uae derby

Stubbins Finds Clear Path From Last-To-First In Woodford

McShane Racing’s Stubbins was able to work out a clean trip from last-to-first in Saturday’s Grade 2 Woodward, pulling away to win by about three-quarters of a length at 7-1. It was the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old son of Morning Line, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Doug O’Neill. Stubbins completed 5 […]

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Brendan Walsh Looking For ‘Best Ever’ Performance From Plus Que Parfait in WVa Derby

Imperial Racing’s Plus Que Parfait is best known for his victory in the Group II UAE Derby, which landed him a berth in a Grade I Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs. But the 3-year-old Point of Entry ridgling also gets attention for his name — or at least the pronunciation of his name, which has […]

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UAE Derby Runner-Up, ‘Road Warrior’ Gray Magician Bound For Indiana Derby

The two-hour ship from Churchill Downs to Indiana Grand for Saturday night’s $500,000 Indiana Derby should feel like a mere sprint to Gray Magician, runner-up in the $2.5 million UAE Derby in Dubai. After starting his career out in Southern California, the 3-year-old dark gun-metal gray trekked to Maryland and back, to Dubai and back […]

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Belmont Derby: Turf ‘Should Suit’ Plus Que Parfait, Moon Colony ‘Doing Extremely Well’

Trainer Brendan Walsh will be racing Plus Que Parfait back on turf in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, which is the headlining event for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, July 6. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Point of Entry made his career debut on grass when third behind multiple graded-stakes […]

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Jammin Still Carries Trinidadian Dreams Into Queen’s Plate

For years, Derek Chin had hoped he’d one day have the opportunity to win the Queen’s Plate. On Saturday, the owner will get that chance when Jammin Still goes postward in the $1 million Canadian classic at Woodbine Racetrack. The dark bay colt, trained by Kevin Attard, will be a longshot for the 160th edition […]

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Plus Que Parfait, Tax Under Consideration For Belmont Stakes Starts

Following an eighth-place finish in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, trainer Brendan Walsh stated that Plus Que Parfait could race in the Grade 1 $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 8. The son of Point of Entry, who won the Grade 2 United Arab Emirates Derby at Meydan Racecourse in his start prior to the […]

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Classic Runner-Up Toast Of New York Ready For ‘Active’ Retirement

Toast of New York has been retired once again at the age of eight, reports racingpost.com. The gelded son of Thewayyouare earned more than $2 million in his 13-start career, winning the UAE Derby in 2014 and finishing second by inches in the 2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Trained by Jamie Osborne, “Toast” was originally owned by […]

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Miller Pleased With Gray Magician; Colt On Target For Kentucky Derby Start

UAE Derby runner-up Gray Magician was originally listed as questionable for the 2019 Kentucky Derby, but the sophomore son of Graydar has been working well since his return from Dubai. Peter Miller told drf.com that continued progress from the colt will give the trainer enough confidence to enter the Run for the Roses. On Saturday, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Two ‘Rednecks From Tennessee’ A ‘Perfect’ Match

Best friends since their childhood in rural Tennessee, Clint Joiner and Tyler Alexander are on the ride of a lifetime with Kentucky Derby hopeful Plus Que Parfait (a phrase meaning the past perfect verb form in French, literally translated as “more than perfect”). Alexander’s wife videoed him watching the ridgling’s UAE Derby victory: he was […]

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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Hoping For Clarity

Confusion and inconsistency continue to be the theme of Kentucky Derby prep race results, and as such neither of this weekend’s winners cracked the top ten selections in this week’s The Derby 20. Several contenders have been removed: Mind Control was withdrawn from Derby consideration and will focus on shorter races, while both Hidden Scroll […]

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