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Ben’s Cat Jockey Pimentel Looking To Win Win Win With First Derby Mount

Even after losing the mount on a horse he called one of the best he’s ever ridden – and he has sat on some very good ones – Laurel Park-based journeyman Julian Pimentel didn’t lose his sense of humor. Pimentel rode Win Win Win to three wins and a second in four tries, including a […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s Most Likely To Win The Kentucky Derby?

The 145th running of the Grade 1, $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve is one of the more wide open editions of the race in recent memory. Only one horse, Tacitus, has won two “Road to the Derby” races in succession and many of the favorites in prep races for the Derby have […]

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The Derby 20 Presented By Adequan: Drawing Up The Final Contenders

A few contenders got moved around this week after the draw, and others were adjusted because of their final workouts over the weekend. The biggest changes include moving up Win Win Win after his impressive workout on Sunday, and the addition of Spinoff to the top ten this week. Of the two Todd Pletcher trainees, […]

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Kentucky Derby Pedigree Corner: Win Win Win, Cutting Humor, Tax, and Long Range Toddy

Each day of Kentucky Derby week, I’ll take a look at the pedigrees of four Kentucky Derby contenders and how those pedigrees might factor into their ability to succeed at a mile and a quarter. We’ll work our way up the leaderboard, with any late additions being added as they’re announced. Win Win Win Hat […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Kentucky Equine Research: Longshots Yea Or Nay?

Kentucky Derby week has finally arrived. We know the field of 20 but according to most observers, this year’s race is wide open. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth discuss Chelsea’s upcoming final Derby 20, zeroing in on longshots to watch and others to perhaps stay away […]

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Derby Notes: By My Standards ‘Just Moves So Effortlessly’

The special 7:30-7:45 (all times Eastern) morning training window for Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks horses was put to major use Sunday morning with six Derby hopefuls and three Oaks likely starters turning in works during that time frame. The Derby workers were: • By My Standards, four furlongs in :48.40 (12th fastest of 76 […]

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High-Traffic Derby Workout Pits Win Win Win Against Tacitus, Country House

Jockey Julian Pimentel likely will never forget his first trip to Churchill Downs. In town to work Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby, he would up having more company than he bargained for as he piloted the colt through a half-mile in :47.60, the fourth fastest of 76 works at the […]

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Trombetta ‘Excited’ As Win Win Win Arrives At Churchill For Derby Start

Live Oak Plantation’s record-setting homebred stakes winner Win Win Win arrived early Thursday morning at Churchill Downs following an 11-hour van ride from his base at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md.  Mike Trombetta, leading trainer at Laurel Park’s current spring meet, said during training hours Thursday that his Kentucky Derby (G1) contender […]

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Omaha Beach Maintains Leading Position In NTRA Top 3-Year-Old Poll

With the prep races for the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve in the books and little action in the handicap ranks, the status quo held in this week’s National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top 3-Year-Old Poll and NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Omaha Beach, who stamped himself as the likely Kentucky Derby favorite off his […]

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Win Win Win Carrying ‘Momentum’ Into Churchill, Will Ship Wednesday

Riding the wave of momentum as leading trainer of Laurel Park’s ongoing spring meet, trainer Mike Trombetta will ship record-setting stakes winner Win Win Win to Kentucky on Wednesday to finish preparations for the May 4 Kentucky Derby (G1). Trombetta’s plans also include giving Win Win Win, ranked 16th with 50 Derby qualifying points, one […]

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