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Horse: O Besos

First Captain, O Besos Eye Graded Stakes Glory in Carter, Commonwealth

Seven furlongs, big pots and prestigious stakes will be the order of the day for First Captain and O Besos on Saturday in New York and Kentucky. First Captain will step up to the Grade 1 level for the first time in the $300,000 Carter Handicap at Aqueduct, looking to keep on winning: he is […]

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O Besos, First Captain Add Depth to 4yo Class

Eight months after finishing a creditable fifth in the Kentucky Derby, O Besos kicked off his 4yo season with a victory at Fair Grounds and is now in line for the $250,000 Mineshaft Stakes (G3) on February 19. Pretty soon after that, First Captain will be ready to launch his 4yo campaign at Gulfstream Park. […]

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O Besos Kicks Off 2022 in Style

O Besos roared into 2022 with a comeback triumph Sunday at Fair Grounds, ridden confidently as an odds-favorite and holding on to win the decisive nose bob. The fifth-place finisher in the ’21 Kentucky Derby, O Besos was racing for the first time since running second in June’s Grade 3 Matt Winn Stakes. “We got […]

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O Besos An Admirable Fifth in Kentucky Derby

Top of the stretch in the Kentucky Derby, and you realize your horse is coming on strong. O Besos, oh what a feeling.  O Besos gave us that unbelievable thrill Saturday in the Kentucky Derby. At 40-to-1 odds, he didn’t quite get there–he got just a little tired in deep stretch and finished fifth, beaten […]

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O Besos Officially a Kentucky Derby Contender After Big Rally in Louisiana

O Besos is on the cusp of a Kentucky Derby berth after igniting with a sustained rally to finish third in Saturday’s $1-million Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds. The Greg Foley-trained colt earned 20 qualifying points for the Run for the Roses, boosting his total to 25, which ranks 11th in the current points […]

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O Besos Picks Up Kentucky Derby Points

Not quite a bullseye but O Besos did fire a strong shot in Saturday’s Risen Star Stakes, nosing out 5-to-2 Senor Buscador for fourth place behind the same top three who ran 1-2-3 in the Lecomte Stakes a month earlier at Fair Grounds. O Besos had never raced beyond six furlongs prior to the mile-and-an-eighth […]

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O Besos winning at Fair Grounds on January 17.
O Besos Leads Brigade for 3 Stakes on Risen Star Day

By Saturday, we will be more than ready for the Risen Star card at Fair Grounds with three West Point runners sitting on go for stakes races, including a major Kentucky Derby prep. O Besos leads the charge, seeking his third straight win and stepping onto the main stage for the first time in the $400,000 […]

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O Besos Barrels to Victory in WPT Debut

O Besos made his West Point Thoroughbreds debut a winning one on Sunday, dismantling a sprint allowance field at Fair Grounds underneath jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. The 3-year-old colt settled in last place early before taking flight at the quarter pole, barreling between horses and surging ahead to prevail by 2 1/4 lengths on a […]

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