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Channel Cat Wins Dueling Grounds Derby; Osare Takes Oaks As Kentucky Downs Handle Soars

Record-setting trainer Todd Pletcher picked a great time to win his first race at Kentucky Downs since 2010 as Calumet Farm’s Channel Cat outfought the late-running Cullum Road to win the $400,000 Exacta Systems Dueling Grounds Derby by a head on Wednesday’s penultimate card of America’s most unique race meet. Winning the $300,000 Fifth Third […]

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Smarty Jones Returns To Pennsylvania For 2019

Smarty Jones, a champion and dual classic winner, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Equistar Farm in Annville, Penn., for an advertised fee of $3,500, BloodHorse reports. The 17-year-old Elusive Quality horse stood six seasons in Pennsylvania at Ghost Ridge Farms and Northview PA, in between Kentucky stints at Three Chimneys Farm and most […]

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Ransom The Moon To Stand At Calumet Farm In 2019

Multiple Grade 1 winner Ransom The Moon (Malibu Moon – Count to Three by Red Ransom) will stand at Calumet Farm for the 2019 breeding season. “As the only Grade 1-winning sprinting son of Malibu Moon to go to stud, Ransom the Moon offers breeders with a dirt-speed option on an incredible sire line. Since […]

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Derby Date Will Try To Live Up To His Name In Monday’s Hopeful

A field of eight 2-year-old colts hope to graduate and earn their first career Grade 1 victory in Monday’s $350,000 Hopeful at seven furlongs on the main track. Carded as Race 10, with a local post time of 5:38 p.m. ET, the 114th running of the Hopeful will be shown on Saratoga Live, presented by […]

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Hence Airs In $200,000 Downs At Albuquerque Handicap

The 6-5 favorite in a field of six, Calumet Farm’s Hence scored a clear 6 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s 1 1/8-mile, $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap at Albuquerque Downs. Ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr. for trainer Steve Asmussen, Hence covered his trip in 1:51.04 after rallying on the fractions of :24.17, :47.58, and 1:12.28 established by pacesetter […]

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Patch, Outplay Looking To Rebound In Sunday’s Alydar

Trainer Todd Pletcher will be represented by a pair of runners as he seeks his third victory in the $100,000 Alydar at 1 1/8 miles on Sunday at Saratoga. Calumet Farm’s homebred Patch, the bay Union Rags colt who became famous on the 2017 Triple Crown trail for his uncommonly cycloptic vision, will carry the banner from […]

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Bravazo, Lone Sailor Arrive At Monmouth For Sunday’s Haskell

Bravazo and Lone Sailor, two of the seven combatants for the Sunday’s $1 million betfair.com Haskell Invitational, arrived on the Monmouth Park backstretch Saturday morning after their separate van rides from Saratoga Race Course. “The trip was about four hours and Bravazo was awesome the entire way,” said Arielle Witkowski, who is looking after the colt on behalf of Hall of Fame trainer […]

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Bravazo Demonstrates ‘Shake-The-Trees’ Work In Haskell Preparation

Calumet Farm’s Bravazo put in his final work leading up to next Sunday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park, clocking 48.77 seconds for a half-mile over the Oklahoma training track listed as good. Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said the work was just what his colt needed. “What we’re trying to do is just put him […]

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Jackpot Edges Up To $676,929 In Gulfstream Park’s Rainbow 6

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot at Gulfstream Park went unsolved for the 23rd consecutive racing program Thursday, producing a carryover jackpot of $676,928.67 for Friday’s 2:15 p.m. ET twilight card. Multiple tickets with six winners Thursday were each worth $3,939.24. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold […]

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Lukas Says Bravazo ‘A Much Better Horse Than I Took To The Preakness’

Justify and Calumet Farm’s Preakness runner-up Bravazo were the only racehorses on the track during Churchill Downs’ special 7:30-7:40 a.m. time slot for Grade 1 Belmont Stakes horses Tuesday morning. Bravazo had another lively gallop under exercise rider Danielle Rosier. “He’s had a good week,” said trainer D. Wayne Lukas, a four-time Belmont Stakes winner. […]

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