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War Story sizzles bullet for Louisiana Derby 9:30 am

War Story (Northern Afleet) put the finishing touches on his preparation for the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (G2) on March 28 with a bullet work in :58 4/5 over Fair Grounds' fast main track Wednesday morning for trainer Tom Amoss.Working early in the morning, chestnut gelding negotiated those five panels in a move that mirrored his bullet work at Oaklawn Park in :47 on February 11, which was his...

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TOBA teams with Fasig-Tipton to offer owners concierge service 6:30 am

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association (TOBA) announced a partnership with Fasig-Tipton to serve Thoroughbred owners through a new concierge service.The TOBA Owners Concierge will serve as a liaison between horse owners and participating racetracks in addition to facilitating relations with the extended racing community. It will also provide concise information in an easily accessible...

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Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens dies at 85 3:30 am

Allen Jerkens will be long-remembered for his 65-year career as a trainer (Michael J. Marten/ H. Allen Jerkens, a 1975 Hall of Fame inductee and beloved trainer for more than six decades on the backstretches of New York and Florida, died late Wednesday afternoon in South Florida while under hospice care at the age of 85. He had been hospitalized since...

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Bolo to tackle dirt yet again in Santa Anita Derby 3:30 am

After making his first three career starts on turf, two of them victories, Bolo (Temple City) gave a promising account of himself in his dirt debut when he finished third behind undefeated Dortmund (Big Brown) in the March 7 San Felipe S. (G2) at Santa Anita Park, beaten less than two lengths despite steadying in deep stretch.Next up for the Carla Gaines-trained colt is the $1 million Santa...

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Stanford expected in Louisiana Derby; blinkers off Mr. Z 12:30 pm

Mr. Z has worn blinkers in his last five starts, including a near-miss to Ocho Ocho Ocho in the Delta Downs Jackpot (Delta Downs/Coady Photography) According to racing officials, Stanford (Malibu Moon) is likely to represent the powerful stable of three-time Louisiana Derby (G2) winner Todd Pletcher in the 102nd running of Fair Grounds' marquee event on Saturday.The $750,...

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Maybellene gets Sunland Park Oaks win via disqualification 12:30 pm

Maybellene (outside) inherited the win after stablemate Callback (inside) was disqualified in the Sunland Park Oaks (Sunland Park/Coady Photography) Trainer Bob Baffert was going for his fifth straight win, and seventh in the last nine years, on Sunday when sending both Callback (Street Sense) and Maybellene (Lookin at Lucky) to an eventful running of the $200,240Sunland...

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Far Right continues Arkansas Derby preparations with five-furlong move 12:30 pm

Far Right has now posted two works since his sloppy Southwest score (Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography) Southwest S. (G3) heroFar Right (Notional) continued preparations for the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) on April 11 by working five furlongs after the renovation break Thursday morning at Oaklawn under Greta Kuntzweiler.Far Right, who worked in company with...

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Secret Circle turns in half-mile work for Golden Shaheen 9:30 am

Secret Circle is one of several leading American threats in the Dubai Golden Shaheen (Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography) The 2013 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner (G1) Secret Circle (Eddington) breezed about 800 meters over the Meydan dirt track on Monday morning under Dana Barnes in preparation for Saturday's $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (UAE-G1). He finished his work in...

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