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A full field of 12 3-year-olds, including a couple with existing qualifying Derby points, Answer In and Finnick the Fierce, are part of a $61,000 first-level allowance race April 4 at Oaklawn Park, where racing continues without spectators.
A full field of 12 3-year-olds—including a couple with existing qualifying Derby points, Answer In and Finnick the Fierce—are part of a $61,000 first-level allowance race April 4 at Oaklawn Park, where racing continues without spectators.
The second jewel of the Triple Crown was originally slated for May 16 but will be delayed like many other major sporting events with the global COVID-19 pandemic sweeping the globe.
Santa Anita Park will remain closed for live racing through the April 4-5 weekend as it abides by an order issued last week from the Los Angeles County Health Department. The Santa Anita Derby (G1) will be rescheduled for later in the season.
Tiz the Law remains on top of the Derby Dozen rankings after his Florida Derby romp.
The late Triple Crown nomination deadline, which was scheduled for March 30, will be extended to a yet-to-be-determined date later this year.
Sackatoga Stable's favored Tiz the Law surged to the front turning for home and then drew clear to take the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby for 3-year-olds March 28 at a Gulfstream Park facility that was closed to the public.
Herrschaft, a Kentucky-bred Will Take Charge colt, powered to a convincing upset victory in the Fukuryu Stakes March 28 at Nakayama Racecourse, vaulting into the lead on Japan's Road to the Kentucky Derby series.
At a time when good news is scarce, there could have been a heart-tugging storybook tale in the Curlin Florida Derby (G1).
Danon Pharaoh returns to Japan's Road to the Kentucky Derby series in the March 28 Fukuryu Stakes at Nakayama Racecourse following a two-race absence.
When entries were drawn for the Florida Derby, there was a new brand of anxiety, one that had horsemen praying, crossing their fingers, rubbing a lucky horseshoe, doing whatever they could to help insure that it will be contested as scheduled.
Tom Pedulla is interviewing prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys for America's Best Racing as they travel the road to the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Find out which horse from the Louisiana Derby is ranked highest on this week's Derby Dozen.
For Jack Knowlton and his slightly more than 30 partners in Sackatoga Stable, about a month ago, the March 28 Curlin Florida Derby promised to be a festive time.
Wells Bayou's victory in the Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) could fulfill agent Liz Crow's dream of having one of her auction purchases make the starting gate in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1).
Honor A. P., who stamped himself a leading contender for the April 4 Santa Anita Derby (G1) with a runner-up finish in the March 7 San Felipe Stakes (G2), continues to train well toward Santa Anita Park's marquee 3-year-old event.
Independence Hall got acquainted with Gulfstream Park March 22 during a sharp half-mile breeze ahead of a scheduled start in the Florida Derby (G1), while Tiz the Law put in his final breeze for the Florida Derby at Palm Meadows.
Wells Bayou led throughout to capture the $1 million Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) for 3-year-olds March 21 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
After weighing numerous stakes options throughout the winter, Gouverneur Morris is bound for the $750,000 Curlin Florida Derby (G1).
Before embarking on the latest chapter of his horse racing career—one in which he will become an agent for jockey Luis Saez—Kiaran McLaughlin has a potentially rewarding loose end to tie up as a trainer in the $1 million Curlin Florida Derby (G1).