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  • Cupid (7-1) makes a winning comeback in the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.Posted 6 hours ago
  • Illuminant (8-5) sneaks up the rail to capture the Grade 2 Monrovia.Posted 7 hours ago
  • Cowboy Culture (5-2) is the clear victor in the Grade 3 Arlington Classic.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Lady Eli (3-5) keeps Goodyearforroses at bay to win the Grade 1 Gamely.Posted 8 hours ago
  • Finley'sluckycharm (1-5) runs away with the Grade 3 Winning Colors.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Stormy Liberal (1-2) continues downhill turf success in the Grade 3 Daytona.Posted 9 hours ago
  • Starship Jubilee (10-1) rallies to Grade 2 Nassau win.Posted 9 hours ago
  • The breeding rights to Classic Empire have been acquired by Coolmore.Posted 4 days ago
  • Cloud Computing (13-1) edges a game Classic Empire in the Preakness.Posted 7 days ago
  • World Approval (5-2) whistles home a big winner in the Dixie.Posted 7 days ago
Breeders Cup 2015
Belmont Stakes 2017

Making It Up As They Go

Used to be a Kentucky Derby prospect ran through a series of logically progressing prep races, each a little longer in distance — Bay Shore to Gotham to Wood Memorial, Hutcheson to Fountain of Youth to Florida Derby, Santa Catalina (or the Robert B. Lewis, as it is now known) to San Rafael or San Felipe to Santa Anita Derby.

Used to be runners traveled far and wide to sew up their Kentucky Derby chances (the graded earnings system that determines the 20-horse field has been in place since 1986, and the race has been limited to 20 starters since 1975)... Read More

 

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