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Wild On Ice Springs 35-1 Upset In Sunland Park Derby

Frank Sumpter’s homebred Wild On Ice outdueled a determined late challenger and got clear in the closing strides to capture the $600,000 Sunland Derby (G3) as the longest shot in the field Sunday at Sunland Park in New Mexico. Sent off at 35-1 odds and ridden by veteran Ken Tohill, Wild On Ice tracked from […]

Two-Time Turfway Winner Transect Under Consideration For Wood Memorial

OXO Equine’s Transect, who finished tenth in the Gotham (G3) March 4 at Aqueduct, could return for the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2) on April 8. The nine-furlong test for sophomores offers 100-40-30-20-10 Kentucky Derby (G1) qualifying points to the top five finishers. Trained by Paulo Lobo, the Gun Runner colt failed to handle a muddy […]

Practical Move, Geaux Rocket Ride Among Workers For Santa Anita Derby

Several prospects targeting the $750,000 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby (G1) on April 8 worked on Sunday, including Practical Move, Geaux Rocket Ride, and Skinner, the top-three finishers in the Grade II San Felipe here March 4. Trainer Tim Yakteen clocked Practical Move working five furlongs in :59 with a gallop-out completed in 1:12. Practical Move […]

Reincarnate Made Morning-Line Favorite For Arkansas Derby; Wet Paint Tabbed Program Favorite For Fantasy

Southern California-based Reincarnate was among 11 horses entered Sunday morning for the $1.25-million Arkansas Derby (G1) at 1 1/8 miles April 1 at Oaklawn. Post positions for the Arkansas Derby and the $600,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies April 1 were drawn Sunday morning in the Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle. Reincarnate was installed the […]

Wood Memorial Hopeful Slip Mahoney Breezes In Company With Gazelle Probable Capella

Gold Square’s graded stakes-placed Slip Mahoney, who is targeting the $750,000 Wood Memorial (G2) on April 8 at Aqueduct Racetrack, breezed a half-mile in :48.40 on Saturday with assistant trainer Dustin Dugas up over the Belmont Park dirt training track. Slip Mahoney, trained by Brad Cox, completed the work in company with Juddmonte’s stakes-placed Capella, […]

‘We’re On Our Way To The Derby’: Two Phil’s Rolls To Jeff Ruby Steaks Win

Two Phil’s stamped himself a horse to watch at Churchill Downs on the first Saturday in May with a convincing 5ΒΌ-length victory in the $700,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), the marquee race Saturday at Turfway Park. Owned in partnership by Patricia’s Hope and Phil Sagan, Two Phil’s earned 100 points on the Road to the […]

Kingsbarns Goes Wire To Wire In Louisiana Derby To Remain Undefeated

Spendthrift Farm’s Kingsbarns ran his record to a perfect three-for-three with a front-running 3 1/2-length victory under Flavien Prat in Saturday’s Grade 2, $1-million TwinSpires Louisiana Derby at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La. The Uncle Mo colt gave trainer Todd Pletcher a record fifth Louisiana Derby win while earning 100 qualifying points for the […]

Champion Forte Tabbed Morning-Line Favorite Among Dozen For Florida Derby

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Forte will seek to cement his standing as the top-rated Triple Crown candidate in the $1-million Curlin Florida Derby (G1) presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms at Xalapa next Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 2022 juvenile champion, who drew Post 11, has been installed as the 4-5 morning-line favorite […]

Arkansas Derby, Fantasy Fields Taking Shape

Oaklawn’s four-race Kentucky Derby (G1) points series will produce four different winners. But two trainers will have a chance to win multiple races in the series that concludes with the $1.25 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at 1 1/8 miles April 1. Two-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Brad Cox is scheduled to send out one of the […]