Two Derby Hopefuls Go Down in Flames

Derby hopefuls Coliseum and Code of Honor both turned in disappointing performances in the Sham and Mucho Macho Man Stakes, leaving possible newcomers to take their place in the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Coliseum known to be stubborn and unruly, was rank in the paddock, rearing on his hind legs at one point, then […]

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Mind Control Controls the Field in Jerome

Mind Control proved that last summer’s upset win in the Hopeful Stakes was no fluke, leading almost the entire way in Sunday’s Jerome Stakes at Aqueduct. The son of Stay Thirsty disappointed fans with his seventh-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. But he got off to a good start in the Jerome, battling Souper […]

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Long Range Toddy Scores Mild Upset in Springboard

Clever Trevor winner Long Range Toddy, the sixth choice at 12-1, made a bold move in the homestretch and hung on to win the Springboard Mile Sunday. The win rewarded thee son of Take Charge Indy 10 points toward the Kentucky Derby. It was his third win in four starts. Marquis Prince took the lead […]

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With Baffert, the Rich Get Richer

We already knew that Bob Baffert had a loaded arsenal of 2-year-olds this year. And we already knew that Improbable was one of them. What we didn’t know was how dominant the horse could be. Looking like he was shot from a cannon at the top of the homestretch, Improbable easily dismissed stablemate and front-runner […]

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