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Saturday’s Mint Julep Field At Churchill Deep In Graded Stakes Winners

Multiple graded stakes winner Beau Recall (IRE) is set for her 2020 campaign along with Grade 3-winning stablemate Juliet Foxtrot (GB) as they face 12 rivals, including six other graded stakes winners, that were entered in Saturday’s 44th running of the $100,000 Mint Julep (Grade 3) at Churchill Downs. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course, […]

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Mia Mischief, Spiced Perfection Clash In Saturday’s Winning Colors Stakes

Graded stakes winners Break Even, Bell’s the One, Mia Mischief and Spiced Perfection top an extremely competitive nine-horse affair in Saturday’s 17th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The six-furlong Winning Colors is the co-featured event on Saturday’s card along with the $100,000 Mint Julep (G3) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles […]

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Grade 1 Winner Hog Creek Hustle Drops Into Churchill Downs Allowance Race On Friday

Something Special Racing’s Grade 1 winner Hog Creek Hustle will attempt to return to top form in a highly-competitive allowance event on Friday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. “The Hog,” as he is affectionately known around the stable area, scored a come-from-behind victory in last year’s $400,000 Woody Stephens at Belmont Park, which gave […]

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Leading Churchill Downs Owners Ken And Sarah Ramsey Record 500th Victory Under Twin Spires

Owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey won their unprecedented 500th career race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Sunday when 5-year-old gelding Spanned prevailed in the third race. The Ramseys, multiple Eclipse Award winners who race their horses in the familiar white and red silks branded with an “R,” are the all-time leading owners at […]

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‘One Race At A Time’: Walsh To Huddle With Godolphin To Plot Maxfield’s Next Move

Trainer Brendan Walsh reported Sunday morning that $150,000 Matt Winn (Grade 3) hero Maxfield exited Saturday’s race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., in good shape and his team will begin planning for the next start. “I have just been thinking all along to go one race at a time with this colt,” Walsh said. […]

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Cox Eyes Graded Stakes After Owendale’s Victorious Return At Churchill Downs

Rupp Racing’s Owendale flew late down the middle of the Churchill Downs stretch and ran down longshot Everfast to win Saturday’s inaugural running of the $100,000 Blame Stakes by a half-length. Silver Dust was another neck back in third. Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Florent Geroux, Owendale covered the one-turn mile on a […]

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Smooth Like Strait Takes War Chant In A Downpour At Churchill

Cannon Thoroughbreds LLC’s homebred Smooth Like Strait dueled Island Commish for most of the race before he put away that rival with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and comfortably won Saturday’s inaugural $100,000 War Chant at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., by 1 ¾ lengths over Pixelate. Smooth Like Straight, trained by Michael McCarthy […]

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BC Juvenile Fillies Turf Winner Sharing Takes Tepin In 2020 Debut

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade 1) winner Sharing was victorious in her 3-year-old debut when she beat Abscond by a half-length in Saturday’s first running of the $100,000 Tepin at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trained by Graham Motion and ridden by Manny Franco, Sharing added the Tepin to her résumé when she ran […]

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Grade 1 Winner Dunbar Road Returns In Style With Shawnee Triumph

Peter M. Brant’s Alabama (Grade I) winner Dunbar Road overcame a sluggish start and surged past Chocolate Kisses in deep stretch to draw off and win by 1 ¾ lengths in the first running of the $100,000 Shawnee to open Saturday’s “Stephen Preview Day” at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Trained by Chad Brown and […]

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