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Indy Dancer Drills Sharply at Belmont

Wertheimer Farm's Indy Dancer, who is scheduled to face off with current Kentucky Derby favorite Empire Maker in Saturday's $750,000 Wood Memorial (gr. I), worked five furlongs over Belmont Park's main track in :59 2/5 handily.

Empire Maker, Field Top Derby Future Pool

A record-smashing victory in the Florida Derby (gr. I) by Juddmonte Farm homebred Empire Maker made a strong impression on Kentucky Derby (gr. 1) fans across the nation. The mutuel field still emerged as a narrow favorite as wagering in Pool 2 of Churchill Downs' 2003 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) ended its four-day run on Sunday.

Empire Maker Expands Frankel's Derby Domain

Juddmonte Farms' Empire Maker expanded trainer Bobby Frankel's realm over the 2003 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) preps. A week after conquering Louisiana with Peace Rules in the $750,000 Louisiana Derby (gr. II), Empire Maker gave the $1 million Florida Derby (gr. I) to Frankel with a spectacular performance, trouncing the seven-horse field with an eye-catching stretch run.

Florida Derby, Swale Stakes Notes (March 14)

Trainer Mickey Goldfine was putting the final touches on Senor Swinger Friday morning, just hours before the colt put his undefeated record on the line in Gulfstream Park's grade I Florida Derby. At $1 million, the 1 1/8-mile race is the richest prep in the nation for the Triple Crown.

Badge of Silver Romps in Risen Star

Badge of Silver vaulted into the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) picture with a dominating 10-length triumph over 11 rivals in the $150,000 Risen Star Stakes (gr. III) Sunday at Fair Grounds.

'Field' Hammered Down to Even Money in KD Future Bet

Reflecting the lack of a solid favorite, or any favorite at all, Kentucky Derby Future Wager bettors hammered the field down to the even-money favorite after the first day of wagering in pool one Thursday.

Bham Out of Fountain of Youth, Other Developments

A high temperature has knocked Bham out of his scheduled start in Saturday's Fountain of Youth Stakes, forcing trainer Todd Pletcher to rethink his plans for next weekend. With Bham out, Pletcher now may run Indy Dancer in the Fountain of Youth rather than the Risen Star at Fair Grounds.

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Bay colt, foaled Jan. 26, 2000
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Pletcher Hits the Derby Trail

Todd Pletcher fired a pair of early warning shots on the Derby trail Saturday, as he sent out two of his big guns -- Indy Dancer and Lion Tamer -- to impressive victories at Gulfstream Park.

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