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Month: October 2017

Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Pre-Entries Announced

Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Pre-Entries Announced

Bolt d’Oro leads the pre-entries for the Breeder’s Cup Sentient Jet Juvenile,¬† announced yesterday. Other horses nominated for the premier 2-year-old race in America include Bahamian, Firenze Fire, Free Drop Billy, Givemeaminit, Golden Dragon, Good Magic, Hazit, Hollywood Star, Mendelssohn, Solomini, The Tabulator, and U S Navy Flag. U S Navy Flag was also entered in the Juvenile Turf, and it’s likely he’ll be entered into that race, seeing as he is European-trained and the turf is more suited to…

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The “Roads” to the Kentucky Derby – What it Means

The “Roads” to the Kentucky Derby – What it Means

Last year, the Kentucky Derby sneaked in a new Road to the Kentucky Derby – one that went through Japan. The result was, well, nothing; the horse that collected the most points in the Japanese races,¬†Epicharis, was removed from consideration by his connections, and the only other two prospects who could have been invited by Churchill Downs did not participate. So this year the Derby has upped the ante, spreading the race for the Derby across the Atlantic. It’s added…

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Free Drop Billy Dominates Breeder’s Futurity

Free Drop Billy Dominates Breeder’s Futurity

Free Drop Billy took advantage of a misstep by Ten City, taking the lead entering the homestretch and winning the Breeder’s Futurity with ease. The son of Union Rags, who had finished second in his last two races, hung back in the middle of the pack while Ready Prospector took the early lead. Ten City waited in second place before making his move around the far turn, and it looked like he had the race won. Suddenly, Ten City took…

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Firenze Fire Surprise Winner in Champagne

Firenze Fire Surprise Winner in Champagne

Firenze Fire stunned the rest of the field at Belmont Saturday, holding off Good Magic to win the Champagne Stakes and 10 points in the Kentucky Derby standings. Aveenu Malcainu took the early lead, with Firenze Fire waiting patiently in 10th place for most of the backstretch. He slowly began to make his move toward the end of the backstretch, passing horse after horse, and as the crowded pack entered the homestretch Firenze Fire was five wide. It didn’t matter….

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