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Epicharis Unlikely To Run In Kentucky Derby; Possible For Preakness, Belmont

Japan’s high-class sophomore colt Epicharis, a very good second to Thunder Snow in yesterday’s UAE Derby in Dubai, is unlikely to race in this year’s Kentucky Derby, according to several Japanese media outlets. The Kiyoshi Hagiwara-trained son of Gold Allure had earned a spot in the starting gate by virtue of his win in the […]

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Local Thunder Snow Noses Out Japan’s Epicharis In UAE Derby

Locally-trained Thunder Snow may have grown a bit unorganized in the stretch when Japan’s Epicharis repelled his first bid to take the lead, but jockey Christophe Soumillon was able to collect the son of Helmet to try one more time in Saturday’s $2 million UAE Derby. Thunder Snow lunged forward at the wire, just getting […]

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Godolphin’s Thunder Snow Among Six Late Nominations To Triple Crown

Godolphin’s Thunder Snow (Ire), winner of the UAE 2000 Guineas (Group 3) at Dubai’s Meydan Racecourse on Feb. 11 and last fall’s Criterium International (G1) at France’s Saint-Cloud, heads a group of six 3-year-old Thoroughbreds made eligible to compete in the races of the 2017 Triple Crown during the series’ late nomination phase that closed […]

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UAE Derby: Pletcher’s Master Plan, Japan’s Epicharis In Tough Against Local Thunder Snow

The $2 million Group 2 UAE Derby, held as the fourth race on Saturday’s Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse (approximate post time 9:25 a.m. EST), has drawn a talented field of 16 sophomores to compete in the 1900m (about 9.5 furlongs) race. Offering 100 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, the […]

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