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  • Tapitation rolls late to score in the Kingston Stakes.Posted 1 hour ago
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  • Lexie Lou returns to her winning ways in today's Grade 2 Nassau Stakes.Posted 1 day ago
  • Enola Gray takes the Melair gate to wire.Posted 2 days ago
  • Surgical Strike charges on the outside to win the Arlington Classic (G3).Posted 2 days ago
  • Diva Express and I'm a Looker make a dead heat run in the Winning Colors (G3).Posted 2 days ago
  • Flipcup game in Arlington Matron (G3) victory.Posted 2 days ago
  • In his first start since the Remsen, Gift Box rolls over a strong allowance field at Belmont.Posted 4 days ago

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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