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Churchill Downs’ 11-Day September Meet Kicks Off Friday

Horse racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 15) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its fifth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Oct. 1. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature record purse levels. Horsemen […]

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El Areeb ‘A Handful’ On Return To Training At Laurel Park

While Laurel Park is gearing up for the return of the Fall Festival of Racing – an annual extravaganza that features seven stakes worth $900,000 in purses including the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16 – trainer Cal Lynch is excited about another looming comeback. Laurel-based Lynch welcomed back M […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Powers To A New Course Record In Dueling Grounds Oaks

On another record-setting day Sunday at Kentucky Downs, Daddys Lil Darling set the course record for 1 5/16 miles as the Kentucky Oaks runner-up exploded through the stretch for a 4 1/4-length victory over Summer Luck in the $200,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks. Daddys Lil Darling, the even-money favorite under Julien Leparoux, finished matters in 2:10.97, […]

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Chief Know It All Comes Out On Top In Exciting British Columbia Derby

It wasn’t quite a line dance by the jubilant owners of Chief Know It All because they were strewn all over the winner’s circle. But ask the Edmonton invaders if they care. Chief Know It All survived a heart-stopping finish at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon to capture the 72nd running of the Grade 3 $150,000 […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Leaves No Doubt In Definitive Super Derby Win

Flurry Racing Stable LLC’s Mr. Misunderstood returned to the winner’s circle this afternoon at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs, scoring a definitive victory in the season’s marquee race, the $200,000 Super Derby. The stakes for 3-year-olds was run this year on the Franks Turf Course at the distance of a mile and one-sixteenth. Trained by Brad Cox, […]

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Oscar Nominated Determined Winner Of G3 Kentucky Turf Cup

On a record-shattering day Saturday at Kentucky Downs, Mike Maker became the first trainer to win the signature $600,000 Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup three times as Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated closed under Julien Leparoux to wear down favored Postulation by a head. Muqtaser was another half-length back in the Grade 3 stakes’ […]

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Hogy Rallies Late To Win The G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Hogy earned a hard-fought graded stakes victory when he rallied between rivals to take the G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint by a half-length Sept. 9. The 8-year-old gelded son of Offlee Wild was making his first start for owner Michael Hui and trainer Mike Maker in the 6 1/2-furlong contest. Hogy was claimed out of […]

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Miss Temple City Grinds Out Victory In Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf

Miss Temple City returned to form with a determined, neck victory over Zipessa in the G3 Kentucky Downs Ladies Turf. The victory was the first for the daughter of Temple City since winning the G1 Matriarch in December. Since that time, she’s only run twice, finishing off the board in the G1 Queen Anne at […]

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Hastings: BC Derby, BC Oaks Dominate Spotlight In ‘Ultimate Afternoon’ Of Racing

While the 72nd running of the BC Derby will definitely be the feature attraction at Hastings Racecourse Saturday afternoon, the five supporting stake races deserve single billings of their own. That’s what happens when there is $550,000 in total purse money on the line with a schedule that breaks down this way: Race 3 – […]

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Globetrotting Long On Value Takes Aim At Woodbine Mile

Long On Value already has done some serious traveling this season with trips to Dubai and England stamped on his passport. The Value Plus bay is scheduled to make the relatively minor jaunt from his Sarotoga home base for the 21st running of the Ricoh Woodbine Mile, which is slated for Saturday, Sept. 16. “We […]

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