Month: April 2016

Creator Comes From Way Off Pace, Takes Arkansas Derby

An already clouded Kentucky Derby Picture just turned into a thick fog as Creator, a lightly regarded 11-1 shot, came from last to outrun a very tired Arkansas Derby pack to win the $1 million Derby prep. As expected, Gettysburg and Cupid battled it out for most of the race, setting fast fractions at each […]

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Outwork Outworks Trojan Nation to Take Wood Memorial

He wasn’t even supposed to be in the race – a maiden who had already been beaten badly by several Derby wannabes and had just a Beyer Speed Figure of 74 – but Trojan Nation almost shocked the racing world, forcing Outwork to a photo finish in the $1 million Wood Memorial. Still, Outwork looked […]

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Brody’s Cause Bounces Back, Takes Blue Grass

After his disappointing seventh-place finish in the Tampa Bay Derby everyone had counted Brody’s Cause out of the Derby picture. Not so fast. Like Exaggerator, Brody’s Cause came from way off the pace to win the $1,000,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, overcoming a tired field down the homestretch. Like Exaggerator, he was some 10 […]

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Exaggerator Dominates in Santa Anita

Coming from way off the pace, Exaggerator blew by the pace setters in the homestretch, romping to a 6-1/4 length victory over favored Mor Spirit in the muddy Santa Anita Derby. Exaggerator started slowly and was some 10 lengths behind the front runners on the backstretch. He quickly gained ground though, and went three wide […]

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