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‘All Others’ At Even Money, Tiz The Law Individual Favorite In First Kentucky Derby Future Wager

With the Kentucky Derby still 22 weeks away, the pari-mutuel field of “All Other 3-Year-Old Colts and Geldings” closed as the even-money favorite in Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager (KDFW) and Champagne (Grade I) winner Tiz the Law was the 11-1 second choice. Tiz the Law, who finished an adventurous third in […]

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‘It Never Gets Old’: Lanerie, Asmussen Top Fall Standings At Churchill

Jockey Corey Lanerie, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and Bob Lothenbach’s Lothenbach Stables have secured titles in their respective divisions for the 25-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “It never gets old being leading rider,” said Corey Lanerie, a now 19-time leading rider at Churchill Downs after sweeping all three meets in 2019. “We […]

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‘Everything On The Table’ For Clark Victor Tom’s D’Etat

A lot of options remain on the table for G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat following his powerful 3 ¼-length victory in Friday’s 145th running of the $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I). “It was an absolutely thrilling night,” trainer Al Stall Jr. said Saturday morning. “He came out of the race in […]

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Turfway Holiday Meet In The Mix As Churchill Trainers, Jockeys Make Winter Plans

The 2019 racing season at Churchill Downs is entering the final stretch and several local jockeys and trainers have firmed up their winter plans with many staying in Kentucky the month of December to run at Turfway Park. “It’s very exciting with the enhanced purses at Turfway,” trainer Mike Maker said. “It should make for some very good racing up […]

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Kallio Runs Down Starship Jubilee To Score Cardinal Upset

Kallio outkicked Grade I winner and odds-on 1-2 favorite Starship Jubilee in deep stretch to score a three-length victory in Thursday’s 46th running of the $175,000 Cardinal (Grade III) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Kallio, a 4-year-old filly owned by Madaket Stables (Sol Kumin and Jason Monteleone), Tim and Anna Cambron and Bradley Thoroughbreds (Peter R. Bradley III), ran 1 1/8 […]

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Mylady Curlin Gives Gaffalione ‘Fun Ride’ Winning Falls City

Sather Family’s homebred Mylady Curlin rallied from just off the pace to win the 104th running of the $300,000 Falls City (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Mylady Curlin, trained by Louisville-native Brad Cox and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, ran 1 1/8 miles over a fast track in 1:50.11. Ratajkowski took early command of the race […]

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Owendale Looking For First Grade 1 Success In Friday’s Clark

Rupp Racing’s multiple Grade III-winning colt Owendale will attempt to become the fourth 3-year-old in the last seven years to win the $600,000 Clark Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) – the marquee race of Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet. “He’s done everything right to be ready to run a big effort in the Clark,” trainer Brad Cox said. “I […]

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‘Big Dreams Like Everyone Else’; Sackatoga, Tagg Take Aim At Second Derby Run

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law was made the 7-5 morning line favorite by veteran oddsmaker Mike Battaglia for Saturday’s $300,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) – the co-featured event on Saturday’s penultimate day of racing at the 2019 Fall Meet. Trained by 2003 Kentucky Derby-winning conditioner Barclay Tagg, the undefeated Grade I winner has gotten […]

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Kentucky Derby Future Wager Opens Thanksgiving Day

Unbeaten Nashua Stakes (Grade III) winner Independence Hall and upset Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Storm the Court are among the 24 betting interests in Pool 1 of the 2020 Kentucky Derby Future Wager, which kicks off a four-day run at Churchill Downs on Thanksgiving Day. Both Independence Hall and Storm the Court were made […]

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Chad Brown-Trained Duo Top Churchill’s Mrs. Revere Stakes

Trainer Chad Brown’s duo of Klaravich Stables $200,000 Sands Point (Grade II) winner New and Improved and First Row Partners and Hidden Brook Farm’s $75,000 Parx Fall Oaks victor Nay Lady Nay (IRE) will invade Churchill Downs from New York to take on 12 rivals in Friday’s 29th rendition of the $300,000 Mrs. Revere (GII), […]

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