Day: April 9, 2017

Gormley Outraces Rivals in Santa Anita Derby

Gormley overcame a tired group of pacesetters to win the $1 million Santa Anita Derby by 1/2 length. Much of the race was a contest between Battle of Midway, Royal Mo and American Anthem, who raced as one throughout the backstretch. Gormley this time preferred to rate himself back in fifth position, some six lengths […]

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Irap Breaks Maiden in Blue Grass

Irap, a bridesmaid in seven previous attempts, finally broke his maiden in the Blue Grass Stakes, holding off Practical Joke in the final furlong to win by 1/2 length. Irap stayed close to the leader, Wild Shot. When Practical Joke made his move into third place, Irap did the same, taking the lead at the end of […]

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Irish War Cry Rallies for Wood Memorial Win

Irish War Cry came back from a poor performance in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, staking claim to a berth in the Kentucky Derby with a win in the Wood Memorial. The colt stalked favorite Batallion Runner in third place before moving up toward the end of the backstretch to challenge the leader. They were […]

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