2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

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PJMIII
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Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:30 am

Horse evacuated from the San Luis Rey fire now has Road to the Kentucky Derby points.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... board-mile
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Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:57 am

Watchmaker: Nice to see Derby prospects racing in January

In a point in time when there seems to be a contest to see how infrequently good horses can race, it is a welcomed development that legitimate Kentucky Derby candidates are competing in these initial days of January, some four months out from the first leg of the Triple Crown.

http://www.drf.com/news/watchmaker-nice ... ng-january
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Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:00 pm

Audible Much the Best in Holy Bull

Son of Into Mischief rolls to a 5 1/2-length win in first graded test.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -holy-bull
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:11 pm

Phoenix Thoroughbreds on Kentucky Derby, Oaks Trails

Amer Abdulaziz, a resident of Dubai, is the man behind Phoenix Thoroughbreds.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... aks-trails
PJMIII
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:16 pm

Kentucky Derby Slot on Line in Tokyo's Hyacinth Stakes

Ruggero has the inside track to get guaranteed entry to the Run for the Roses.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... nth-stakes
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Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:04 pm

Mendelssohn Possible for European Kentucky Derby Trail

Mendelssohn, Seahenge, and Threeandfourpence possible for March 1 or March 2 starts.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... erby-trail
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 pm

Crestwood Farm @CrestwoodKY
7h7 hours ago
GET STORMY's Storm Runner is now pointing to the $400k G2 Fountain of Youth! http://www.teamvalor.com/news/feb2018/s ... er0204.pdf
In notching a spiffy 6 on the Ragozin Sheets by completing 8 1/2 furlongs in 1:42 2/5, Storm
Runner
ran himself right into the Kentucky Derby picture. That Ragozin figure is faster than any of Barry Irwin's previous Derby runners at this stage of the game, including Animal Kingdom, Captain Bodgit, Went the Day Well and The Deputy, who all scored major prep wins in March or April.

Storm Runner made such a big step forward that Romans and Irwin will have to keep a keen eye on how he recovers over the next few weeks. The Grade 2 Fountain of Youth Stakes on March 3 is the sensible next step as a chance to come back over the same track and distance as Sunday's race, but the connections will keep their options open in case he needs more time.
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Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:45 pm

Desormeaux Mulls Options for My Boy Jack

Need for Kentucky Derby qualifying points likely to dictate colt's plans.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... y-boy-jack
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:57 am

Graded Stakes Winner Greyvitos Returns to Work Tab

The door hasn't closed on Greyvitos' classic hopes just yet.

The graded stakes-winning son of Malibu Moon returned to the work tab Feb. 26 for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove a bone chip in a knee, covering three furlongs in :37 1/5 for trainer Adam Kitchingman at Del Mar.


https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... o-work-tab
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Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:21 pm

Mendelssohn's Road to the Derby is going to have to change course, as the terrible weather in Great Britain has caused the cancellation of the March 2 meeting at Dundalk in Ireland, where he was supposed to run in the Patton Stakes. Will he run in the rescheduled Patton on Mar. 9, or the Burradon Stakes Mar. 30 at Newcastle, or maybe the Mar. 30 UAE Derby? Stay tuned.
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... endelssohn
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:22 am

Bad weather prompts postponement of Kentucky Derby qualifiers in England

The two races this week in England that are part of Churchill Downs’s new European Road to the Kentucky Derby were postponed because of wintry conditions.

http://www.drf.com/news/bad-weather-pro ... rs-england
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Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:01 pm

The $400,000 Grade II Fountain of Youth at Gulfstream Park is today. Race 14 at 6:09 p.m. EST.

FREE DOP BILLY has been scratched.

http://www.equibase.com/static/entry/GP ... 4-EQB.html

Going to The Gotham at Aqueduct next Saturday.
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Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:28 am

Free Drop Billy Rerouted to Gotham

Albaugh Family Stables' Free Drop Billy will be entered in the $300,000 Gotham Stakes (G3) March 10 at Aqueduct Racetrack, after he was scratched March 3 from the Xpressbet Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -to-gotham
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:19 pm

Louisiana Derby Among Options for Catholic Boy

More Than Ready colt worked a half-mile in :48 2/5 March 4.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... tholic-boy
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:33 pm

Firenze Fire Tunes Up for Gotham with :50.69 Half-Mile

Champagne Stakes (G1) winner on track for March 10 Gotham Stakes (G3).

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... -half-mile
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PJMIII
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:42 pm

Another Try for Kempton's Kentucky Derby Points Race

European Road to the Kentucky Derby will award a single spot in the starting gate.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... oints-race
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Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:14 pm

Gronkowski to Start Next in Blue Grass or Wood Memorial
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Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:40 am

Enticed Rebounds With Convincing Gotham Score

The Medaglia d'Oro colt added another graded stakes score to his résumé.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... tham-score
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Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:40 am

Hazit, Ride a Comet Headline Jeff Ruby at Turfway

The grade 3 is Turfway Park's Road to the Kentucky Derby event.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... at-turfway
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