Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Swipe Makes 2016 Debut In G3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Big Chief Racing, Fizzy Racing and Billy Shelton’s Swipe, runner-up in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) here last fall, will open his 3-year-old campaign Saturday when he heads a field of 10 entered Wednesday for the 35th running of the $150,000 Lexington (G3). The Lexington, run at 1 1/16 miles on the main […]

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Lexington Stakes Winner Divining Rod Eyeing Preakness Stakes

Lael Stables’ Divining Rod, a three-length winner of the Lexington (G3) April 11 at Keeneland, is being pointed to the $1.5 million Preakness (G1), the second jewel of the Triple Crown May 16 at Pimlico Race Course. It would be the first Preakness starter for trainer Arnaud Delacour, who is gearing up for his return […]

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‘One Race At A Time’ For Divining Rod, Ruled Out Of KY Derby Consideration

Trainer Arnaud Delacour was all smiles Sunday morning after the performances Saturday of Lael Stables’ Divining Rod and Ageless. Divining Rod bounced back from a third-place finish in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) to win the Coolmore Lexington (G3) by three lengths and Ageless finished second in the Giant’s Causeway in her 2015 debut. “We […]

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Divining Rod Earns Coolmore Lexington Win, KY Derby Points

Lael Stables’ homebred Divining Rod picked up 10 more points toward the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a confident win in the Grade 3, $250,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes at Keeneland Saturday. “We knew there were a couple of horses with speed in there and we wanted to teach him something,” said winning jockey Julien […]

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Field Of Seven Set For Coolmore Lexington

Lael Stables’ Divining Rod, runner-up in the Sam F. Davis (G3) and third-place finisher in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2), tops a field of seven 3-year-olds entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 34th running of the $250,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3). The 1 1/16-mile main track test serves as the final chance in Kentucky for horses to earn […]

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Photos of the Week: 4.21.14

Keeneland hosted a slew of graded stakes races over the past weekend on both 3-year-olds and older horses. In the 3-year-old division, Mr Speaker proved just as adept on synthetic as he has been on the turf as he charged to a convincing victory in the G3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes. Among the older horses, Frac […]

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Lexington Winner Mr Speaker Pointed Towards Belmont Derby

Trainer Shug McGaughey stated after Mr Speaker’s Grade 3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes win on Saturday that the Belmont Derby, not the Kentucky Derby, was the goal for his colt. The Belmont Derby is New York’s new $1.25 million race for three year-olds, run at ten furlongs on the grass and formerly known as the Jamaica. […]

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TCI: Kentucky Derby Top Ten

With all major preps in the books, Jon and Joel adjust the TCI Top 10 based on the realistic contenders that can make the Derby gate. Did Blue Grass winner Dance With Fate and Arkansas Derby winner Danza do enough to forge onto the list? The guys also preview Saturday’s final chance for Derby points […]

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Field of 11 Set for Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Let’s Go Stable’s undefeated Divine Oath, who did not draw into last Saturday’s Toyota Blue Grass (G1) field off the also-eligible list, will face 10 rivals this Saturday when he makes his stakes debut in the 33rd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The Coolmore Lexington, […]

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Pure Fun Takes on the Boys in Coolmore Lexington

Magdalena Racing’s Pure Fun, seeking to pick up qualifying points for the 139th Kentucky Oaks (G1), will take on 10 males in Saturday’s 32nd running of the $200,000 Coolmore Lexington Stakes (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track. The Coolmore Lexington will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with a […]

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