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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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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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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: So Many Stories To Tell

Kentucky Derby week is always filled with a plethora of storylines; it’s hard to get to all of them. In this Kentucky Derby 145 edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth touch on a couple of stories that may not be so well known, starting with an assistant trainer for Kentucky Oaks […]

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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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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Game Winner, Maximum Security, By My Standards, Roadster

Each day of Kentucky Derby week, bloodstock editor Joe Nevills is taking 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’re now into the top eight contenders based on points earned on the Road to the […]

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