Month: January 2019

The Next Justify? Win Win Win and Hidden Scroll Impressive in Maiden Wins

Justify finally broke Apollo’s Curse last year, becoming not only the first horse since Apollo to win the Kentucky Derby unraced as a 2-year-old, but the first unraced 2-year-old to win the Triple Crown. Could another late bloomer emerge as a Kentucky Derby favorite? Yesterday, in the Pegasus World Cup undercard at Gulfstream, a horse […]

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Gray Attempt Holds off Rivals in Smarty Jones

Gray Attempt took the early lead in Friday’s Smarty Jones Stakes, then held off late charges by Long Range Toddy and Bankor to win 10 points in the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, the son of Graydar took a one-length lead coming for home in the 1-mile race, but was challenged […]

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War of Will WoWs them in Lecomte Stakes

In a wide open field in the Lecomte Stakes, War of Will was made the favorite, even though his last outing on dirt was his maiden victory, a change from his previous races on turf. The son of War Front did not disappoint, going outside on both turns but staying close to the lead throughout […]

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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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