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Viva Canonero...Again

With Venezuela once again invading the Kentucky Derby in the form of Grupo 7C Racing Stable, Gustavo Delgado, and Emisael Jaramillo, owner, trainer, and jockey, respectively, of Florida Derby runner-up Majesto, I thought this would be a good time to once again re-tell the remarkable story of Canonero.... Read More

Repole Hoping Mo Town Hits Keep Coming

With Uncle Mo taking the Kentucky Derby trail by storm this year, it's only natural for Mike Repole to want a piece of the action. After all, it was Repole who first struck the mother lode with Uncle Mo as a racehorse and potential superstar, and after watching his sons running amok on the Derby trail all winter, he finally has a chance to join the party when he sends out Uncle Mo's brilliant son Outwork in Saturday's Wood Memorial. ... Read More

How About a Trainer Derby Future Wager?

It's difficult trying to pick the winning Kentucky Derby horse at this early date. But what about trying to pick the winning trainer? Some have one or two live horses, and then there are the powerhouse stables that can reach six or seven deep.... Read More

A True American Beauty

Sometimes, a brief comment can trigger a deluge of thoughts and images, and such was the case when Bob Baffert said of American Pharoah at the Longines World's Best Racehorse Award Jan. 19 in London, "He showed the beauty of racing." ... Read More

Say Goodbye to Louisville

Looking through my old Derby recaps for Blood-Horse, I have compiled a series of backstretch anecdotes that I feel capture some of my most memorable behind-the-scenes moments covering the Derby. ... Read More

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