Exaggerator Hopes for More in Belmont Stakes

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His sire won the Preakness and was a too-good-to-lose second to filly Rags to Riches in the 2007 Belmont Stakes. With Curlin already possessing one Belmont winner from his first crop– the talented Palace Malice– as well as a third …

Lani Readies for Belmont Stakes

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The mysterious Japanese horse who’s making history nearly as much as he has headlines, Lani [JPN] is set to contest the 1 1/2 mile Belmont Stakes three weeks after a sharp closing move that placed him fifth in the muddy …

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 …