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Pletcher Looks For Seventh Jim Dandy Victory With Vino Rosso

A field of five 3-year-olds will be sent from the gate in Saturday’s Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. The 55th running of the 1 1/8-mile route will be broadcast on Saratoga Live from 6-7 p.m. nationally on FS2 from 4-7 p.m. and shown regionally on MSG+, FOX Sports Prime Ticket and […]

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Bravazo Demonstrates ‘Shake-The-Trees’ Work In Haskell Preparation

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo put in his final work leading up to next Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, clocking 48.77 seconds for a half-mile over the Oklahoma training track listed as good. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the work was just what his colt needed. “What we’re trying to do is just put him […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Checking Out The New Guys

This year’s relatively short eight-horse Preakness field is exactly evenly spilt between runners who competed in the Kentucky Derby and those who didn’t. The latter, often tiresomely named “new shooters,” are compromised of the following runners, to which we shall now introduce you: Quip (12-1): You might think the primary owners of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Sporting Chance, Bravazo Take It Easy On Muddy Pimlico Track Wednesday

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ two Preakness candidates, Bravazo and Sporting Chance schooled in the paddock Wednesdaymorning and exercised on the muddy track at Pimlico. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo and Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance, will add to Lukas’ record of Preakness starters, which stands at 41. This will be Lukas’ 28th […]

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Sporting Chance Refuses To Breeze At Churchill, Still Scheduled For Preakness

According to drf.com, D. Wayne Lukas trainee Sporting Chance refused to work on Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. The 3-year-old son of Tiznow was given “at least three chances to break off,” but ended up galloping 1 1/2 miles. Lukas told the Churchill press office that Sporting Chance is not expected to breeze before the Preakness […]

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Justify Continues Preakness Prep With ‘Normal Gallop’; Bravazo Breezes ‘Real Nicely’

Five Churchill Downs-based Preakness Stakes (Grade I) contenders, led by Kentucky Derby winner Justify, continued their final preparations Sunday morning at Churchill Downs prior to shipping to Baltimore for the middle jewel of the Triple Crown. Justify made a visit to the starting gate and had a routine gallop Sunday morning at Churchill Downs as the Kentucky Derby winner prepares […]

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Preakness Notes: Barring Muddy Track, Bolt d’Oro To Run; Good Magic Decision Monday

Owner/trainer Mick Ruis confirmed Thursday that Bolt d’Oro is a candidate for the May 19 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Bolt d’Oro, who finished 12th behind victorious Justify in Saturday’s Kentucky Derby (G1) over a sloppy Churchill Downs track, galloped a mile and a half at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. Thursday morning. “We’re going to see how he’s training up to it, […]

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Confirmed: Quip ‘Deserves The Opportunity’ To Run In Preakness

WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden said Tuesday that Quip is officially headed to the Preakness Stakes for a clash with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is also co-owned by WinStar. Quip, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), was kept out of the Kentucky Derby to point for […]

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Asmussen Considering Tenfold For Preakness; Brisset ‘Wouldn’t Trade’ Classic Chance With Quip

Steve Asmussen, trainer of Preakness winners Curlin (2007) and Rachel Alexandra (2009), said Monday that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold is “probable” for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Tenfold, a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, was fifth in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in his third career start after winning his first two races at Oaklawn. Tenfold […]

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Good Magic Shows His Championship Stripes In Blue Grass Victory

Neither a 14-horse field nor the threat of snowy weather in Kentucky were enough to deter juvenile champion Good Magic on Saturday. The 3-year-old Curlin colt returned to the form that saw him win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last fall, capturing the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland as the 8-5 favorite. Owned by […]

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