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Liora, Cowgirls Like Us Top Kentucky Oaks Hopefuls In Silverbulletday

Recent Kentucky Oaks winners Monomoy Girl, Lovely Maria, Untapable, Believe You Can, Rachel Alexandra and Proud Spell all wintered at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. Could this year’s Oaks winner also take their path to success through New Orleans? The $150,000 Silverbulletday Stakes is the first of three local preps on the Road To […]

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Wide-Open Field Of 14 Enters Lecomte In Search Of Derby Points

A contentious, overflow field of 14 sophomores (plus one also eligible) hope to earn valuable points on the Road To The Kentucky Derby when they line up for the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes, the first of three local preps leading up to the Run for the Roses. The Lecomte is one of six stakes […]

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Hall Of Fame Trainer Reade Baker Embarks On ‘New Challenge’ In Bloodstock Industry

Canadian Hall of Fame trainer Reade Baker announced via Facebook on Tuesday that he will be embarking on a new career in the bloodstock industry. “It’s time for a new challenge,” Baker wrote. The Sovereign Award-winning trainer in 2005, Baker’s training career has spanned 13 champions, two Horses of the Year (Fatal Bullet and Biofuel, […]

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Gorajec: Minnesota Racing Commission Has Some Explaining To Do

Trainer Judd Becker recently received a 90-day suspension after Bushrod tested positive for cardarine following a victory in the $100,000 Mystic Lake Turf Express Stakes Aug. 25 at Canterbury Park in Minnesota. Writing in his InsideRacing Regs blog, former longtime regulator Joe Gorajec wonders why the trainer got such a light penalty for what he […]

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Desormeaux: ‘We Don’t Buy Pedigree, We Make Pedigree’

When it comes to shopping for young Thoroughbred prospects, trainer Keith Desormeaux and his team have a saying – “don’t buy pedigree, make pedigree”. Like so many of his recent stars, Night Ops’ bloodlines might not jump off the page, but the connections believe he has what it takes to be competitive in Saturday’s Grade […]

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Winchell’s Homebred Pair ‘Hard To Separate’ Ahead Of Lecomte

As the Racing and Bloodstock Manager for prominent horse owner Ron Winchell, one of David Fiske’s most important roles is to find a path to the Kentucky Derby for the stable’s top 3-year-olds. On Saturday, promising sophomores Wicked Indeed and Tight Ten hope to cement their status in the Grade III $200,000 Lecomte Stakes at […]

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Camelot Kitten Retired To Questroyal North In New York

Barry Ostrager has announced that multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Camelot Kitten will join the 2019 stallion roster at Questroyal North in Stillwater, N.Y., where he will become the first son of perennial leading sire Kitten’s Joy to stand in the Empire State. The 6-year-old Camelot Kitten is owned by his breeders, Kenneth L. and Sarah […]

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McPeek Quartet ‘Should Fit Really Well’ In Early Dubai Carnival Spots

Trainer Kenny McPeek has come to race. Shipping in a quartet of horses for the Dubai World Cup, he will make history in becoming the first trainer from America to race as early as mid-January in Dubai. His four are made up of Argentine Group 1 winner Grecko, graded stakes-placed turf horse Harlan Strong, Grade 3 […]

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Kentucky Derby Museum Celebrates New Pint-Sized Resident, Tatanka

The Kentucky Derby Museum is celebrating its new companion pony, Tatanka, with a birthday celebration! Tatanka has now taken up residence at the Museum alongside current resident Thoroughbred, Populist Politics. The two are carrying on the Museum’s long-time tradition of having horses on-site for guests to experience when they visit. With no known foaling date, […]

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Churchill Downs Finalizes Purchase Of Presque Isle, Targets Sports Wagering In Pennsylvania

Churchill Downs, Inc. has completed the purchase of Presque Isle Downs, opening the door for the company to take advantage of legalized sports betting in Pennsylvania. CDI bought the Erie racetrack from Eldorado Resorts for just shy of $179 million. The deal was approved by the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board and the Pennsylvania State Horse […]

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