Ashland Stakes

Out For A Spin Upsets Ashland At 52-1; Champion Jaywalk Third

Sam Samsel’s Out For A Spin provided a 52-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Ashland, stamping her ticket to the Kentucky Oaks with a half-length defeat of 5-2 second choice Restless Rider. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun was ridden by Paco Lopez, and completed 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:44.95. Even-money […]

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Champion Jaywalk Looks To Regain Winning Ways In Ashland Stakes At Keeneland

J. Stable and Cash is King’s Jaywalk, champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, was installed as the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 82nd running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1.25 […]

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Ashland: Undefeated Bell’s The One Has Wins On All Three Surfaces

Lothenbach Stables’ undefeated Bell’s the One completed her major preparation for next Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working 5 furlongs in company in 1:00 over a fast main track Friday morning at Keeneland. Starting five lengths in back of Tell Your Daddy, a 3-year-old maiden, Bell’s the One recorded fractions of :25, :36.40, […]

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Keeneland: Monomoy Girl, Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Nominated For Opening Weekend Stakes

Champions Monomoy Girl and Shamrock Rose are among the four 2018 Breeders’ Cup winners – joining Bulletin and Newspaperofrecord (IRE) – who are nominated to the nine stakes worth $2.85 million being run at Keeneland April 4-7 to kick off the 16-day 2019 Spring Meet. For the first time in 60 years, the Spring Meet […]

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Keeneland Spring Meet: Set For April 4th, Kicks Off With Thursday Night Live Event

Keeneland kicks off its 2019 Spring Meet on Thursday, April 4, with a community-wide celebration headlined by an afternoon of racing starting at 3 p.m. ET followed by the popular Central Bank Thursday Night Live, to be held in the track’s scenic Paddock area. “Keeneland is an iconic gathering place for the community – it’s […]

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After Disappointing Davona Dale, Champion Jaywalk ‘Will Be Ready In May’

Cash is King and D.J. Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Jaywalk, the juvenile filly champion of 2018, exited her fourth-place finish in the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) in good order, trainer John Servis reported Sunday morning. The one-mile Davona Dale marked the sophomore debut of Jaywalk, favored at 1-5 in a field of seven 3-year-old […]

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Road To Kentucky Oaks: Serengeti Empress Top Nominations For Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes

Joel Politi’s recent Rachel Alexandra (G2) winner Serengeti Empress, the leading point earner on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks (G1), and D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s Jaywalk, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, lead the accomplished  3-year-old fillies nominated to the 82nd running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 6, opening Saturday of […]

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Zacney, Servis Scripting Oaks Run For Champion Jaywalk

Eclipse Award champion Jaywalk is working toward a 3-year-old debut in the G2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on March 2, according to Horse Racing Nation. D.J. Stable and Chuck Zacney’s Breeders’ Cup-winning daughter of Cross Traffic is expected to move from that seven-furlong start to the G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, following the same path […]

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Distaff, Likely Eclipse Award Winner Monomoy Girl ‘Always Had A Mind Of Her Own’

On horse racing’s biggest global stage, Monomoy Girl became only the third Kentucky Oaks winner to also take the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the same year. She further entrenched her status as the country’s best 3-year-old filly in Saturday’s length victory over Wow Cat at Churchill Downs. “That’s what you’re looking for, […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘Hasn’t Missed A Beat’ Ahead Of Acorn

Monomoy Girl gave Louisville native Brad Cox his first Grade 1 victory in taking Keeneland’s Ashland Stakes, then topped that by winning the $1 million Kentucky Oaks before a hometown crowd. Now the goal is to make Monomoy Girl the 3-year-old filly champion, the next step being Belmont Park’s Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn at a mile […]

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