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  • Kentucky Oaks Race- A Day of Tradition and Excitement
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    Kentucky Oaks Race- A Day of Tradition and Excitement

    5 years ago

    The Kentucky Derby is known around the world as the “the most exciting two minutes in sports,” but the Kentucky Oaks Race also holds a special place in people’s heart, especially in the Bluegrass State. While the Kentucky Derby is always on...

  • Kentucky Oaks and Derby Fashion: Insider Tips
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    Kentucky Oaks and Derby Fashion: Insider Tips

    5 years ago

    The Kentucky Derby is not only a major sporting event, it is also a major fashion event. Southerners take their Spring outfits and traditions seriously and that is especially true at Derby time. When it comes to the Kentucky Oaks and Derby, bright...

  • The Weekend Before the Storm
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    The Weekend Before the Storm

    5 years ago

    After this weekend, the third and final portion of the Derby Championship series will kick off with the Florida, Louisiana, and UAE Derby’s on March 30th. The points go from a mere 50 per win to 100. It’s been looked at as a near certainty that...

  • The Florida Derby Is On The Horizon!
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    The Florida Derby Is On The Horizon!

    5 years ago

    Yes, there are still two races to go in the first leg of the Derby Championship Series, before the points jump from 50 for a win to 100, but one of the most anticipated Derby Prep contests of the year looms large on the calendar. This weekend, the...

  • What To Expect At Churchill Downs On Derby Day
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    What To Expect At Churchill Downs On Derby Day

    5 years ago

    The Kentucky Derby is a big deal, not only for fans of horse racing, but for casual fans who love to enjoy a world famous event as well. The Kentucky Derby has become a favorite destination for those who create a “bucket list” and some folks...

  • Shanghai Bobby: Two-Year-Old Champion & Kentucky Derby Contender
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    Shanghai Bobby: Two-Year-Old Champion & Kentucky Derby Contender

    5 years ago

    Shanghai Bobby burst on to the scene in 2012 by winning his first five races on his way to becoming the Eclipse Award winner as the top male juvenile of the year. As is often the case, being a champion as a two-year-old doesn’t always translate...

  • Risen Star & Fountain of Youth Shake Up Derby Standings
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    Risen Star & Fountain of Youth Shake Up Derby Standings

    5 years ago

    This past weekend kicked off the Kentucky Derby Championship Series with the Risen Star Stakes in Louisiana and the Fountain of Youth Stakes in Florida. These two races are the beginning of the first leg of the series which sees the points awarded...

  • The Kentucky Derby Championship Series Begins
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    The Kentucky Derby Championship Series Begins

    5 years ago

    This week closed out the early Kentucky Derby prep season races with Goldencents and Shanghai Bobby tied atop the standings with 24 points each. Oxbow sits in third with eleven points and 14 others are tied with ten points. Those points could...

  • Future Wagering On The Derby Favors The Field Again!
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    Future Wagering On The Derby Favors The Field Again!

    5 years ago

    Future wagering for the Kentucky Derby has entered its’ 15th year and is as strong as ever. Every year that future wagering has been offered “the field” has come away the favorite, despite some strong interest in and showings from potential...

  • Todd Pletcher Gearing Up For Triple Crown Racing!
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    Todd Pletcher Gearing Up For Triple Crown Racing!

    5 years ago

    Todd Pletcher is widely recognized as one of horse racing’s best trainers. The 45 year-old has built a high impact resume’ over the years and doesn’t look like he’s ready to slow down yet as he has 29 nominees in the Triple Crown series....

  • 2013 Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Are Hitting The Dirt!
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    2013 Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Are Hitting The Dirt!

    5 years ago

    The Kentucky Derby prep schedule is in full force and the contenders for this year’s “Run for the Roses” are starting to emerge. The Derby Prep schedule is nearly 2/3 complete and then the stakes are raised in the Fountain of Youth, as it...

  • D. Wayne Lukas Wins Two Consecutive Prep Races
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    D. Wayne Lukas Wins Two Consecutive Prep Races

    5 years ago

    D. Wayne Lukas has been one of racing’s finest trainers for decades. He’s won 13 Triple Crown races, which is tied for most all-time, and has sent 19 winners to the track in Breeders’ Cup racing. He hasn’t won a Kentucky Derby since 1999...

  • Horse Racing News: 1/7/2013
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    Horse Racing News: 1/7/2013

    5 years ago

    We are only two weeks away from the Eclipse Awards, which will honor the achievements of the top horse’s, trainers, jockeys, and organizations from 2012. With the turning of the calendar, the action at the track is sure to be heating up as we...

  • A Look at Legendary Jockey Pat Day!
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    A Look at Legendary Jockey Pat Day!

    5 years ago

    Over the decades, thoroughbred horse racing has seen some terrific horses come and go. Secretariat, Man O’ War, Seabiscuit, Affirmed and so many other legends come to mind, but often times we overlook the men who were aboard these magnificent...

  • Two Former Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Return!
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    Two Former Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Return!

    6 years ago

    In a year that was full of injury and illness two former Derby hopefuls have returned to the track and look to continue their careers in 2013! El Padrino and Take Charge Indy both have second place finishes in their last race and look forward to bigger and better things!

  • Visit A Bourbon Distillery Or Horse Farm While In Kentucky
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    Visit A Bourbon Distillery Or Horse Farm While In Kentucky

    6 years ago

    Kentucky is a fantastic place to visit during Kentucky Derby season. Those who hold Kentucky Derby tickets may also want to visit Kentucky landmarks, such as a horse farm or a bourbon distillery. Second party providers such as DerbyDeals.com offer tickets to Horse Farm Country or Bourbon Country...

  • Gulfstream Park Invests Heavily In The Winter Meet
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    Gulfstream Park Invests Heavily In The Winter Meet

    5 years ago

    Florida’s Gulfstream Park seems poised to have its most competitive and lucrative meet ever. Thoroughbred racing may be witnessing a comeback, as we have seen large crowds and high wagering around the country in 2012.

  • Frankel Finishes 14-0
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    Frankel Finishes 14-0

    6 years ago

    Over the years, sports have changed drastically. The competition level has gone to great heights as more money, information, and exposure are unavoidable in today’s world. The era of the dynasty may be gone for good due to those things, but...

  • DerbyDeals.com Releases Their Top 5 Derby Hopefuls!
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    DerbyDeals.com Releases Their Top 5 Derby Hopefuls!

    6 years ago

    Now that the Breeders’ Cup is in the rear view mirror, it’s time to start looking ahead to who the top contenders are for the 2013 Kentucky Derby. Last year at this time, the buzz among Derby hopefuls was centering on Creative Cause, Union Rags,...

  • Shanghai Bobby Takes The Breeders' Cup Juvenile!
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    Shanghai Bobby Takes The Breeders' Cup Juvenile!

    6 years ago

    Coming down the stretch in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, jockey Rosie Napravnik had to refocus Shanghai Bobby to get him across the finish line just ahead of long shot He’s Had Enough. The Todd Pletcher trained colt had a run that was very similar...

  • Notes From The Track 10-25-2012
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    Notes From The Track 10-25-2012

    6 years ago

    The Breeders’ Cup is in sight and the racing world is starting to focus on Santa Anita Race Track in California as many of the top horses will make an appearance in the prestigious event on November 2nd and 3rd. Despite the excitement, there are...

  • Derby Deals News & Notes 10-16-2012
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    Derby Deals News & Notes 10-16-2012

    6 years ago

    Welcome to another segment of DerbyDeals.com “News & Notes” feature that provides you with tidbits about what is happening at the track, new developments surrounding the Kentucky Derby and Triple Crown racing, and information about Kentucky...

  • An October Look At A Few Kentucky Derby Hopefuls
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    An October Look At A Few Kentucky Derby Hopefuls

    6 years ago

    It’s officially fall, as the leaves are turning, the mornings are getting cool and crisp and the excitement of the Breeders’ Cup is building for racing fans. The championships are a great couple of days for horse racing overall, but a bulk of...

  • A Profile of Trainer Nick Zito
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    A Profile of Trainer Nick Zito

    6 years ago

    Nick Zito is one of the most recognizable names in thoroughbred horse racing. His forty year career is still going strong as he continues the padding of his resume, and adding accolades to his Hall of Fame career. His most recent graded stakes win...

  • Which Horse Will Be Three-Year-Old Of The Year For 2012?
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    Which Horse Will Be Three-Year-Old Of The Year For 2012?

    6 years ago

    2012 has been terribly harsh for the three-year-old division in American thoroughbred racing. What promised to be a solid class of horses in January has turned into mixed bag in September. The year began with Union Rags and Hansen getting a lot of...

  • The Favorites Take A Back Seat At Parx Racing
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    The Favorites Take A Back Seat At Parx Racing

    6 years ago

    Saturday was a big day at Parx Racing as the Pennsylvania Derby and Cotillion Stakes would test some of the best three-year-old colts and fillies of 2012. Golden Ticket and Alpha finished in a dead heat at the Travers Stakes last month and Alpha was...

  • Time To Think About Kentucky Derby Tickets
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    Time To Think About Kentucky Derby Tickets

    6 years ago

    Here we are, just a few days away from fall returning, and already the 2013 Kentucky Derby season is beginning to come into view. The Breeders’ Cup Classic will pretty much close the book on this year’s three-year-old division and the...

  • A Look at the Career of Bob Baffert
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    A Look at the Career of Bob Baffert

    6 years ago

    At the age of 59, world famous thoroughbred trainer Bob Baffert is showing no signs of slowing down. In 2012, he impacted the Triple Crown by having the second place finisher in each race. Bodemeister finished second in the Kentucky Derby and...

  • News & Notes From Thoroughbred Racing 9-11-2012
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    News & Notes From Thoroughbred Racing 9-11-2012

    6 years ago

    Just last week, Haskell Invitational winner Paynter was in dire straits. Since then, he seems to be making improvements. Owner Ahmad Zayat posted an internet message saying that his star three-year-old colt was beating colitis and no longer had a...

  • Paynter Battling For His Life
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    Paynter Battling For His Life

    6 years ago

    The winner of the Haskell Invitational and runner-up in the Belmont Stakes, Paynter, is fighting for his life after it was revealed that the colt had laminitis. This diagnosis comes on the heals of his suffering through colitis. Paynter became ill...

  • What's Happening At The Track?
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    What's Happening At The Track?

    6 years ago

    Thoroughbred racing has had an up and down year in 2012 and even though we are in between a couple of the year’s biggest events with the Travers Stakes being behind us while the Breeders’ Cup still lies ahead, there are still several storylines...

  • Alpha & Golden Ticket Run A Dead Heat In The Travers Stakes
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    Alpha & Golden Ticket Run A Dead Heat In The Travers Stakes

    6 years ago

    A straight dead heat is a rarity in thoroughbred racing and that’s illustrated by the finish at Saratoga Race Course in the Travers Stakes. In 142 previous Travers Stakes races, only once has it ended in a dead heat, that is, until this past...

  • A Look At The Travers Stakes
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    A Look At The Travers Stakes

    6 years ago

    This Saturday (August 25th, 2012) will mark the renewal of the Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, New York. The “Mid-Summer Derby” is the oldest, continuously run race exclusively for three-year-olds in North America....

  • Rick Pitino's Second Passion
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    Rick Pitino's Second Passion

    6 years ago

    To anyone who has followed the career of Rick Pitino through his days coaching at the University of Kentucky and currently at the University of Louisville, it’s no surprise to see him involved in horse racing. Over the years Pitino has been...

  • Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Emerging Early
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    Kentucky Derby Hopefuls Emerging Early

    6 years ago

    Only a few months have passed since the Kentucky Derby was won by I’ll Have Another. As soon as the Triple Crown season ends, it’s already time to start thinking about the new crop of hopeful two-year-olds who will be beginning their careers...

  • Hansen Feeling Blue For The West Virginia Derby
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    Hansen Feeling Blue For The West Virginia Derby

    6 years ago

    The 43rd running of the West Virginia Derby will take place on Saturday August 4th at Mountaineer Park. The race is a mile and 1/8 with a total purse of $750,000. 2011’s two-year-old champion, Hansen will be taking part in what is likely his last...

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