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Take Charge Brandi Delivers in Delta Downs Princess

Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi came back off a front-running score in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies earlier this month to win Saturday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Delta Downs Princess Stakes. Sitting off a pace set by Vivian Da … Continue reading

Finley: Lukas Tackles Delta Stakes With Breeders’ Cup Finishers

Three weeks ago, Take Charge Brandi and Mr. Z ran at the Breeders’ Cup, with Take Charge Brandi going wire-to-wire to win the Juvenile Fillies at 61-1 and Mr. Z finishing fifth in the Juvenile. Now, both are entered back … Continue reading

Delta Downs Jackpot Daily Update: Hall of Fame Power

As is usually the case with this race, the 2014 edition of the Delta Downs Jackpot is shaping up to be a highly competitive affair featuring 10 promising juveniles. In addition, several of this year’s top contenders have connections with … Continue reading

Mr. Z, Take Charge Brandi Entered on Delta Downs Jackpot Day

Delta Downs’ racing office saw a flurry of activity on Tuesday morning as final entries and post positions were drawn for Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III). The 5-2 morning line favorite for the 12th running of the track’s … Continue reading

Zee Bros Springs Upset in De Francis Dash

Zayat Stable’s Zee Bros inherited the lead on the far turn and held that advantage through the stretch to take the $350,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes at odds of 29-1 at Laurel Park on Saturday. Happy My … Continue reading

Leading Trainers Take Aim on Delta Downs Jackpot

On Tuesday morning Delta Downs’ racing office received 13 pre-entries to this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III), which will be renewed for the 12th time on Saturday, November 22. The Jackpot Day program will feature a special post … Continue reading

Lukas Eyeing Churchill Stakes for Take Charge Brandi, Mr. Z

After lighting up the tote board in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) at odds of 62-1, Willis Horton’s Take Charge Brandi is under consideration for the $200,000-added Golden Rod (GII) on Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs, according to … Continue reading

Take Charge Brandi Stuns Juvenile Fillies at 60-1 for Lukas

In another gate-to-wire Breeders’ Cup performance at Santa Anita, D. Wayne Lukas-trained Take Charge Brandi shocked the Juvenile Fillies field Saturday at 60-1. The filly took charge of the pace early and never relinquished the lead under Victor Espinoza, giving … Continue reading

Juvenile: Connections Already Looking Forward to 2015 Derby

Although the field for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile was just drawn hours ago, connections told USA Today they are already looking forward not just to the Breeders’ Cup and year-end championships, but to the 2015 Kentucky Derby. “I always say, the … Continue reading

Conversations With Champions To Host D. Wayne Lukas

The thrills, challenges and future of horse racing will be among the topics discussed Nov. 18 during a University of Louisville Conversations With Champions event with thoroughbred trainer D. Wayne Lukas. Horses trained by Lukas have won the Kentucky Derby … Continue reading