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  • Z Humor controls the pace to win the Maxxam Gold Cup.

    No Catching Z Humor in Maxxam Gold Cup

    Z Humor went gate to wire to win the $150,000 Maxxam Gold Cup at Sam Houston Race Park on the night of March 5, turning back a serious challenge in the stretch for an 11-1 upset.

  • Misremembered is one of 2 graded stakes winners in the Malibu trained by Bob Baffert.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D8342024%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Baffert Duo Headlines Grade I Malibu

    Trainer Bob Baffert, who won a pair of grade I stakes on the closing weekend of the Hollywood Park fall meeting, is in a prime position to do it again as the Santa Anita winter meet opens Dec. 26.

  • Pennsylvania Derby winner Gone Astray has been installed as the 8-5 morning-line favorite for the Ohio Derby.

    Better Late Than Never for Ohio Derby

    The Ohio Derby (gr. II), returned to the Thistledown stakes schedule only six weeks ago upon order of the Ohio State Racing Commission, has drawn a field of 13, including the winner of a $1-million race in his previous start.

  • Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory with a win in the Pennsylvania Derby at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

    Gone Astray Leaves 'em Behind in Pa. Derby

    Phipps Stable's homebred Gone Astray wrapped up his first graded stakes victory in a big way, as he drew off in the stretch to score in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) by 9 1/4 lengths Sept. 7 at Philadelphia Casino & Racetrack.

  • Advice is still under consideration for the Ky. Derby.

    Pletcher: Two In Derby; Two Undecided

    Trainer Todd Pletcher said the morning of April 28 that two of the horses in his care, Dunkirk and Join in the Dance, are definite for the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I). Decisions have not been made on two others he trains, Advice and Take the Points.

  • Advice cools out after his workout at Churchill Downs on April 27.

    Pletcher Pleased With Works; Decision Tuesday

    Trainer Todd Pletcher reported he was pleased with the April 27 workouts by three of his possible starters in the May 2 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), and said a decision on which would actually start in the classic would be made April 28.

  • Friesan Fire was one of a handful of Derby contenders putting in their final works on April 27.

    Monday Works: Friesan Fire Blazes in :57 4/5

    Monday morning at Churchill Downs was a busy day for horses getting in their final preparations for Saturday's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).

  • Mafaaz gallops at Keeneland in preparation for the April 11 Blue Grass Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D7994843%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blue Grass Notes - April 9

    Shadwell Stable's Mafaaz, who will make his U.S. debut in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on April 11, visited the starting gate April 9 at Keeneland and then galloped a mile and a quarter under exercise rider Miguel Moya.

  • Old Fashioned (right) attempts to turn the tables against Rebel Stakes winner Win Willy in the Arkansas Derby.

    Ky. Derby Trail: Old Fashioned Blunder

    Starting from the first Derby Dozen, I had Old Fashioned ranked No. 1 for five consecutive weeks, despite many people insisting he hadn't beaten anyone and would not stay the mile and a quarter. Prior to the Rebel, my comment on Derby Dozen concluded with, "Don't expect any fireworks until the Arkansas Derby."

  • Lane's End winner Hold Me Back is the favorite for the Blue Grass.

    Hold Me Back Favored in Blue Grass

    WinStar Farm's Hold Me Back, winner of the Lane's End Stakes (gr. II) at Turfway Park, was installed as the moderate 3-1 morning-line favorite when 11 horses were entered for the April 11 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Charitable Man last ran on Sept 13, when he won the Futurity at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5914551%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Blue Grass Notes - April 7

    When Charitable Man goes to post in the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on April 11, he will be making his first start since winning the Futurity (gr. II) at Belmont Park on Sept. 13.

  • Gulfstream Park allowance winner Theregoesjojo was one of several Blue Grass hopefuls to workout at Keeneland on April 6.

    Blue Grass Contenders in Final Workouts

    With a light, cold drizzle falling, Patena put in his final major preparation for Saturday's $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:00 on April 6, with jockey Robby Albarado up.