Month: September 2018

Cairo Cat Steals Iroquois Stakes

Cairo Cat is the leader in the Road to the Kentucky Derby – at least for now. The 2-year-old son of Cairo Prince overtook a tiring Tight Ten in the homestretch to win the Grade III Iroquois Stakes, the first race on the long Road to the Kentucky Derby. For his win, Cairo Cat won […]

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Field Set for Saturday’s Iroquois Stakes

The field has been announced for the first race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, with Tobacco Road, Tight Ten and Cairo Cat standing out among the entries. The potential entries as of today are: Mr Wrench It Royal Urn Drunk As A Skunk Tight Ten My Sixth Sense Tobacco Road Pole Setter Cairo […]

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2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby Set

Churchill Downs has announced the 2019 Road to the Kentucky Derby, and it starts Saturday with the Iroquois Stakes. No changes were made to the main road for U.S. races. However, officials tweaked the European Road to the Derby a bit: The Cardinal Condition Stakes will replace Newcastle’s Burradon as the final race in the […]

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Upsets prevail in 2-year-old stakes

At Del Mar and Saratoga, two relative unknowns pulled upsets in the Grade I races at the two racetracks. Trainer Bob Baffert’s horse won the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Monday, but not the one everyone expected. Game Winner, hardly a longshot at 8-5, made a move down the homestretch, passing the 3-5 favorite, Roadster, […]

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