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Month: February 2016

Suddenbreakingnews Breaks into Derby Picture

Suddenbreakingnews Breaks into Derby Picture

American Dubai and Whitmore were battling each other down the stretch in what was proving to be a thriller of a Southwest Stakes Monday when Suddenbreakingnews came out of nowhere and defeated the pair going away. Suddenbrerakingnews was last on the backstretch and was 12th with a quarter-mile to go before making his big move. Whitmore also made a big move, challenging the pace-setter American Dubai earlier in the far turn, and it looked ¬†like those two might upset Collected,…

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Frank Conversation Speaks Up at El Camino Real

Frank Conversation Speaks Up at El Camino Real

Frank Conversation¬†held off Tusk in the $200,000 El Camino Real Stakes Saturday, earning him 10 valuable points in the Kentucky Derby standings. The 8-5 favorite took the lead at the top of the stretch and withstood a furious challenge by Tusk to take the Grade III stakes by 1 1/2 lengths. Kasseopeia overcame a bad start and lots of traffic to finish third. Frank Conversation stalked the early leaders, Kelly With a Twist and Touch of Autism, from sixth place…

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Mohaymen Leads Derby Futures Pool 2

Mohaymen Leads Derby Futures Pool 2

Undefeated Mohaymen is the favorite going into Pool 2 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager, with odds of 8-1. Nyquist is running second back at 12-1. Actually, the field leads all contenders at 4-5, meaning that handicappers are betting against all 23 who have odds in the pool. Mor Spirit was third in the pool with odds of 15-1. Several horses were tied for fourth with 20-1 odds. According to the Kentucky Derby site, “The Kentucky Derby Future Wager is…

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Songbird – The best of both sexes?

Songbird – The best of both sexes?

The best three-year-old this year may not be a colt – and may not even be considering running in the Kentucky Derby. Songbird, a filly, won her fifth straight race Saturday in the $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, winning by 6 1/2 lengths over Jade Princess. She’s unbeaten, and her time in the race, when compared to a similar distance with Mor Spirit’s victory that same day, was faster than Mor Spirit. However, Songbird’s owner, Rick Porter, seemed to lean more…

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