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Saratoga and Del Mar 2017

Giant Oak has found his niche

What is it about these Chris Block-trained horses? The millionaire 8-year-old Fort Prado has this big pink strip where his front leg meets his barrel, the result of a youthful encounter with a fence. Now there is Giant Oak, a rich chestnut whose broad white blaze wraps all the way around his muzzle. You can't miss him, and Giant Oak may turn out to be memorable for more than his looks.

Giant Oak began his career last summer on grass, and it is on grass this year at 3 that he seems to have found himself. After dabbling in things Triple Crown this past spring, Giant Oak was taken out of consideration for the Kentucky Derby even after running a solid second to Musket Man in the Illinois Derby. The goal became the Mid-America Triple on turf at Arlington -- and the goal is now.
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This guy should be very tough on the green this summer...

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