Bob Baffert elected not to ship multiple Grade 1 winner Dortmund for Friday’s $500,000 Clark H. (G1) at Churchill Downs due to a minor quarter-crack, but the Hall of Fame trainer will still be represented by the 2014 winner, Hoppertunity. The 4-year-old horse heads a strong field of nine entered in...|
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One of the most unique—and thus hopefully exploitable—wagering opportunities I’ve ever seen occurs this weekend when Churchill Downs rolls out its traditional Kentucky Derby future wager alongside a new offering: the Kentucky Derby-winning sire future wager. Each pool offers 23 individual...|
DEL MAR NOTEBOOK There was a single graded affair during the week at Del Mar. Red Carpet S. (G3): RMJ Stables’ RUSTY SLIPPER (Lemon Drop Kid) moved three-deep into the lane and proved much the best on this day in securing a 1 ½-length tally under leading English rider Silvestre de...|
The deaths of Grade 1 winners Yes It's True and Keeper Hill were announced Tuesday by Three Chimneys Farm and Mill Ridge Farm, respectively. Yes It's True, 19, was euthanized Monday at Hagyard Equine Medical Institute after surgery to repair a perforated intestine proved unsuccessful. The son of...|
Taris proved to be one of the leading female sprinters in the country with a fine third-place effort in last month's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1). On Friday, the four-year-old daughter of Flatter will attempt to stretch her speed over a mile in the $300,000 Go for Wand H. (G3) at...|
Edited Press Release Churchill Downs Racetrack will offer a new twist to its Future Wager menu this year with the debut of the Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager, which provides bettors with a unique opportunity to wager on select breeding stars and their entire crop of juveniles with the hope of...|
Edited Press Release Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) winner Nyquist (#15) is the likely individual choice, but the ever-popular "All Others" (#24) wager is the morning line favorite for the first of four pools of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) that opens a four-day run on Thanksgiving Day...|
Brazilian Triple Crown winner Bal a Bali has had mixed fortunes since arriving in the United States, but the Richard Mandella trainee may have turned the corner, and hopes to prove the point in Del Mar’s $250,000 Seabiscuit (G2) on Friday. The 1 1/16-mile turf test shapes up as a contentious affair...|