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Race Of The Week: Gotham Stakes

By Derek Simon

Free Drop Billy, 11/1/17. Photo: Jordan Sigmon

The Kentucky Derby preps get underway in earnest this weekend with three graded stakes races for 3-year-olds scheduled to take place in a 22-minute span on Saturday.

The festivities start at 3:20 p.m. Eastern with the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), which drew Flameaway, Vino Rossi and World of Trouble.

That race is followed by what I think is the marquee event of the day — and the season, so far (at least for the sophomore set) — in the San Felipe Stakes, which lured both Bolt D’Oro and McKinzie. Right now, I think the latter is the best three-year-old in training… and we all know what… (more)