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Quip Shifted To Arkanses Derby To Chase Grade 1 Status

China Horse Club International and WinStar Farm LLC will be represented in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) after all. After unbeaten Justify was removed from consideration for the Arkansas Derby, trainer Rodolphe Brisset said Thursday that Grade 2 winner Quip was heading to Oaklawn to run in the April 14 race for his high-profile connections. Quip, […]

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Big Red? Baffert Hoping Unbeaten Colt Will Justify Barn Nickname In Santa Anita Derby

No McKinzie, no problema. Bob Baffert just goes with the flow and taps Justify on the shoulder to take on Bolt d’Oro in the most anticipated race of the year, Saturday’s $1 million, Grade I, Santa Anita Derby. “You hate to see a horse get hurt,” Baffert said, speaking of McKinzie, who will miss the […]

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‘Bring Him On’: Ruis Has Bolt D’Oro Ready To Meet Justify

The top two in this weekend’s Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Bolt d’Oro and Justify, are scheduled to meet in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on Saturday. The two are quite different: Bolt d’Oro brings in a very strong record, including two Grade 1 wins, while Justify has only an allowance race and maiden victory […]

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Further Tests Required For McKinzie; Baffert Possibly Leaning Toward Preakness

Rather than rushing his very talented 3-year-old colt McKinzie, trainer Bob Baffert is definitely planning to skip Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby and possibly even the Kentucky Derby. The son of Street Sense was a little bit off in a hind leg after last week’s breeze, according to drf.com, but both x-rays and a nuclear scan were […]

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Audible Jumps To Second In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

New York-bred Audible (6 first-place votes, 381 points)hasmoved up to second in the latest NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll following a three-length score in Saturday’s $1 million Xpressbet Florida Derby, while Ireland-based Mendelssohn (9; 285) jumped to third on the basis of a track-record, 18 1/2-length win in the $2 million UAE Derby. Bolt d’Oro (28 first-place votes, 429 points), expected to run in Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, […]

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Baffert: Justify To Stay Home, Run In Santa Anita Derby

Bob Baffert, who’s built an unparalleled Hall of Fame career in large-part by utilizing his God-given instincts, is following his “gut” yet again as he’s decided to run top Derby prospect Justify in this Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby following a powerful six furlong workout in 1:13.20 Mondaymorning at Santa Anita. “We’ll run here,” said […]

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‘A Very Good Work’ For Instilled Regard Before Santa Anita Derby

Instilled Regard had his final major work for next Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, going five furlongs at 6:45 Saturday morning for the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the May 5 Kentucky Derby. Instilled Regard was timed in 1:01.60 under exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez. Instilled Regard, winner of the Lecomte Stakes and fourth as the favorite in the […]

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McKinzie Will Not Run In Santa Anita Derby; Baffert Being ‘Cautious’

Trainer Bob Baffert will not start McKinzie in next Saturday’s Santa Anita Derby, according to bloodhorse.com. The Hall of Fame trainer said that the 3-year-old son of Street Sense had shown some signs of an injury in a hind leg, though tests have not been conclusive. “The McKinzie thing, we don’t know. The X-rays were […]

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Harrington: ‘Not A Sliver Of Difference’ Between Bolt D’Oro And McKinzie

A rematch of mythic proportions could be in the offing next Saturday when Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie are scheduled to do battle in the $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby. The three-year-old colts, leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby on May 5, ran the gauntlet for nearly a quarter mile in the San Felipe Stakes on March […]

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Cuenta Regresiva Para La Revancha: Bolt D’Oro Y McKinzie Se Preparan Para El Santa Anita Derby

El Santa Anita Derby (G1) del venidero 7 de Abril ha despertado más expectativa que cualquiera de las preparatorias – corridas o por correrse – para el Kentucky Derby (G1). El emocionante final del San Felipe S. (G2) puede haber marcado el inicio de una interesante rivalidad entre dos excelentes corredores: Bolt d’Oro y McKinzie. […]

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