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Ten announced as late Triple Crown nominees 9:30 am

The late nomination period for the classic races of the 2014 Triple Crown concluded March 22 with a total of 10 additional three-year-olds added to the roster of horses that are eligible to complete in the 2014 renewal of the prized three-race series. The additions raised the overall nomination total for the Triple Crown races to 424 (pending late mail), which is the largest total since a record...

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Trainer Mark Casse was all fired up about the prospect of running Mike Rutherford's homebred Resistivity in Saturday's Grade 1, $500,000 Ashland until post positions were drawn Wednesday and Resistivity drew No. 13."I had a flashback to the Breeders' Cup (Juvenile Fillies Turf) last year when My Conquestadory got the 14," Casse said. "I had a lot of confidence coming into the race, but the post...

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Wildcat Red taking small-time breeder into the big leagues 6:30 am

Wildcat Red impressed his breeder early on (Lauren King/Adam Coglianese Photography) When Wildcat Red takes his place in the starting gate Saturday for the Grade 1, $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park, he will carry the hopes of a pair of small-scale operations on the road to the Triple Crown. The Florida-bred son of D'wildcat was purchased for just $30,000...

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Copano Richard earns first Grade 1 in Takamatsunomiya Kinen 6:30 am

Copano Richard successfully shortened up to 1200 meters to take his first Grade 1 (Tomoya Moriuchi/Horsephotos.com) Copano Richard captured his first Grade 1 title in this year's Takamatsunomiya Kinen on Sunday at Chukyo Racecourse, turning in back-to-back graded wins following the Hankyu Hai.While showing respectable performances going 1,400 and 1,600-meter distances...

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Sherman on Chrome's KDFW odds: 'Well, Jiminey Cricket, that's a big difference' 6:30 am

California Chrome is gaining a lot of support for the Kentucky Derby (Benoit Photos) California Chrome's Kentucky Derby Express continued to gain steam when the California-bred son of Lucky Pulpit was listed as the 5-1 morning-line favorite in Churchill Downs' fourth and final Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) pool that opened at 9 a.m. Thursday and runs until 3 p.m...

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Keeneland switching back to dirt after spring meet 12:30 am

Keeneland announced Wednesday that it is converting its main race track from synthetic Polytrack material to a state-of-the-art dirt surface, with a drainage system that will be the first of its kind in North America.The conversion will take place over the summer, with construction scheduled to begin May 19 and be completed August 15. The track will reopen for training September 1. The fall meet...

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Stevens looking to extend Santa Anita Derby record to 10 9:30 am

Gary Stevens and Candy Boy will try to make it two-for-two in the SA Derby... (Benoit Photos) Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens hopes to add to his record of nine Santa Anita Derby victories when he rides 9-5 morning-line second choice Candy Boy in Saturday's much-anticipated Grade 1, $1 million race that awards 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner....

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Old Friends and New Vocations partner to help Thoroughbreds 3:30 am

Old Friends and New Vocations have entered into an agreement to benefit Thoroughbreds in their post-racing and post-breeding careers.The two organizations each fulfill a different aftercare need. New Vocations places off-the-track Thoroughbreds with new owners in new careers, while Old Friends is primarily a home for those who, due to old age or physical issues, require permanent retirement. But...

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