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Derby Trail replay round up: Santa Anita Derby, Blue Grass, Wood Memorial

Down the stretch they come. The Derby trail comes to the finish line next Saturday in the Arkansas Derby and Lexington Stakes. Today there were three big preps in California, Kentucky, and New York. The first replay is the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby won by Gormley. Next it’s the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland won by Irap

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Still feeling a little butt/lower back pain so I should probably do some stretching?

I went from “no squats” to “squats every other day for two weeks”. I guess I should have seen this coming.

I also realized that is been over a week since I last ran and I have a 5k on Saturday. So much for getting a PR.

Speaking of that 5k, who wants to go to the track for beer and bands?

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Gormley pulls ahead of Battle of Midway and Royal Mo in the G1 Santa Anita Derby

He finished the 1 1/8 mile test in a very slow 1:51.16. It was the slowest Santa Anita Derby since at least 1956, when Terrang won in 1:51 (back when times where taken in fifths).