Month: March 2019

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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What We Learned from the Fountain of Youth

Code of Honor overtook a tiring Hidden Scroll in the stretch to take the Grade II Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. The son of Noble Mission waited patiently as Hidden Scroll battled longshot Gladiator King through lightning-fast fractions. The two fought for the lead, Hidden Scroll taking the lead on the backstretch, […]

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