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Derby Clocker: April 25, 2017

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Clocker: Lockdown works for Kentucky Oaks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky Oaks-bound Lockdown was the lone Kentucky Oaks or Kentucky Derby worker at Churchill Downs on Tuesday, going five furlongs in 59.59 in company with her Grade 3-placed stablemate Elate after the renovation break. Elate, who was pulled up and vanned off as the even-money favorite in the Grade 1 Ashland in her previous start, was actually the stronger of the Bill Mott-trained duo of 3-year-old fillies at the wire, making up a length on Lockdown, who was under some pressure to finish nearest the rail. Lockdown, a distant second behind Miss Sky Warrior in the Grade 2 Gazelle, galloped out six furlongs in 1:12.90.

Group has plans to purchase Ruidoso Downs

A group of five Quarter Horse owners and breeders from Texas and California have signed a letter of intent to purchase Ruidoso Downs in New Mexico from longtime owner R.D. Hubbard, according to a statement released Monday.

Albarado undergoes surgery for broken leg

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Veteran jockey Robby Albarado underwent surgery Monday at University of Kentucky Hospital for a compound lower-leg fracture he suffered when thrown from his mount several strides out of the starting gate during the eighth race Sunday at Keeneland.

Derby clocker: McCraken's breeze pleases Wilkes

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McCraken, under Brian Hernandez, works five furlongs and gallops out strongly on Monday at Churchill Downs.

 

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Track: Fast

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Geroux gets mount on Hence in Kentucky Derby

Hence, winner of the Sunland Derby in his last start, will be ridden by Florent Geroux in the Kentucky Derby on May 6 at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen said Monday.

Castellano, Espinoza, Gomez, Goldikova elected to Racing Hall of Fame

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The mare Goldikova beat males three times in the Breeders' Cup Mile.

There will be a celebration of two riding careers still gloriously active, mixed with the sad reminder of a great who recently died, at this year’s Hall of Fame induction ceremonies.

Current jockeys Javier Castellano and Victor Espinoza, the late jockey Garrett Gomez, and three-time Breeders’ Cup Mile winner Goldikova have been elected into the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, the organization announced Monday.

Kentucky Derby Clocker: April 24, 2017

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Capps, longtime racing executive and professor, dies at 71

Tim Capps, a longtime racing executive who was the director of the University of Louisville’s Equine Industry Program, died Saturday, several months after being hospitalized in Louisville for a stroke, according to friends and associates. Capps was 71.

Reach the World breaks down in work, euthanized at 3

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Reach the World had one win from four starts.

ARCADIA, Calif. – Reach the World, fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby on April 8, was euthanized on Saturday after suffering severe injuries to his right foreleg in a workout at Santa Anita.

Reach the World was nearing the end of a team exercise when he was stricken. Jockey Martin Garcia was able to pull up Reach the World, who was vanned off. Garcia was not injured.

Trained by Bob Baffert for Don Alberto Stable, Reach the World was considered a candidate for the Belmont Stakes on June 10.

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