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Eight Rings Arrives at Oaklawn for Bachelor Stakes

Eight Rings, winner of the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) last fall at Santa Anita Park, arrived at Oaklawn Park April 14 in preparation for a start in the six-furlong, $100,000 Bachelor Stakes there April 25, co-owner Jack Wolf said. The 3-year-old son of Empire Maker  is unraced since finishing sixth as the second favorite in the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita…

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Honor A. P., Nadal, and Charlatan work at Santa Anita

Charlatan, Honor A. P., and Nadal, three of the nation’s leading 3-year-olds, were given workouts at Santa Anita on Sunday. With the coronavirus outbreak temporarily disrupting racing at Santa Anita, and at many other venues nationwide, it is unclear where the trio will appear next, although the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park on May 2 is a possibility…

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Charlatan, Tiz the Law 5-1 in Derby Future Wager Pool 4

All Other 3-Year-Olds field again closed as 3-1 favorite. With the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1) pushed back to Sept. 5, up-and-comer Charlatan, who has won his two starts by a combined 16 lengths, and Curlin Florida Derby (G1) winner Tiz the Law closed at 5-1 as co-second choices in Pool 4 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager. Charlatan attracted $17,364 in Win bets, just $89 more…

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Sideline Could be ‘Blessing in Disguise’ for Authentic

Co-owner Jack Wolf trying to stay positive with Kentucky Derby (G1) hopeful. There was a time in the winter when Jack Wolf expected this weekend to be a busy and memorable time. Wolf and his wife, Laurie, planned to travel west with their young son, Jake. A big part of it involved seeing their daughter, Elinor, play her senior weekend games for the University of Colorado women’s lacrosse team…

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Kentucky Derby 2020 Scouting Report: West Coast Division IV

Given the extension to late summer of this year’s road to the Kentucky Derby, and the unsettled status of racing given the coronavirus outbreak, it seems a good time to take stock of the 3-year-old scene as the sport enters uncharted territory. As things stand out west, trainer Bob Baffert appears to have them surrounded with a group he’s dubbed the “Three Amigos”: San Felipe (G2) winner Authentic, Rebel (G2) winner Nadal and the electrifying prospect Charlatan. Additionally, that trio does…

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‘These Horses Still Have To Go Out And Train’: Baffert Works Top Derby Prospect Authentic

While officials with Santa Anita Park are working with the Los Angeles County board of supervisors and the health department in hopes of reopening the Arcadia track for live racing, trainer Bob Baffert said all he can do is take a wait and see approach with his roster of candidates for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, led by Authentic, the unbeaten Into Mischief colt who is coming off a victory in the G2 San Felipe Stakes on March 7…

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Baffert lines up a ‘Big 3’ on the 2020 Kentucky Derby trail

With Santa Anita Park’s grounds closed to all but essential personnel caring for horses and overseeing racing, trainer Bob Baffert on Saturday shared a video update from home with XBTV updating what he’s coined “The Big 3.” The group includes Grade 2 winners Authentic and Nadal as well as Charlatan, who’s 2-for-2 and among the fortunate bunch of horses who could benefit from…

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This Side Up: The Authentic Potential of Charlatan

“Only fools, liars and charlatans predict earthquakes.” So said the man who instead gave us a means of measuring tremors once they have actually happened, Charles Richter. But how about when an earthquake announces a Charlatan? Because on the equivalent of the Richter scale, for those who try to quantify a horse’s talent against the clock, a 105 debut Beyer for ‘TDN Rising Star‘ Charlatan…

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