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Grade 1 winner Big Blue Kitten will make his 2016 debut in the Woodford Reserve
Champion Big Blue Kitten To Make 2016 Debut In Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Big Blue Kitten, the champion older turf male of 2015, headlines a field of 13 entered Wednesday for the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) run at 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course Saturday. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is one of six graded […]

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Beholder breezes at Santa Anita March 18
Beholder Drills Three Furlongs At Santa Anita

Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder blew out three furlongs Wednesday morning in 37.60 as she prepares for her 2016 debut at age six in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles. “It was just to stretch her legs,” trainer Richard Mandella said by phone from […]

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Noble Bird (inside), seen winning the Stephen Foster
Noble Bird Faces Nine In G2 Alysheba Stakes

John Oxley’s Noble Bird, who just missed springing a 19-1 upset in last year’s Alysheba, figures to be a much shorter price this time around when he takes on nine rivals in the 13th running of the $400,000 Alysheba (GII). The Alysheba will go as the ninth race with a 4:02 p.m. post time. Trained […]

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CC American Oaks winner Curalina makes her first start since finishing third in the Breeders' Cup Distaff
Curalina Makes 2016 Debut In La Troienne, Faces Madison Winner Sheer Drama

Multiple Grade I winners Sheer Drama and Curalina headline a small but select field of seven fillies and mares entered today for Friday’s 31st running of the $300,000 La Troienne (GI), one of five graded stakes leading up to the 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI). Gates open at 8 a.m. […]

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LOGO 2016 Kentucky Oaks
Rachel’s Valentina Draws Post 11, Installed As 7-2 Morning Line Favorite For KY Oaks

The 1-2 finishers from last month’s Ashland Stakes (GI) at Keeneland, Ashbrook Farm’s Weep No More and Stonestreet Stables’ Rachel’s Valentina, sporting family ties to the Kentucky Oaks (GI), headline a field of 14 3-year-old fillies entered today for Friday’s 142nd running of the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks to be run at 1 1/8 […]

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Found rallies to defeat Golden Horn in the BC Turf at Keeneland
Breeders’ Cup Winner Found Charges To Victory In G3 Mooresbridge Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Turf winner Found returned to the winner’s circle Monday with a sharp 1 1/4-length victory in the Group 3 Camelot EBF Mooresbridge Stakes at the Curragh. The 4-year-old daughter of Galileo notched her first win of the year in the Mooresbridge, after having finished third in the listed Alleged Stakes last month. Settled at […]

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California Chrome and Victor Espinoza win the Dubai World Cup
‘Chrome’ Arrives Back Home At Los Alamitos

About six hours after he left Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., California Chrome was back at his Los Alamitos home. The 2014 Horse of the Year – and North America’s richest thoroughbred after his March 26 victory in the $10-million Dubai World Cup – arrived around 4 p.m. Sunday at the stable of trainer […]

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Fanticola takes the Royal Heroine Stakes in 2015
Wide-Open Field Of 14 Set For Thursday’s Royal Heroine Stakes At Santa Anita

With 15 older fillies and mare entered, a wide-open field of 14 will contest Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes at one mile on turf.  With first post time set at 2 p.m., the Royal Heroine will headline an eight-race card on opening day of Santa Anita’s 40-day Spring Meet, which will run through […]

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Lady Shipman wins her eighth stake race in the License Fee
Lady Shipman Returns In Style To Win License Fee Stakes

Lady Shipman added another stakes victory to her career ledger when she surged down the stretch to post a 2 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 License Fee for fillies and mares on the Widener turf course at a rainy Belmont Park. The Kiaran McLaughlin-trained 4-year-old pulled away from Shrinking Violet at the half-mile mark with […]

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Trainer Wesley Ward
Trio Of Ward-Trained Fillies Headline Kentucky Juvenile

Trainer Wesley Ward will bring a solid hand to Thursday’s 23rd running of the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile at five furlongs for 2-year-olds on the main track when he sends out three debut winners from the recently closed Keeneland meet. The Kentucky Juvenile, which drew a field of nine, will go as the 10th race on […]

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