Derby Dozen Profile #12: Destin

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Destin tunes up at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) New York titan Todd Pletcher looked like he wouldn’t have any major shooters for this year’s Kentucky Derby until a few sprung to life somewhat late …

Derby Dozen Profile #11: Mor Spirit

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A gifted juvenile and a consistent three-year-old in the barn of California great Bob Baffert, the downward-facing runner Mor Spirit has some big shoes to fill after American Pharoah won the Triple Crown last year. While it’s too soon to …

Derby Dozen Profile #10: Suddenbreakingnews

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Suddenbreakingnews at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) Classic winners and G1 distance goers line the pedigree of Suddenbreakingnews, so it makes sense that the bay gelding would be off to the starting gate at …

Derby Dozen Profile #9: Danzing Candy

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Clifford Sise hasn’t experienced rabid success like some other Calfornian trainers have in one of the country’s most competitive racing circuits. He has however played a big role in developing some excellent horses, with Prospect Park once being considered a …

Derby Dozen Profile #8: My Man Sam

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My Man Sam jogs at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) While Chad Brown has not become a phenom on dirt like he has on grass just yet, his past pot shots at winning the …

Derby Dozen Profile #7: Mohaymen

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A horse who has been at or towards the top of nearly every Derby watcher’s list, Mohaymen is just one of three Tapit colts who will be entering the starting gate for this year’s Kentucky Derby and is one of …

Derby Dozen Profile #6: Creator

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Creator jogs at Churchill Downs (Photo by Holly M. Smith Photography used with permission) Steve Asmussen’s second runner is a horse who proved he was a really good one over the course of three starts in two months at Oaklawn …

Derby Dozen Profile #5: Mo Tom

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Freshman sire Uncle Mo has two colts from his first-ever crop in the top twenty spots for the Kentucky Derby. While everyone knows Nyquist’s name, the other Mo has caught the attention of handicappers who are looking for value and …