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McKinzie ‘Aiming’ For Malibu Stakes, Along With Pair Of Baffert-Trained Stablemates

Bob Baffert has three likely starters for the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day next Tuesday, Dec. 26, headed by two-time Grade I winner McKinzie, who showed he is at the ready with a six furlong workout Sunday in a bullet 1:13.20, fastest of 23 drills at the distance, the average […]

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Draft Pick Upsets Heavily Favored Solomini In Affirmed Stakes

With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Offers $168,759 Carryover Sunday

With six winning tickets each returning $33,139.60 on Saturday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $168,759. With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth, has been carded as race eight.  Bob Baffert’s Solomini, who will be ridden […]

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Solomini Heads Field Of Six In Grade 3 Affirmed

Well beaten in the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert’s Solomini returns to Santa Anita on Sunday as he heads a field of six sophomores in the Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth. A winner of the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity prior to being disqualified to third, Solomini appears to be the […]

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Kentucky Derby Chart Revised With New Margins Mid-Pack

Equibase issued a new version of the chart for Kentucky Derby 144 Tuesday, one that sees dramatic revisions in the margins between horses in the middle of the pack. According to Daily Racing Form, speed figure makers expressed concerns that some of the margins had to be off. Among them, 10th place finisher Solomini was listed […]

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Justify ‘Full Of Himself’ After Derby Victory; Good Magic Considered For Preakness

The 144th Kentucky Derby winner was full of energy on Sunday morning and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has every intention of heading to Baltimore for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (GI), the second leg of racing’s Triple Crown. Baffert led undefeated Justify out of his barn shortly after 8 a.m. for a photo opportunity and the Scat Daddy colt looked ready […]

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Pedigree Stats Suggest Hofburg, Instilled Regard, Solomini Most Likely To Go Derby Distance

An annual analysis by the Daily Racing Form‘s breeding department seeks to answer the age-old question: which Kentucky Derby hopefuls are most likely to stick the 1 1/4-mile distance? The Form‘s Joe Nevills calculates the average winning distance for the progeny of both sire and dam for each Derby horse — that is, the average distance of […]

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Instilled Regard First Derby Mount For Louisville Native Van Dyke

At the tender age of 23 and already sparkling with an aura of stardom at Santa Anita, Drayden Van Dyke returns to his home town of Louisville Saturday to ride in his first Kentucky Derby. Van Dyke will pilot longshot Instilled Regard in the 144th running of the mile and a quarter classic, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer said Sunday […]

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Hofburg ‘Smooth As Silk’ In Sunday Breeze; ‘Quirky’ Solomini Behaves Well On West Coast

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg tuned up for Kentucky Derby 144 by working a half-mile in company in :48.20 at Churchill Downs on a cool Sunday morning. With exercise rider Penny Gardiner up for trainer Bill Mott, Hofburg produced fractions of :13.20, :24.60, :36.20, :48.20 and out five furlongs in 1:01.20 and three-quarters in 1:14.80 in the work over a fast track. Meanwhile, […]

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Derby Notes: Lone Sailor Works, More Moves Planned For Saturday Morning

Two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer Todd Pletcher put his 2018 Run for the Roses arsenal on full display Friday morning at Churchill Downs under a cloudless sky with four workers. More on them here. Also working toward next Saturday’s $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) was Lone Sailor for trainer Tom Amoss. With jockey James Graham aboard, Lone Sailor worked a half-mile in :48. […]

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