Trainer Todd Pletcher doesn't have the first, second, or third choice in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). In fact, his horses were assigned odds of 15-1 (Monba) and 20-1 (Cowboy Cal) on the morning line. So, after giving an update on the status of his runners, Pletcher was left to confirm Rick Dutrow Jr.'s confidence in Big Brown during a May 1 press conference at Churchill Downs.
Hurricane Katrina and the lack of expanded gaming legislation in Texas contributed to declines in the 2005 Fasig-Tipton Texas yearling sale held Aug. 29-30 at Lone Star Park. Final figures for the two-day sale showed declines in gross, average, and median from a catalogue that was 33% larger than last year.
Stonerside Stable's homebred Congaree has been retired from racing with $3,267,490 in earnings.
Stonerside Stables' homebred Congaree emerged from his three-length victory in Sunday's Hollywood Gold Cup (gr. I) in good shape, trainer Bob Baffert said, but that no plans have been made for a next start for the 5-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Arazi.
Trainer Bob Baffert can't help but marvel at the size of Kafwain, his leading Kentucky Derby (gr. I) candidate for owner The Thoroughbred Corp.
On Trust Handicap winner Hot Market had his final major prep Tuesday morning for Saturday's $150,000 San Pasqual Handicap (Gr. II) for older horses at 1 1/16 miles, going four furlongs in :48 flat at Santa Anita for trainer Craig Lewis.
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