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The Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses head onto the track for their private workout time on Tuesday morning

Tuesday Kentucky Derby Workouts

Date: 04/29/2014

Tuesday morning was cloudy and mild at Churchill Downs after the storms yesterday but track had dried out enough to be fast after the renovation break. Many of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks horses came out for their special private workout session at 8:30 after the break, although a few had come out earlier in the day. Below are photos for 13 Derby horses and 10 Oaks fillies from this morning on the track. Full barn notes for today are available here.

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Candy Boy galloped a mile and one-half under exercise rider Jelani Grant. Back at Barn 43 afterwards, Sadler was pleased with the exercise for his son of Candy Ride and said everything was moving forward in their quest for honors in Derby 140. "He's doing well here," Sadler said. "Tomorrow and Thursday, I'll stand him in the gate. He'll school with horses for the first race this afternoon."
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Chitu schooled in the gate and jogged about a mile for Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert Tuesday morning. "I do a lot of gate (schooling); the gate is very important here," Baffert said. "I hate when they act up in the gate. I blame myself for it. It's like a coach who doesn't use his timeouts. It's the coach's fault, right? Use them wisely."
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Commanding Curve galloped under exercise rider Emerson Chavez.
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Dance With Fate got acquainted with the Churchill Downs racing surface Tuesday morning, jogging a mile under exercise rider Issac Muniz for trainer Peter Eurton. Dance With Fate arrived at Churchill Downs at 12:45 p.m. Monday after flying in from his Southern California base.
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General A Rod worked a half-mile Tuesday in 49.40 seconds to the satisfaction of trainer Mike Maker and jockey Joel Rosario. The move was the 17th fastest of 27 at the distance over a fast track. "I never worked him in the morning, and Mike asked me to be on him, and yeah, just to work for the race," said Rosario, who rode General a Rod to a victory in the Gulfstream Park Derby and a third-place finish in the Florida Derby (GI). "He looked good, steady going the whole way."
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Harry's Holiday galloped under exercise rider Joel Barrientos.
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Medal Count galloped 1 1/2 miles under exercise rider Faustino Aguilar during the Oaks and Derby training session. Prior to the exercise, the Blue Grass Stakes (GI) runner-up stood motionless by the half-mile gap for five minutes, enjoying another opportunity to acclimate to his surroundings. "Everything went fine," trainer Dale Romans said.
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Ride On Curlin galloped Tuesday under exercise rider Bryan Beccia for trainer Billy Gowan.
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Tapiture walked the shedrow at trainer Steve Asmussen's barn and in the morning and schooled in the paddock during the seventh race in the afternoon.
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Uncle Sigh galloped about two miles under exercise rider Benito Alvarado Tuesday morning before schooling in the Churchill Downs starting gate.
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Wicked Strong schooled in the gate Tuesday morning and had a routine gallop at Churchill Downs under exercise rider Kelvin Pahal. Trainer Jimmy Jerkens said he had Pahal jog the colt the wrong way -- clockwise -- from the gap on the backstretch to the gate at the head of the stretch. Since Wicked Strong acted up in the gate prior to the running of the Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park, Jerkens wants to make sure he is familiar with the gate at Churchill Downs.
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Wildcat Red returned to the Churchill Downs racetrack Tuesday morning for a strong 1 1/8-mile gallop under exercise rider Juan Belmonte. "The way he went today was amazing. I'm very happy with it," trainer Jose Garoffalo said. "We're still very optimistic."
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Big Bazinga galloped 1 1/2 miles after the morning renovation break with Loren Diego up for trainer Katerina Vassilieva. Vassilieva said unless there were a couple of defections from the anticipated Derby field at entry time Wednesday, Big Bazinga would be supplemented into Saturday's $250,000-added American Turf (GII) and Brian Hernandez Jr. would have the mount.
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Untapable schooled in the paddock during the fifth race on Tuesday afternoon. She also returned to the track this morning for the first time since her :48.60 half-mile breeze Sunday. The Kentucky Oaks favorite hit the track with regular exercise rider Angel Garcia shortly after 6 a.m. with trainer Steve Asmussen's second set of horses, per her routine.

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Aurelia's Belle galloped under exercise rider Calamity Compton for trainer Wayne Catalano. Owner Jim Miller and his wife, Terry, were at Churchill Downs on Tuesday to watch. Miller said, "It's where I've always wanted to be. It's a lifelong dream to be here."
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Empress of Midway galloped 1 1/2 miles after the morning renovation break with Humberto Gomez aboard. "Much better track today," Gomez said as he gave the morning activity a big thumbs up.
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Got Lucky turned in a smart gallop of about a mile and one-half.
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Kiss Moon visited the starting gate, jogged to the seven-eighths pole and then galloped a mile under exercise rider Otto Thorwarth for trainer David Vance.
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My Miss Sophia turned in a smart gallop of about a mile and one-half.
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Ria Antonia schooled in the paddock during the third race on Tuesday afternoon. This morning she only walkedbafter she breezed a half-mile in :47.70 yesterday.
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Rosalind galloped on the main track during the Oaks and Derby training session, hitting the track at 8:30 a.m. with regular exercise rider Danny Ramsey aboard. "We've just got to keep an even keel," trainer KennyMcPeek said. "It's basic stuff; the hard stuff is over with."
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Sugar Shock galloped 1 1/2 miles after the morning renovation break with Seth VanDyke aboard for trainer Doug Anderson.
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Unbridled Forever galloped under exercise rider Pedro Velez.
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