WinStar Farm's Gemologist will head to the Kentucky Derby undefeated and one of the favorites after he held off a surging Alpha to win the $1 million Wood Memorial in thrilling fashion April 7 at Aqueduct.
Three big Kentucky Derby preps are on tap on Saturday from around the country. read blog
Jason Shandler and Tom LaMarra handicap the Santa Anita Derby and Wood Memorial this week. Sponsored by TVG Watch Video
Either Withers (gr. III) winner Alpha or the undefeated Gemologist could lay claim to the top 3-year-old spot if they were to impressively win the $1 million Wood Memorial (gr. I) April 7 at Aqueduct.
The Grade I Wood Memorial is worth taking a risk with a moderate longshot, but things have to set up right for him.
Undefeated Gemologist turned in his final work for the $1 million Resorts World Casino New York City Wood Memorial April 1 at Palm Meadows Training Center, breezing five furlongs in 1:00.44.
Evan recaps the Rebel Stakes, Inside Information Stakes and examines how Gemologist and Havre de Grace have performed. watch video
Louise I. Humphrey, who bred and raced horses with her son, G. Watts Humphrey Jr., died March 18 at her Florida home.
Haskin's Derby Dozen shifts with Gemologist, Optimizer and Secret Circle this week. watch video
Undefeated colt likely will have his final Kentucky Derby prep at Aqueduct
Undefeated Gemologist got his 3-year-old campaign underway in sharp fashion at Gulfstream Park March 16, pulling away from grade I winner Currency Swap to win an allowance race by seven lengths.
Unbeaten 3-year-old colts Currency Swap and Gemologist will make their respective 2012 debuts in the third race March 16 at Gulfstream Park.
A few horses move up in Steve's Dozen this week and a lot of new insight in Steve's notes for last week and horses knocking on the door. watch video
Bettors were pretty sure they didn't see this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner among the 23 individual choices in pool 1 of the 2012 Derby future wager, making the mutuel field the 3-2 choice.
Jason Shandler looks at Todd Pletcher's Derby hopefuls. read blog
His stout pedigree and an affinity for the Churchill Downs main track set up Tiznow's grade II Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes winner Gemologist for consideration in the 2012 Kentucky Derby.
WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher, who won the Kentucky Jockey Club in 2009 with Super Saver before sending him off to win the Kentucky Derby, completed the first part of the double again with Gemologist Nov. 26 at Churchill.
WinStar Farm and Todd Pletcher hope history will repeat itself, as likely favorite Gemologist leads a field of 11 juveniles in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 26 at Churchill Downs.
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