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Kentucky Oaks News & Notes, April 27: Maybellene, Luminance Likely Out

Trainer Bob Baffert said Monday that Maybellene, owned by his wife Jill, and Kaleem Shah’s Luminance likely would not be entered Tuesday for Friday’s $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI). The likely defections would open a spot in the starting … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Continues To Make Progress Toward Return

Champion Take Charge Brandi, who was forced to the sidelines earlier this year with a non-displaced bone chip in her right knee, is scheduled to rejoin trainer D. Wayne Lukas’ barn in May. According to an article in the Daily … Continue reading

Houghton, Radosevich Top Mahoning Valley Winter/Spring Standings

Veterans Terry Houghton and Jeff Radosevich, topped the jockey and trainer standings at the recently concluded 67-day Winter/Spring meet at Hollywood Gaming at Mahoning Valley Race Course. Houghton, who hails from a race-riding family that includes father Ron, brothers Gary, … Continue reading

Trainer Jones Looking Forward To Another Successful Season At Delaware Park

With the 78th season of live racing beginning on May 16, J. Larry Jones is looking forward to another successful season at Delaware Park. In 2005, the 58-year-old native of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, won the Delaware Handicap with Island Sand. The … Continue reading

Blingismything Rallies Up Rail To Take Wilshire

Class Racing Stable’s Blingismything made a late inside move to win a hotly contested photo finish in Sunday’s Grade 3, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Tyler Baze, Blingismything sat mid-pack early and just got up to win … Continue reading

Social Inclusion Finishes Second In 2015 Debut

Ron Hendrickson’s Big Looie played the role of spoiler Sunday afternoon when he defeated the 2014 Preakness’ third-place finisher Social Inclusion in his 4-year-old debut. The 8-year-old gelded son of Military, who was claimed out of his last start by … Continue reading

Beholder, Warren’s Veneda Could Face Off In Vanity

While the Kentucky Derby next Saturday is on every racing fan’s radar screen, another intriguing match looms a week later on May 9 at Santa Anita: the Grade I, $300,000 Vanity Stakes for older fillies and mares, and a possible … Continue reading

Kentucky Oaks News & Notes: April 26

ANGELA RENEE/ESKENFORMONEY –  It was a walk day for trainer Todd Pletcher’s Kentucky Oaks duo of Siena Farm’s Angela Renee and Star Ladies Racing’s Eskenformoney. The 3-year-old fillies had put in their final major work moves for Friday’s Grade I … Continue reading

Gulfstream Hosting Silent Auction On Derby Day; Proceeds To Benefit PDJF

Gulfstream Park will join a consortium of racing venues and organizations Saturday, May 2 by holding a silent auction of framed, autographed prints of some of Thoroughbred racing’s biggest stars to raise money for the Permanently Disabled Jockeys Fund (PDJF). … Continue reading

Si Sage Shocks Last Tycoon At 42-1

Longshot Si Sage unleashed a powerful turn of foot in mid-stretch to pull away from the field and upset the Grade 3, $100,000 Last Tycoon Stakes at odds of 42-1 Saturday at Santa Anita Park. Winless since a victory in … Continue reading