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Untrapped Overtakes Battle of Midway, Wins G3 Oklahoma Derby

Untrapped Overtakes Battle of Midway, Wins G3 Oklahoma Derby

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – Michael Langford’s Untrapped closed with a rush from midpack and powered to the front late to overtake Battle of Midway and win Sunday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby from Remington Park. Up close early after breaking cleanly from post 5 under Ricardo Santana, Jr., Untrapped settled on the backstretch… Read More

Baffert, Smith Repeat with West Coast in G1 Travers

Baffert, Smith Repeat with West Coast in G1 Travers

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – For the second straight year, trainer Bob Baffert and jockey Mike Smith won the Grade 1, $1,250,000 Travers Stakes – this time aboard Gary and Mary West’s West Coast, who wired the full field of a dozen 3-year-olds. Breaking cleanly from post 3, West Coast immediately took the… Read More

Tapwrit Tops Travers Twelve

Tapwrit Tops Travers Twelve

SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY – The 148th running of the Grade 1 Travers Stakes features a full field of 12, and Belmont Stakes winner Tapwrit sits atop them all as the 7-2 morning line favorite. The Todd Pletcher-trained colt will break from post position 4 under Jose Ortiz, the Saratoga meet’s leading rider. Tapwrit enters… Read More

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The Saratoga Skinny: Travers Distance Questions

The Saratoga Skinny: Travers Distance Questions

Each week on Dark Tuesdays, we will bring you “The Saratoga Skinny” looking at the coming week of racing at Saratoga and looking back at the big action the week before. “The Saratoga Skinny” will be broken into five sections: The Break (looking at the biggest story of the week),… Read More

BLINKERS OFF 249: Whitney and West Virginia Derby Previews and Rapid-Fire

BLINKERS OFF 249: Whitney and West Virginia Derby Previews and Rapid-Fire

The Thoroughbred Racing Dudes preview the Grade 1, $1,200,000 Whitney Stakes from Saratoga and Grade 3, $750,000 West Virginia Derby from Mountaineer and give rapid-fire selections for the remaining stakes races running this weekend across the country. Rapid-Fire Music: High Rule – Control Blinkers Off provides weekly insights into the… Read More

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Girvin Noses Out McCraken, Practical Joke in G1 Haskell

Girvin Noses Out McCraken, Practical Joke in G1 Haskell

OCEANPORT, NJ – By the smallest of margins, Brad Grady’s Girvin flew up late and nosed out McCraken and Practical Joke to win Sunday’s Grade 1, $1,000,000 betfair.com Haskell Invitational Stakes at Monmouth Park. Girvin and jockey Robby Albarado trailed the field of seven early, content to let Battle of Midway and Timeline set early fractions of :23.93,… Read More

Irap Edges Girvin to Win G3, $500,000 Ohio Derby

Irap Edges Girvin to Win G3, $500,000 Ohio Derby

NORTH RANDALL, OH – The 83rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby Saturday at JACK Thistledown Racino came right down to the wire, with Irap getting up by a nose over the 4-5 favorite Girvin. As expected, Fast and Accurate had the lead as the field reached the… Read More

Ohio Derby Preview: Several Kentucky Derby Runners Look to Rebound

Ohio Derby Preview: Several Kentucky Derby Runners Look to Rebound

The complexion of Saturday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino changed on Wednesday when trainer Mike Maker entered the Grade 3 JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes winner Fast and Accurate. A son of the speedy Eclipse 2-year-old champion Hansen, Fast and Accurate has three wins from eight… Read More

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