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Santa Anita Oaks Winner Paradise Woods Heavily Favored In Sunday’s Torrey Pines

Paradise Woods, brilliant winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks in April but a serious disappointment as the favorite in the Kentucky Oaks May 5, returns to action Sunday when she heads a field of eight three-year-old fillies in the Grade III $100,000 Torrey Pines at one mile over Del Mar’s main track. The […]

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Arrogate ‘Just Cruised’ In Half-Mile Breeze; Paradise Woods Returns To Work Tab

Juddmonte Farm’s World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate had his third breeze since returning to the the work tab at Santa Anita on Sunday, covering a half-mile at Santa Anita in :46 4/5 to earn the bullet of 105 works. According to, the gray 4-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song was ridden by regular work rider Martin Garcia […]

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G1 Winner Paradise Woods To Undergo Precautionary Nuclear Scan

Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods, who finished off the board as the heavy favorite in the G1 Kentucky Oaks, will undergo a nuclear scan to check on her physical condition. Trainer Richard Mandella told the Daily Racing Form that the upcoming tests were being done as a precautionary measure. Paradise Woods arrived back in California earlier […]

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Abel Tasman Exits Oaks Victory In Good Shape; Paradise Woods Scheduled For Vacation

An authoritative, last-to-first victory by China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms’ Abel Tasman in Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks is the latest example of why the world’s most prominent owners seek out Bob Baffert to care for their most talented horses. Yes, retaining the Hall of Fame trainer of four Kentucky Derby winners and now three […]

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Weekend Lineup: Raindrops On Roses

It’s finally here, the two-day racing extravaganza located in Louisville, Kentucky. Friday is highlighted by the Kentucky Oaks, while Saturday’s card is led by the Kentucky Derby, showcasing the top 3-year-olds of each sex currently in training. Here are previews for the weekend’s Grade 1 races: The La Troienne brings Paid Up Subscriber to Churchill […]

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Derby Notes, May 2: Thunder Snow, Irish War Cry And Gormley Make First Appearances

Godolphin Racing’s Thunder Snow (IRE) exited quarantine Tuesday morning and made his first visit to the main track at Churchill Downs. Going out during the special training period reserved for Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses at 8:30, Thunder Snow jogged a mile and cantered a mile. Also making their initial appearances on the track were […]

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Paradise Woods Draws Post Four, Installed As 5-2 Morning Line Favorite For Kentucky Oaks

Steven Sarkowsky and Marty and Pam Wygod’s Paradise Woods has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Tuesday for the 143rd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) that serves as the centerpiece of Friday’s 13-race program. The Longines Kentucky Oaks, […]

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Irish War Cry, Gormley Lead Monday Arrivals At Churchill Downs

Riding the van down from Fair Hill Training Center in Maryland, Irish War Cry arrived at Churchill Downs early Monday evening. The 3-year-old son of Curlin had his final breeze before the Kentucky Derby on Sunday, covering six furlongs in 1:13.20 under jockey Rajiv Maragh. The Wood Memorial winner then left his home base at […]

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Paradise Woods’ Final KY Oaks Work Has Mandella ‘Pretty Excited’

Paradise Woods, winner of the Santa Anita Oaks by a race record margin of 11 ¼ lengths on April 8, worked six furlongs under regular rider Flavien Prat Thursday morning for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks May 5, in company with Milhaud. Paradise Woods was clocked in a bullet 1:12.40 while Milhaud went in 1:12.80. […]

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