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Southwest Stakes: Can Unbeaten Corona Bolt Carry Speed Around Two Turns?

The morning after winning the $250,000 Smarty Jones Stakes New Year’s Day at Oaklawn, trainer Brad Cox was asked where he would be Jan. 28. “I’ll probably be in Miami,” Cox said. “Cyberknife’s meant a lot to us. He’s a good colt. I’m definitely sad to see him go because I feel like he’s just […]

Remsen Winner Dubyuhnell Tops Nominees To Feb. 4 Holy Bull

West Paces Racing LLC and Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Dubyuhnell, who captured the Remsen (G2) at Aqueduct in his final juvenile start, heads a list of 30 nominees for the $250,000 Holy Bull (G3), scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 4 at Gulfstream Park. The Holy Bull, a 1 1/16-mile stakes for 3-year-olds on the Gulfstream’s Road to […]

Early Nominations For 2023 Triple Crown Series Close Saturday

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to become eligible to compete in the 2023 Triple Crown series are due Saturday with a $600 payment. Payment for early Triple Crown nominations must be made at the time of entry on www.thetriplecrown.com. Information regarding phone or mail-in entries can also be found on the website. Nominations are scheduled […]

Verifying, Half-Brother To Champion Midnight Bisou, Will Target Either Rebel Or Risen Star

Among the overflowing list of talented 3-year-olds in the barn of trainer Brad Cox is Verifying, the $775,000 Justify colt who is a half-brother to champion Midnight Bisou. Verifying won on debut, then finished second in the Grade 1 Champagne. He finished sixth in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after being bumped at the start, beaten […]

Baffert Derby Drama: Owners Must Transfer 3-Year-Olds By Feb. 28 To Earn Kentucky Derby Points

Horses under the care of trainer Bob Baffert are currently unable to earn qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, and it appears a new regulation is in place for the 2023 edition. Last year, several promising Baffert-trained sophomores were transferred to other trainers, including Tim Yakteen, in early April, aiming for the […]

‘All Others’ 2-1 Favorite At Conclusion Of KDFW Pool 4, Forte 7-1 Second Choice

With the Kentucky Derby still 15 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-old Colts and Geldings” closed as the 2-1 favorite in Pool 3 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Forte was the 7-1 second choice. Other horses who attracted interest from bettors: Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) and Lecomte (G3) […]

Forte On Schedule For 3YO Debut In Fountain Of Youth

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Forte, a finalist expected to be named champion 2-year-old male of 2022, has begun stepping up preparations for his expected sophomore debut in the $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) March 4 at Gulfstream Park. Hall of Fame trainer Todd Pletcher said Sunday that Forte exited […]

New York-Breds General Banker, Arctic Arrogance Breeze At Belmont, Eye Withers

Seacoast Thoroughbreds of New England’s New York homebred General Banker, who finished a closing third in the Jerome on Jan. 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack, had his first breeze back over the Belmont Park dirt training track Sunday. The son of Central Banker covered a half-mile solo in :49.65, which ranked 25th of 116 timed moves […]

Fair Grounds: Cox Discusses Plans For Lecomte Winner Instant Coffee, Other 3YOs

Trainer Brad Cox reports that Lecomte (G3) winner Instant Coffee and Silverbulletday 1-2 finishers The Alys Look and Chop Chop all came out of their races in good order. Fair Grounds’ media team caught up with him in the track’s barn area Sunday morning to discuss those runners as well a pair of other intriguing […]