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Mr. Misunderstood Leads Field Of Six In $200,000 Super Derby

Mr. Misunderstood takes the Super Derby Prelude The draw took place Tuesday for Super Derby Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The program will get underway at 12:00 pm (Central) for the 13-race card which will feature seven turf stakes, highlighted by the running of the $ 200,000 Super Derby. The richest race of the 2017 Thoroughbred season is written for 3-year-olds going a mile and ...

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Hold Air Hostage Annihilates Field In $1.3 Million All American Derby

Darling Farms’ Hold Air Hostage showed why he is the number-one-ranked older quarter horse in the nation with a total domination of his rivals in the Grade 1, $ 1,365,908 All American Derby on Sunday afternoon at Ruidoso Downs. Supporting the All American Derby was the $ 100,000 First Down Dash for horses that did not qualify for the All American Derby. The ...

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Sharp Samurai Proves Best In Del Mar Derby

Sharp Samurai and jockey Gary Stevens are guided into the winner’s circle after their victory in the Grade II, $ 250,000 Del Mar Derby, Sunday, September 3, 2017 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, Del Mar CA.© BENOIT PHOTO Under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, 2-1 favored Sharp Samurai proved best by a half-length Sunday in the 73rd running of ...

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‘Road To The Kentucky Derby’ Adds European Series To Points System For 2018

Churchill Downs is eager to stimulate added international interest in next year’s $ 2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) through the creation of a path to gain a berth in America’s greatest race for horses based in Europe and the expansion of its current series for Japan’s top dirt horses. Those initiatives and other adjustments to ...

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Irish War Cry Breezes Five Furlongs Toward Pennsylvania Derby

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry recorded a five-furlong breeze at Fair Hill Training Center on Monday, beginning in company with Spring Quality and pulling away late in a time of 1:01.4. Herringswellstables.com reports that the 3-year-old son of Curlin is being pointed to the Pennsylvania Derby. The Graham Motion trainee was most recently fourth in the Haskell Invitational. The Sept. ...

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Classic Empire ‘Not Going To Make The Pennsylvania Derby’

Temperamental 3-year-old Classic Empire has officially been taken out of consideration for the Sept. 23 Pennsylvania Derby, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com on Monday. The Pioneerof the Nile colt had recently shipped from Saratoga, where he’d refused to train on several occasions, back to Casse’s farm in Ocala. It was a move that worked for Classic Empire leading up to ...

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Northlands Park: Court System Likely To Determine Winner Of Canadian Derby

Chief Know It All wins a first-level allowance at Oaklawn Park, Feb. 2017 Last weekend’s running of the G3 Canadian Derby at Northlands Park provided fans with a very exciting finish, involving three horses, a photo finish, both a trainer and jockey objection, and a dead-heat. Even after Chief Know It All was declared the winner at the track, it may ...

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Cloud Computing Confirmed; All Three Triple Crown Race Winners To Enter Mid-Summer Derby

Javier Castellano guides Cloud Computing to cross the wire first in the Preakness Trainer Chad Brown confirmed Monday morning that Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Grade 1 Preakness winner Cloud Computing will enter the Grade 1, $ 1.25 million Travers Stakes presented by NYRA Bets, on Saturday, August 26 at Saratoga. By Maclean’s Music, a son of multiple graded stakes ...

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Mr. Misunderstood Up To The Task In Super Derby Prelude

Mr. Misunderstood takes the Super Derby Prelude A very exciting edition of Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs took place on Saturday, August 5. The card featured nine stakes and purses of $ 460,000, was highlighted by the running of the $ 60,000 Super Derby Prelude. The stakes for 3-year-olds on the Franks Turf Course at the distance of ...

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