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Pletcher Trio, Frosted Turn In Belmont Workouts

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent out a veritable “Who’s Who” of contenders for their penultimate workouts this morning at Belmont Park for the upcoming Belmont Stakes Racing Festival on June 4-6. Carpe Diem returned to the worktab for the first time since his 10th-place finish in the Kentucky Derby. Under Hall of Famer John Velazquez, the […]

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Pletcher Trio Gearing Up For Belmont; Mubtaahij Breezes

If American Pharoah is to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978, he’ll have to go through a trio of runners from the barn of Todd Pletcher, as the trainer is likely to send out the sixth and tenth-place finishers from the Kentucky Derby, Materiality and Carpe Diem, and the winner of […]

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No Preakness Starters For Pletcher; Materiality To Skip Race

Trainer Todd Pletcher told the Daily Racing Form Tuesday morning that Materiality, who finished sixth in the G1 Kentucky Derby, would not start in Saturday’s G1 Preakness Stakes. “The bottom line: It’s back in two weeks – a bit quick – and we’ve been successful in the past waiting for the Belmont,” said Pletcher. Materiality […]

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Carpe Diem To Skip Preakness, Aim For Belmont

While trainer Todd Pletcher is expected to announce Tuesday which 3-year-olds in his stable — if any — will be included in Saturday’s Preakness field, news came out Monday that Carpe Diem will not be among them. Elliott Walden, CEO of co-owner WinStar Farm, told the Daily Racing Form’s Jay Privman that Carpe Diem would sit out […]

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Pletcher On Materiality’s Derby Trouble: ‘Frustrating To Think What May Have Been’

Trainer Todd Pletcher sent Materiality, Carpe Diem and Competitive Edge to the racetrack at Belmont Park Wednesday morning as the evaluation process began to determine their respective statuses for the 140th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 16. “They went back to the track today and jogged and seemed to be in good […]

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Favored American Pharoah Draws Post 18 For 141st Kentucky Derby

Zayat Stables homebred American Pharoah, the 2-year-old male champion of 2014 and unbeaten in two starts this year for trainer Bob Baffert, has drawn post 18 in what will be a field of 20 starters in Saturday’s 141st running of the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Mike Battaglia, who sets the morning-line […]

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Kentucky Derby News & Notes: April 26

AMERICAN PHAROAH/DORTMUND – Zayat Stables’ American Pharoah provided some heat on a raw morning at Churchill Downs Sunday with a bullet workout – the fastest of the day at the distance – covering five furlongs in :58.40 under jockey Martin Garcia. The Arkansas Derby (G1) winner, who is likely to be the betting favorite in […]

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Kentucky Derby News & Notes: April 25

AMERICAN PHAROAH/DORTMUND – Kaleem Shah’s unbeaten colt Dortmund breezed six furlongs in a controlled 1:13.60 Saturday morning at Santa Anita Park. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert did not want a repeat of last week’s quick five-furlong work and guided jockey Martin Garcia through the breeze by walkie talkie. The big colt responded and followed […]

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Report: Three Pletcher Horses Remain Unconfirmed For Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher has five horses qualified for the Kentucky Derby field, but he told media on Tuesday afternoon that only two–Materiality and Carpe Diem–are confirmed to run as of this week. The other three, Itsaknockout, Stanford, and Madefromlucky all have the points to qualify for the race, but their status will depend on how […]

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Riders Up: Velazquez Aboard Carpe Diem, Castellano On Materiality For Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher has confirmed riding assignments for two of his Kentucky Derby contenders. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, John Velazquez has been named to ride G1 Toyota Blue Grass winner Carpe Diem, while Javier Castellano will be aboard G1 Florida Derby winner Materiality. Velazquez had been the regular rider of […]

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