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Month: March 2018

Quip Pulls the Upset in Tampa Bay Derby

Quip Pulls the Upset in Tampa Bay Derby

19-1 longshot Quip, not raced since the Kentucky Jockey Club Nov. 25, 2017, pulled an upset in the Tampa Bay Derby, throwing another monkey wrench in the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The favorite, World of Trouble, set the pace, but Quip was never farther than a half a length behind as he stayed glued to the front-runner. As the field entered the homestretch, Quip was neck and neck with World of Trouble, and for the next sixteenth of a…

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Enticed Wins Gotham in the Stretch

Enticed Wins Gotham in the Stretch

Enticed overcame a stubborn Old Time Revival in the stretch to win the Gotham Stakes, securing a place for the up-and-down colt in the Kentucky Derby. Old Time Revival and Cove Blue, both longshots, set quick fractions for the first half-mile as Enticed lay back, waiting for the two to tire. As the horses entered the far turn, Enticed and Free Drop Billy made their move, easily passing a tiring Cove Blue, but Old Time Revival stuck to the lead….

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Upset! Promises Fulfilled Wins Fountain of Youth

Upset! Promises Fulfilled Wins Fountain of Youth

18-1 longshot Promises Fulfilled looked like a favorite Saturday in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, leading from gate to wire in impressive fashion. The Dale Romans-trained colt broke well and settled into first place, going out in a sharp 23 4/5 seconds for the quarter mile, but then slowed down a bit to conserve energy as Storm Runner, Strike Power, and the favorite, Good Magic all stalked him closely. Entering the far turn, Strike Power got to within 3/4 of…

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