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Churchill Downs Will Host 2018 Breeders’ Cup

Posted on: Apr 25, 2016

The Kentucky Derby is the biggest annual event held at Louisville’s historic Churchill Downs race track. It’s not the only major racing event held at the track–Churchill Downs has hosted the Breeders’ Cup eight times and will ....

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Kentucky Derby Could Be A Bad Race For Closers

Posted on: Apr 24, 2016

There are a ton of ‘closers’ in the Kentucky Derby field this year but ironically it might not be a good race for their skill set. That’s the opinion of experienced horse race handicapper Mike Watchmaker of the Daily Racing Form. Mo....

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Nyquist Prepares for Kentucky Derby

Posted on: Apr 22, 2016

Things have been somewhat quiet around Kentucky Derby favorite Nyquist since he won the Florida Derby and established himself as ‘the three year old to beat’. Since proving his superiority (for now at least) over Mohaymen the undefeated s....

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Beholder’s Connections Planning Her 2016 Campaign

Posted on: Apr 21, 2016

Where will superstar mare Beholder begin her 2016 racing campaign? The primary target of her team is the Grade 1 Vanity Handicap held at Santa Anita on June 4. Her connections want her to take a ‘tune up’ race before that and they may try....

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Songbird Has A Fever, Out Of Kentucky Oaks

Posted on: Apr 19, 2016

In ‘human’ sports a premium is placed on ‘playing hurt’ and ‘gutting it out’. That isn’t the case in horse racing where the top trainers place a premium on the health and well being of their equine athletes. ....

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Cupid Off Kentucky Derby Trail After Injury

Posted on: Apr 18, 2016

Bob Baffert said that he planned to take a ‘wait and see’ attitude with Rebel Stakes winner Cupid after he finished a disappointing tenth in Saturday’s Arkansas Derby. He wanted to ship Cupid to Kentucky and go from there. Cupid was....

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Creator Wins Arkansas Derby In An Upset

Posted on: Apr 17, 2016

The general idea of the Kentucky Derby prep races and the qualification system is to bring clarity to the crop of hundreds of three year olds that are pointed to the race at the start of every year. This year the system has narrowed the field down bu....

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