Keeneland September

Basin Runs Away With Hopeful, Tops Asmussen Trifecta

Jackpot Farm’s Basin (3-1) took to Saratoga’s sloppy main track with ease on Monday, skipping over the surface to win the Grade 1 Hopeful by 6 1/2 lengths. The 2-year-old and jockey Jose Ortiz completed seven furlongs in 1:23.48, giving freshman sire Liam’s Map, the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner, a first Grade 1 […]

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Preservationist Bulls His Way To Woodward Victory

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist showed off his strength of will on Saturday, making his way through a narrow hole and fighting his way to the wire first in the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes. The 6-year-old son of Arch and jockey Junior Alvarado were sent off at 3-1 after a fourth-place finish in the G1 Whitney, but […]

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Royal Charlotte Runs Down Favored Break Even To Win Prioress

First Row Partners and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Royal Charlotte won her first four starts but finished off the board in the G1 Test last out, causing bettors to let the filly drift up to 9-2 this Saturday. Nevertheless, the 3-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince rebounded to win the G2 Prioress by 1 1/2 lengths over previously […]

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Cambier Parc Proves Deserving Favorite, Gives Best First Grade 1 In Del Mar Oaks

Sent off as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 13 sophomore fillies, OXO Equine’s Cambier Parc showed off her impressive turn of foot to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Oaks. The daughter of Medaglia d’Oro settled in mid-pack and was forced very wide on the far turn, but she dug in when John […]

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Dunbar Road Skips Over The Slop For Alabama Triumph

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road proved a deserving 8-5 favorite in Saturday’s rendition of the Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, skipping over a sloppy Saratoga course after the rain delay to win by 2 3/4 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Jose Ortiz and trained by Chad Brown for third third win on the […]

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A Thread Of Blue Goes All The Way In Saratoga Derby Invitational

Leonard Green’s A Thread of Blue was sent off as a 13-1 chance in Sunday’s $1 million Saratoga Derby Invitational, but the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun managed to hold his lead all the way around the turf course to win by a length over Digital Age (9-2). Ridden by Luis Saez for trainer Kiaran […]

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Concrete Rose Has It All Her Way In Inaugural Saratoga Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose continued to dominate her division with a front-running performance in Friday’s first running of the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks, crossing the wire at 4 3/4 lengths clear of her nearest rival. The 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy set a mild pace and easily put away her four challengers in […]

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Casa Creed Nails Sombeyay On The Wire In Hall Of Fame

LRE Racing and JEH Racing Stable’s Casa Creed got his first graded stakes score in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame Stakes, attending the pace and nailing Sombeyay on the wire to win by a head. The 3-year-old son of Jimmy Creed, ridden by Junior Alvarado for trainer Bill […]

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Ollie’s Candy Springs Mild Upset In Clement L. Hirsch

Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy pulled a 4-1 upset of Sunday’s Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch, defeating 6-5 favorite and former Grade 1 winner Secret Spice by a game head on the wire. The 4-year-old Candy Ride filly, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer John Sadler, covered 1 1/16 miles over Del Mar’s […]

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Owendale ‘Continuing To Move In The Right Direction’ For Travers Start

Rupp Racing’s multiple Grade 3-winner Owendale will look to make his next in the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox said. The Into Mischief bay, who captured the Grade 3 Lexington at Keeneland in April ahead of a rallying third in the Grade 1 Preakness, captured the Grade 3, $500,000 […]

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