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Stanford powers to victory in the G2 Charles Town Classic
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stanford’s Classic Win A Boost For Connections

After coming up just short of capturing the G2 Gulfstream Park Handicap last month, Stanford finally broke through and earned his first graded stakes victory when he went gate-to-wire to in the G2 Charles Town Classic April 23. Stanford is owned by a partnership, and the Charles Town Classic win helped move the partners – […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Cutting Through The Madness

Handicapping the Kentucky Derby is a singular art. There’s no sporting event so brief in duration that prompts such a monumental amount of time devoted to figuring it out. With the Derby just over a week away, Scott Jagow and Ray Paulick latch onto a couple of concepts that might help reduce the stress of […]

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Keeneland Select Presents Derby Capsule: Cracking The Case

When you boil it down, picking the Kentucky Derby winner is like playing a marathon game of Clue. After all we know and the months we’ve spent moving pieces around, will it be the unfazed sophomore in the Florida Conservatory with the undefeated record? Could it be the upstart in the Arkansas Study with the […]

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Roberts with a Tapit colt out of Maple Forest from Bridlewood's consignment at this year's OBS Spring
Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From Roping Horses To A Kentucky Derby Runner

On the first day that Dallas Roberts swung a leg over the colt by Kitten’s Joy out of Devine Actress, she remembers instantly knowing that he was one of the better horses she had sat upon. For Roberts, 36, that’s probably saying something. She inherited a love of horses from her father, Terry, and rode […]

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Rolex 2016 kicks off Thursday at the Kentucky Horse Park (Wendy Wooley/Equisport Photos)
Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: Rolex Time

Springtime in Kentucky is here, and with it, as always, comes the Rolex Kentucky Three-Day Event at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on April 28-May 1, followed a week later by the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs in Louisville. This year’s Rolex features 21 talented retired racehorses, all of whom have done their part […]

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This daughter of multiple Gr. 1 winner Balance (half to Zenyatta) is getting in a lot of practice at Mill Ridge Farm.
Merck Animal Health Presents Foals Of 2016: Practice, Practice

The time that foals spend running about in their pastures is critical to their development, both mentally and physically. The galloping gait, once awkward and wobbly, becomes a part of the foal’s muscle memory so that he or she can execute it without even thinking, followed by experimenting in leaping and bucking to determine the […]

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Two-time Japanese Horse of the Year, Deep Impact.
Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: Classic Sire With A Profound ‘Impact’

You might expect that the greatest certainty in the classics for 2016 is that a son of Uncle Mo will win the Kentucky Derby or that a son of Galileo will win the English Derby. But no, the greatest certainty in classic racing is that Shadai’s great son of Sunday Silence, Deep Impact, will have […]

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Da Big Hoss  wins the Elkhorn (G2) at Keeneland.
Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Spring Fling

The April race meet is in full swing at Keeneland, and the track held several stakes races throughout the past week. On tap over the weekend were the historic G3 Doubledogdare and the G2 Elkhorn. The Doubledogdare marked the return of Grade 1-winner I’m a Chatterbox; however, the talented filly had to settle for second […]

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Tepin wins the G1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley
Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tepin Rolls On

Champion turf mare Tepin remained undefeated this season when she rocketed to a five-length victory in the Grade 1 Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes last Saturday. The 5-year-old daughter of Bernstein set a new stakes record in the process, covering the 1 1/16-mile turf contest in 1:40.53. The victory was Tepin’s third straight graded stakes win […]

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The Friday Show Presented By DRF Bets: Wagering On The ‘Exchange’

If you’ve been around the U.S. racing biz long enough, you’ve probably heard about the prospect of exchange wagering. It’s a fast-paced, lock-in-your-odds, peer-to-peer alternative to the tote betting that has existed for decades in this country. After years of lobbying by Betfair to import it from Europe, exchange wagering is finally here. In this week’s […]

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