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March 10, 2012

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – The Florida Derby is not the only important Kentucky Derby prep left on the local racing schedule this winter. The $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes may be carded on the grass, but it could well have Derby implications with both Dullahan and Howe Great among the six...
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March 10, 2012

Perhaps the most common items on the wish lists of trainers this time of year are that their Kentucky Derby contenders a) stay sound and b) don't peak too soon. Read more here: http://www.kentucky.com/2012/03/09/2103109/derby-trail-shorter-all-the-time.html#storylink=cpy Given the desire to balance the delicate timing of their delicate animals, it is little wonder...
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March 10, 2012

The Derby Trail heats up with four graded stakes this weekend—Tampa Bay Derby (G2), San Felipe (G2), Swale (G3), and Palm Beach (G3). All but one of these will run on Saturday and all but one is getting much of the racing industry’s press. The Grade 3 $150,000 Palm Beach...
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March 4, 2012

Any suggestion that Hansen was a mere a one-dimensional speedball proved unfounded in Saturday's Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham at Aqueduct, as last year's juvenile colt champion overcame an outside post, a wide journey into the clubhouse turn, and having a little dirt kicked in his face for the first time...
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February 27, 2012

Just What Makes a Derby Contender Last week my Top 10 list of Kentucky Derby contenders over at the Paulick Report elicited a skeptical comment as to why Dullahan is my top pick when he had been sick and hadn’t posted a workout in over a month (he eventually did...
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February 27, 2012

Led by the 2-year-old champion Hansen, seven horses pointing to next Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct put in workouts Sunday morning at four different facilities. At Gulfstream Park, in south Florida, Hansen worked five furlongs in 1:00.98 shortly after 6 a.m. Working by himself, Hansen was time...
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February 10, 2012

MIAMI — In no sport is data more important than in thoroughbred racing, because billions of dollars in wagers are based on information about horses’ past performances. Yet the industry’s data-gathering is a product of the Stone Age. While many sports (even quarter-horse racing) record the time of every finisher...
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January 20, 2012

By Mike Watchmaker 1. Union Rags Consistently fast and fits the classic Derby profile READ MORE
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January 16, 2012

The highs of horse racing as an owner know no boundaries, and the lows know no depths.
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