Keyword: Region of Merit

  • Aggadan Top-Weighted in Saturday's Aqueduct Handicap

    Taking advantage of lucrative purses for Maryland-bred stakes races, trainer Richard Dutrow Jr. sent Aggadan to Pimlico for his last three races. But with the $100,000 Aqueduct Handicap (gr. III) to be run on Aggadan's home track at 1 1/16 miles, the 6-year-old horse will make his next start in that race Saturday.

  • Post positions for this weekend's running of the Arkansas Derby.

    Twelve to Contest Arkansas Derby

    Saturday's Arkansas Derby has 12 colts scheduled to contest its nine furlong distance for a shot at the $500,000 purse.

  • Region of Merit Favored in Tampa Bay Derby

    Calumet Farm's Region of Merit is the 5-2 morning line favorite for Sunday's $250,000 Tampa Bay Derby (gr. III). The son of Touch Gold will break from the outside post position in the nine-horse field. In the $150,000 Florida Oaks (gr. III) on the same card, Kinsman Stable's Ebony Breeze is the one to beat.

  • Trust N Luck dominated over Fountain of Youth.

    Steve Haskin's Road to the Kentucky Derby: Shooting Stars Light Up The Derby Trail

    An ice storm that resulted in electricity being off at <i>The Blood Horse</i> and many other locations throughout Central Kentucky put this week's Derby Report on hold for a few extra days. But there certainly was no shortage of power at Gulfstream and Fair Grounds last Saturday, as Badge of Silver, Trust N Luck, and Lion Tamer sent a jolt of electricity throughout the Derby trail.