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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Maxfield And The Matt Winn

While the Road to the delayed Kentucky Derby on Sept. 5 will take a detour to New York for the Belmont Stakes on June 20, a newly anointed official Derby points race, the Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes, is featured on Saturday’s card from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The top four finishers in the […]

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Matt Winn Stakes: Major Fed ‘A Step Above’ For Team Foley

Churchill Downs veteran horseman Greg Foley has run several horses on the undercard of the Kentucky Derby but he’s yet to have his first starter in the race. Foley is hoping that could change this year with improving 3-year-old and $150,000 Matt Winn (GIII) contender Major Fed. “I’ve been doing this my whole life and […]

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Walsh Has Been ‘Anticipating’ Matt Winn Favorite Maxfield’s Next Start Since Breeders’ Cup Scratch

Godolphin’s Maxfield was made the 5-2 morning line favorite for his highly-anticipated 3-year-old debut in Saturday’s $150,000 Matt Winn presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. “I feel like all of us have been anticipating his next start since his scratch before the Breeders’ Cup (Juvenile),” trainer Brendan Walsh said. “We always thought […]

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Equibase Analysis: Pneumatic Might Just Drill Foes In Matt Winn

The Grade 3, $150,000 Matt Winn Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday is a newly minted points race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, which takes place on September 5 this year. A field of 12 aspiring 3-year-old colts signed up to run, led by the winner of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity last […]

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Major Fed, Maxfield Turn In Final Preps For May 23 Matt Winn

Lloyd Madison Farms’ Grade 2 Louisiana Derby fourth-place finisher Major Fed completed his last major workout on Saturday morning at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., with a half-mile move in :51.40 prior to taking aim at the $150,000 Matt Winn Stakes (G3) – worth 50-20-10-5 points to the Top 4 finishers on the Road to […]

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‘Light At The End Of The Tunnel’: Training Resumes At Churchill Downs Wednesday

With a steady rain falling at 5:29 a.m. (all times Eastern), Churchill Downs’ outrider Lee Lockwood spoke on the track radio with the words so many people have been anticipating, “We are open for business. Gap Attendants, you can open the track.” And, a few seconds later, training resumed at Churchill Downs for the first […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Major Fed Ignites New Derby Dreams For Foley Family

Greg Foley and Lloyd Madison Farms have felt the Kentucky Derby fever once before. In 2003 Champali qualified for the main field of the Run for the Roses, but the son of Glitterman was more of a miler type. After a second-place finish in the G3 Derby Trial, the colt was aimed at the Preakness […]

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Modernist Posts Front-Running Upset In Second Division Of Risen Star

A maiden winner over nine furlongs at Aqueduct in early January, Pam and Martin Wygod’s homebred Modernist was dismissed at odds of 12-1 in Saturday’s second division of the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes. The 3-year-old by Uncle Mo broke sharply and rushed up to battle for the lead early, then dug in through the […]

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