Iroquois Stakes

Churchill Kicks Off September Meet Friday; Opening Day Entries Up 11 Percent

Racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 16) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its fourth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Oct. 2. Inaugurated in 2013 by request from Kentucky horsemen, the three-week September Meet provides […]

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‘Some Kind Of Feeling’: Albarado Impressed By 10-Length Juvenile Winner At Ellis

Dennis Albaugh’s Albaugh Family Stable and trainer Dale Romans swept Ellis Park’s pair of 2-year-old maiden races Friday, with Not This Time romping by 10 lengths in the mile fourth race and Reedini prevailing by 3 1/4 lengths in the 6 1/2-furlong seventh. “Wow! Wow! Wow!,” jockey Robby Albarado said as he was lead into […]

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McPeek Eyes Breeders’ Cup Races For Dothraki Queen, Rated R Superstar

Trainer Kenny McPeek enjoyed a successful Saturday with a couple of his 2-year-olds. Dothraki Queen and Rated R Superstar put up solid efforts with a victory in the Pocahontas (GII) and a second-place finish in the Iroquois (GIII), respectively. The performances by both 2-year-olds have McPeek setting his sights on the Breeders’ Cup with possibly […]

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Cocked And Loaded Takes Iroquois Stakes, Derby Points

Cocked and Loaded, who was coming off back-to-back losses in stakes races in New York and Chicago, is now the points leader on the 2016 “Road to the Kentucky Derby” following a strong return-to-form two-length victory under jockey Emmanuel Esquivel in the 34th running of the $150,000 Iroquois Presented by U.S. Bank (Grade III) for […]

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FTBOA presents Florida Stars: A Sunshine-Bred Double

A pair of juveniles foaled a month apart by Bill and Janet Grube’s Destiny Oaks of Ocala, Fla., didn’t attract much interest from buyers at the yearling sales, but they are certainly commanding attention on the racetrack — at almost the exact same time. Lucky Player and Quality Rocks failed to reach their reserves at […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Behind the Scenes at the Keeneland September Sale

Buyers from around the world have converged in Lexington as the Keeneland September Yearling sale begins its 13-day session. Our friends at EquiSport Photos take us behind the scenes at Keeneland to offer us a brief glimpse of all the hard work that goes into preparing each yearling before they enter the sales ring. To […]

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Lucky Player, Bold Conquest Exit Iroquois Well

After campaigning the first and second place finishers in Saturday’s $115,500 Iroquois (Grade III), trainer Steve Asmussen said that both Lucky Player and Bold Conquest came out of the race in good order. “I’m very happy with how both colts came out of the Iroquois,” Asmussen told Daily Racing Form. “We’ll keep the two from […]

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Lucky Player Takes Charge in Iroquois

Jerry Durant’s Lucky Player sat off a pace set by stakes-placed Mr. Z and took over on the far turn, holding off stablemate Bold Conquest to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Lucky Player, a son of freshman sire Lookin At Lucky, earned 10 points on the “Road to […]

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TCI: Bring on the Two-Year-Olds

Jon & Joel take a first look at the 2014 two-year-olds, always one of the most intriguing divisions leading up to the Breeders’ Cup and next year’s Triple Crown trail. They launch a Top 5 for the Juvenile Colts division and discuss Saturday’s Iroquois (G3) & Pocahontas (G2), two Breeders’ Cup Challenge races at Churchill. […]

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