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Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018
Fourth-place Derby finisher Instilled Regard has a new trainer.
Posted Thursday, June 14, 2018
With Bolt d'Oro the board in his last two starts, here's the latest on the colt.
Posted Sunday, June 10, 2018
Aidan O'Brien has formed plans for Mendelssohn's Breeders' Cup run.
Posted Thursday, June 07, 2018
Following a brief freshening, reigning 2-year-old champion Good Magic will next target the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, trainer Chad Brown told the Albany Times-Union.

The Kentucky Derby runner-up last out challenged Justify on the front end of the Preakness Stakes before fading late to fourth. Brown wasn't a fan of the ride Good Magic received.

"He didn't give up," the trainer said. "I know this horse very well and he's not a horse to be on the lead. No way. You guys [reporters] asked me all week what I wanted to do – sit off the pace and follow [Justify] around the track. And he's following us around."
Perhaps we could see a rematch, as Hall of Famer Bob Baffert often points his top 3-year-olds to the 1 1/8-mile Haskell, run this year on Sunday, July 29. American Pharoah was the most-recent of Baffert's record eight Haskell winners making his first start following a Triple Crown sweep.

The Derby's third-place finisher, Audible, and My Boy Jack, who ran fifth, are also said to be under Haskell consideration.

Good Magic, a $1 million son of Curlin, has won two of his seven career starts, with the victories at key times. The colt broke his maiden in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and triumphed in Keeneland's Blue Grass Stakes (G2) to secure his trip to the Derby.
Posted Monday, June 04, 2018
Solomini, who was entered over the weekend in an allowance optional claiming race at Churchill Downs, scratched from that spot and will instead go in stakes competition next out.

Justin Zayat, racing manager for owner Zayat Stables, announced Monday that the Curlin colt is headed back to the West Coast for a start in the Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes going 1 1/16 miles.

Nominations aren't yet out for Sunday's race at Santa Anita Park, but stable notes from the track indicated his competition will include stakes placed Jerry Hollendorfer-trainee Afleet Ascent and maiden winner Draft Pick from the Peter Eurton barn.
Solomini, 10th in the Kentucky Derby, remained at Churchill Downs since then and has worked three times, most recently breezing a half mile last week in 48 seconds flat. He was initially considered for the Belmont Stakes, but given class relief, he could return to the winner's circle for the first time since his debut victory Sept. 2.

Since making his first start, Solomini has appeared only in Grade 1 and Grade 2 races, crossing the wire first in the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) before disqualified from the top spot for bumping in deep stretch.
Posted Sunday, June 03, 2018
Todd Pletcher indicates a graded stakes race is next after Sunday's return
Posted Friday, June 01, 2018
Patch, the one-eyed horse who sparked a media frenzy surrounding the 2017 Kentucky Derby, isn't done running at Churchill Downs.

Trainer Todd Pletcher informed the New York Racing Association's communications team he's sending the 4-year-old son of Union Rags back to Kentucky for the June 16 Stephen Foster Handicap. The Grade 1, $500,000 race is also a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Patch ended a nine-month layoff May 12 with a grinding allowance win at Belmont Park, where he got up to win by a neck going 1 1/16 miles. The slight stretch to nine furlongs, as well as a second race after the break, could move him forward.
The Calumet Farm charge posted his second breeze back on Friday, going five furlongs in 1:01.55 in company with Belmont Stakes contender Vino Rosso. The duo drilled in a deluge at Belmont Park.

Three others from the 2017 Derby are also under consideration for the Stephen Foster. Irish War Cry won the Pimlico Special (G3) last out, and Lookin At Lee took an allowance race on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Additionally, Girvin got his campaign started with a runner-up finish May 5 in the Steve Sexton Mile (G3) at Lone Star Park.

Pletcher also nominated Patch, who finished 14th in last year's Derby, to the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) on Belmont day.
Posted Friday, June 01, 2018
The 2017 Belmont Stakes hero is the last of the classic winners back to the races.
Posted Thursday, May 31, 2018
The launch of our Derby Alumni blog updates the 2018 runners' futures.

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