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April 30, 2009 | By Mike Jensen INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
I Want Revenge, the impressive winner of the Wood Memorial, was established yesterday as the 3-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday's 135th Kentucky Derby. But the morning line set by Churchill Downs oddsmaker Mike Battaglia also made it clear that there are four standouts in the 20-horse field. I Want Revenge, leaving from the No.13 gate in the 20-horse field, is trained by Jeff Mullins, looking for his first winner with his fifth Derby horse, and co-owned by IEAH, which owned last year's Derby winner, Big Brown.
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April 29, 2007 | By Craig Donnelly INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With the return of live racing and pleasant weather, Delaware Park was crowded yesterday on the first of 137 programs scheduled this season. Although the eight thoroughbred races included only 45 starters, the featured $75,000 Sweet and Sassy Stakes offered a blanket finish won by extreme long shot Travel Plans. Owned by the Liberty Stable and trained by Sandra Slivka, the 23-1 Travel Plans held off repeated challenges down the stretch to prevail by a neck under Kendrick Carmouche.
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March 22, 2007 | Daily News Wire Services
Sham Stakes winner Ravel has an injured left front leg and is off the Kentucky Derby trail. Ravel, a winner in two of three career starts under trainer Todd Pletcher, injured his left front cannon bone, which lies between the knee and the fetlock joint. The highly regarded colt, a son of 2000 Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, was set to run in the Santa Anita Derby on April 7 - a final prep before the Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs. Pletcher said it was "hard to tell" the extent of Ravel's injury.
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March 22, 2007
Hard Spun drew Post 10 and was made the 5-2 favorite in Saturday's $500,000 Lane's End Stakes at Turfway Park in Florence, Ky. "I'm not really concerned about the outside post as long as the track isn't showing a bias," trainer Larry Jones said yesterday. "At Turfway, with the synthetic track, it appears that post position is not that important. " Chelokee, trained by Michael Matz, will not run in the Lane's End and is expected to run in the $1 million Florida Derby on March 31. Ravel has been declared off the Derby trail because of an injury to his left front cannon bone.
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May 3, 2001 | By Ashley McGeachy INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
His motorcade arrived in splendid fashion, not one usually seen on the backside at Churchill Downs. Between the parked pickup trucks, stray cats, and thoroughbred horses trotting to and from the track for a morning workout yesterday snaked a procession of two ivory Town Cars protecting a black stretch limousine. While Bob Baffert tended to the Kentucky Derby favorite, a monster colt named Point Given, its owner, Ahmed Salman, stepped out of the limo by Barn 33, completing the last leg of a 20-hour journey.
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April 16, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
The field for the Kentucky Derby is coming into focus, and what's crystal clear is that trainer Bob Baffert possesses a powerful 1-2 punch in Point Given and Congaree. What remains to be seen, however, is whether usual Derby trainers D. Wayne Lukas and Nick Zito can come up with 3-year-olds worthy of competing in the Derby on May 5. Lukas, with four Derby wins and at least one runner in each of the last 20 editions, might be down to his final chance in Turnberry Isle, scheduled to run in the Lexington Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday.
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April 9, 2001 | Daily News Wire Services
Point Given made his point - at least in the mind of a trainer whose colt chased the chestnut home in the Santa Anita Derby. "Regarding the winner, bet your Triple Crown money," trainer Harold Zucker said after his Crafty C.T. was beaten by 5 1/2 lengths by Point Given on Saturday in Arcadia, Calif. "If this horse doesn't win the Triple Crown, there's something wrong. " His second victory in two starts as a 3-year-old solidified Point Given's role as early favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 5 at Churchill Downs.
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May 6, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
The calendar might say it's 2000. In horse racing, it's closer to 1900. Some people still call jockeys "boy. " Women and minorities are allowed, but rarely seen outside the backstretch. The game is run by middle-aged white guys in suits. The Kentucky Derby is the sport in microcosm. The people see the pageantry and grandeur. They are told the owner of today's winning horse will receive a record $888,200 from a total purse of $1,188,200. They don't see all the women and minorities working on and with the horses.
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May 4, 2000 | by Dick Jerardi, Daily News Sports Writer
High-stakes horse racing is first and foremost a temptation. There is all this money just sort of floating out there waiting to be won. There are the horses, sometimes very expensive horses, which require constant attention and tons of money to maintain while often being more difficult to read than one of those ridiculously boring paragraphs on standardized tests. And there is the Kentucky Derby. Everybody wants to win the Derby, which is why 20 horses were entered yesterday for Saturday's race at Churchill Downs.
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May 4, 2000 | By Jay Searcy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
There will be another cavalry charge Saturday at Churchill Downs. Twenty runners, the maximum allowed, were drawn yesterday for the 126th Kentucky Derby. And by all accounts they make up one of the strongest, most interesting fields in years. "They're no better than Silver Charm or Real Quiet," said trainer Bob Baffert, referring to two of his three Derby winners. "There is just more of them. " As expected, the most expensive entrant, $4-million Fusaichi Pegasus (Foo-sah-EE-chi PEG-ah-sus)
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