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Month: April 2017

Girvin Holds On for La. Derby Win

Girvin Holds On for La. Derby Win

Girvin cemented his lock on the Derby front-runners with a win in the Louisiana Derby Saturday, holding off Patch to win by 1 1/2 lengths. The win gave Girvin 150 points, tops among Kentucky Derby hopefuls. Hotfoot grabbed an early lead and set a quick pace, with Girvin settling for fifth place. Local Hero moved up on the far turn to challenge Hotfoot, and Girvin followed him. Under a heavy whip, Girvin responded, pulling away from Local Hero and then…

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Always Dreaming Impressive in Florida Derby

Always Dreaming Impressive in Florida Derby

Trainer Todd Pletcher added another contender to his group of Kentucky Derby entrants as Always Dreaming won the Florida Derby easily, running away from the pack in the homestretch. The colt, who had previously won a maiden race and allowance race, stalked the leader Three Rules, a length behind. He made his move in the far turn, pulled even with Three Rules, and then made the rest of the field look as if it had gone in slow motion as…

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