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Dylan Davis's growing success has father swelling with pride

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – It has been 16 years since Robbie Davis has ridden regularly in the afternoon. The now 56-year-old horse trainer still holds onto a dream of riding against his three children in a race.

For Bisono, 1,000 wins was so nice he went ahead and did it twice

John Bisono rode his 1,000th winner Saturday – for the second time.

Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships revived as 25-race bonus series

After a 16-year absence, the Mid-Atlantic Thoroughbred Championships will return this year and offer a 25-race series that will run from mid-May to mid-September.

The championships are the result of a partnership between the Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association, its affiliates in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania, seven racetracks, and the Pennsylvania HBPA.

Kentucky Derby 2018 point standings

Kentucky Derby 2018 point standings

Leader board for qualifying points to the 2018 Kentucky Derby, which will be run at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Saturday, May 5, 2018. Points are earned by the top four finishers in designated Kentucky Derby prep races.

Horse owner Caesar Kimmel dies at 91

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Horse owner Caesar Kimmel dies at 91

Caesar Kimmel, a successful businessman and horse owner best known for his risqué naming of Thoroughbreds, died Saturday in south Florida. He was 91.

Kimmel, founder of and longtime executive at Warner Communications, bought his first horse in 1960 and remained in the business for almost 50 years. His most successful runners included Flat Fleet Feet, Miss Golden Circle, Hidden Lake, Flying Chevron, I’m Splendid, Blazing Fury, Buzz My Bell, Fabulously Fast, and Timber Reserve.

Field closes as 5-2 favorite in Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

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Field closes as 5-2 favorite in Pool 2 of Derby Future Wager
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Flameaway (right) beats Catholic Boy in the Sam F. Davis Stakes on Saturday.

The mutuel field closed as a clear-cut favorite over the nearly inseparable duo of Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro after three days of betting into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager. The pool opened Friday at noon Eastern and ran through 6 p.m. Sunday.

Field favored at 2-1 in Pool 2 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager

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Catholic Boy, shown winning the 2017 Remsen Stakes, runs today in the Sam F. Davis Stakes.

The mutuel field, the 24th or “all others” option, is the 2-1 favorite after the first of three days of wagering into Pool 2 of the 2018 Kentucky Derby Future Wager.

With $72,268 in the win pool and another $21,560 in exactas, the field is favored over individual interests Bolt d’Oro (5-1), Good Magic (8-1), Audible (11-1), and McKinzie (12-1).

All wagering was suspended on Montauk (No. 15) just prior to the opening of Pool 2 at noon Eastern Friday when the colt’s connections informed track officials he has been declared from Derby consideration.

Three-year racehorse depreciation schedule reinstated

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Three-year depreciation schedule reinstated

The federal budget signed into law Friday includes a provision allowing for a three-year depreciation schedule for racehorses that had expired at the end of 2016, according to the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, which coordinates federal lobbying efforts on behalf of the Thoroughbred industry.

Derby Watch: Good Magic, Bolt d'Oro at head of class

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Derby Watch: Little separating top two

Good Magic and Bolt d’Oro were locked in the closest battle of last month’s Eclipse Awards, with a mere 18 votes separating them. Three months since they met for the only time at age 2, their rivalry, and their parallel preparation this spring, makes them among the most compelling of this year’s prospects for the Kentucky Derby on May 5.

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