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Managing partners Loren Hebel-Osborne and David Osborne celebrate with Corey Lanerie after 8-year-old Majestic Harbor's victory in the G2 Alysheba.
Majestic Harbor Determined Winner Of Alysheba Stakes

Majestic Harbor battled with Cat Burgler and Majestic Affair through the stretch before putting away his rivals and drawing away to win the G2 Alysheba Stakes by 2 1/2 lengths at Churchill Downs May 6. The 8-year-old horse by Rockport Harbor earned his second graded stakes win this year in the Alysheba. The Paul McGee trainee […]

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Trainer Vann Belvoir greets Flavien Prat aboard Rocket Heat to celebrate his first graded stakes victory in the Twin Spires Turf Sprint
Rocket Heat Hits Turbo Boosters To Win Twin Spires Turf Sprint

Mike Sanchez’s Rocket Heat led the field from gate to wire in Friday’s 22nd edition of the Grade 3 Twin Spires Turf Sprint, leading the field through five furlongs on the firm turf in :56.74. The 4-year-old gelded son of Latent Heat was trained to the two-length victory by Vann Belvoir and was ridden by […]

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Carina Mia looked sharp in winning the G2 Eight Belles under Julien Leparoux
Carina Mia Cruises To Victory In G2 Eight Belles

Heavily-favored Carina Mia took command with a furlong to go and drew off in the stretch to win the Grade 2 Eight Belles Stakes by six lengths at Churchill Downs. The Eight Belles was the second graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon; she captured the G2 Golden Rod over the same course […]

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Curalina dominates the La Trioenne
Curalina Blows Away La Troienne Field

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Curalina ran away with Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, powering away to 7 1/2-length victory under John Velazquez. The 4-year-old daughter of Curlin stalked from just off the pace, catching the front-running Angela Renee on the far turn and moving past her effortlessly, striding out to an easy victory in her first […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

It’s finally here, this first weekend in May that we’ve been anxiously awaiting all year. A record-setting “Thurby” crowd of nearly 40,000 people came to Churchill Downs on Thursday, and talk of sunshine is expected to bring near-record crowds through the Louisville oval’s gates on Friday and Saturday. Those fans will be treated early on […]

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Hronis Racing's Nancy From Nairobi and jockey Abel Lezcano, right, outleg Faufiler (Drayden Van Dyke), left, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes
Nancy From Nairobi Charges To Victory In G2 Royal Heroine

Well placed at the rail around the far turn, English-bred Nancy From Nairobi wheeled three-wide turning for home and unleashed a devastating turn of foot to take Thursday’s Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes by a half length over favored Faufiler. Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Abel Lezcano, Nancy From Nairobi stopped the […]

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Silvertoni wins the Kentucky Juvenile
Silvertoni Sharp In Kentucky Juvenile Win

Silverton Hill LLC’s Silvertoni fought back along the rail after being headed at the three-sixteenths pole to win the 23rd running of the $100,000 Kentucky Juvenile for 2-year-olds by two lengths over Hey Mile before a record Thursday before Derby crowd of 39,213. Trained by Wesley Ward and ridden by Jose Valdivia Jr., Silvertoni covered […]

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Beholder returns to training at Santa Anita Park
Beholder To Face Five In Adoration On Sunday

A three time Eclipse Award winner, the great Beholder, idle since winning Santa Anita’s Grade I Zenyatta Stakes on Sept. 26, towers over five rivals as she makes her 6-year-old debut in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at 1 1/16 miles. Following the Zenyatta, Beholder was shipped to Kentucky to face Triple Crown winner […]

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Foreign Invaders Set To Do Battle In Sheepshead Bay

With four of the six entrants in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay having begun their racing careers outside the United States, the 1 3/8 mile race for turf fillies & at Belmont Park has quite the international flare. Set to make her first start of the year and first for trainer Christophe Clement is […]

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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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