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Chitu Silks Ride
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Kentucky (USA) by Tom Evans  -  Macon Wilmil Equines  -  Marjac Farm
Chitu wins an Allowance Optional Claiming race at Santa Anita Park.
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Chitu before his race at Santa Anita Park.
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What the Horse Racing Nation is saying about Chitu...

is he even going to the derby? last I heard he was on edge 50/50 and if he was going it was for the owners sake not cause bob had confidence he can win
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  • Averie Elizabeth · Are you kidding me? I have a better chance in the Derby than him. Baffert has as much a chance of winning the Derby whether he only enters Hoppertunity or Hoppertunity, Chitu, and Midnight Hawk (who as far as I'm concerned is out). · 9 hours ago ·
  • coyne.kaylor · I'm dropping $20 to show on Averie. · 7 hours ago ·
why isnt chitu getting any love for winning the ky derby he has race four very good races and has showen a horses toughness at the moment of truth.
  • striped mentality · I like him a lot, always have. I think he has a good shot at winning/ending up in they money come Derby. He doesn't get much credit, but that'll just make it that much more fun when he proves the nay-sayers wrong. · 13 hours ago ·
Trainer Mike Maker reported Sunday morning that things were "all well" at the nearby Trackside Training Center for his trio of Kentucky Derby possibilities.Read More
Why did someone change the silk colors on this horse's page?
Why did someone change the silk colors on this horse's page?
Why did someone change the silk colors on this horse's page?
Had a work this morning.. https://twitter.com/DRFDerby/status/457575066075557888/photo/1
Louisiana Derby winner Vicar's in Trouble prepared for a start in the May 3 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands with a five-furlong breeze in 1:00.40 on Saturday morning at Trackside Louisville, the training facility located approximately five miles from Churchill Downs.Read More
The field for the Run for the Roses is taking shape ... here's the early HRN morning line, and the final Down and Derby before the big race.Read More
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  • racingfactions.com · Medal Count, eat a biscuit and take a nap. Okay now win the Derby at 20/1. Hi ho the dario, the Robby and the Dale. · 5 days ago ·
  • travel_vic · Ofen over looked phenomenon. I was going to bet the good turfer Hitchcock when he came to Hollywood one Summer but I was tipped by a vet that he was a terrible shipper and stayed off him to my relief as he demonstrated that to be true right out there on the course acting up all the way to the gate. · 5 days ago ·
Now why wouldn't Baffert give this horse a shot at the Derby?
He's got some definition... almost looks like a quarter horse. Thoughts on him for the derby? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BlB-EKHCEAEHAkq.jpg
on April 13, Chitu worked 5F at Santa Anita on Fast Dirt in 1:00.80 h finishing 16/51.
46:40--- 2nd best of the day who was--- 1st Midnight Hawk---OH he's already beat him 2 times! :)
Kentucky Derby hopeful Chitu went four furlongs for Bob Baffert in :46.40.
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  • buds · I think im starting to like this horse a little better. Good speed, good works, good stamina, good form, good works, rising beyers, pretty good trainer, hmmm · 17 days ago ·
  • buds · I forgot good class · 17 days ago ·
If Chrome is the big horse and he beat Chitu by 1/2 lgth in his 1st time around two turns then Chitu comes back and runs a good 1 1/8 time(102 Bris) Y? does no one think this horse is capable?
Confused<< "Hawk" has the ability to hit the board,Chitu didn't seem to like the distance,Chitu looked a little hairy in the stretc? Time?Byer? Beat "hawk" twice after lookn him in the eye.
Bob Baffert’s Hoppertunity qualified for Kentucky Derby 2014 last week, and Chitu and Midnight Hawk join their stable mate after finishing 1-2 in the Sunland Derby on March 23. Read More
Two more Derby preps are in the books and both provided exciting stretch runs, but did they produce a legitimate Kentucky Derby contender?Read More
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  • Floridaf · I honestly thought Commissioner would run better than what he did in the Sunland Derby. Moving forward, I don't see a Derby winner out of either of these races. · 24 days ago ·
  • tmallios1 · Love your post eelpie. I agree 1000% ,the Hawk does have the ability to be a lonshot who can hit the board on the 1rst Saturday in May for the Run for the Roses.6 week rest will put those extra springs in his legs. · 24 days ago ·
In a matter of just a few weeks how the Derby Trail has changed.Read More
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  • AndyScoggin · Good catch there, geldedridgling, correction has been noted. · 25 days ago ·
  • Trackside · The article simply states both horse went from T.B Derby and won K.Derby..NOT that both horses won Tampa Bay Derby...actually neither horse went right to Kentucky Derby...the former raced in the Bluegrass and the latter raced in Arkansas before winning respective Derby · 25 days ago ·
Highlights and lowlights from the past week of racing, according to Zipse at the Track.Read More
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  • Sullivan · I got to stick up for my bud Tamarando here, Brian, he finally did something wrong, but I request you give him another shot · 26 days ago ·
  • deedee.potter1 · I think We Miss Artie is going to leave you with egg on your face. · 26 days ago ·

Stakes Tracker - Probables

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Chitu - Race Results & Past Performances

View DetailsView Video03/23/14Chitu1stSun111 1/8 mDSunland Derby-G3 3 MChituMidnight HawkCommissioner 
View DetailsView Video02/08/14Chitu2ndSA111 1/16 mDRobert B. Lewis Stakes-G2 3 MCandy BoyChituMidnight Hawk1:41.83
View Details12/27/13Chitu1stSA66 fDAlwOC 2 MChituStreet IconPapa Turf1:08.86
View Details12/07/13Chitu1stBHP26 fSMSW 2 MChituYard LineThe Admiral1:09.94