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March 27, 2011 | Associated Press
Pants On Fire came from just off the pace to win the $1 million Louisiana Derby on Saturday at the Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans. Mucho Macho Man, the 3-2 favorite, finished third. Sent off at odds of 6-1 and trained by Kelly Breen, Pants On Fire covered the 11/8 miles in 1 minute, 49.92 seconds under jockey Rosie Napravnik. Pants On Fire returned $14.60, $7.80, and $4.80. Nehro, trained by Steve Asmussen, brought $31.60 and $11.40 to place. Mucho Macho Man, trained by Kathy Ritvo, brought $2.80 to show.
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April 2, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Hero of Order, the longest shot in the field at 111-1, won the $1 million Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Hero of Order had the lead near the rail entering the stretch and held off favored Mark Valeski by about a half-length, winning in a time of 1 minute, 50.13 seconds. Hero of Order paid $220.80, $79.20, and $25.40. The horse, ridden by Eddie Martin Jr. and trained by Gennadi Dorochenko, had finished a distant fourth in the Risen Star Stakes, the major prep race for the Louisiana Derby.
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March 26, 2011 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - It's not every day that a colt who has won only a maiden race creates so much interest in a million-dollar stakes. But when your daddy won the Preakness and Belmont Stakes just six years ago, people pay attention, especially if he has the same owners and trainer. That's the case with Elite Alex, the son of Afleet Alex. The Tim Ritchey trainee comes off a third-place finish in the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas and is 6-1 on the morning line for Saturday's $1 million Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds Race Course.
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April 17, 2013
Todd Pletcher's approach to the Kentucky Derby is simple: keep his best 3-year-olds from facing one another, win a bunch of big races around the country, and then let them meet at the starting gate at Churchill Downs. The nation's leading trainer is set to send out at least four of the 20 Derby starters on May 4 and likely will have the favorite in undefeated Verrazano, winner of the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct on March 30. His other starters will be Louisiana Derby winner Revolutionary, Arkansas Derby winner Overanalyze, and Blue Grass runner-up Palace Malice.
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May 4, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Mi Preferido will miss Saturday's Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs because of deep muscular soreness in the hip suffered in the April 23 Arkansas Derby. Trainer Laz Barrera, who owns the Island Whirl colt with Amin Saiden, said the horse was treated for the injury after his return to Hollywood Park from Hot Springs, Ark. The speedy Mi Preferido chased the filly Winning Colors in the April 9 Santa Anita Derby before fading to third, nearly nine lengths behind the winning filly.
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June 4, 2010
Belmont Stakes Analysis Here is a quick look at the field for Saturday's 142d Belmont Stakes at 11/2 miles. Purse: $1 million. Post time: 6:32 p.m. TV: 6ABC, 5 p.m.; ESPN, noon.   Has only a maiden win, and a second in Grade II Bob Lewis at Santa Anita. Only race over dirt was a distant fifth, beaten 16 lengths in Illinois Derby. He's no Sarava. His maiden race Beyer figure of 2 might be lowest ever for a Triple Crown race for a horse that wasn't eased.
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May 7, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Normandy Invasion, who finished fourth in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and Vyjack, who was 18th, were added Monday to the list of potential candidates for the Preakness Stakes. Orb, who won the Derby over a sloppy track, will run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. "Originally, I threw the Preakness out," Normandy Invasion's trainer, Chad Brown, said Monday, "but he's come out of the race so well that I'm at least going to remain neutral on the topic until I can see the horse go back to the track and get a gauge on his energy level and his soundness.
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May 2, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Terry and Debbie Finley, classmates at Truman High in Levittown, often went on dates to Garden State Park, Philadelphia Park and Liberty Bell. Terry went off to West Point, where he graduated in 1986. Eventually, he and his by-now wife got back to the horses. They owned a cheap claimer, but they always had bigger dreams. They started West Point Thoroughbreds, creating partnerships in horses that made ownership accessible for lesser investments, spreading the risk among multiple owners in the same horse.
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May 17, 2013 | By Dick Jerardi, Daily News Columnist
BALTIMORE - When you pick a speed horse in a long race, there is always potential for embarrassment. If, however, you are not right, it really does not matter how wrong. Races are like chess games. All the moves have been made. It is just a question of determining which move is going to be the winning one, which factor is going to matter most. I came to the conclusion that the lack of early speed in the Kentucky Derby was the critical factor. Thus, I liked Goldencents, the horse that had the best chance of controlling the pace.
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May 7, 2013 | From Inquirer Wire Services
Normandy Invasion, who finished fourth in Saturday's Kentucky Derby, and Vyjack, who was 18th, were added Monday to the list of potential candidates for the Preakness Stakes. Orb, who won the Derby over a sloppy track, will run in the second jewel of the Triple Crown. "Originally, I threw the Preakness out," Normandy Invasion's trainer, Chad Brown, said Monday, "but he's come out of the race so well that I'm at least going to remain neutral on the topic until I can see the horse go back to the track and get a gauge on his energy level and his soundness.
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May 2, 2013 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Todd Pletcher has won 2,500 races in the last 10 years. The horses he trains have accounted for nearly $200 million in purses during that time. He has accumulated somewhere around $20 million for himself. His horses are 1-for-31 in the Kentucky Derby. "I think a couple ways you can look at it," Pletcher said. "I think for one, people seem to think that I've been training for 50 years or something, when in reality I first got my license in '96 and I think we had our first Derby starters in 2000.
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April 23, 2013
  1. Verrazano (Todd Pletcher, trainer; John Velazquez, jockey): Worked 5 furlongs in 1:00.20 Sunday at Churchill Downs, third fastest of 40 at the same distance. ... Wood winner is unbeaten in all four starts and will try to become the eighth unbeaten Derby winner. ... Final Derby future wager odds: 7-1. 2. Orb (Shug McGaughey, Joel Rosario): Fountain of Youth, Florida Derby winner worked five furlongs in 1:02.20 Sunday at Payson Park. ... Gets original rider back now that Johnny V has chosen Verrazano.
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April 2, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Hero of Order, the longest shot in the field at 111-1, won the $1 million Grade 2 Louisiana Derby on Sunday at the Fair Grounds. Hero of Order had the lead near the rail entering the stretch and held off favored Mark Valeski by about a half-length, winning in a time of 1 minute, 50.13 seconds. Hero of Order paid $220.80, $79.20, and $25.40. The horse, ridden by Eddie Martin Jr. and trained by Gennadi Dorochenko, had finished a distant fourth in the Risen Star Stakes, the major prep race for the Louisiana Derby.
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April 14, 2011
The Factor has been made the 7-5 favorite in a field of 13 for Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby. The Factor drew the No. 3 post Wednesday for his return to Oaklawn Park, where the 3-year-old colt trained by Bob Baffert won the Rebel Stakes by 61/4 lengths last month. Louisiana Derby runner-up Nehro drew the rail and is the second betting choice at 5-1. Sway Away is 6-1. In Kentucky, Santiva leads a field of 12 3-year-olds for Saturday's $750,000 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland.
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