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The pari-mutuel field of "All Other 3-Year-Olds" closed as the 3-1 favorite in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Charlatan and Tiz the Law closed at 5-1 as co-second choices.
Calumet Farm's Shashashakemeup, seen earlier this year in Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) preps, surprised with a 49-1 upset April 5 at Oaklawn Park.
The last horse to grace the winner's circle in both Lexington and Louisville was Strike the Gold in 1991. The son of Alydar took both races for a young Nick Zito, who also went on to carve his own name into the annals of Derby history.
After facing grade 1 winner and Steve Asmussen stablemate Mia Mischief last out, Estilo Femenino has been installed as the 5-2 morning-line favorite in the $50,000 Wilma Mankiller Stakes April 6 at Will Rogers Downs.
Moments after Kimari delivered a big performance in her 2020 debut, trainer Wesley Ward outlined much bigger plans he had for his world traveler and dual-surface stakes winner.
Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, Twin Creeks Racing Stables, and RKV Racing's Independence Hall, who placed fifth in the March 28 Curlin Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park, has likely been taken off the Triple Crown trail.
Beauty Generation, after struggling through the early part of the season, scored his second straight win April 5 at Sha Tin Racecourse, landing a repeat victory in the Chairman's Trophy (G2).
President Donald Trump held a conference call April 4 with major sports leagues and entertainment executives to discuss the 2020 landscape in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. Drew Fleming, president and CEO of Breeders' Cup, was on the call.
Lucky Lilac found a lucky opening between rivals in deep stretch and ran through and on to victory in the Osaka Hai (G1) April 5 at Hanshin Racecourse, promising good things for the remainder of the season.
Canadian horse racing's guidance for clenbuterol use has been extended from seven days out from raceday to 28 days out, with new testing effective May 1, the Canadian Pari-Mutuel Agency announced April 3.