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No Mo Dough Kicks Clear In LARC Sir Barton Stakes

Alex G. Campbell’s No Mo Dough was the impressive 2 3/4-length winner of Saturday’s $100,000 LARC Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico, kicking clear in a big way in the stretch under jockey Jose Ortiz. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo covered 1 1/16 miles over the “good” track in 1:44.13 for trainer Graham Motion in […]

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Sir Barton: The Forgotten Triple Crown Winner

Sir Barton is most commonly remembered as an answer to an old horse racing trivia question: Who was the first Triple Crown winner? After checking him off as the 1919 winner of the series, he’s largely forgotten in favor of more accomplished champions like Citation and Secretariat, or his contemporaries, Exterminator, Billy Kelly, and Man […]

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Creative Solutions: Derby History Scattered With Custom Shoes And Hoof Treatments

From Triple Crown winners Sir Barton in 1919 to American Pharoah in 2015, coping with foot problems sometimes has been a key factor in who won the Kentucky Derby. Sir Barton was notorious for his soft, shelly feet. The chestnut son of Star Shoot tended to throw a shoe each time he ran, having finished […]

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Naughty Or Nice? Derby Winners’ Temperaments Run The Gamut

It’s well known that Kentucky Derby winners come in a variety of sizes, running styles, and pedigrees, but they also exhibit a wide range of personality types. Derby-winning Thoroughbreds, like their owners, have had unique temperaments resembling everything from oversized puppies to fire-breathing dragons. Whether some of them have won because of their unique dispositions […]

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Maidens In The Kentucky Derby: How Have They Fared?

This year’s list of Kentucky Derby candidates has one very interesting maiden on the trail in Laoban. The Eric Guillot trainee has earned 22 points toward a berth in the starting gate on May 7 despite having never won a race. He finished third in the Sham Stakes behind Mor Spirit and then second in […]

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Training For The Triple Crown: An Historical Perspective

Bob Baffert, trainer of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner American Pharoah, was scheduled to fly to Louisville, Ky., on Monday night to check in on the Zayat Stables’ homebred son of Pioneerof the Nile as he gears up to run for the Triple Crown in the June 6 Belmont Stakes. Jockey Martin Garcia, who is typically aboard […]

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Training for the Triple Crown: How Times Have Changed

Trainer Art Sherman said he plans to breeze Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome one time during the three weeks between the May 17 Preakness and June 7 Belmont Stakes. The California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit had no timed workouts between the May 3 Kentucky Derby and Preakness. Since winning the Grade 2 San […]

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Triple Crown Newsreel: Sir Barton, 1919

The regal-sounding Sir Barton was actually a maiden when he entered the 1919 Kentucky Derby.  The colt was only supposed to serve as a ‘rabbit’ for his stablemate, but not only did Sir Barton win the Derby, he captured the Preakness four days later, then the Withers, then the Belmont – all within 32 days.  […]

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Virginia-bred Bodemeister hails from former home of Sir Barton

Bodemeister is set to be the first Virginia-bred to run in the Kentucky Derby since Semoran in 1996 and, should he win, the first Virginia-bred winner since Sea Hero in 1993.  The Virginia Thoroughbred Association’s blog writes that Bodemeister’s appearance couldn’t come at a better time for the Virginia Thoroughbred industry. When Edward P. Evans […]

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