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  • Kentucky Derby picks: Keep your eye on late-charging Dullahan

    Kentucky Derby picks: Keep your eye on late-charging Dullahan
    The computer program came up with Hansen, and he certainly has a shot. However, Hansen's last prep race was very telling, and not in ways that suggest he can win. Many observers felt his Breeders' Cup Juvenile victory last fall demonstrated some distance limitations, and those concerns seem to have been validated in the Blue Grass Stakes, where he gave up the lead in the stretch. Additionally, his owner suggested that he would not go to the lead in the Blue Grass, but he surged to the lead and carved out fairly solid fractions. If he can rate, he is talented enough to have a shot, but there is little to suggest he can or will rate.
  • Questions persist for Derby contender Union Rags, and for his handlers

    Questions persist for Derby contender Union Rags, and for his handlers
    Michael Matz and his assistants are tired of the question — most trainers and riders are by this point in the week before the country's most talked-about horse race — and give mostly a perfunctory answer. "He's just a really nice horse,"...

    Rick Dutrow brings Zetterholm to Preakness under cloud of suspicion

    Rick Dutrow brings Zetterholm to Preakness under cloud of suspicion
    Rick Dutrow knows there's a difference coming into Preakness with a horse that has won the Kentucky Derby and one that didn't even make it to the starting gate at Churchill Downs. If anything, it might be a little easier for Dutrow coming to Pimlico...

    I'll Have Another scheduled to arrive at Pimlico on Monday afternoon

    I'll Have Another scheduled to arrive at Pimlico on Monday afternoon
    As preparations begin on Old Hilltop for the 137th running of the Preakness Stakes, the star of the field already has a confirmed arrival date. Kentucky Derby winner I’ll Have Another will show up Monday, much earlier than originally expected...

    Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags' disappointing Derby

    Michael Matz's Teeth of the Dog could surprise in Preakness after Union Rags' disappointing Derby
    At the desk where he works through entries after all of his morning training sessions are through, Michael Matz keeps a photo leaning against the wall. In a walnut frame, it is slightly – and surprisingly – faded. The text below a horse in...