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Keeneland Barn Notes: Like the King Works for KY Derby

By |April 17th, 2021|

(Keeneland / Photo by Holly M. Smith) From the Keeneland Media Team: KENTUCKY DERBY HOPEFUL LIKE THE KING WORKS 6 FURLONGS IN 1:12.80 At 9 a.m. Saturday, M Racing Group’s Like the King continued his preparation for a start in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 1 by working 6 furlongs in company in 1:12.80 over a fast main track. (Click here for a video of the work.) With Julio Garcia aboard, Like the King started 3 lengths in back of 2020 Canadian champion female sprinter Artie’s Princess and drew even at the sixteenth pole. At the conclusion of the work, trainer Wesley Ward and Gary Stevens, agent for Drayden Van Dyke, who will have the Derby mount, exchanged fist bumps with enthusiasm. “That was a good work and the horse he worked with is a champion,” Ward said. “He’ll work again next Saturday

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(Essential Quality before, during and after his Saturday work for the 147th running of the Kentucky Derby / Coady Photography) From the Churchill Downs Media Team: On an action-packed Saturday morning beneath the Twin Spires at Churchill Downs, Godolphin’s undefeated champion colt Essential Quality continued his march to the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I) with a swift five-furlong move in :59.60 early Saturday morning....

https://thepressboxlts.com/churchill-downs-barn-notes-essential-quality-turns-in-an-essential-work/
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(Keeneland / Photo by Holly M. Smith) From the Keeneland Media Team: KENTUCKY DERBY HOPEFUL LIKE THE KING WORKS 6 FURLONGS IN 1:12.80 At 9 a.m. Saturday, M Racing Group’s Like the King continued his preparation for a start in the $3 million Kentucky Derby (G1) Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 1 by working 6 furlongs in company in 1:12.80 over a fast main track....

https://thepressboxlts.com/keeneland-barn-notes-like-the-king-works-for-ky-derby/

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