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Derby Trio Leave Pletcher Smiling After Friday Breezes At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) hero Audible breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 Friday morning at Palm Beach Downs in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1) at Churchill Downs. The Todd Pletcher-trained son of Into Mischief worked in company with Patch in his second workout since registering a three-length triumph in the […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gunther’s Dynamic Derby Duo

John D. Gunther owns about 20 mares but three of them already have produced American Graded Stakes winners of 2018. Remarkably, two of those mares have produced 3-year-old colts who won major races on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and are among the leading contenders in this year’s Run for the Roses. Justify, the […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Todd’s ‘Quad’

The year after Todd Pletcher won his second Kentucky Derby, he has a quartet of serious contenders taking aim at a third victory for the trainer. Remarkably, Pletcher won four of the final Derby preps with his contenders Noble Indy, Vino Rosso, Audible and Magnum Moon. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, […]

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In Their Own Words: Rags To Riches ‘Put On Earth’ For Belmont Stakes Victory

The New York Racing Association introduces a weekly series of diaries to help celebrate the 150th Belmont Stakes on June 9 at Belmont Park. “In Their Own Words” will feature prominent owners, trainers and jockeys as they re-live some of the most stirring moments in the rich history of the “Test of the Champion.” The […]

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Gulfstream Park Rainbow 6 Carryover Jackpot Hits $420,397

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Friday’s 10-race program at Gulfstream Park climbed to $420,396.90 Thursday when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 10th consecutive racing day. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $11,169.46. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with […]

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Magnum Moon Showing ‘Good Energy’ After Arkansas Derby Triumph

Magnum Moon returned to his base at Palm Beach Downs in south Florida early Sunday afternoon, less than 24 hours after winning the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, trainer Todd Pletcher’s record fifth victory in the race. Owned by Robert and Lawana Low of Springfield, Mo., Magnum Moon earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of […]

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Undefeated Magnum Moon Dominates Arkansas Derby

Chalk up another Kentucky Derby prep race for trainer Todd Pletcher. Robert and Lawana Low’s Magnum Moon was a dominating winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Arkansas Derby, winning his fourth consecutive start to stay undefeated. The 100 points he earned, added to the 50 from the Rebel Stakes, easily secure the 3-year-old son of Malibu […]

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Unbridled Mo Upsets Unique Bella In Apple Blossom

One day before he sends out the favorite Magnum Moon for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), trainer Todd Pletcher was the one pulling the upset when Red Oak Stable’s Unbridled Mo drew away from heavy 1-9 favorite Unique Bella to win the $700,000 Apple Blossom (G1) by 2 ½ lengths. With leading rider Ricardo […]

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Audible ‘Outstanding,’ Noble Indy ‘Solid’ In Derby Works At Palm Beach

Florida Derby (G1) and Holy Bull (G2) winner Audible continued preparation for the May 5 Kentucky Derby Friday morning when he worked a half-mile in :48.74 at Palm Beach Downs. Owned by China Horse Club, Starlight Racing, Head of Plains Partners and WinStar Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher, Audible galloped out in 1:02.22 while working alongside the 4-year-old […]

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Unbeaten Magnum Moon Installed 8-5 Favorite In $1-Million Arkansas Derby

Robert and Lawana Low’s undefeated Rebel Stakes (G2) winner Magnum Moon drew post position six and was installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $1-million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark. The Malibu Moon colt will be looking to give trainer Todd Pletcher a fifth win in Oaklawn’s signature Grade […]

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