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  1. Brass Hat, Musketier rematch in Sycamore

    Marty McGee

    Nine-year-old Brass Hat will square off against 8-year-old Musketier and 7-year-old Presious Passion in a compelling 16th running of the $100,000 Sycamore.

    Story | Conversation | October 20, 2010
  2. Probables tune up for Coolmore Lexington Stakes

    Marty McGee

    Several prospects for the Coolmore Lexington Stakes had their final pre-race workouts Saturday, including Distorted Dave, a John Sadler-trained colt who figures as one of the top contenders for the Grade 2 race.

    Story | Conversation | April 10, 2010
  3. Pure Clan, Beverly D., Arlington Park, Black Mamba, Breeders' Cup...

    Marty McGee

    Not that the Grade 1 Beverly D. Stakes isn't a terrific race. It is. But an objective look at what directly precedes and follows the Beverly D. on the American stakes schedule says quite a bit about its ever-evolving stature.

    Story | Conversation | August 07, 2009
  4. Kentucky Derby contenders: I Want Revenge 3-1 favorite

    Marty McGee

    I Want Revenge has been made the early 3-1 favorite for the Kentucky Derby, with Pioneerof the Nile and Dunkirk sharing second-favorite status in the full field of 20 horses.

    Story | Conversation | April 29, 2009
  5. Plenty of contenders in Keeneland's QE II Cup

    Marty McGee

    The royals are big on anniversaries, which should make the 25th running of the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland a festive occasion. Thing is, the QE II is always something fancy, to which another killer renewal here Saturday can attest.

    Story | Conversation | October 09, 2008
  6. If the shoe helps, wear it

    Marty McGee

    The glued-on poly-flex horseshoes worn by Big Brown and Pyro that have helped to make them two of the most well-regarded contenders in the 134th Kentucky Derby.

    Story | Conversation | May 01, 2008
  7. Oaks contenders work side by side

    Marty McGee

    Two of the more prominent contenders for the 134th Kentucky Oaks were out for serious work Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs as speculation continued about the prospective field.

    Story | Conversation | April 24, 2008
  8. Fertile ground for Kentucky Derby prospects

    Marty McGee

    The eventual winner of the Kentucky Derby has wintered in south Florida the last two years, and three of the last five.

    Story | Conversation | January 01, 2008
  9. Golden Rod: High hopes for Pure Clan

    Marty McGee

    Bob Holthus has never had a serious contender for the Kentucky Oaks, but give him a little time, would you?

    Story | Conversation | November 22, 2007
  10. Favored Indian Blessing draws ideal post 4

    Marty McGee

    Indian Blessing drew an ideal post for her role as a lukewarm favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies in a race in which several other key contenders drew tough starting assignments.

    Story | Conversation | October 23, 2007
  11. Hard Spun takes another swing at 'Street'

    Marty McGee

    Kentucky Derby runner-up Hard Spun is slated to face his nemesis, Derby champion Street Sense, in the Kentucky Cup Classic at Turfway Park on Saturday.

    Story | Conversation | September 25, 2007
  12. Belgravia makes '07 debut in Lexington Stakes

    Marty McGee

    The Lexington Stakes appears unlikely to produce a major contender for the Kentucky Derby, but nonetheless the Grade 2 Lexington is shaping up with a large cast for its 26th running.

    Story | Conversation | April 17, 2007
  13. Song of Navarone best in WinStar Derby

    Marty McGee

    Song of Navarone stamped himself as a plausible fringe contender for the Kentucky Derby by racing off to a 1 1/2-length victory Sunday in the showcase race at Sunland Park, the $600,000 WinStar Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 26, 2007
  14. Song of Navarone best in WinStar Derby

    Marty McGee

    Song of Navarone stamped himself as a plausible fringe contender for the Kentucky Derby by racing off to a 1 1/2-length victory Sunday in the showcase race at Sunland Park, the $600,000 WinStar Derby.

    Story | Conversation | March 18, 2007
  15. One favorite inside, one outside

    Marty McGee

    The 12-horse lineup for the $200,000 Perryville Stakes starts with one major contender and ends with another.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2006
  16. After Arc, focus turns to Belmont

    Marty McGee

    With Shirocco apparently being the only potential contender to emerge from the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe, the outlook for the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf now shifts from Europe back to America, where a pivotal New York prep will be run Saturday without

    Story | Conversation | October 04, 2006