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American Pharoah confirmed for Arkansas Derby 12:30 pm

American Pharoah will attempt to be the latest Rebel/Arkansas Derby winner next month (Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography) Champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) will be returning to Oaklawn Park for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 11, owner Ahmed Zayat said Friday afternoon. Among the country's leading Kentucky Derby (G1) candidates, American Pharoah...

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Moreno confirmed, Majestic Harbor unlikely for New Orleans 12:30 pm

Southern Equine Stable's homebred Grade 1 winner Moreno (Ghostzapper) will head to Fair Grounds for Saturday's $400,000 New Orleans H. (G2), according to trainer Eric Guillot.  The five-year-old gelding is listed as the 122-pound highweight and wheels back three weeks after kicking off his 2015 campaign with a front-running second to the outstanding Shared Belief (Candy Ride) in the...

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By the Moon gets her 'Wish; Bridget's Big Luvy upsets Private Terms 12:30 pm

By the Moon sailed over Laurel's muddy track to take the Caesar's Wish (Jim McCue/Maryland Jockey Club) Jay Em Ess Stable's homebred By the Moon (Indian Charlie) got back to her winning ways on Saturday at Laurel Park with a four-length victory in the $100,000Caesar's Wish S.The one-mile affair was one of four stakes at the Maryland venue on Saturday, and took place over...

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Baffert: Pharoah, Dortmund are 'really two different types of horses' 9:30 am

American Pharoah is not expected to meet stablemate Dortmund on track until the Kentucky Derby (Benoit Photos) Bob Baffert had the right answer when someone asked him which three-year-old was better, American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) or Dortmund (Big Brown).None."That's like asking me which kid I love more," he said, tactfully and without hesitation.For the time being...

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Itsaknockout, Materiality post :48 3/5 half-mile in company for Florida Derby 9:30 am

Itsaknockout (#5) was awarded the Fountain of Youth victory to remain undefeated heading into the Florida Derby (Adam Coglianese Photography) With the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) penciled in as their next starts, Itsaknockout (Lemon Drop Kid) and Materiality (Afleet Alex) worked in company Saturday morning at Palm Beach Downs.Going out in the second set shortly after...

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Upstart breezes sharp five-eighths for Florida Derby; Eh Cumpari possible for ra 9:30 am

Upstart pleased his connections with his Florida Derby breeze on Saturday (Lauren King/Adam Coglianese Photography) Holy Bull S. (G2) winner Upstart (Flatter) breezed a sharp five furlongs in :59 2/5 Saturday morning over the fast dirt at Palm Meadows, Gulfstream Park's satellite training facility in Palm Beach County. The workout was the three-year-old ridgling's final...

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Danette bound for FG Oaks; Mystery Train back for New Orleans 'Cap 6:30 am

Trainer Keith Desormeaux may not have been able to make it to the Louisiana Derby with his stable star Texas Red (Afleet Alex), but that may not stop him from taking a big race on Fair Grounds' premier day. The Louisiana native plans to run Don't Tell My Wife Stable's maiden Danette (Curlin) in the $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks (G2) on the undercard. Danette ran well at the 2014 Breeders' Cup at...

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White Thoroughbred wins allowance at Mahoning Valley 12:30 pm

Wear the Mask got a little mud on his coat en route to a wire-to-wire score (Courtesy of Mahoning Valley Race Course) Wear the Mask (Airdrie Apache), a rare horse whose color is officially listed as white by the Jockey Club, North America's principal governing body dedicated to the registry of the Thoroughbred Stud book, recorded his second career victory in Monday's 4TH...

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