Month: March 2016

It’s Gun Runner Again

Gun Runner continued to impress Saturday, taking the Louisiana Derby by 4 1/2 lengths over Tom’s Ready. It was his second major win in a row, having taken the Risen Star Stakes last month. Gun Runner’s win puts him firmly in command of the Kentucky Derby points standings with 151. The other story, though, was […]

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Cupid Shoots Arrow in Whitmore’s Heart in Rebel

Lightly-raced Cupid, who had just recently broken his maiden, scored an impressive wire-to-wire victory in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes, winning by a 1 1/4 lengths over favored Whitmore. Despite racing in only his fourth start, Cupid still went off as the 5-2 second choice and quickly established the lead going into the clubhouse turn. He […]

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Destin Takes Tampa Bay Derby; Brody’s Cause Seventh

It’s hard to say what is the more surprising headline: Destin wins the Tampa Bay Derby, or Brody’s Cause finishes seventh. Both were shockers. Destin overtook his stablemate Outwork in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the race by 1 length. Star Hill was seven lengths back leading the rest of the pack. […]

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Danzing Candy Goes Wire to Wire in San Felipe

Danzing Who? That’s what a lot of people were saying as Danzing Candy took the early lead in the $400,000 San Felipe Stakes and never looked back, beating favorite Mor Spirit by 1 3/4 lengths. It’s not that the son of Twirling Candy was not known by people; he paid $13 to win. It’s just […]

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