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Spinoff, Intrepid Heart On Target For Belmont; Game Winner On Fence

Trainer Todd Pletcher added Spinoff to the list of probable entrants for the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on June 8 after an 18th-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. A Wertheimer and Frere homebred, the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun didn’t take to the sloppy track conditions in the Derby, according to […]

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Plus Que Parfait, Tax Under Consideration For Belmont Stakes Starts

Following an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, trainer Brendan Walsh stated that Plus Que Parfait could race in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. The son of Point of Entry, who won the Grade 2 United Arab Emirates Derby at Meydan Racecourse in his start prior to the […]

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The Haiku Handicapper Presented By Brisnet: 2019 Kentucky Derby

Time to analyze the 2019 Kentucky Derby field, in post position order, in the form of Haiku; a Japanese poem of 17 syllables, in three lines of five, seven, and five. #1 – War of Will Honest horse undone By a wonky Fair Grounds trip And a lousy draw #2 – Tax Ex-claimer makes good […]

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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Bodexpress, Plus Que Parfait, Vekoma,Tacitus

Each day of this Kentucky Derby week, I’ve taken a look at the pedigrees of four Kentucky Derby contenders and how those pedigrees might factor into their ability to succeed at a mile and a quarter. We’ve worked our way up the leaderboard, starting with the lowest point-earners currently in the Derby field and the […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s Most Likely To Win The Kentucky Derby?

The 145th running of the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is one of the more wide open editions of the race in recent memory. Only one horse, Tacitus, has won two “Road to the Derby” races in succession and many of the favorites in prep races for the Derby have […]

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PR Special Kentucky Derby 145 Edition: Do’s And Don’ts, Longshots And ‘Magic Shoes’

The Paulick Report is handing out a free print publication throughout Louisville this week, all about this year’s Run for the Roses. It’s also available here, for you, online. In this edition of the PR Special, Ray Paulick tells a story about Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella and asks whether his trainee, Omaha Beach, […]

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Derby Notes: Pletcher Pair ‘All Systems Go,’ Master Fencer Takes A Tour Of Keeneland

On a clear, mild morning at Churchill Downs, three hopefuls for next Saturday’s 145th running of the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) including probable morning-line favorite Omaha Beach put in their final works for the Run for the Roses. Omaha Beach worked five furlongs in company in :59 (second best of […]

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Fog Obscures Official Breeze Time For Plus Que Parfait At Churchill

While the rain moved out of the Louisville area around 6 p.m. Saturday evening, a dense fog rose on Churchill Downs early Easter Sunday morning and made many trainers, once again, alter their work pattern for the Derby and Oaks contenders. The fog did not change the work pattern for UAE Derby (GII) hero Plus […]

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Churchill-Based Derby Prospects Move Scheduled Workouts To Sunday

While Easter Sunday will be a quiet day for many people across the commonwealth of Kentucky, several owners and trainers will be on edge as numerous Kentucky Derby prospects are scheduled to complete their penultimate workouts for the 1 ¼-mile race on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs. Saturday began the exclusive 7:30-7:45 […]

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Code Of Honor Breezes At Keeneland; Plus Que Parfait Back To Work After Dubai Victory

William S. Farish’s Code of Honor, one of the leading contenders for the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1), worked a half-mile in :49 over a fast track Friday morning at Keeneland. Working at 6:15 a.m. before drenching rain turned the track muddy, Code of Honor completed his final quarter-mile in :23.20 and galloped out […]

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