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Thursday, March 29 2012


Pletcher Keeps El Padrino at Gulfstream for Florida Derby


HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Some trainers may be discouraged by the imposing presence of Union Rags on the list of 3-year-olds ready to run in the $1 million Florida Derby (G1) this Saturday. Todd Pletcher prefers to focus more on the benefits of Gulfstream Park’s signature event than the competition.

“We certainly could have gone other places where it probably would have been a little easier, but we felt it was more a case of managing our horse the way we want to as opposed to handicapping the race,” said the trainer of the 3-year-old son of Pulpit.





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