jack Takes Inside Route To Southwest Victory At Oaklawn

It was deja vu in Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, as Kent Desormeaux rode the rails on a muddy track to an upset victory aboard Don’t Tell My Wife Stables and Monomoy Stables My Boy Jack  in the $500,000 Kentucky Derby prep for 3-year-olds. Corey Lanerie employed identical tactics a half-hour earlier […]

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Santa Anita’s Saturday Card Features $36,847 Pick Six Carryover

With a 10-race card in the offing, there is a Pick Six carryover into Saturday at Santa Anita of $36,847.  Additionally, there is also a Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $7,895. Saturday’s Pick Six will be comprised of races five through 10 and with 62 horses entered and eligible to run, average Pick Six field size […]

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Sprint Champion Roy H Cruises In Palos Verdes

Eclipse Champion Sprinter Roy H showed up Saturday at Santa Anita.  “He never left,” exclaimed his jockey, Kent Desormeaux.  In his first start of the year, the 6-year-old More Than Ready gelding bided his time and came away with a seemingly effortless 3 1/2-length score in the Grade II, $200,000 Palos Verdes Stakes.  Conditioned by […]

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