Keeneland September

Attorney Behavior, Sale Of Yearling At Issue In New Hagyard Civil Filings

The saga of Hagyard veterinarians in Fayette County Circuit Court continues with new accusations against attorneys and vets alike. Attorneys in one case are now the subject of a motion for sanctions, while a new civil case highlights a dispute over a six-figure horse at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. After Judge Julie M. Goodman […]

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Baffert: Thousand Words ‘Didn’t Show Up’ In San Felipe, But Favored In Oaklawn Stakes

Bob Baffert has had to hit the reset button in pursuit of his record-tying sixth Kentucky Derby victory. Fortunately for the Hall of Fame trainer, he still has the same buttons to push. The first comes Saturday afternoon at Oaklawn when he sends out 5-2 program favorite Thousand Words in the $200,000 Oaklawn Stakes for […]

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Nadal Serves Up Wire-To-Wire Victory In The Rebel

Despite breaking a bit slow and rushing up the rail to grab the lead, then setting solid early fractions over Oaklawn’s sloppy main track, the Bob Baffert-trained Nadal proved he could be successful over two turns in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rebel Stakes. The 3-year-old son of Blame, ridden by Joel Rosario and favored at 4-5, […]

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Midcourt Posts Dominant Victory In San Pasqual

C R K Stable’s Midcourt was dominant in Saturday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual, inheriting the lead early and drawing away late to win by about four lengths as the 2-1 second choice. The gelded 5-year-old son of Midnight Lute, ridden by Victor Espinoza for trainer John Shirreffs, ran nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main […]

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‘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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