The Weekend in Review: Derby Picture Becomes (a little) Clearer

Some favorites finally woke up Saturday across the nation in two out of three races, and in another, a horse with great potential finally proved himself. Tacitus firmly entrenched himself as one of the Derby favorites Saturday in the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct, winning by Tacitus remainded patient in fourth place as front runners Joevia […]

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Maximum Security muddies an already confusing Derby picture

It was supposed to be Hidden Scroll’s day, the time that the Justify-esque colt stopped dazzling onlookers with his workouts and took some Derby points. Or Code of Honor was supposed to emerge as the Derby favorite. Instead, we have Maximum Security, an undefeated claimer who went wire to wire in the Florida Derby. And […]

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Does anyone want to win the Derby this year?

Following last week’s upset win by Omaha Beach over Game Winner, War of Will may have fallen off the Derby trail yesterday with a ninth-place finish in the Louisiana Derby. War of Will’s poor showing was caused by a pulled muscle. He broke awkwardly from the gate but was fourth on the backstretch before fading […]

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Derby Picture Gets Muddier with Surprise Wins

Favorites did not fare well Saturday as two new horses emerged in the Derby picture with upsets in the Gotham Stakes and Tampa Bay Derby.

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