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Few foes beaten by Nyquist in Kentucky Derby willing to try again in Preakness

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Nyquist, the Kentucky Derby winner, emerged from the race in good order on Sunday morning, according to trainer Doug O’Neill, and was set to head to Baltimore on Monday to begin preparations for the Preakness Stakes, the second leg of the Triple Crown, on May 21

Nyquist draws post 13, favored at 3-1 in Kentucky Derby

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Gustav Nyquist wears No. 14 for the Detroit Red Wings, but his namesake will be No. 13 on Saturday when Nyquist starts as the favorite in the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs

Sheer Drama holds recency edge in La Troienne

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – In Sheer Drama’s three races since August, she has had to tussle with at least one Grade 1-winning filly trained by Todd Pletcher. On Friday, when she starts in the Grade 1, $300,000 La Troienne on the Kentucky Oaks undercard at Churchill Downs, that scenario is repeating again in a matchup against the Pletcher-trained two-time Grade 1 winner Curalina.

Exaggerator, Brody's Cause put in final Derby works

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Exaggerator, the Santa Anita Derby winner, on Saturday at Churchill Downs turned in his final work for the Kentucky Derby seven days hence, one of five potential Derby runners who worked at two different locales.

Saez sweeps Woodhaven, Park Avenue stakes

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Luis Saez was the seventh leading rider on the New York Racing Association circuit in 2015 with 115 wins, eight of those coming in stakes.

Uptown Twirl refuses to lose in Surfside Stakes

CYPRESS, Calif. - The brawler in Uptown Twirl was on full display in Sunday’s $75,000 Surfside Stakes at Los Alamitos.Uptown Twirl held an early lead in the six-furlong race for 3-year-old fillies, but fought back when headed in the stretch by Moment Is Right. Racing on the inside, Uptown Twirl was passed before the eighth pole, but retook the lead in the final sixteenth.

For cookies, Chrome willing to endure flocks of fans

Use him for a windbreak, a coat rack, a barn doorstop. It doesn’t matter to California Chrome as long as you set him free in his paddock for most of the day and have a bag of Mrs. Pastures horse cookies handy on demand

One-turn mile should hit Always Sarah between the eyes

OZONE PARK, N.Y. – Trainer Jim Ryerson was just as surprised as everybody else when Always Sarah returned from an eight-month layoff to win a six-furlong maiden race Feb. 11 as the longest shot in a five-horse field. Ryerson’s surprised reaction was not because he didn’t think the filly had talent but because he thought she would prefer going a longer distance.

Fever knocks Songbird out of Kentucky Oaks

A fever will prevent the champion Songbird from starting in the $1 million Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 6.

Mrs. McDougal part of four-win day for Jose Ortiz

OZONE PARK, N.Y. - Jose Ortiz continued his dominance of the Aqueduct spring meet on Saturday, winning four more races, including the $100,000 Plenty of Grace Stakes on Mrs McDougal, who received a perfect stalking trip.


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