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Belmont Stakes Preview

The Belmont Stakes is usually the third and final race in horse racing’s Triple Crown, and it is best known for being notoriously difficult to win due to its grueling 1 1/2-mile distance. But this year, with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes to be postponed, the Belmont will be[...]
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Wallace enjoying a break back in New Zealand

After going through New Zealand’s strict Covid-19 quarantine protocol following his return from the USA, Michael Wallace is enjoying the chance to relax in more familiar surroundings back in Cambridge. With the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the rescheduling of major American Yearling sales such as Keeneland and Fasig Tipton to later in the year, the China[...]
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Pletcher Plays ‘A-game’ With 3yo’s

After the retirement of long-time USA-based Shadwell trainer Kiaran McLaughlin (conditioner of such icons as Invasor, Frosted and Tamarkuz) in April, a fellow previous disciple to the great D. Wayne Lukas, seven-time champion trainer Todd Pletcher, was appropriately ‘tapped’ as his successor. The 52-year-old native of Dallas and 11-time Breeders’ Cup winner has inherited a[...]
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Secretariat Wins Virtual Kentucky Derby

Secretariat has won the virtual Kentucky Derby against 12 fellow Triple Crown winners, 47 years after the chestnut colt won the real race at Churchill Downs. The 1-1/4-mile (2000m) race featuring computer-generated imagery was held on Saturday (Sunday AEST), the same day the 146th Derby had been scheduled until it was postponed by the coronavirus[...]
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Secretariat Favourite In Virtual Derby

Secretariat is the 7-2 favourite for the virtual Kentucky Derby, an animated race featuring all 13 Triple Crown winners on the day the Derby would have been held before the coronavirus pandemic forced its postponement. The virtual Derby will use computer-generated imagery of the 13 horses running the 1-1/4-mile (2000m) race at Churchill Downs. It[...]
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Joseph And Gaffalione Can Win Races At Gulfstream Park

Saffie Joseph is the leading trainer at Gulfstream Park during the current term which began last Thursday. He has two chances to add to his tally of four wins from nine starts at the latest fixture today and both his runners are favourites. So Charming (15.08) and Take Charge Dude (15.39) can help the trainer[...]
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