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Mexican Triple Crown Winner Kukulkan Takes On Allowance Field At Churchill Friday

He won 14 straight races including the Mexican Triple Crown and the Caribbean Classic Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but Kukulkan finished 11th in his first start against North American horses in the G1 Pegasus World Cup in January. Now, the 4-year-old son of Point Determined is preparing for a start at Churchill Downs on Friday, […]

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Sueno Reminds Desormeaux Of Past Kentucky Derby Hopeful My Boy Jack

A trainer of Thoroughbreds for three decades, Keith Desormeaux’s outstanding horsemanship has been displayed at a top level recently with his presence at Churchill Downs on the First Saturday in May for the past three years. The native of Lafayette, La. hopes to make this his fourth year in a row of having a Kentucky […]

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Desormeaux Derby ‘Dreaming’ With Sueno In Southwest Stakes

Keith Desormeaux isn’t just dreaming about a second consecutive victory in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes, the Southern California-based trainer sent Sueno to Oaklawn in search of his second black-type triumph, and more Kentucky Derby qualifying points, in Monday’s Grade 3 race. Desormeaux won last year’s Southwest with My Boy Jack, who was exiting a third-place […]

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Desormeaux: ‘We Don’t Buy Pedigree, We Make Pedigree’

When it comes to shopping for young Thoroughbred prospects, trainer Keith Desormeaux and his team have a saying – “don’t buy pedigree, make pedigree”. Like so many of his recent stars, Night Ops’ bloodlines might not jump off the page, but the connections believe he has what it takes to be competitive in Saturday’s Grade […]

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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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