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Early Jockey Changes: Santana On Plus Que Parfait, Irad Ortiz Picks Up Improbable

Several jockey changes for this year’s Kentucky Derby were announced by drf.com on Tuesday. First, Ricardo Santana Jr. will pick up the mount on UAE Derby winner Plus Que Parfait. In Dubai, the colt was ridden by Jose Ortiz, but Ortiz will retain the ride on Wood Memorial winner Tacitus. Arkansas Derby runner-up Improbable, ridden […]

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Vekoma ‘Has A Lot Of Gears’; Distance ‘Not A Question’ For Win Win Win

Before the rain began Sunday morning, trainer George Weaver had Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Vekoma out of the stall to munch on some grass outside Barn 11 at Keeneland. So, how is the Toyota Blue Grass winner this morning? “He is well and happy,” Weaver said of the son of Candy Ride (ARG), who […]

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Vekoma Steps Up To Dominate Blue Grass Under Red-Hot Castellano

R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable’s Vekoma took off for a three-length win in Saturday’s G2 Blue Grass Stakes, firmly stamping his ticket to the Kentucky Derby in four weeks’ time. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride finished third in the Fountain of Youth last out, but jockey Javier Castellano kept him closer to […]

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Full Starting Gate For Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes

Gatsas Stable and R.A. Hill Stable’s Vekoma has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 95th running of the $1-million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/8-mile main track test serves as a major steppingstone for the $3-million Kentucky Derby Presented […]

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Record-Setting Win Win Win Seeking Crucial Derby Points In Blue Grass

Live Oak Plantation’s Win Win Win is preparing to hit the road again, this time heading west to Kentucky from his home base at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland. “We are leaving tomorrow and should be there Wednesday morning,” trainer Mike Trombetta said Monday morning. The purpose of the trip is Saturday’s $1 […]

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Trombetta Still Weighing Options For ‘Valiant’ Win Win Win

Live Oak Plantation homebred Win Win Win, who finished third in the Grade 2 Tampa Bay Derby in his most recent start, will target either the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets or the Grade 2 Blue Grass at Keeneland for his next start. Conditioner Michael Trombetta said that a decision will be […]

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‘Grown Up’ Dream Maker Represents Friendly Competition In Tampa Bay Derby

On sultry summer evenings in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., it’s not unusual to see owners John C. Oxley, Charlotte Weber and Tracy Farmer sharing a table with trainer Mark Casse, reliving the day’s excitement and spinning yarns about the sport’s champions and colorful characters. No matter the outcome of Saturday’s Grade II, $400,000 Lambholm South Tampa […]

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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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