‘I Want To Cry So Bad Right Now’: Anthony Lynch, 18, Saddles First Winner At Laurel Park

Frank Davino’s Queen of Cause came flying down the center of the track to catch pacesetter Stiva in deep stretch and edge clear in the second race at Laurel Park in Maryland on Saturday, giving trainer Anthony Lynch his first career victory. Queen of Cause ($31.60) completed 1 1/16 miles in 1:41.56 over a firm […]

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Bejarano Hitting Stride After Return To Kentucky

Rafael Bejarano, ranked No. 20 in all-time wins by a jockey at Churchill Downs with 213 victories, is finding early success in his return to Louisville after spending the last 15 years riding in California. “It’s so good to be back home in Kentucky,” Bejarano said as he galloped beneath the Twin Spires on a Phil D’Amato-trained […]

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Lexitonian Repels Hog Creek Hustle In Churchill Allowance; Sisterson Donates To R.E.I.N. Foundation

Calumet Farm’s 4-year-old homebred colt Lexitonian repelled a challenge by 8-5 favorite and Grade I winner Hog Creek Hustle in deep stretch to win Friday’s $85,541 feature at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of length. Trained by Jack Sisterson and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, Lexitonian ran seven furlongs in 1:22.29 over a fast track in rainy […]

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‘She Was Tough As Nails’: Dallas Stewart Remembers Champion Filly Winning Colors

Churchill Downs veteran trainer Dallas Stewart spent the late 1980s traveling the country with Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas’ Kentucky Derby-winning filly Winning Colors. A former exercise rider and assistant trainer for Lukas, Stewart galloped Winning Colors throughout her 19-race career. This week, Stewart reflected on his time with Winning Colors in advance of […]

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‘Family Legacy’: Break Even Carries On Klein Family Tradition In Satuday’s Winning Colors

For more than three decades the Klein Family Racing Stable has been synonymous with success at Churchill Downs. On Saturday, the current patriarch of the family, Richard, hopes that his family’s homebred Break Even will return to graded stakes glory in the $100,000 Winning Colors presented by Finlandia (GIII) at Churchill Downs. The Klein Family, […]

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2020 Shergar Cup Cancelled Due To Travel Concerns For International Jockeys

Ascot Racecourse announces that the 2020 Dubai Duty Free Shergar Cup will not take place at the fixture scheduled for Aug. 8. The racecourse will work with the BHA to schedule a programme for the fixture, in the absence of the regular jockeys’ competition. “Regrettably, given the complexities of flying jockeys around the world and […]

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What Goes Around: After Kentucky Derby DQ, Prat And War Of Will Meant For Each Other

Racing takes strange twists and turns on occasion, to wit: on Monday, when America  celebrates Memorial Day, Flavien Prat rides War of Will for trainer Mark Casse in the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif. As fate has it, War of Will is the horse that was interfered with in the […]

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Gulfstream: Journeyman Lebron Keeping His Talents Near South Beach

Jockey Victor Lebron has been the definition of a journeyman jockey during his career, amassing 1,755 victories and $30.7 million in purses-won while riding at racetracks throughout the country. The 35-year-old St. Croix native, however, decided to plant roots in South Florida 13 months ago and he has steadily established himself with the Gulfstream Park […]

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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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