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BREAKING NEWS: Far From Over, the Withers Stakes winner, has been diagnosed with a hairline fracture of his left hind leg and will not only miss Saturday's Grade 1 Wood Memorial, but is off the Derby trail, according to Nick Sallusto, the racing manager for Steven Marshall's Black Rock Stable as well as co-owners Jim Cavello and Sol Kumin. Article on DRF to be posted later today.
Watch out for Street Strategy. Won 2 allowances after long layoff and has not been set down yet. Works very fast for a Randy Morse horse. Field doesn't look real strong.
ANy word on OK, If he is healthy as they say why would they skip all the last 100 point preps? Arkansas derby is only one left and I don't see that happening, tough field
Only 6 horses entered for the Wood, that is sad. Most of them closers as well. This is Frosted's best chance to sneak into The Derby with some easy points if he ends up being the lone speed at Aqueduct... The only bright side to this is that if El Kabeir doesn't get exposed here as a middle distance horse and Frosted finds a backdoor into this field, that's 2 horses I get to toss for my exotics are Derby Day. That's a precious commodity in a 20 horse field.
Mike Smith takes a seat on Cozmic One. Finally!
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  • Maya Joffe via Disqus · Finally Mike Smith gets to exercise Coz! · 20 hours ago
  • SeattleStrike12 via Disqus · YES!!!!! The right rider is on the colt · 23 minutes ago
UAE invaders haven't panned out stateside historically. Though I will admit his he may be the best foreign invader in the field & his past 3 races (especially the last one) visually look like impressive finishes. The fact of the matter is the small UAE fields, along with the splits and overall times are not impressive for those distances; 1M, first quarter in 25secs final time in 1:37.7? 1 3/16M first quarter in 26secs final times in 1:58 or 1:59? That's MSW times there, the Derby first quarter will be ~24 secs and the final time for 1 1/4 will be ~2:02 so is he going to miraculously be getting through a boatload of traffic and getting that last 1/16 in 4 seconds flat??? Ummm, NO! My money will be elsewhere...
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  • slewcrew7778 · The upvote is in behalf of the many who will be pleased to hear that your money will be elsewhere!... · 41 minutes ago
  • Fiddler's Green Standardbred via Disqus · If you're looking for actual evidence that the track is slower... look no further than the fact that Meydan uses gate timing instead of a run-up. · 26 minutes ago
Kentucky Derby fans saw much to like during the three days of betting in the fourth and final pool of Churchill Downs Racetrack’s 2015 Kentucky Derby Future Wager but they were most attracted to Bob Baffert’s “dynamic duo” of American Pharoah (#1) and Dortmund (#7), who were the pool’s 1-2 betting c...Read More
  • jmom54 · I wonder why they stopped the mutual fields. I loved them. they need to bring them back with, say, the 6 longest shots. Canonero II comes to mind. · 1 hour ago
Materiality remained undefeated with a convincing victory in the Grade 1 Besilu Stables Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · A 110 BSF for Materiality in the FL Derby! · 2 days ago
  • jmom54 · I remember seeing his entry in the sales catalog. I was very impressed with the breeding. I don't remember if he had his name yet. This article reminded me of that. His performance this past Saturday put him near, not on, the top of my Derby list. We still have a few more, very telling, preps yet. · 1 hour ago
Does International Star have the bloodlines to continue his winning streak in the Kentucky Derby?Read More
  • veyedoublenwhy · Horse just has the will to win races. Without a doubt going to be on my Derby ticket, unless he draws the 1 post. · 2 hours ago
  • jmom54 · He might hit the board at the lower end, sy, 4th. Unless, he gets real lucky. As we all know, luck plays a big part in those huge Derby fields. Look at Mine That Bird for instance. · 1 hour ago
FAR FROM OVER IS DEF HIGH ON MY DERBY LIST
Lost just a bit in all the weekend’s hoopla of the Dubai World Cup, and Kentucky Derby preps in Florida and Louisiana, was the performance of Secret Circle. Read More
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  • JohnByrd · Nice story, Brian...Love it! Been following him since he was a baby. Loved his daddy Eddington. · 10 hours ago
  • veyedoublenwhy · Secret Circle was going to be my Derby horse that year until Bode' left him and the rest of the Arkansas field on the back stretch, Glad to see that he has become a champion. Always have been a fan of him. · 2 hours ago
I think probably why they are passing there is to make sure frosted gets his points for the derby
Bolo easy-to-use here,outstanding pedigree. Will be flying at the end !!! :-) :-) :-) :-
This horse is still in development. His maturity and size has been holding him back. He is a huge horse. 17 hands. I find it fascinating that Jose Ortiz chose him for the Wood. Weaver has been very patient with this one. Saturday could be his arrival. I've been intrigued by the horse since his win in January. i think he just needs to mature into his impressive frame. Each race he gets faster, a good sign for a growing colt. I think he's going to be 25 to 1 and a super value wager.
Staying grounded at one racetrack is increasing the number of hat tracks scored prior to the Kentucky Derby.Read More
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  • https://www.facebook.com/fred. · Right as rain on International Star, however the UAE and Sunland Derby winners look as good as any out there. Expect one or the other to have a huge impact on this years Kentucky Derby · 8 hours ago
  • Bob Grenetz via Disqus · Didn't fresian fire win all 3 at fairgrounds and finish off the board at churchill? · 6 hours ago
Are you for real or are you just plain dumb ? 108 and change for 5 and a half furlongs is so super slow that my pet hamster could beat it.
Love what I've seen from this animal... And the bloodlines a just pure dirt & distance on both sides of the house... I think he runs by them all in the Derby & Belmont... The Preakness is tough, tight turns & slightly shorter distance will favor Dortmund, AP or an early footer, not sure he gets there in time unless everything goes his way that day...
Another need the lead type; I foresee AP & Dortmund running themselves into oblivion through the first mile before they both spit the bit mid stretch @CD... Dortmund has shown the ability to fight back under pressure so I side with him to hang on to win it or complete the exacta if 'Far From Over' buzzes his tower.
There are 2 horses alright: Dortmund & Far From Over. Dortmund is an early footer and will need a good post draw, and what happens when AP, Carpe Diem and Dortmund all duke it out up front???... Far From Over can do it from any post position since he can come from off or way off as he's shown. Dortmund is a big strong animal, just like his sire, and his running style is similar to Sea Biscuit in that he likes to go eye to eye at the top of the stretch before he responds to the challenge and kicks it in down the stretch... Unfortunately that won't work if Far From Over rolls up to him, he'll go right on by if he doesn't get hung up in traffic.
I like what I see from this horse, especially the Lewis G2 stakes, going wide early, and still taking the lead from Dortmund at the top of the stretch only to begrudgingly concede it late... (he was probably a bit short there) but following that just blowing it out at a further distance... Only problem I see is with his running style he will absolutely need a 1-10 draw in the Derby to avoid being blown out at the first turn... And if "Far From Over" gets in the Derby I'm just not sure any of these early foot types (AP, Dortmund, Carpe Diem or Firing Line) will have enough gas left to hold him off late, he'll likely be the one flying like a bat out of hell late...

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