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  • Bold Silvano cruises to victory in the Al Maktoum Challenge R2.

    Bold Silvano Caps Banner Day for de Kock

    Mike de Kock put the seal on a banner night of racing when his Bold Silvano recorded an effortless 1 1/2-length victory in the $200,000 Al Maktoum Challenge R2 Sponsored by Etisalat (UAE-III) at Meydan Racecourse Feb. 3.

  • Mafaaz's win in at Kempton Park earns him a guaranteed spot in the Kentucky Derby.

    Mafaaz Earns Berth in Kentucky Derby

    Sheikh Hamdan's Mafaaz held off a trio of horses at the wire to win the Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at England's Kempton Park March 18 and earned an automatic berth in the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) on May 2.

  • Deposer is a familiar face to Americans, having finished fourth in last year's Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) on Keeneland's Polytrack.

    Kentucky Derby Challenge Analysis

    Other than creating an uproar when the 20th horse on the Kentucky Derby earnings list gets left out of the Derby field, Wednesday's Kentucky Derby Challenge Stakes at Kempton looks unlikely to offer much to the Run for the Roses, unless one of four or five horses can come away with an impressive win.