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Bodemeister and Union Rags were major factors on the 2012 Triple Crown trail, and five years later, both are expected to have starters from their first crops in the Kentucky Derby.Full Story >>
March 15, 2017
The Grade 1 status of the $1 million Santa Anita Derby coupled with the defection of Mastery from the potential lineup has caused trainer Todd Pletcher to consider the race for a couple of his Kentucky Derby prospects, he said on Wednesday.
March 13, 2017
Classic Empire and McCraken are being pointed to the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes on April 8, and both turned in important works over the weekend that had their connections smiling.
Road to the Derby: Tampa Bay Derby analysis
There appears to be an ample amount of speed signed on for the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park, with such 3-year-olds as American Anthem, Malagacy, Royal Mo, and Uncontested all candidates for the 1 1/16-mile race Saturday. That sits ...
Road to the Derby: San Felipe Stakes analysis
March 11, 2017
The joy trainer Bob Baffert felt at watching Mastery win his first start at age 3 on Saturday in the San Felipe Stakes at Santa Anita turned quickly to disappointment when the 3-year-old colt, one of the top prospects for the Kentucky Derby, was ...
March 08, 2017
Uncontested, the winner of the Smarty Jones Stakes in January at Oaklawn, emerged from a March 2 work in good order, and plans for his next start are being discussed with owners Harry Rosenblum and Bob LaPenta, trainer Wayne Catalano said this week. ...
The Grade 3, $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot got a boost last weekend when Gunnevera, who won the race in November, captured the Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park. In addition, J Boys Echo, who was fourth in the Jackpot, came back to capture the ...
Trainer Todd Pletcher reported Wednesday that Malagacy, undefeated and untested in a pair of local sprint tries to begin his career earlier in the meet, will make his next start at Oaklawn Park in the Grade 2, $900,000 Rebel Stakes on March 18.
Trainer Rusty Arnold on Saturday will be looking to take a big step in toward returning to the Kentucky Derby for the first time in 25 years when Wild Shot runs in the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby at Tampa Bay Downs.