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Talented Kentuckian Stretches Out In Los Al Derby

A pair of Hall of Famers – trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and jockey Mike Smith – will try to make it consecutive wins in the Grade II Los Alamitos Derby when the promising Kentuckian stretches out for the first time Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles, the $350,000-guaranteed Derby is the richest event of […]

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Gimme Da Lute Game In Affirmed Victory

Gimme Da Lute fought a heated stretch battle with favored Prospect Park and won, pulling away to score in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita Park. Trained by Bob Baffert, who captured the Triple Crown a day before with American Pharoah, Gimme Da Lute came into the Affirmed off a pair of […]

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Prospect Park Forced To Miss Kentucky Derby

Prospect Park, who finished fourth in last weekend’s G1 Santa Anita Derby, has been taken out of consideration for the G1 Kentucky Derby according to the Blood-Horse. Trainer Cliff Sise Jr. told the magazine that recent diagnostic work showed that the son of Tapit had an elevated white blood cell count. Sise indicated that he had […]

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Undefeated Dortmund Headlines $1 Million Santa Anita Derby

Kaleem Shah’s undefeated Dortmund heads a field of six in Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, to be run at 1 1/8 miles.  Trained by Bob Baffert, Dortmund comes off a 1 ¼ length win in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes on March 7, thus stamping himself as one […]

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Dortmund, Prospect Park Put In Final Breezes For Santa Anita Derby

Dortmund and Prospect Park, the favorite and likely second choice for next Saturday’s $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby at 1 1/8 miles, each had their final major drills Saturday for the West Coast’s signature steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby on May 2. Dortmund, working in company, was given a six furlong time on […]

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One Lucky Dane To Face Stablemate Dortmund In SA Derby

One Lucky Dane, winner of his two starts at Santa Anita by a combined margin of nearly 20 lengths, including a 9 ¾-length score at one mile last Thursday, will join unbeaten stablemate Dortmund in the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby next Saturday, April 4, Bob Baffert said Friday morning. “He likes this […]

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Dortmund, Prospect Park Breeze For Santa Anita Derby

Dortmund worked six furlongs in company Saturday morning at Santa Anita in 1:12 with regular rider Martin Garcia aboard. Baffert said the colt “went nice.” Stablemate Miss Midnight Brew was given a five furlong time of 1:02.60. San Felipe runner-up Prospect Park worked six furlongs at his San Luis Rey Downs headquarters in 1:10.40 under […]

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The Friday Show: Derby Talk And Synthetic Moves

We’re fast approaching the most important prep races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. This weekend features the 2015 debut of American Pharoah, the colt that could go favored on the first Saturday in May. In this edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick share their thoughts on the Derby contenders […]

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San Felipe Top Three All Pointing Toward Santa Anita Derby

It’s on to the $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4 for undefeated Dortmund, who roared to a front-running, 1 ¼-length victory in the Grade I San Felipe Stakes Saturday. “It was a walk in the park for him,” trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday morning of the well-chiseled chestnut who is a perfect five […]

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Dortmund’s Unbeaten Streak On Line In San Felipe

Undefeated Dortmund, fresh off an improbable triumph in his most recent start, heads a field of 10 Derby hopefuls in Saturday’s Grade II, 1 1/16 miles San Felipe Stakes, an important steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 4. A winner of four consecutive races, the Bob Baffert-trained Dortmund appeared […]

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