The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Orb

The result of Saturday’s Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream identified two colts of classic caliber, although second-place finisher Violence (by Medaglia d’Oro) will not be continuing the trek toward Louisville and the Kentucky Derby due to a fracture to the medial sesamoid of his right foreleg. The winner, Orb, placed himself among […]

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Orb comes out of Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth in good shape

Trainer Shug McGaughey reported Sunday that Orb exited his stretch-running victory in Saturday’s $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park in good order. “He came back fine. He’s at Payson Park – that’s where he lives. I was with him when he got on the van (Saturday) night, and he was fine. […]

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135-1 Ive Struck a Nerve tops Derby points standings

Updated Kentucky Derby points standings have Ive Struck a Nerve just a point ahead of Fountain of Youth winner Orb following his 135-1 upset in the Risen Star on Saturday. The two colts are 20 points ahead of third-place contender Violence, whose second-place Fountain of Youth effort brings him to 30 total points. The series […]

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Orb outshines Violence in Fountain of Youth

Orb closed from far back to score a half-length victory over previously undefeated Violence Saturday to win the $400,000 Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park, while gaining a virtual lock on a berth in this year’s Kentucky Derby (G1). The 3-year-old homebred of Stuart Janney III and the Phipps Stable had previously […]

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