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Fountain of Youth (Grade II) winner Union Rags (#23) attracted strong support from Kentucky Derby fans across North America during Friday’s first of three days of betting in the second pool of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the “All Others” (#24) wagering interest ended the day in a familiar spot as a narrow favorite.
For the second consecutive year America’s reigning champion 2-year-old filly is missing from the 24 wagering interests in Churchill Downs’ lone Kentucky Oaks Future Wager (“KOFW”) pool, a development that has left “All Others” (#24) as a strong early favorite over a wide-open group of 23 promising 3-year-old fillies included in the three-day betting pool that o
Churchill Downs racing officials remind owners and trainers that nominations to compete in the 138th running of the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (Grade I), America’s premier race for 3-year-old fillies, and the 26th running of the $500,000-added Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI), one of America’s top races for older grass sta
The opening pool of Churchill Downs’ 2012 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”) soared into new territory Sunday when three days of pari-mutuel future betting ended with record total wagering for a single pool. But there was no change in one important aspect of Pool 1: the mutuel field, or “All Others” (#24), emerged as the strong favorite in the opening Derby Future pool for
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'All Others' is Odd-On Choice, but Union Rags Is Strong Individual Choice During Opening Day of Kentucky Derby Futures
It was no surprise that bettors would flock to support the mutuel field, or “All Others”, wagering interest during the opening hours of 2012’s first of three pools of Churchill Downs’ Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”), but the fact that once-beaten Union Rags emerged as a strong fans’ choice as the favored individual horse to win this year’s “Run for the Roses” might have raised
The roster of 3-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to compete in the classic races of the American Triple Crown has grown by one with the addition of Charles J Cella’s Cyber Secret, who was omitted from the initial roster of 397 early nominations because of a clerical error.
Champion 2-year-old Hansen and Union Rags, separated by a head in a thrilling 1-2 finish in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I), and unbeaten Algorithms, who stepped into the spotlight with a five-length win over the champion in the Holy Bull (GIII) at Gulfstream Park, top a large roster of 397 horses made eligible during the early
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Veteran trainer and retired jockey Mitch Shirota, whose training career spanned more than three decades and included stakes triumphs in the Grade I Top Flight at Aqueduct and a memorable Kentucky Derby Day stakes win at Churchill Downs, died early Wednesday, Jan. 4 at Norton Suburban Hospital in Louisville.