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California Chrome works half-mile at Meydan 3:30 am

With exercise rider Dana Barnes in tow, Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1) contender California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) breezed a half-mile early Tuesday morning in :50 over a fast track at Meydan."He got the last eighth in 11 seconds," said Alan Sherman, assistant and son of trainer Art Sherman. "We just wanted to stretch his legs. If he’s not fit by now, it’s too late."With all six...

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Jerkens remembered at Gulfstream 3:30 am

A standing-room-only crowd gathered at Gulfstream Park Tuesday morning for a memorial service to honor Hall of Fame horseman Allen Jerkens, who passed away on March 18 at the age of 85.Organized by trainer Carlo Vaccarezza, who shared Barn 14 on the Gulfstream backstretch with Jerkens, known throughout the industry as 'The Chief,' the 60-minute ceremony took place inside the Sport of Kings...

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One Lucky Dane dominates Santa Anita allowance 3:30 am

"We were hoping he would do something like that, but he's coming off a layoff," Baffert said. "We were disappointed after the Breeders' Cup. We freshened him up, and here he is…I was hoping this would prep him for something real big, so hopefully, it will." Owned by Michael Lund Petersen, One Lucky Dane collected $34,800 for the win, boosting his earnings to $92,400. Off at 7-1 with...

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Far From Over on course for Wood; El Kabeir's work moved to Monday 3:30 am

Far From Over worked Saturday at Palm Beach Downs (NYRA/Coglianese/Joe Labozzetta) Far From Over (Blame), who overcame a horrendous start to defeat El Kabeir (Scat Daddy) in the Withers (G3), breezed a half-mile in :48 4/5 at Palm Beach Downs Saturday for trainer Todd Pletcher. The two are slated to meet again in this Saturday's TwinSpires Wood Memorial (G1) at...

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American Pharoah, One Lucky Dane drill for Derby preps 3:30 am

American Pharoah was caught galloping out six furlongs in 1:10 4/5 for the Arkansas Derby (Cecilia Gustavsson/ American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), the cleanup hitter in Bob Baffert's Murderers' Row lineup of Triple Crown contenders, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday morning in :58 3/5 for the April 11 Arkansas Derby (G1), while One Lucky Dane (...

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California Chrome confirmed for Royal Ascot 3:30 am

California Chrome will now head straight from Dubai to England (Mathea Kelley/Dubai Racing Club) Following his gallant second in Saturday's Dubai World Cup (UAE-G1), "America's Horse" California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit) will ship direct to the United Kingdom, possibly as early as next week, ahead of a tilt at the June 17 Prince of Wales's S. (Eng-G1) at Royal Ascot. The...

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American Pharoah closes as 5-1 favorite in KDFW Pool 4 3:30 am

American Pharoah will race into the Derby the favorite in Pool 4 of the KDFW (Oaklawn Park/Coady Photography) Despite bobbling at the start and dislodging his right front shoe, champion American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile) (#1) made his sophomore debut a dominating 6 1/4-length romp in the March 14 Rebel S. (G2) at Oaklawn Park, and that helped propel the Bob Baffert...

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Keeneland announces Blue Grass security protocols 9:30 am

Keeneland has announced security measures for horses participating in the $1 million Blue Grass (G1), a nationally prominent prep for the Kentucky Derby (G1), to be held April 4.Horses competing in the Blue Grass are required to be on the Keeneland grounds 54 hours in advance of the race, no later than noon (EDT) on April 2. Twenty-four-hour security for each entrant will begin at noon on April...

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