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Ezmosh Likely Favorite Among Eight Contesting American Derby

Eight sophomores will race to establish themselves at the top of the 3-year-old turf division in the Grade 3, $100,000 American Derby at Arlington International Racecourse on Saturday, July 7. One of four Grade 3 events taking place that day in the Ride to the Million, presented by Miller Lite, the American Derby will be […]

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Tap Daddy All The Way In James W. Murphy Stakes

Winchell Thoroughbred’s Tap Daddy make quick work of an off-the-turf edition of the James W. Murphy Stakes on Saturday at Pimlico, kicking off the stakes action on the Preakness undercard. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy went straight to the lead and splashed home a 6 1/2-length winner, completing 1 1/16 miles over the sloppy […]

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Baffert-Trained Mourinho Cruises To Easy Smarty Jones Victory

Tap Daddy was sent after the heavy favorite Mourinho out of the starting gate, but the Bob Baffert trainee beat his four rivals to the first turn by a length. For owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Super Saver led throughout Monday’s Smarty Jones Stakes at Oaklawn Park, cruising under the wire an easy […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Preps In New Orleans, Hot Springs, New York?

As severe winter weather once again batters the eastern half of the United States, it is up in the air as to whether Aqueduct will have to reschedule the Jerome Stakes for a second time. Originally set for Jan. 1, the listed Jerome Stakes was re-drawn for Saturday, Jan. 13. The track had to cancel […]

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BC Juvenile Turf: Snapper Sinclair Working ‘Brilliantly’ In Hopes Of Making Field

Bloom Racing’s 2-year-old colt Snapper Sinclair hadn’t even cooled out after capturing Kentucky Downs’ $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Turf Showcase Juvenile when the plans were made to send him to Friday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Del Mar. Trainer Steve Asmussen said at Kentucky Downs that Snapper Sinclair would not have another race in between, […]

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Gun Runner ‘Just Bouncing’ In Del Mar Gallop, Will Work Half-Mile Monday

Looking every bit the favorite that he figures to be for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Gun Runner galloped two miles around the Del Mar track on Sunday morning, the third day of his presence after shipping south from Santa Anita. “He’s doing great,” said Scott Blasi, assistant to trainer Steve Asmussen. “We’ll put another half-mile (work) in […]

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