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‘Big, Long-Jumping’ Arrogate Breezes Seven Furlongs At Santa Anita

Arrogate, the record-setting victor of the Travers Stakes, recorded a seven-furlong breeze Tuesday morning at Santa Anita in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5, reports the Daily Racing Form. The sophomore son of Unbridled’s Song began the workout in unison with Mor Spirit, but allowed his workmate to gain nearly a five-length […]

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Page McKenney Honored As Pennsylvania-Bred Horse Of The Year

Page McKenney (Eavesdropper – Winning Grace, by Yarrow Brae) was recently honored as the 2015 Pennsylvania-bred Horse of the Year. The gelding’s 5-year-old season consisted of back-to-back scores at Laurel in the John B. Campbell Handicap and Harrison E. Johnson Memorial Stakes, as well as back-to-back scores in the Richard W. Small and Swatara Stakes, […]

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Mor Spirit’s ‘Anteater’ Action Reminds Gary Stevens Of A.P. Indy

Hall of Famer Gary Stevens is excited to ride Bob Baffert’s occasionally temperamental colt Mor Spirit in the Kentucky Derby this Saturday. The son of Eskendereya has earned the reputation in recent months, as evidenced by an aborted work at Santa Anita in late February. Stevens was on board for the planned breeze, afterward calling […]

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TCI: First Impressions Of Kentucky Derby Horses

Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham give first impressions on Kentucky Derby 142 contenders they’ve followed in training at Churchill and Keeneland over the last couple weeks. Who has looked the part? And what workouts have been the most notable in signaling a big performance to come? One week to go. The guys discuss Mor Spirit’s every-five-day work pattern, Destin’s unorthodox eight-week […]

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On A Break: Baffert, Garcia Have Minor Falling-Out

Jockey Martin Garcia, who exercises many of trainer Bob Baffert’s top horses in the morning, did not make the trip to Louisville for Kentucky Derby week after apparently having a bit of “falling-out” with the trainer. According to a report in the Daily Racing Form, Garcia was scheduled to be a part of Baffert’s team in Louisville on […]

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Derby Spirit: ‘Rookie’ Owner Enjoying Kentucky Derby Experience

Michael Lund Petersen’s name is probably unfamiliar to many that follow horse racing. After all, the native of Denmark has only been involved in the sport for a few years. However, his name, or at least his company, is probably much more familiar to anyone that has purchased an engagement ring or almost any type of […]

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Mor Spirit Zips Through Five-Furlong Work

Mor Spirit, runner-up to Exaggerator in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby (GI) last time out, put in his first breeze over the Churchill Downs main track for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Tuesday morning during Churchill Downs’ special 8:30-8:45 a.m. training window, which is exclusive to possible starters in […]

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Shagaf, My Man Sam Breeze At Churchill Sunday

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf had his first work over the Churchill Downs surface Sunday morning during the training period reserved for Oaks and Derby contenders, rolling through a half-mile in :48 2/5 with splits of :12 4/5, :24 3/5, and :36 3/5. He galloped out in 1:01 1/5 and 1:14 3/5. The son of Bernardini most […]

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West Coast Contenders Dominant In Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Nyquist’s dominating victory over the Grade 1 Florida Derby maintained his position atop this week’s poll with 13 of the 15 number one votes, […]

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Little Clarity After Nyquist In Derby Media Poll

The Courier-Journal’s DerbyHQ Top 20 poll is a collaboration of the top 20 Kentucky Derby selections of 15 high-profile members of the racing media, including the Paulick Report’s own Scott Jagow. Nyquist’s dominating victory over Mohaymen in Saturday’s Grade 1 Florida Derby last weekend keeps him high atop this week’s poll with 13 of the […]

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