Keeping Pace

Staff writer Frank Angst examines racing, handicapping, and other mysteries.

April 2021 - Posts

Essential Quality's Preps, as in Prepared

In terms of today's methods of preparing Thoroughbreds for the spring classics, Essential Quality has gained about as much experience in his five starts before this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) as any horse could expect. With horses no longer building toward the Derby through a long series of races at 2 and 3, it's entirely possible to see a horse enter the 1 1/4-mile test... Read More

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