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Lane’s End in Multi-Year Sponsorship of Keeneland’s Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

A cornerstone of Keeneland’s prestigious fall meet gained a prominent partner in William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm. Bearing the name of Queen Elizabeth II, who presented the inaugural trophy during her first visit to Kentucky, the race is one … Continue reading

Midnight Hawk Eyes Seven in Illinois Derby

There’s a lot of local hopes for a Blackhawks double on Saturday afternoon. Earlier in the day, the Chicago Blackhawks will be facing off against the St. Louis Blues in game 2 of their first round playoff series. Later in … Continue reading

Bill to Improve Fair Grounds Passes Louisiana house 94-0

A bill that would require Churchill Downs Inc. to make capital improvements to Fair Grounds passed the state’s House 94-0 on Wednesday, according to a report. House Bill 1223 mandates that CDI invest 10 percent of slots revenue back … Continue reading

Kauai Katie Comes to Distaff From Nine-Month Layoff

Kauai Katie, unraced since finishing sixth in the Grade 1 Prioress in July, will return to the races on Saturday when she faces an evenly matched field of filly and mare sprinters in Aqueduct Racetrack’s Grade 2, $200,000 Distaff Handicap … Continue reading

Field of 11 Set for Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Let’s Go Stable’s undefeated Divine Oath, who did not draw into last Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1) field off the also-eligible list, will face 10 rivals this Saturday when he makes his stakes debut in the 33rd running of the … Continue reading

Jones Moves Base Back to Delaware

Trainer Larry Jones has shifted his home base from central Kentucky back to Delaware Park, according to a Louisville Courier-Journal report. Jones said Delaware was able to accommodate all of his 54 horses in one location, while Churchill Downs split … Continue reading

Game on Dude, Clubhouse Ride Arrive for Charles Town Classic

After starting his day in Southern California, three-time Santa Anita Handicap (G1) winner Game on Dude touched down in the eastern panhandle of West Virginia on Tuesday afternoon as the popular seven-year-old gelding looks to defend his title in the … Continue reading

Please Explain DQ’d From Third-Place Finish in Honeybee

Oaklawn Park stewards have disqualified Please Explain from her third-place finish in the Grade 3 Honeybee Stakes March 8 after she tested positive for an “excessive level of a regulated corticosteroid,” according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. … Continue reading

Emollient Faces 10 Challengers in Keeneland’s Doubledogdare

Juddmonte Farms’ Emollient, a three-time Grade 1 winner in 2013, headlines a field of 11 fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Friday’s 20th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The … Continue reading

Alvarado Set to Return on Saturday

Jockey Junior Alvarado is set to return to the saddle on Saturday after taking time out for a broken ankle. According to a Daily Racing Form report, Alvarado broke his ankle in a gate accident on Dec. 22 at Aqueduct. He … Continue reading