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Maxfield: Derby Delay Gives Walsh More Time ‘To Prepare Him Properly’

It was the kind of performance that leaves a racing fan just standing there, slack-jawed, staring at the racetrack but actually into the future, and thinking, “Now, that’s a Derby horse.” Last October, when Maxfield won the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, he delivered not only one of the best juvenile performances of the year, but […]

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Authentic Closes As Top Individual Choice In Third Kentucky Derby Future Wager

Eight weeks in advance of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Olds” closed as the 4-1 favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). Saturday’s San Felipe (GII) winner unbeaten Authentic, trained by five-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Bob Baffert, closed as […]

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Maxfield ‘Starting To Step Up’ His Training; May Skip Derby, Point To Preakness

Godolphin’s undefeated homebred Maxfield, unraced since taking the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) in his second career start Oct. 6, turned in a sharp half-mile breeze Sunday as he continues to work toward his 3-year-old debut. It was the third work since mid-February for Maxfield, all over the main track at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park’s satellite training […]

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Jon White: Juvenile Champ Storm The Court Tops Kentucky Derby Top 10

Santa Anita morning line maker Jon White formulates a Kentucky Derby Top 10 each week, employing video review and monitoring the opinions of other respected racing observers nationwide. The following is Jon’s most recent Derby Top 10, courtesy of Xpressbet: Holding the No. 1 spot this week on my Top 10 is Storm the Court, […]

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‘All Others’ At Even Money, Tiz The Law Individual Favorite In First Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the even-money favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Champagne (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law was the 11-1 second choice. Tiz the Law, who finished an adventurous third in […]

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Sunshine And Roses: Gulfstream Park Championship Meet Kicks Off Florida Road To Kentucky Derby

You don’t have to pass through Florida to get to Kentucky. But history — at least as it involves the best path to the Kentucky Derby (G1) — suggests it pays to experience a little sunshine and salt air before preening in the shadows of the Twin Spires come May. Once again, when Gulfstream Park […]

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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Opens Thanksgiving Day

Unbeaten Nashua Stakes (Grade III) winner Independence Hall and upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Storm the Court are among the 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2020 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. Both Independence Hall and Storm the Court were made […]

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Promising Juvenile Maxfield Out 60 Days After Surgery For Ankle Chip Removal

Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, scratched earlier this month from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile due to what was initially diagnosed as a foot bruise, underwent surgery on Monday to remove a “mildly displaced” chip in his ankle. The 2-year-old son of Street Sense will be out 60 days, according to owner Godolphin, after which […]

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‘Extremely Special’ Maxfield To Get Freshening, Target 2020 Campaign

Godolphin’s highly-regarded colt Maxfield, who scratched out of last weekend’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I), will get a freshening for the remainder of 2019 and target a 2020 campaign, according to his trainer Brendan Walsh. Maxfield, an impressive 5 ½-length winner of the $500,000 Breeders’ Futurity (Grade I) at Keeneland, was scratched from […]

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