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Edited Churchill Staff Release, May 5, 2023) – C R K Racing’s Skinner has been scratched from Kentucky Derby 149 because of an elevated temperature. The horse was scratched by trainer John Shirreffs, according to Kentucky Horse Racing Commission stewards. 

          With the defection of Skinner, the Kentucky Derby field is down to 19 starters.

Practical Move, Lord Miles and Continuar (JPN) were scratched on Thursday.

          The last time four horses were scratched from the Kentucky Derby was 2015 when 22 horses entered the race.

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