kentucky derby

Always Dreaming ‘Solid,’ Cloud Computing ‘Great’ In Final Preps For Jim Dandy

Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming turned in a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.71 over the Oklahoma training track Saturday morning at Saratoga Race Course in preparation for the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at 1 1/8 miles on July 29. Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez guided the Bodemeister colt through splits of 13.93 […]

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Hence ‘In Great Shape’ After Iowa Derby Victory, Headed To Haskell

Hence will go for back-to-back graded stakes wins and look to give trainer Steve Asmussen his second victory in the Grade 1, $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 30, the 50th renewal of Monmouth Park’s marquee event. The 3-year-old colt by Street Boss sat last along the backstretch before storming home on the outside […]

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Battle Of Midway ‘Doing Really Well,’ Signed On For Haskell

Nearly three decades since winning Monmouth Park’s biggest race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will look to do it again when he sends Battle of Midway toOceanport, New Jersey for the July 30, betfair.com Haskell Invitational. Third in this year’s Kentucky Derby, Battle of Midway comes into the Grade 1 Haskell off a four and a quarter length score in the Grade 3 Affirmed […]

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Classic Empire ‘Hasn’t Been As Aggressive,’ Will Skip Haskell Invitational

Juvenile champion Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the July 30 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile was scratched out of the Belmont Stakes with an abscess, and seems to have not fully recovered from the hoof ailment. Classic Empire recently […]

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Untrapped Looking To Take Down Irap In Saturday’s Indiana Derby

Trainer Steve Asmussen and owner Mike Langford are waiting for their 3-year-old colt Untrapped to come up with a signature victory. Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 2 Indiana Derby would be an excellent time. Untrapped won on his second attempt last November at Churchill Downs, but in six stakes appearances since, he has two seconds and pair of thirds. […]

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Always Dreaming ‘Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing Fires A Bullet In Works Toward Jim Dandy

Always Dreaming put in his final breeze at Belmont before shipping to Saratoga on Monday, going 49.45 seconds on the training track, according to trainer Pletcher. The Grade 1 Kentucky Derby winner is scheduled to work two more times at the Spa before the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy on July 29. “It was a good, relaxed work,” […]

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Thunder Snow Back On Top With ‘Monster’ Prix Jean Prat Victory

Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow, now infamous for his bucking episode at the start of the 2017 Kentucky Derby, continued along the path to redemption with a victory in Sunday’s Group 1 Prix Jean Prat Stakes at Chantilly. Under regular rider Christophe Soumillon, the 3-year-old son of Helmet led all the way to cover the one […]

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Hence Back In Winning Form With Last-To-First Rally In Iowa Derby

Calumet Farm homebred Hence was the star of the show Friday night at Prairie Meadows Racecourse, settling well off the early pace to rally five-wide on the far turn and score by 1 1/2 lengths in the G3 Iowa Derby. The sophomore son of Street Boss was perfectly handled by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, […]

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Oh Baby! Borel Enjoying ‘Unbelievable’ Ride Toward Fatherhood

A year ago this holiday weekend, Calvin Borel was a visitor on the Churchill Downs backside, his first time at a racetrack since he suddenly retired with little explanation three months earlier at Oaklawn Park. The Hall of Fame jockey said he was just “chilling,” trying to decide what he wanted to do with his […]

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Irap Sorprende A Girvin En Final Fotográfico Del Ohio Derby

Irap, ganador del Blue Grass Stakes para los colores de J. Paul Reddam, remató cun fuerzas para colocar nariz de ventaja sobre Girvin, ganador del Louisiana Derby, y llevarse el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) en el hipódromo de Thistledown. El corpulento hijo de Tiznow, conducido por Julien Leparoux, estuvo colocado a unos cinco cuerpos de […]

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