Aikenite

Campbell honored at Aiken Hall of Fame event

A celebration originally set to honor Aikenite, Dogwood Stable’s 4-year-old colt, turned out to be a celebration of Dogwood president W. Cothran “Cot” Campbell, who said earlier in the week that he would be “semi-retired” by Jan. 1, according to a story in the Augusta Chronicle. At an event that drew a few hundred people […]

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Small Florida farm boasts three Breeders’ Cup runners

Brylynn Farm, located on 100-acres in Reddick, Florida, just outside of Ocala, is a relatively small breeding operation compared to some of the industry giants.  Their broodmare band consists of only 10 mares.  But their remarkable success rate is something to behold. This weekend, Brylynn Farm, will have three (3) representatives in the Breeders’ Cup.  […]

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Uncle Mo, Stay Thirsty work for BC Classic

Another busy morning for the Todd Pletcher barn at Churchill Downs was headlined by two five-furlong workouts Sunday from Mike Repole’s duo of Uncle Mo and Stay Thirsty in preparation for Saturday’s Grade I, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. Working shortly after the renovation break, Uncle Mo breezed five furlongs in 1:01.40 on a fast […]

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Aikenite, Flashpoint tussle in Keeneland opening day stakes

Dogwood Stable’s Aikenite, a daylight winner in his past two starts over the main track at Keeneland, heads a field of seven sprinters entered Tuesday morning for Friday’s 159th running of the $175,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) at six furlongs. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, a “Win and You’re In” race for the Sentient […]

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Sidney’s Candy goes for G1 dirt sprint victory in Forego

Press Release Sidney ‘s Candy has won graded stakes going long on dirt, turf, and synthetic and sprinting over an all-weather surface. On Saturday at Saratoga Race Course, the versatile 4-year-old will attempt to acquire a Grade 1 dirt sprint victory when he competes in the $250,000 Forego at seven furlongs. The Forego, carded as […]

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Spa opener: Georgie’s Angel takes Schuylerville, Jackson Bend collects 1st win in two years

The top trainer and jockey in the American Graded Stakes Standings picked up another win Friday with a victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Schuylerville, the first graded stakes of the Saratoga meet.  Georgie’s Angel cruised home under John Velazquez to best five two-year-old filly rivals at six furlongs. Georgie’s Angel was the 20th different […]

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Aikenite, Tackleberry highweights in contentious Met Mile

The Metropolitan Mile Handicap at Belmont Park is usually a highly-competitive affair, and Monday’s Met Mile looks to be no different.  This year’s field of 11 includes highweights Aikenite and Tackleberry, both seemingly in top form, and a group of New York-breds led by Haynesfield.

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Field shaping up for Monday’s Met Mile

The annual running of the Metropolitan Mile Handicap on Memorial Day looks to feature a field of 11 this year, topped by Morning Line – the expected, well, morning line favorite.  Others prepping for the Grade 1, $500,000 race at Belmont Park include of a trio of runners trained by Todd Pletcher – Caixa Eletronica, […]

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Aikenite wins longshot blanket photo in Churchill Downs Stakes

Three longshots hit the wire together in the Grade 2, $300,000 Churchill Downs Stakes, but it was Aikenite, at 12-1, who got his nose down at the right time.  Several horses came with late runs in the seven furlong race, which saw 22.56 and 45.00 fractions early on, but Aikenite, under John Velazquez, won the […]

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Aikenite scores in Commonwealth Stakes

Aikenite gave his trainer/jockey connections a stakes double and his owner a unique award by winning the Grade 2, $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. Trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, Aikenite (6-5) rolled by the leaders late to score a two-length victory in 1:22.35 for seven furlongs.  Longshots Cool Bullet (10-1) […]

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