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2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Mon Dec 18, 2017 9:30 am
by PJMIII
Horse evacuated from the San Luis Rey fire now has Road to the Kentucky Derby points.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... board-mile

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Mon Jan 08, 2018 8:57 am
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sun Feb 04, 2018 12:00 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:11 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 12:16 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 1:04 pm
by Treve
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Tue Feb 20, 2018 4:18 pm
by Sparrow Castle
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.

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Wed Feb 21, 2018 9:45 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 8:57 am
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Wed Feb 28, 2018 3:21 pm
by BaroqueAgain1
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:22 am
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:01 pm
by Ballerina
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.

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:28 am
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:19 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 1:33 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 4:42 pm
by katmandu

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Mon Mar 05, 2018 6:42 pm
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 2:14 pm
by Starine
Gronkowski to Start Next in Blue Grass or Wood Memorial
https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... d-memorial

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 9:40 am
by PJMIII
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

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Posted: Thu Mar 15, 2018 8:40 am
by PJMIII
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