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Rugbyman ‘Warrants A Shot’ In Wide-Open West Virginia Derby

With no standout in this year’s $500,000 West Virginia Derby, the race provides an opportunity for not only a very good payday but a chance for 3-year-olds to pass an important test that can set the table for the late summer and fall racing season. One of the Derby entrants in the grade III fixture […]

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High North, Once On Whiskey Top West Virginia Derby

The top three finishers in the Iowa Derby and the top two from the Los Alamitos Derby are among a field of nine entered for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 4. The grade III fixture for 3-year-olds is the centerpiece of a nine-race Saturday program that will begin […]

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Average Daily Handle Up 4 Percent During Los Alamitos Summer Thoroughbred Festival

Impressive graded stakes victories by Marley’s Freedom and Once On Whiskey, the continued emergence of apprentice jockeys Asa Espinoza and Heriberto Figueroa and a spectacular debut by the highly-regarded 2-year-old Instagrand highlighted Los Alamitos’ Summer Thoroughbred Festival. The three-week season concluded Sunday, wrapping the first of three daytime meets in 2018 at Los Alamitos. A […]

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Once On Whiskey Denies Draft Pick In Los Alamitos Derby

Trainer Bob Baffert saddled two horses in Saturday’s Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby, including the 1-2 post time favorite Ax Man. At the finish, however, it was his other trainee hitting the wire first at 7-1 odds. Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s Once On Whiskey rolled down the stretch to put his nose […]

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Draft Pick Vs. Pair From Baffert, O’Neill Stables In Los Alamitos Derby

Draft Pick, who upset heavily-favored Solomini in the Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes June 10, will try for his third consecutive victory in the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds and scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby will go as the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday is […]

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