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Annals of Time wins Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar

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DEL MAR, Calif. — Annals of Time darted through a narrow opening in mid-stretch and overhauled stablemate Beach Patrol nearing the wire to win the $300,000 Hollywood Derby for 3-year-olds by 1 1/2 lengths at Del Mar on Saturday.

Ridden by Javier Castellano, Annals of Time ran 1 1/8 miles on turf in 1:47.73 and paid $13.80, $7 and $4.60.

Beach Patrol returned $5.20 and $4 as the 7-2 second choice. Frank Conversation was another half-length back in third and paid $10.60 to show.

New York-based Chad Brown finished 1-2 in the Grade 1 race. His other entrant, 7-2 favorite Camelot Kitten, was seventh.

Annals of Time had just one win in three career starts before traveling to the West Coast for his first start outside New York.

The victory was worth $180,000.

In the $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap for older fillies and mares, 1-2 favorite Vale Dori won by three lengths.

Ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, Vale Dori ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:44.79 and paid $3, $2.40 and $2.10. The 4-year-old filly is trained by Bob Baffert.

Wild At Heart returned $4 and $3.40, while Moyo Honey was another three-quarters of a length back in third and paid $10 to show in the Grade 2 race.

The victory, worth $120,000, increased Vale Dori’s career earnings to $454,943, with five wins in 10 starts.

Injury knocks El Areeb out of Kentucky Derby contention

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LAUREL, Md. — El Areeb has been knocked out of Kentucky Derby contention because of a slight knee fracture.

Trainer Cal Lynch said Thursday that El Areeb would undergo surgery on Monday for the injury that is not career-threatening.

El Areeb had won the Jerome and Withers, making him one of the East Coast’s leading candidates for the Kentucky Derby on May 6.

Lynch said X-rays showed the knee fracture after the colt completed a 1 1/8-mile workout on Thursday. El Areeb was set to make his next start in the Wood Memorial on April 8 at Aqueduct.

Lynch said the colt’s surgery would be done at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania. The timetable for recovery and return is uncertain, although Lynch said it’s typically six months.

Man o’ War exhibit honors racing legend born a century ago

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SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — A new exhibit on Man o’ War is opening across the street from the New York racetrack where the thoroughbred racing legend suffered his only defeat.

“Man o’ War at 100” is being unveiled Wednesday at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, across Union Avenue from Saratoga Race Course.

The exhibit’s opening coincides with the 100th anniversary of the horse’s birth on March 29, 1917, at Nursery Stud near Lexington, Kentucky. The horse was sold the next year at the Saratoga yearling sales.

Considered one of racing’s greatest thoroughbreds, Man o’ War won 20 of 21 lifetime starts. The horse’s only defeat was to a horse named Upset in the 1919 Sanford Memorial Stakes at Saratoga.

Man o’ War died in Kentucky in 1947 at age 30.