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No San Felipe But Trio Of Kentucky Derby Points Races Saturday

This week’s Road to the Kentucky Derby features a stakes tripleheader on Saturday. Originally, four races were scheduled but the San Felipe (Grade II) has been tabled while Santa Anita’s track undergoes additional extensive testing. The $300,000 Gotham (GIII) at one mile begins Saturday’s stakes procession at 5:09 p.m. (all times Eastern) and is followed by […]

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Hometown Favorite Well Defined Faces 10 In Tampa Bay Derby

You couldn’t prove it by this morning’s wintry blast, but spring is right around the corner. And with the arrival of the new season, numerous horsemen at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla., are contracting their annual case of Derby fever. First, Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby. Eight weeks from Saturday, […]

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Florida-Breds Win Win Win, Well Defined Readying For Tampa Bay Derby Showdown

A pair of Florida-breds, track record-holder Win Win Win and Grade III Sam F. Davis Stakes winner Well Defined, appear headed for a showdown on Saturday, March 9 in the 39th edition of the Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby, but there should be no shortage of opponents in the “Road to the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Well Defined Creates ‘Something To Talk About Again’

While his contemporaries were walking between classes on the university quad, Farm Manager Larry King continued his post-secondary education under his father at Florida’s Waldemar Farm. His studies included everything from the day-to-day operations of a top-flight breeding farm to a 1975 Kentucky Derby victory with Waldemar-bred Foolish Pleasure. Forty-six years later, King was thrilled […]

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Florida-Bred Well Defined Steals Sam Davis With Frontrunning 7-1 Upset

Stonehedge LLC’s homebred Well Defined earned a chance to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after a win in the Florida-bred Stakes at Gulfstream Park, but wound up finishing 12th after an awkward start and being checked at the five-sixteenths pole. The 3-year-old gelded son of With Distinction came back in January to run fifth […]

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Knicks Go Kicks Off 2019 Season In Sam F. Davis At Tampa Bay Downs

Grade 1 winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the G3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. The Sam F. Davis, contested at a distance of 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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‘Big’ In Heart If Not In Stature, Garter And Tie To Be Tested In Mucho Macho Man

Jacks or Better Farm’s Garter and Tie has already proven himself while competing against the premier Florida-bred colts. Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream will present the son of Brooks ‘n Down the opportunity to test himself against some of the most promising 3-year-olds in the Class of 2019. “He’s not very big, but […]

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Florida-Bred Stakes Winner Well Defined ‘Doing Super,’ Aimed At Mucho Macho Man

Stonehedge homebred stakes winner Well Defined exited his first career off-the-board finish in good order and could launch his sophomore season in the $100,000 Mucho Macho Man Stakes on New Year’s Day. The one-mile Mucho Macho Man kicks off Gulfstream’s series of races for 3-year-olds leading up to the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) March […]

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Juvenile: Mike Smith Confirmed On O’Connell Trained Well Defined

Trainer Kathleen O’Connell is employing the same philosophy with Breeders’ Cup candidates Well Defined and Stormy Embrace that has been the foundation of a 2000-win career – doing things her way. O’Connell reported Thursday that Well Defined, a candidate for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), and Stormy Embrace, who holds a fees-paid ‘Win & You’re […]

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