Kentucky Derby points

Joseph Won’t Rush Belmont Stakes Decision For Winn Runner-Up Ny Traffic

John Fanelli, Cash Is King, LC Racing and Paul Braverman’s New York-bred Ny Traffic made the lead at the stretch call of Saturday’s Grade 3 Matt Winn at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., but could not hold off the rallying Maxfield in a solid second-place finish that garnered 20 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Trainer Saffie Joseph Jr. […]

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Rising To The Occasion, Tiz The Law Rules The Day In Florida Derby

Getting a perfect trip under Manny Franco, Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law solidified his standing as the top 3-year-old on the East Coast, winning Saturday’s $750,000, Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Rating comfortably in third most of the way, Tiz the Law moved to the lead on the turn, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Trio Of Derby Preps Put Points On The Line

Aqueduct, Santa Anita Park, and Tampa Bay Downs all have Kentucky Derby prep races as part of their respective stakes lineups this Saturday with the Gotham Stakes, San Felipe, and Tampa Bay Derby each offering 50 qualifying points to the winner. In addition to the San Felipe, Santa Anita Park also has the Grade 1 […]

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‘Full Of Himself’ Shotski To Seek Road To Kentucky Points In UAE Derby

Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Howling Pigeon Farms’ Grade 2 winner Shotski, fourth in the Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth (G2) Feb. 29, will remain at Gulfstream Park before leaving later this month to head overseas for a planned start in the $2.5 million UAE Derby (G2). Laurel Park-based trainer Jerry O’Dwyer said Thursday […]

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Thousand Words Leads Baffert’s 1-2 Punch In Robert B. Lewis

A Grade 2 winner in his second start on Dec. 7, Bob Baffert-trained Thousand Words heads a field of six Derby hopefuls going 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s G3, $100,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. Also prominent are Baffert’s High Velocity, who finished third behind Thousand Words in the G2 […]

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Shotski Bids To Double His Derby Points In Withers At Aqueduct

Wachtel Stable, Gary Barber, Pantofel Stable and Mike Karty’s Shotski headlines a talented field of eight in Saturday’s Grade 3, $250,000 Withers, a nine-furlong test for sophomores at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. Trained by Jeremiah O’Dwyer, the bay son of Blame earned 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points winning the Grade 2 Remsen on […]

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Gold Street Leads All The Way For Derby Points In Smarty Jones

Despite wins over a sloppy surface in his last two starts and a muddy Oaklawn surface to contend with on Friday, Mike McCarty’s Gold Street was 10-1 on the tote board for the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Street Boss was stretching out to a mile for the first time, but showed […]

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O’Dwyer On Remsen Winner Shotski’s Next Start: ‘We’ll Let The Horse Do The Talking’

Trainer Jeremiah O’Dwyer picked up his first graded stakes win when Shotski, sent to post at 8-1, led gate-to-wire in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y. Owned by Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable, Pantofel Stable and Blue River Investment Partners, O’Dwyer wisely decided to scratch out of a sloppy renewal of the […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Dennis’ Moment To Target ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

Dennis’ Moment, the electrifying 19 1/4-length winner of an Ellis Park maiden race on July 27, will make his next start in Churchill Downs’ $200,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 14. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois is the first points race on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. It also is a “Win and […]

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