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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: NOT AN EASY CLUB TO JOIN

By Ray Paulick In this week’s American Graded Stakes standings brought to you by Keeneland, we’ll take a quick mid-season look at the Grade 1 stakes winners. There have been 38 G1 races run in the United States thus far this year, won by 33 different horses, the only repeat winners being Zenyatta, with three, […]

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BLIND LUCK BY A NOSE IN OAKS

Rallying to win by a nose, Blind Luck with Rafael Bejarano aboard took this year’s Kentucky Oaks for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The betting favorite in the race, going off at 3-2, Blind Luck made a late rally to barely edge out Evening Jewel and Kent Desormeaux. Below is the photo finish between Blind Luck […]

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TOP DERBY CONTENDERS ‘LUCKY’ AND ‘SIDNEY’ ARRIVE AT CHURCHILL

PRESS RELEASE Two 3-year-old Thoroughbreds considered major contenders for the 136th running of the $2 million-guaranteed Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) were among a group of Derby hopefuls that arrived on Tuesday, April 13 at Churchill Downs.   Karl Watson, Mike Pegram and Paul Weitman’s reigning 2-year-old champion and Rebel Stakes […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: KEEPING A BREEDER’S MEMORY ‘CRISP’

By Ray Paulick The story of James E. Jones, the co-breeder with Randy Swanson of Grade 1 Santa Anita Oaks winner Crisp, is one that is so unusual for the Thoroughbred business that it almost defies belief. In decades and years past, Thoroughbred racing and breeding, especially at the highest levels, generally had been […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  On Saturday, Gulfstream Park will host five sprint stakes, including three Grade 3 affairs–the Mr. Prospector, the Sugar Swirl and the Old Hat. The Spectacular Bid and the Turf Sprint are also on the card. The Old Hat will feature newly turned 3-year-old fillies going six furlongs, including seven with unblemished records. Carphonic and […]

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