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Month: April 2016

Oscar Nominated Takes Spiral; Airoforce Disappoints

Oscar Nominated Takes Spiral; Airoforce Disappoints

Longshot Oscar Nominated won in a close race in the 2016 Spiral Stakes Saturday, defeating Azar by a neck. Five horses closed to within a length of Oscar Nominated, but none of them was Airoforce, who finished a disappointing eighth. Airoforce was within striking distance at the beginning of the race but faded on the homestretch. Meanwhile, Oscar Nominated waited in the middle of the pack before making his move on the far turn. He and Azar, who had held…

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Nyquist Wins Battle of Unbeatens

Nyquist Wins Battle of Unbeatens

Perhaps people will start taking Nyquist seriously now. Despite a 6-for-6 record, including a win in the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile, he was a second and even third choice on some people’s Derby list. But his impressive 3 1/4-length victory over Majesto cemented his place as the Derby favorite. In what was supposed to be a battle of unbeatens between Nyquist and favored Mohaymen, the battle simply didn’t last that long. Nyquist jumped to an early lead and held a one-half…

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