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  • The longest shot Zakaroff (45-1) rallies to upset the El Camino Real Derby (G3) at Golden Gate Fields.Posted 16 hours ago
  • Stonestreet's Terra Promessa (1-2) blitzes the field in the Bayakoa (G3) at Oaklawn Park.Posted 17 hours ago
  • Imperial Hint (5-2) takes the General George (G3) at Laurel. Posted 18 hours ago
  • High Ridge Road (3-1) runs them down to take the Barbara Fritchie (G2) at Laurel.Posted 19 hours ago
  • Curlin's Approval (4-5) dominates in the Royal Delta.Posted 20 hours ago
  • Multiple graded stakes winner, Alsvid, has been retired from racing.Posted 4 days ago
  • In her 2017 debut, Winx was sensational again, raising her winning streak to 14.Posted 5 days ago
  • Iliad (2-1) much the best in the San Vicente Stakes.Posted 6 days ago
  • Chanel's Legacy (13-1) pulls off the upset in the Martha Washington Stakes.Posted 7 days ago
  • Bolo (6-1) surges late to win the Arcadia for a second straight year.Posted 7 days ago

Derby criteria not perfect

Sensible suggestions for revision of the Kentucky Derby qualifying process take a beating when there is a nonsensical winner such as Mine That Bird.

For more than 20 years, money earned in graded races has determined the 20 horses in the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. Occasionally, that fails — Eddington and Rock Hard Ten, both third in prestigious prep races, were excluded from the 2003 Derby because they didn’t have the necessary bankroll.

In reaction to such exclusions and in anticipation of skewed purses to come, well thought out alternatives have been offered.

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