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  1. Union Rags, El Padrino to Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    A field of at least seven 3-year-olds now seems definite for the $1 million Florida Derby on March 31, led by division leader Union Rags and El Padrino.

    Story | Conversation | March 19, 2012
  2. Somali Lemonade gets tough draw in Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Mike Welsch

    Five years ago, trainer Michael Matz was the guy everybody wanted to talk to around Churchill Downs, both prior to and of course following Barbaro's victory in the 2006 Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | November 01, 2011
  3. Travers favorites draw outside posts

    Mike Welsch

    As expected, a field of 10 was entered Wednesday for Saturday's 142nd running of the $1 million Travers, the cornerstone event of the Saratoga season which this year is likely to decide leadership in the 3-year-old division.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2011
  4. Florida Derby: Flashpoint keeping his options open

    Mike Welsch

    Flashpoint is scheduled to run Sunday at Gulfstream Park. The question is will he go postward as the odds-on favorite in the seven-furlong, Grade 2 Swale or as the one to catch later that afternoon in the $1 million Florida Derby?

    Story | Conversation | March 30, 2011
  5. Bowman's Causeway gets green light for Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    Add Bowman's Causeway's name to the short list of 3-year-olds eyeing the $ 1 million Florida Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 25, 2011
  6. Winter Memories looking for good trip in Breeders' Cup Juvenile F...

    Mike Welsch

    There are any number of compelling stories in this year's Breeders' Cup. One of them is trainer Jimmy Toner's attempt to win the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf with Winter Memories.

    Story | Conversation | November 03, 2010
  7. It's a Bird romps in Sunshine Millions Classic

    Mike Welsch

    It's a Bird completed a sweep of the four Sunshine Million races at Gulfstream Park by Florida-breds on Saturday with a surprisingly easy victory over Dry Martini and 2-1 favorite Delightful Kiss in the $1 million Classic.

    Story | Conversation | January 24, 2009
  8. Ventura takes F&M Sprint with huge move

    Mike Welsch

    Ventura got the 2008 Breeders' Cup off to a rousing start, circling the field into the stretch before drawing away from 9-5 favorite Indian Blessing en route to a decisive four-length victory in the $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita

    Story | Conversation | October 24, 2008
  9. Clocker: Eagle Mountain looks sharp for BC Turf

    Mike Welsch

    Indyanne was the fastest horse in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint scheduled for Friday, but the speedster will return home empty-handed after a minor illness knocked her out of the $1 million race in which she would have likely set the pace.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2008
  10. Big hurdle for Big Brown in Florida Derby: Post 12

    Mike Welsch

    The undefeated and untested Big Brown drew the outside post in a field of 12 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2008
  11. Why Tonto will miss Florida Derby

    Mike Welsch

    The prospective starting lineup for Saturday's $1 million Florida Derby at Gulfstream Park lost another member when Why Tonto sustained a minor injury that will sideline him indefinitely.

    Story | Conversation | March 22, 2008
  12. Smooth Air heading to Florida Derby next

    Mike Welsch

    Add Smooth Air to the growing list of prospective starters for the Grade 1 Florida Derby on March 29.

    Story | Conversation | March 13, 2008
  13. Cool Coal Man points to Blue Grass in April

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Nick Zito said Wednesday that in all likelihood Fountain of Youth winner Cool Coal Man will skip the $1 million Florida Derby and instead use Keeneland's Blue Grass Stakes as his final Kentucky Derby prep.

    Story | Conversation | March 08, 2008
  14. Cool Coal Man points to Blue Grass in April

    Mike Welsch

    Trainer Nick Zito said Wednesday that in all likelihood Fountain of Youth winner Cool Coal Man will skip the $1 million Florida Derby and instead use Keeneland's Blue Grass Stakes as his final Kentucky Derby prep.

    Story | Conversation | March 06, 2008
  15. Spring at Last snags Grade 1 Donn

    Mike Welsch

    A year ago Spring at Last made the long trip to Dubai to win the $1 million Godolphin Mile.

    Story | Conversation | February 02, 2008
  16. Dream Rush vs. La Traviata is pivotal matchup

    Mike Welsch

    The stage was set Tuesday for one of the better matchups of the newly expanded Breeders' Cup when division leaders Dream Rush and La Traviata were among the 10 horses drawn for Friday's $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint at Monmouth Park.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2007