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Omaha Beach Takes On Roadster, Complexity In Opening Day Malibu

The morning line favorite for this year’s Kentucky Derby, Richard Mandella’s Omaha Beach rates top billing in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 Runhappy Malibu Stakes, one of four graded offerings on opening day at The Great Race Place. The Runhappy Malibu, for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs, has attracted a field of five, including this year’s Santa […]

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Weekend Lineup: Red Smith, Native Diver

This weekend’s graded stakes action features a pair of Grade 3 races at Aqueduct and Del Mar, as well as a pair of Grade 2’s at Woodbine. The G3 Red Smith at Aqueduct is up first, with trainer Tom Albertrani’s Sadler’s Joy as the headliner in the 11-horse field. Other top contenders include Glorious Empire […]

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Roadster Heads Six-Horse Field In Grade 3 Native Diver

Speedway Stable’s Roadster, winless in three starts since capturing the Santa Anita Derby last April, including a 16th place finish in the Kentucky Derby, will attempt to get back on the victory track Saturday versus five opponents in the Grade 3 $100,000 Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar. Following the Kentucky Derby, the Bob Baffert-trained […]

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Midnight Bisou ‘Thrives On Her Job,’ Could Take On Male Rivals In Pegasus Or Saudi Cups

Owner Jeff Bloom of Bloom Racing Stable is excited to see what 2020 holds for his stable star Midnight Bisou, second in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff. He announced before the race that the 4-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute would be withdrawn from the Fasig-Tipton November sale to remain in training with Steve Asmussen next year, […]

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Mandatory Payout: Father’s Day Pick Six At Santa Anita Could See $5 Million Pool

With a mandatory payout in place, Santa Anita officials project Sunday’s total 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool could reach the $5 million mark by fourth race post time. And, with a live-money Jackpot carryover of $1,260,210 set to stoke Sunday’s pari-mutuel fires, anticipation is running high indeed as Santa Anita approaches the penultimate […]

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Santa Anita Derby Winner Roadster Leads Baffert Trio In Affirmed Stakes

Bob Baffert holds a powerful three-card hand as his Santa Anita Derby winning Roadster, Mucho Gusto and Kingly loom large among a field of six sophomores in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Named for Harbor View Farm’s homebred Triple Crown Champion of 1978, the Affirmed will be contested […]

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Mike Smith To Ride Improbable In 144th Preakness

Trainer Bob Baffert has confirmed that Kentucky Derby fifth-place finisher (promoted to fourth after the disqualification) Improbable will be pointed to the Preakness Stakes in two weeks’ time, according to drf.com. The 3-year-old son of City Zip was ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., in the Derby, but will have the services of Hall of Fame veteran […]

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‘No One Ever Calls An Objection In The Derby’: Baffert Miffed At Kentucky Derby Outcome

While many horsemen have come out in support of the controversial stewards’ ruling in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, five-time Derby winner Bob Baffert isn’t one of them. Baffert shared his thoughts about the filing of the objections and the subsequent disqualification of winner Maximum Security with Sports Illustrated’s Tim Layden. “No one ever calls an objection […]

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No Preakness Decisions Yet For Code Of Honor, Baffert Trio

Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey was on hand Sunday morning to check on his Kentucky Derby runner-up Code of Honor, and couldn’t have been more pleased with how the son of Noble Mission emerged. “I thought he ran really good,” McGaughey said of the chestnut colt who crossed the wire third after making a […]

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Oaks-Derby Will Pays As Of Friday Evening; Maximum Security Favored In Early Derby Wagering

The Kentucky Oaks-Kentucky Derby Double kicked off on Friday with the $28 win by Seregenti Empress for trainer Tom Amoss. Post-racing will-pays for the wager as of Friday evening are as follows: War of Will – $351 Tax – $675.70 By My Standards – $419.60 Gray Magician – $1,650.50 Improbable – $110.60 Vekoma – $324.80 […]

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