Keeneland September

‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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‘Mechanically Efficient’: Impressive Louisiana-Bred No Parole Has Amoss Considering Open Company

No Parole has twice dominated his competition by double-digit lengths at the Fair Grounds, and trainer Tom Amoss can’t help but to think that the 3-year-old son of Violence deserves a shot in a two-turn race against open company. He told Horse Racing Nation that while the colt’s pedigree doesn’t necessarily suggest that he’ll appreciate […]

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Independence Hall Returns For Wednesday’s Jerome Stakes At Aqueduct

New York’s road to the Kentucky Derby continues New Year’s Day at Aqueduct Racetrack as a field of seven newly-minted 3-year-olds contest the 150th running of the $150,000 Jerome on Wednesday at the Big A. Carded as Race 7 with a scheduled post time of 3:55 p.m. Eastern, the one-mile Jerome is the second of […]

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Hard Not To Love Circles Field To Upset La Brea; Bellafina Second

Mercedes Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Steve Mooney, and Dorothy and David Ingordo’s Hard Not To Love posted an 11-1 upset of Saturday’s Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park, rolling from last to first to defeat favorite Bellafina by about two lengths on the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, […]

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Juvenile No Parole Earns 90 Beyer In Fair Grounds Debut

No Parole made a big splash on debut Sunday at the Fair Grounds, romping by 14 1/4 lengths in the six-furlong maiden special weight event. The 2-year-old son of Violence ran six furlongs over a fast main track in 1:10.24, earning a 90 Beyer Speed figure in the process, according to the Daily Racing Form’s Marcus […]

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Thousand Words Battles Back To Win Los Alamitos Futurity

The Albaugh Family Stables and Spendthrift Farm’s Thousand Words dug deep in the final 100 yards to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Los Alamitos Futurity, fending off the challenge of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Anneau d’Or near the wire to win by a neck. The 2-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, ridden by Flavien Prat for […]

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‘A Lot Of Ability’: Son Of Millionaire Grace Hall Debuts On Cigar Mile Undercard

Courtlandt Farms’ Or’effice, a bay son of Medaglia d’Oro and the first foal out of four-time graded-stakes winning millionaire Grace Hall, will debut in Race 5 on Saturday’s Cigar Mile Day card at Aqueduct, which kicks off the mandatory payout of the Empire 6. Trainer Mark Hennig has given Donald and Donna Adam [Courtlandt Farm] […]

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Cambier Parc Delivers As Favorite In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Larry Best’s Cambier Parc made it back-to-back Grade 1 wins on Saturday, adding the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup to her resume with a 3/4-length score at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro won the G1 Del Mar Oaks in her prior start, and was favored at 9-5 in the QEII. Trained by Chad […]

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More Than A Pinhook: Life Lessons From A Sassy Bay Filly

We walked in to the Keeneland Sales Pavilion with an idea, a little bit of hope, and a lot of bravado. We walked out a little bit wiser, we hope, and with a renewed sense of faith in ourselves. The eight months in between were a heck of a journey. “We both graduated with equine […]

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Structor Gets The Job Done In Pilgrim

Jeff Drown and Don Rachel’s Structor captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Pilgrim Stakes at Belmont Park, taking a bit of a wide trip throughout and holding on to win by about a head on the wire. The juvenile son of Palace Malice, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. for trainer Chad Brown, ran 1 1/16 miles over […]

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