Triple Crown Nominations Announced; Few Surprises

Unbeaten Breeders’ Cup Juvenile victor Game Winner headed a list of 362 horses who were nominated to the Triple Crown series, according to the list released after the first nomination deadline passed.

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Saturday a Big Day for Derby Hopefuls

Saturday featured three Derby prep races, but it looks like only one winner may be for real.

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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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