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My Boy Jack Out With Ankle Chip, Expected To Race In 2019

My Boy Jack has officially been taken out of training, according to drf.com, after the discovery of an ankle chip which will require surgery to remove. The 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will miss the remainder of this season, but is expected to return to the races in 2019. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, My Boy Jack […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stars & Stripes

An exciting weekend of graded stakes action is on tap for racing fans, with NBC coverage of the Stars & Stripes card at Belmont Park on Saturday. The two features are the Belmont Oaks and Belmont Derby, but international intrigue extends to the Dwyer Stakes on the undercard as well. Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan […]

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My Boy Jack Ready To Retry Turf In Grade 1 Belmont Derby

Grade 1 Belmont Derby contender My Boy Jack has settled in well at Belmont Park following his Tuesday arrival from California, said Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux. The Belmont Derby will be the first start for the Creative Cause colt since finishing a late-running fifth in the Kentucky Derby and his first start […]

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Triple Crown Questions: ‘Curse Of Assault,’ Common Ownership Decisions

He may have defeated the “Curse of Apollo” in the Kentucky Derby, becoming the first colt since 1882 to win the Kentucky Derby without racing as a 2-year-old, but there is yet another curse Justify must face down as he moves toward the Belmont Stakes and a chance to win the Triple Crown. According to […]

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Ehalt: Sol Kumin’s Ownership Model ‘Great For The Game’

Thoroughbred owner Sol Kumin was not a finalist in the outstanding owner category in last year’s Eclipse Awards, but voters may be unable to ignore the involvement of his various partnerships in 2018. Thus far, Kumin is part owner of Kentucky Derby winner Justify (and also third and fifth-place finishers Audible and My Boy Jack), […]

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Down Goes Apollo: Justify Runs Into The History Books In 144th Kentucky Derby

It became the wettest Kentucky Derby in history this Saturday, with more than 2.8 inches of rain recorded beneath the iconic Twin Spires. The combination of sloppy conditions and inexperience was still not enough to stop the latest Bob Baffert-trained superstar, WinStar, China Horse Club, Starlight Racing and Head of Plains Partners’ Justify. In just […]

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Derby Notes: Contenders Stick To The ‘Routine’ As Excitement Continues To Build

AUDIBLE/MAGNUM MOON/NOBLE INDY/VINO ROSSO – There were no missed beats at the Todd Pletcher barn Thursday morning. There rarely are for one of the nation’s best horsemen, even as things heat up two days in front of his four-pronged attack on the world’s foremost horse race – Kentucky Derby 144. Pletcher sent his quartet of stakes-winning colts to the track […]

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Fans Can Now Purchase Official Kentucky Derby Contender Merchandise

Churchill Downs today announced the Kentucky Derby Contenders Collection, a new line of officially licensed merchandise that showcases a majority of the contenders running in the 144th Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve. Fans will be able to purchase the merchandise on site at Churchill Downs during Derby week and at www.kentuckyderby.com starting on April 30. The […]

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Justify, Californians Arrive At Churchill; Contenders Make Paddock Schooling Plans

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s Combatant completed his major preparation for Kentucky Derby 144 (Grade I) by working a half-mile in :49.60 on a brisk Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Fourth in the Arkansas Derby (GI) in his most recent start, Combatant was partnered in the work by Angel Garcia for trainer Steve Asmussen. By day’s end, the entire cast for the Kentucky […]

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Hofburg ‘Smooth As Silk’ In Sunday Breeze; ‘Quirky’ Solomini Behaves Well On West Coast

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg tuned up for Kentucky Derby 144 by working a half-mile in company in :48.20 at Churchill Downs on a cool Sunday morning. With exercise rider Penny Gardiner up for trainer Bill Mott, Hofburg produced fractions of :13.20, :24.60, :36.20, :48.20 and out five furlongs in 1:01.20 and three-quarters in 1:14.80 in the work over a fast track. Meanwhile, […]

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