Iroquois Stakes

‘Total Package’: Juvenile Dennis’ Moment Scores 19 1/4-Length Win At Ellis

Call it a Moment to remember in Saturday’s seventh race at Ellis Park. Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment romped to a 19 1/4-length victory in a maiden race populated with well-intended youngsters. The son of the WinStar stallion Tiznow powered the seven furlongs in 1:21.95, only three-fifths of a second of the 3-year-old Josh’s […]

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Nihei Returns To Churchill For First Time In Five Years With Iroquois Contender

Florida-based trainer Michelle Nihei has not made a trip to Churchill Downs since the spring of 2013 but on Saturday, the former neuroscientist, hopes her journey to Kentucky will lead to a start in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) with Royal Urn in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes – a “Win and You’re” in event for the Nov. 2 championship race.“It […]

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Asmussen Duo Tops Lineup For Juvenile ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” officially begins Saturday as 12 promising 2-year-olds, led by Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen’s duo of Saratoga Special (Grade II) runner-up Tight Ten and Ellis Park Juvenile winner Tobacco Road, were entered in the 37th running of the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (GIII) at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois, one of […]

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Dam Of Beholder, Into Mischief, Mendelssohn Bred To Not This Time

Taylor Made Stallions announced today that Leslie’s Lady, the dam of multiple Eclipse champion and three-time Breeders’ Cup winner Beholder, Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Mendelssohn, and Grade 1 winner and leading sire Into Mischief, has been bred to Not This Time. One of the most influential broodmares in recent history, Leslie’s Lady has […]

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TCI: Breeders’ Cup Preps For Juvenile, Mile

Jon & Joel take a closer look at the Juvenile & Mile divisions this week, with key Breeders’ Cup Challenge races looming in the Iroquois S. at Churchill and Woodbine Mile in Canada.

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Skychai, Sand Dollar Sent Out ‘Special’ Homebred Tres Equis In Saturday’s Iroquois

Dr. Harvey Diamond’s Skychai Racing and David Koenig’s Sand Dollar Stable are familiar with the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” process, most recently supplementing Fast and Accurate to Kentucky Derby 143 after his Spiral Stakes (Grade III) victory. But the Louisville-based stable has a new rooting interest this year with homebred Tres Equis in Saturday’s […]

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Not This Time Headed Straight For Breeders’ Cup After Emphatic Iroquois Win

Following an emphatic 8 ¾-legnth victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Iroquois Presented by TwinSpires.com (Grade III) at Churchill Downs, Not This Time is scheduled to go straight to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, according to trainer Dale Romans. The son of Giant’s Causeway punched his ticket for a […]

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Weekend Lineup: Tepin Chases Woodbine Mile Glory

Fans have long-awaited the return of the “Queen of the Turf,” and the time is just about here as Tepin will contest the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile this Saturday. Up first on a strong Saturday card at Woodbine is the G3 Ontario Derby, for 3-year-olds over nine furlongs on the Tapeta. Headlining the field is […]

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TCI: Arrogate Tops California Chrome Early On Breeders’ Cup Classic Short List

The TCI guys are back for another season leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, and the weekly series has undergone a facelift for a fresh, new look. Jon and Joel jump right in by debuting a Top 5 for the featured Classic division, and they preview some of the key Breeders’ Cup Challenge races set […]

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