Phipps Stable’s homebred Mr Speaker took command at the head of the stretch and powered home to score a four-length victory in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) at Keeneland Saturday.
Constitution, a leading Triple Crown hopeful off his win in last month’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1), will be forced to miss the May 3rd Kentucky Derby (G1) due to the discovery of a hairline fracture in his front right cannon bone on Monday.
Florida-bred Dance With Fate swept past Pablo Del Monte in the stretch and held at bay the late charge of Medal Count to win the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday.
Wise Dan sparkled in his seasonal bow on Friday, defeating Kaigun by a measured three-quarters of a length in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) at Keeneland.
Reigning two-time Horse of the Year returns to the races today at Keeneland, squaring off against six foes in the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the turf.
Art Sherman knows what it takes to get a horse to the Kentucky Derby and win. He had a close-up view as an 18-year-old workout rider when Swaps won the 1955 Run for the Roses.
Making only his third lifetime start and his stake debut in the Grade 1 Triple Crown prep, Constitution showed he belonged with the big colts Saturday at Gulfstream Park, winning the Besilu Florida Derby (G1).
Multiple graded-stakes winner Cairo Prince was installed as the 9-5 program favorite in a field of eight 3-year-olds entered on Wednesday for Saturday’s 63rd running of the $1 million Besilu Stables Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park.