Newmarket or Churchill Downs? A Classic Choice For Ryan Moore

British bookmakers are taking bets on where jockey Ryan Moore will be on the first Saturday in May: at Churchill Downs to ride Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby or at Newmarket aboard Saxon Warrior in the English classic, the 2000 Guineas. So far, the Racing Post reports, bettors are favoring Kentucky for Moore, who rode […]

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Bloodlines: Pricey Mendelssohn ‘Getting Better All The Time’

If you threw a bucket of mud in my face, perhaps I’d run bucking down the stretch at Churchill Downs, like Thunder Snow (by Helmet) in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby last year, but the handsome colt cast those memories aside as he raced to victory in the G1 Dubai World Cup on March 31. […]

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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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Kentucky Derby Media Poll: Mendelssohn Soars Up The Rankings

While Bolt d’Oro remained a clear choice Monday atop a new 2018 Kentucky Derby Media Poll assembled by, that’s not what a national panel of voters wished to discuss this week. UAE Derby winner Mendelssohn settled at No. 3, just behind Florida Derby winner Audible, as it “looks like the Euros are finally live for the first Saturday in May,” said Mike Hartnett, weekend news […]

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Mendelssohn Annihilates UAE Derby Field In First Start On Dirt

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf last fall, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn added to his record on Saturday with a dominating victory in the Group 2 UAE Derby in his first start on a dirt course. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy left the starting gates on top and never relinquished his lead, crossing the wire […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Gronk, UAE Intrigue

It’s a big weekend on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The latest news on the Triple Crown trail is that the colt Gronkowski won the final race on the separate European Road to the Kentucky Derby Friday in England, qualifying him for a guaranteed slot in the starting gates on the first Saturday in […]

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UAE Derby: ‘Pace’ An Important Asset For Mendelssohn, Local Filly Rayya Rates ‘A Good Chance’

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Coolmore’s Mendelssohn is on track to bring trainer Aidan O’Brien back to the Kentucky Derby. The record-setting Ballydoyle conditioner has never finished better than fifth in the Run for the Roses, according to “You are going over to the other side of the world and getting pitched into […]

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Mendelssohn: Una Incógnita Entre Los Posibles Aspirantes Al Kentucky Derby 2018

A mes y medio para la disputa del Kentucky Derby (G1), la ruta a la Carrera de las Rosas posiblemente haya dejado más preguntas que respuestas. Cada carrera preparatoria de la segunda fase ha revelado nombres nuevos, y al mismo tiempo parece haber dejado a otros fuera de consideración para el gran evento. Incluso, un […]

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The Friday Show Presented By Editorial, A Climax Stallion: The Other March Madness?

When they start playing college hoops all day on a weekday, you know it’s also time for the Road to the Kentucky Derby to heat up. Last week’s trio of Derby preps, including that thrilling San Felipe stretch duel and stewards’ controversy was one heckuva buzzer beater and certainly set things in motion. On this […]

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