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March 20 Racing News Archive


'3M' Returns to NO from SF: 9-5 Favorite
Mucho Macho Man has been installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby, for 98 years the showcase race of New Orleans and worth $1 million this year. More....

The Day After, Connections Size Up Rebe  l 
Baffert Leaves Options Open
There was the usual level of happiness and disappointment the day after The Factor rolled to win the Grade II Rebel Stakes. Most importantly, the horses are fine. More....

Elite Alex Works Toward Louisiana Derby
After scratching from the Grade II Rebel Stakes Saturday, Elite Alex worked today at Oaklawn Park with jockey Calvin Borel aboard. Elite Alex drew post 12 in the 13-horse Louisiana Derby, which is run at 1 1/8th mile. More....

Stakes Entry Closings
Entries for the Grade III Sunland Derby and Grade III Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes close on Wednesday. Nominations to the Sunland Derby can be viewed here and the Spiral here. Probables for the Spiral are here, and nominees' PP's are here. Probables for the Group 2 UAE Derby are here. That field will be finalized at the declaration stage tomorrow.

Subscriber Notice
Notes about The Factor and the Rebel Stakes were posted on the Subscription Page today. What other horses has The Factor's dam thrown, and what have they accomplished? And was the speed bias at Oaklawn Park on Saturday an aberration or the norm?

Saturday's Workouts from Around the Country
Bind breezed four in :48.40 (17/86) at FG.
Casper's Touch breezed five in 1:01.00 (6/25) at GP.
Divine Music breezed four in :49.60 (48/86) at FG.
Ghost Is Clear breezed four in :47.80 (6/86) at FG.
Indian Winter worked five in 1:00.60 (14/51) at SA.
Left breezed four in :47.80 (6/86) at FG.
Manicero breezed four from the gate in :48.60 (1/65) at CRC.
Maybesomaybenot  breezed four in :49.00 (4/11) at CDT.
Mucho Macho Man breezed five in 1:02.60 (18/25) at GP.
R Fast Cat breezed four in :48.20 (1/11) at CDT.
Santiva breezed four in :50.80 (39/49) at PMM.
Shackleford breezed six in 1:15.60 (1/2) at GP.
Smoke It Right breezed four in :48.60 (8/44) at OP.
Sour breezed four in :47.80 (6/86) at FG.
Twinspired breezed five in 1:03.20 (6/6) at CDT.
Vengeful Wildcat breezed four in :50.20 (34/52) at BEL.

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