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RACE DAY NOTES: Apropos, Stall Set for Winning Colors; On Fire Baby to Fleur De Lis

THE WAIT IS OVER FOR APROPOS, STALL IN MONDAY’S WINNING COLORS - Fresh off of a third-place effort in the Grade I Madison at Keeneland, Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Apropos will bid for her first graded stakes victory in Monday’s $100,000-added Winning Colors (GIII) at Churchill Downs.

Commanding Curve Clocks Churchill Work Before Belmont

West Point ThoroughbredsCommanding Curve worked five furlongs early Friday morning at Churchill Downs in :59.80 for trainer Dallas Stewart in preparation for a rematch with Triple Crown hopeful California Chrome in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7.

Commanding Curve Works Toward Belmont; Churchill Trainers Offer Preakness Thoughts

COMMANDING CURVE WORKS A HALF-MILE; POINTING TO BELMONT STAKES  - West Point ThoroughbredsCommanding Curve, runner-up in the Grade I Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands, returned to the work tab early Friday morning at Churchill Downs, logging a half-mile on the main track in :48.80 outside of workmate Golden Soul.

Trainer of Derby Winner's Sire Talks of Similarities Between Lucky Pulpit & California Chrome

Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (GI) winner California Chrome has been made the 3-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 139th running of the $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (Grade I).

California Chrome Gallops, Heads to Pimlico; Bayern Works and Ria Antonia Confirmed for Preakness

Kentucky Derby (Grade 1) winner California Chrome completed the Churchill Downs portion of his training for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (GI) by galloping 1 ¼ miles early Monday morning with Willie Delgado aboard.

Ria Antonia, Dynamic Impact Work Toward Possible Preakness Starts

Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing Stable’s Ria Antonia worked a half-mile on her own in :47.60 over a track labeled as “good” early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs.

Dynamic Impact Work Postponed; Ria Anotnia Visits Gate

John Oxley’s Illinois Derby (GIII) winner Dynamic Impact was scheduled for a workout Saturday morning in preparation for next Saturday’s Preakness, but weather forced assistant trainer Norman Casse to call an audible and scrub the work.

Preakness Hopefuls Gallop; Dynamic Impact to Work Early Saturday

The five horses under consideration for next Saturday’s $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) stabled at Churchill Downs galloped Friday morning.

California Chrome, winner of the 140th Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), galloped an easy 1 ½ miles shortly before 7 o’clock with regular morning partner Willie Delgado aboard.

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Gallops

Steve Coburn and Perry Martin’s Kentucky Derby (Grade I) hero California Chrome galloped 1 ½ miles with Willie Delgado aboard shortly before 7 o’clock Thursday morning at Churchill Downs.

Kentucky Derby Winner California Chrome Returns To The Track

Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winner California Chrome made his first appearance on the track at Churchill Downs Wednesday morning since winning the 140th Run for the Roses last Saturday.