2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Treve » Fri Mar 30, 2018 3:59 pm

I knew the points system was the main motivator.
Mendelssohn better put on his running shoes tomorrow.
A filly named Ruffian...

Eine Stute namens Danedream...

Une pouliche se nommant Trêve...

Kincsem nevű kanca...


And a Queen named Beholder
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:30 am

Seeing Some Value Going Against My Boy Jack

Top stakes on tap Saturday from Oaklawn Park and Keeneland Race Course.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... y-boy-jack
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:07 pm

He was 13th on the Derby list last I checked.

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Sunland Derby winner Runaway Ghost will not run in the Kentucky Derby, according to trainer Todd Fincher. Fincher is "98%" sure he has a hairline fracture in his shin. Came out of work today at Sunland sore.

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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:14 pm

Thanks for the updated points list. I had thought that, with Runaway Ghost's defection, that Combatant would move into 20th. Nope, still just outside the bubble in 21st. Oops.
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Tessablue » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:09 pm

So Hofburg is officially in, I was a little worried going into today. Wonder what choice Mott will make. Edited to say that according to this, he's running: https://www.horseracingnation.com/news/Juddmonte_definitely_wants_in_Kentucky_Derby_2018_Hofburg_on_bubble_123#

Worth noting that the horse he beat in his maiden, Just Whistle, won nicely at Keeneland today.
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby stark » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:56 pm

From DRF....

Irad Ortiz Jr., the nation’s leading rider in wins thus far in 2018, will ride Florida Derby runner-up Hofburg in the Kentucky Derby, according to his agent, Steve Rushing.

Ortiz Jr. replaces his brother Jose, who is committed to ride Good Magic, the champion 2-year-old of 2017 and recent Blue Grass Stakes winner, in the Kentucky Derby. Jose Ortiz was aboard Hofburg for his second-place finish to Audible in the Florida Derby.

Ortiz probably had a chance at several mounts for the Derby including Louisiana Derby winner Noble Indy, Promises Fulfilled _ whom Ortiz rode to victory in the Fountain of Youth _ and Free Drop Billy, whom Ortiz rode in the Blue Grass. Ortiz had also ridden Firenze Fire to victory in the Grade 1 Champagne last year. The aforementioned quartet did not have confirmed riders as of Sunday.
I've found it easier to tear up tickets at 8/1 instead of 8/5.
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Sparrow Castle » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:42 pm

Solomini to train in CA next two weeks before Ky Derby; two Derby works slotted for Justify
Solomini, third in the Arkansas Derby on Saturday, is scheduled to fly back to California on Monday and will train over the next two weeks at Santa Anita before a scheduled start in the Kentucky Derby on May 5, trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday.

Baffert said Solomini likely would fly to Kentucky either on April 28 -- one week before the Derby -- or April 30.

As for Justify, the unbeaten winner of the Santa Anita Derby and current favorite for the Kentucky Derby, he is scheduled to have two works prior to the Derby, the first of them slotted for later this week at Santa Anita, Baffert said.

http://live.drf.com/nuggets/41928-solomini-to-train-in-ca-next-two-weeks-before-ky-derby-two-derby-works-slotted-for-justify
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Mon Apr 16, 2018 6:26 am

First look at horses on the bubble for 2018 Kentucky Derby

Now that the Kentucky Derby (G1) scoring races are over, and all the points have been tabulated, the field has crystallized. We now know the top 19 on the final leaderboard plus the European Road invitee (Gronkowski), making for the capacity field of 20. Thus we also know those contenders just shy of the threshold – the “bubble horses” – on watch for defections.

http://www.brisnet.com/content/2018/04/ ... cky-derby/
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