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Castellano: ‘Key’ To Derby Victory Is To ‘Go With The Flow’

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano expressed confidence in his Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby mount Vekoma, who he rode to victory in the Grade 2 Blue Grass at Keeneland earlier this month. Castellano guided the George Weaver-trained son of Candy Ride to victory in the Blue Grass, where he drifted out in mid-stretch, […]

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Franco Will Be ‘More Relaxed’ In Second Derby Aboard Spinoff

At the very least, Kentucky Derby time will bolster jockey Manny Franco’s airline rewards account. The 24-year-old picked up the mount on the Todd Pletcher-trained Spinoff, who is pointing towards the “Run for the Roses” on May 4 at Churchill Downs. After riding a full card Thursday at Aqueduct, Franco traveled to the Sunshine State […]

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Audible ‘In Good Form’ Through Penultimate Pegasus Workout

Audible, the 2018 Florida Derby (G1) winner, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.91 Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. “Audible’s training really well. I’ve been pleased with all of his works, particularly this morning. It was a good, solid five-eighths […]

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Audible On Target For Pegasus World Cup, To Prep In G3 Harlan’s Holiday

Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible has returned to Todd Pletcher’s training base at Palm Beach Downs to continue preparations for a planned start in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 26. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief is scheduled to make his next start in the Dec. 15 Harlan’s […]

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Derby Trio Leave Pletcher Smiling After Friday Breezes At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) hero Audible breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 Friday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Into Mischief worked in company with Patch in his second workout since registering a three-length triumph in the […]

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Audible ‘Outstanding,’ Noble Indy ‘Solid’ In Derby Works At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull (G2) winner Audible continued preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Friday morning when he worked a half-mile in :48.74 at Palm Beach Downs. Owned by China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, Head of Plains Partners and WinStar Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher, Audible galloped out in 1:02.22 while working alongside the 4-year-old […]

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Vino Rosso Could Return To Palm Beach In Preparation For Kentucky Derby

After only hinting at his potential early in his career, Vino Rosso will carry momentum into the Kentucky Derby following his breakthrough victory Saturday in the Grade 2, $1 million Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets at Aqueduct Racetrack. Vino Rosso easily won his first two starts but came up short in two stakes tries at Tampa Bay Downs, […]

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Audible ‘Excellent’ After Florida Derby, Won’t Ship To Churchill For Several Weeks

Impressed as he was with Audible’s performance in the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was equally thrilled by how the colt bounced out of a powerful three-length victory that stamped him as a leading Triple Crown contender. Pletcher checked in on his latest 3-year-old star early Easter Sunday morning, and found him doing […]

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Gulfstream Mile ‘An Ideal Distance’ For Always Dreaming To Kick Off 2018 Campaign

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is expected to kick off his 2018 season in Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Mile on the Florida Derby undercard, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Bodemeister has not raced since finishing ninth in the Travers on Aug. 26. He underwent treatment for stomach ulcers during a break away from the track, […]

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No ‘Firm Plans’ For Louisiana Derby Winner Noble Indy’s Path To Kentucky

Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com winner Noble Indy is scheduled to be reunited with trainer Todd Pletcher’s contingent at Palm Beach Downs Training Center in South Florida this upcoming Monday. From there, Pletcher will begin making plans regarding preparation for the Gr. I $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 5. “We haven’t made […]

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