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Magnum Moon ‘Doing His Part’ In Recovery At Cornell Ruffian

Robert and Lawana Low’s Arkansas Derby winner Magnum Moon is still progressing in his recovery from a “structural injury” suffered to one of his forelegs in June, reports bloodhorse.com. He has been at Cornell Ruffian Equine Specialists, across the street from Belmont Park, for the duration of the process. “He’s just stable at this point in […]

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Updated: Magnum Moon Undergoes Successful Surgery For Career-Ending Injury

Sophomore colt Magnum Moon sustained a “career-ending” injury after a workout at Belmont Park on Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon, winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher, was galloping out when he suffered a “structural injury” to his forelimb. The racing manager for owners Robert and […]

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Down Goes Apollo: Justify Runs Into The History Books In 144th Kentucky Derby

It became the wettest Kentucky Derby in history this Saturday, with more than 2.8 inches of rain recorded beneath the iconic Twin Spires. The combination of sloppy conditions and inexperience was still not enough to stop the latest Bob Baffert-trained superstar, WinStar, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Justify. In just […]

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TCI: Kentucky Derby 144 Picks

The time has come. Jon and Joel take you through Kentucky Derby 144 from gate to wire, giving hard opinions, observations and analysis on all of the top contenders in one of the deepest Derby fields in recent history. What are the keys to this year’s Run for the Roses, and which colt is poised […]

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Derby Notes: Contenders Stick To The ‘Routine’ As Excitement Continues To Build

AUDIBLE/MAGNUM MOON/NOBLE INDY/VINO ROSSO – There were no missed beats at the Todd Pletcher barn Thursday morning. There rarely are for one of the nation’s best horsemen, even as things heat up two days in front of his four-pronged attack on the world’s foremost horse race – Kentucky Derby 144. Pletcher sent his quartet of stakes-winning colts to the track […]

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Ruis: Suitcase Stuffed With Cash To Bet On Bolt d’Oro In Kentucky Derby

Ruis Racing LLC’s Bolt d’Oro schooled in the starting gate before galloping 1 ¼ miles under exercise rider Jose Velazquez at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning. The son of Medaglia d’Oro is schooled in the paddock during Wednesday’s first race. Bolt d’Oro is rated at 8-1 in the Kentucky Derby morning line in which undefeated Santa […]

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Fans Can Now Purchase Official Kentucky Derby Contender Merchandise

Churchill Downs today announced the Kentucky Derby Contenders Collection, a new line of officially licensed merchandise that showcases a majority of the contenders running in the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Fans will be able to purchase the merchandise on site at Churchill Downs during Derby week and at www.kentuckyderby.com starting on April 30. The […]

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Derby Notes: Favorite Justify ‘Acted Like A Pro’ In First Churchill Downs Gallop

China Horse Club International, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s undefeated Justify, who was made the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Kentucky Derby 144 after 21 horses were entered Tuesday morning, made his first appearance on the main track at Churchill Downs during the 7:30-7:45 training window for Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses. Justify arrived from his Southern California base Monday afternoon on a flight that also included stablemate Solomini as well […]

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Justify Favored At 3-1 From Post 7 In 144th Kentucky Derby

China Horse Club International, Heads of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s undefeated Justify has been established as the 3-1 morning-line favorite in a field of 20 3-year-olds and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 144th running of the $2,192,000 Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I). If 20 horses start, the winner’s share will be $1,432,000. The 1 ¼-mile classic that starts the Triple Crown series serves as the centerpiece of Saturday’s 14-race […]

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Justify, Californians Arrive At Churchill; Contenders Make Paddock Schooling Plans

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s Combatant completed his major preparation for Kentucky Derby 144 (Grade I) by working a half-mile in :49.60 on a brisk Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Fourth in the Arkansas Derby (GI) in his most recent start, Combatant was partnered in the work by Angel Garcia for trainer Steve Asmussen. By day’s end, the entire cast for the Kentucky […]

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