2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Thu Mar 22, 2018 9:57 am

My Boy Jack Seeks More Graded Glory in Louisiana Derby

Son of Creative Cause captured the Southwest Stakes last time out.

https://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing ... iana-derby

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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:09 am

This long Kentucky Derby streak ready to fall

Most people who have even a casual acquaintance with Kentucky Derby history know that the last horse to win the Derby without having raced at 2 was Apollo in 1882.

http://www.drf.com/news/watchmaker-long ... ready-fall
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Starine » Fri Mar 23, 2018 9:07 pm

Instilled Regard Aimed At Santa Anita Derby; Rosario To Ride
https://www.paulickreport.com/news/trip ... ario-ride/
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Starine » Wed Mar 28, 2018 9:46 pm

King Zachary, who broke his maiden by nearly eight lengths at Gulfstream, will run next in the Wood Memorial per trainer Dale Romans.

He has quite the distance-oriented pedigree, being by Curlin and having Giant's Causeway, Seeking the Gold and Seattle Slew on the damside.
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Tessablue » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:00 pm

Looking through the entries, I can't believe Reynaldothewizard is still racing. How amazing would it be to see him repeat five years later?

EDIT: Whoops, wrong thread. I stand by the statement though ;)
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Treve » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:07 pm

Ruggero looked really good moving over the track at Meydan on Wednesday. Dunno how he'll do in the UAE Derby but he's a very nice colt.
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

Postby BaroqueAgain1 » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:36 pm

Is Ruggero already in via points earned in the Japan Road To the Kentucky Derby races?
IIRC, the UAE Derby is included as part of the American points system, and points earned in Meydan can't be combined with points earned in either the European or Japanese 'Road' races, and vice versa.
I wonder if Ruggero's owners want to see how he does against a more international field before they commit to the Derby?
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Flanders » Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:06 am

BaroqueAgain1 wrote:Is Ruggero already in via points earned in the Japan Road To the Kentucky Derby races?
IIRC, the UAE Derby is included as part of the American points system, and points earned in Meydan can't be combined with points earned in either the European or Japanese 'Road' races, and vice versa.
I wonder if Ruggero's owners want to see how he does against a more international field before they commit to the Derby?

Sumahama is the Japanese points leader and there are no more points races left. Though I'm not sure if he is pointing to the Derby. He was not nominated. So yes Ruggero would be the point leader from Japan, as long as Sumahama doesn't come.
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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby PJMIII » Fri Mar 30, 2018 8:54 am

Mendelssohn might have what it takes to give O'Brien long-sought Kentucky Derby win

It’s probably fair to say that at this stage of his career – one of the best careers in racehorse-training history – Aidan O’Brien can live without winning the Kentucky Derby.

On the other hand, it’s probably fair to say he wouldn’t say no to the experience.


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Re: 2018 Kentucky Derby News & Notes

Postby Sparrow Castle » Fri Mar 30, 2018 1:37 pm

Gronkowski Clinches Kentucky Derby Berth
A late change in racing plans didn't bother the equine Gronkowski March 30 at Newcastle in England, where the Kentucky-bred racehorse rallied to a clear victory in the Burradon Stakes.

With the win in the final European Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, Gronkowski stayed perfect in three starts on synthetic surfaces this season and punched his ticket to the Louisville classic.

The Burradon start was actually Plan B for the connections of the Lonhro colt, owner Phoenix Thoroughbreds and trainer Jeremy Noseda. After Gronkowski won the Road to the Kentucky Derby Conditions Stakes March 7 at Kempton Park, Noseda planned to ship him to the United States for a start in either the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland or the Wood Memorial Stakes at Aqueduct.

But Feb. 23 Noseda said he'd changed his mind, in part because of a misunderstanding about the Derby qualifying points system. Points earned in the European Road to the Kentucky Derby do not cross over to the main Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard.

"We've had to change our plans due to the Kentucky Derby points system," Noseda said on his website.

More plus short video: https://www.americasbestracing.net/the-sport/2018-gronkowski-clinches-kentucky-derby-berth

http://www.thoroughbreddailynews.com/lonhros-gronkowski-continues-on-kentucky-derby-trail/
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