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Kentucky Derby Consignor Standings Presented By Keeneland: A Warrendale Sales Exacta In Southwest Stakes

The 3-year-old crop of 2020 has already been a standout one for the Warrendale Sales operation, spearheaded by British Idiom, last year’s Eclipse Award winner for champion 2-year-old filly. The bounty has multiplied rapidly over the past few days, with three Warrendale consignment graduates picking up points on the Kentucky Derby trail, including both parts […]

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Silver Prospector Rebounds For Southwest Victory

Ed and Susie Orr’s G2 Kentucky Jockey Club winner Silver Prospector may have finished fourth in his sophomore debut in last month’s Smarty Jones, but the colt rebounded along the Kentucky Derby trail this Monday to win the G3 Southwest Stakes by about a length over front-running Wells Bayou. The 3-year-old son of Declaration of […]

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Lightly-Raced Answer In Should ‘Move Forward’ For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Brad Cox had a plan and the high-percentage trainer will find out Monday afternoon at Oaklawn if that plan is successful when he sends out lightly raced Answer In in the $750,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. The Southwest goes as the ninth of 10 races on the special Presidents’ Day […]

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Trainer Jeremiah Englehart ‘Off To A Pretty Good Start’ At Oaklawn

Jeremiah Englehart’s first career Oaklawn winner will try to become his first career Oaklawn stakes winner when the trainer sends out lightly raced Villainous in the $750,000 Southwest (G3) for 3-year-olds Monday. The New York-based Englehart is wintering at Oaklawn for the first time and has two victories from five starters at the meet, the […]

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‘He Just Needs Rest’: Bone Bruising Knocks Super Steed Off Derby Trail

Super Steed, winner of the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) Feb. 18 at Oaklawn, is off the Kentucky Derby trail because of bone bruising in a front leg, trainer Larry Jones said Sunday morning. Jones said the problem was discovered Saturday and isn’t career threatening, but Super Steed will need 60-90 days off and thus miss […]

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NYRA, Oaklawn Partner In Cross Country Pick 5 On Monday

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will team with Oaklawn Park to host a Cross Country Pick 5 for Monday’s Presidents Day card, highlighted by the Grade 3, $500,000 Southwest for 3-year-olds at Oaklawn and the $100,000 Hollie Hughes at Aqueduct Racetrack. All the action will be shown on a Presidents Day edition of […]

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Gray Attempt Gets Inside Post For Monday’s Southwest Stakes

Dwight Pruett’s Gray Attempt drew the rail Friday morning for the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds, part of a stakes tripleheader Monday at Oaklawn. The 1 1/16-mile Southwest is Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for the Kentucky Derby and offers 17 points (10-4-2-1) to the top four finishers toward starting eligibility for the […]

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Trainer Keith Desormeaux’s ‘Intangibles’ For Derby Horse Bargains

My Boy Jack’s victory in the Southwest Stakes may have come as a surprise to bettors, but trainer Keith Desormeaux always believed the sophomore colt was “built for distance,” according to latimes.com. Though the son of Creative Cause has run five of his eight starts on the turf, Desormeaux said he only ran My Boy Jack […]

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Lukas Undeterred By Sporting Chance’s Troubled Third In Southwest

Grade 1 winner Sporting Chance has returned to the track to begin preparations for his scheduled start in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) March 17, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Saturday morning. Sporting Chance, in his 3-year-old and two-turn debut, finished a troubled third in Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3), Oaklawn’s second of four major preps for […]

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