Kentucky Derby Future Wager, Sire Future Wager fields announced
Churchill Downs on Tuesday released the names of the 23 individual horses that comprise pool one of the 2016 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW). The first pool takes place this week beginning Wednesday and ending Sunday. The "All Others" option was made the 7-5 morning line favorite, while likely juvenile colt champion Nyquist is, at 10-1, the shortest individual choice.
For the first time, Churchill Downs will offer a Kentucky Derby Sire Future Wager. The bet, which will be offered concurrently with the first pool of the KDFW, offers fans a chance to wager on the sire that will produce the winner of the upcoming Run for the Roses.
Ed DeRosa says the Future Wagers offer tremendous opportunity.
Dortmund won't make the trip to Churchill Downs for Friday's $500,000 Clark H. (G1), but trainer Bob Baffert will be well-represented by Hoppertunity, who makes a title defense against a strong field of rivals in the 1 1/8-mile centerpiece event of the fall meet.
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Also at the blog on Tuesday:
Grade 2 winner Taris (Flatter), last seen running third in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1), stretches out to a mile Friday for the $300,000 Go for Wand H. (G3) at Aqueduct.
The deaths of noted Grade 1 winners Yes It's True and Keeper Hill have been announced.
John Mucciolo recaps last week's action in his Del Mar notebook.
The Pizza Man heads west for Hollywood Turf Cup
Arlington Million (G1) winner The Pizza Man (English Channel), who exited a fifth-place finish in last month's Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) with a lung infection, looks to rebound on Thursday in the $250,000 Hollywood Turf Cup (G2), the Thanksgiving Day feature at Del Mar.
Other leading contenders include Big John B (Hard Spun), hero of the last two editions of the Del Mar H. (G2), and former Canadian Horse of the Year Up With the Birds (Stormy Atlantic), second in the Canadian International (G1) last time.
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Also at the blog on Monday:
Louisiana Derby (G2) winner International Star (Fusaichi Pegasus) makes a long-await return to action in the $200,000 Zia Park Derby, one of several graded-quality events held Wednesday at Zia Park and Penn National.
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