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Paradise Woods’ Final KY Oaks Work Has Mandella ‘Pretty Excited’

Paradise Woods, winner of the Santa Anita Oaks by a race record margin of 11 ¼ lengths on April 8, worked six furlongs under regular rider Flavien Prat Thursday morning for the $1 million Kentucky Oaks May 5, in company with Milhaud. Paradise Woods was clocked in a bullet 1:12.40 while Milhaud went in 1:12.80. […]

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KY Oaks News & Notes, April 27: Miss Sky Warrior Beats The Storm, Turns In Half-Mile Breeze

Kentucky Oaks Barn Notes for Thursday, April 27: EVER SO CLEVER – Fantasy (GIII) winner Ever So Clever galloped in the first set of horses for trainer Steve Asmussen Thursday morning with Angel Garcia aboard. FARRELL – Coffeepot Stables’ Farrell walked the shedrow at trainer Wayne Catalano’s barn a day after working six furlongs in […]

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Churchill Downs: Syndergaard To Face Seven In William Walker Stakes Opening Night

Eric Fein, Christopher McKenna, Harris Fein, Guri Singh and Jerry Walia’s Syndergaard headlines a field of seven 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for the third running of the $100,000 William Walker, the highlight of Opening Night presented by Stella Artois and Old Forester at Churchill Downs. Saturday’s 11-race program that begins at 6 p.m. (all times Eastern), […]

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Casse, Mott, Ward Among Trainers Leading Strong U.S. Contingent To Royal Ascot In June

Exciting entries were revealed Wednesday for the eight Group One races staged at Royal Ascot, which takes place from Tuesday, June 20 through to Saturday, June 24. A very strong US-trained challenge is in prospect, with representation in five of the eight races. All eight G1 Royal Ascot contests are part of the QIPCO British […]

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Kentucky Oaks Contender Farrell Nice And Smooth In Six-Furlong Breeze

Coffee Pot Stables’ Farrell sailed through a smooth six-furlong breeze Wednesday morning at Churchill Downs as she continued her preparation for next Friday’s G1 Kentucky Oaks. The daughter of Malibu Moon official time for six furlongs was 1:13, with Splits of: 12, 24, 36, 48 and 1:00.60. Out 7F 1:27.80. Trainer Todd Pletcher had several of his […]

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Belmont Spring/Summer Meet Kicks Off Friday

Featuring the third annual Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, itself anchored by the 149th renewal of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 10, live thoroughbred racing returns to Belmont Park on Friday, April 28 for its 54-day spring/summer meet. The three-day opening weekend is highlighted by the $100,000 Affirmed Success for New […]

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Bill Mott-Trained Filly Lockdown Headlines Kentucky Oaks Workers Tuesday Morning

The work tab was rather light Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, but there was at least one major contender for the Kentucky Oaks that did breeze. The two fillies trained by Bill Mott – Juddmonte Farms’ Lockdown and Claiborne Farms’ & Adele Dilschneider’s stakes-placed Elate worked five furlongs in company shortly after 8:30 a.m. According to Churchill […]

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Southern Ring Kicks Clear In Sunday’s Whimsical

Sam-Son Farm’s Southern Ring broke sharply and fended off all foes late on her way to an impressive one-length win in Sunday’s Grade 3, $147,250 Whimsical Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Malcolm Pierce, the bay daughter of Speightstown arrived at the six-furlong main track sprint off a third-place effort in the Minaret Stakes on February […]

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Ever So Clever Leads Oaks Worktab On Sunday

Sunday marked the return of Fantasy (Grade III) winner Ever So Clever to the Churchill Downs’ work tab after she breezing five furlongs in 1:02 for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen in preparation for the $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I). Ever So Clever recorded splits of :25.80 and :37.60 before galloping out […]

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Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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