Kentucky Derby points

Baffert’s Restoring Hope Among Top Contenders For Sunland Derby

An array of the nation’s top trainers are planning on sending horses to the $800,000 Sunland Derby (Gr. III) to be run on Sunday, March 25 at Sunland Park Racetrack Casino and Hotel.  Elite conditioners like Steve Asmussen, Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert, D. Wayne Lukas and Simon Callaghan are targeting Sunland Park’s biggest race. The […]

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Good Magic ‘A Little Tired’ After Third-Place Effort In Fountain Of Youth

Champion 2-year-old male last season, Good Magic was a disappointing third in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth, beaten 4 1/2 lengths by longshot Promises Fulfilled. According to drf.com, trainer Chad Brown is leaning toward sending the son of Curlin to Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes at the beginning of April for his next start. Good […]

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Mo Town States His Case With Remsen Victory

Another son of young sire Uncle Mo is making his presence felt on the Kentucky Derby trail as the Coolmore partners and Team D’s Mo Town dominated the G2 Remsen Stakes on Saturday at Aqueduct, crossing the line 2 1/2 lengths in front of his competition to earn 10 points on the Road to the […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Nyquist Takes Over Second Spot

A dominating victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park earned Nyquist 100 points toward a spot in the starting gate for the May 7 Kentucky Derby. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo moves into the second spot in the standings this week with 130 total points for trainer Doug O’Neill, behind only […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Destin, Danzing Candy New Additions To Top Four

Two Kentucky Derby prep races dominated the racing scene on Saturday afternoon. On opposite coasts, new contenders faced off against proven runners, with differing results on either end. Destin captured the Grade 2 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, and Danzing Candy came out on top in the Grade 2 San Felipe, each earning 50 points […]

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O’Neill Has Another Derby Prospect With Frank Conversation’s El Camino Real Derby Win

J. Paul Reddam’s Frank Conversation won the California Derby last out, and followed that up with a win in Saturday’s Grade 3 El Camino Real Derby at Golden Gate Fields. The sophomore son of Quality Road earned his first graded stakes victory, covering the 1 1/8 miles over Tapeta in 1:50.64, and earned his first […]

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Road To The Kentucky Derby: Mohaymen, Sunny Ridge Break Into Top Three Of Point Standings

With two races on Saturday awarding points along the Kentucky Derby Trail to 3-year-olds, the weekend saw debuting sophomores Mohaymen and Sunny Ridge break into the top three in the current standings. Mohaymen absolutely dominated the Grade 2 Lambholm South Holy Bull Stakes at Gulfstream Park, geared down at the wire to win by 3 […]

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Intense Holiday, Wildcat Red Take Top Spots in Updated Derby Standings

Saturday’s sophomore prep races began the second series of the Road to the Kentucky Derby – increasing the points earned to 50-20-10-5 for the top four finishers. So, not surprisingly, the winners of yesterday’s Grade 2 stakes sit high atop the leaderboard. Risen Star winner Intense Holiday leads the contenders with a total of 53 […]

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Churchill Downs Releases Updated KY Derby Leaderboard

Churchill Downs, Inc., released an updated leader board for the Road to the Kentucky Derby with the results of the Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds included. Vicar’s In Trouble, winner of the Lecomte, earned ten points for his win and his $120,000 earnings has placed him in 9th place. Second-place finisher Albano […]

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Bullet Train presents Derby Dreams: Frac Daddy

Magic City seems an appropriate place for Derby Dreams to begin. Magic City is a nickname for Billings, Mont., home to the owners of Frac Daddy, a colt that will likely go off at long odds when the gates open at Churchill Downs May 4. But that’s just fine with Carter Stewart and Kenneth Schlenker […]

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