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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Hitting The Right Notes

Overture earned her first graded stakes win when she went gate-to-wire in winning the G3 Indiana Oaks. While the Oaks was just the first graded stakes win for the 3-year-old daughter of Congrats, it was the 17th of the year for her jockey, Julien Leparoux. That places Leparoux in a tie for third with Jose […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Gravy Train

Mind Your Biscuits returned to the winner’s circle with a decisive 3 ½-length score in the G2 Belmont Sprint Championship last Saturday. Not only did the win strengthen the colt’s position at the top of the sprint division in North America, it also moved Head of Plains Partners into a tie for second on the […]

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Modesty Handicap: Cannon Had ‘Goose Bumps’ On Breakthrough Horse Dona Bruja

A year ago, jockey Declan Cannon was working on getting a toe-hold in Kentucky and indeed America, his career picking up steam at Ellis Park. On Saturday, the 30-year-old Cannon shipped out of town to win on his breakthrough horse as Dona Bruja captured Arlington Park’s Grade 3 Modesty. Dona Bruja, a star in her […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Stamp Of Approval

Curlin’s Approval stamped her ticket to the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint with a sharp 4 ½-length victory in the seven-furlong G2 Princess Rooney Stakes. The win in the Princess Rooney was the third graded stakes win this year for Curlin’s Approval, moving her into a tie for second on the American Graded […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Battle Joined

Coming off a third-place finish in the G1 Kentucky Derby last month, Battle of Midway had been signaling that he could be a force within the 3-year-old colt division in the coming months. The Smart Strike colt had been Grade 1-placed prior to the Derby, finishing second to Gormley in the Santa Anita Derby in […]

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Feeling ‘Foxy’: Keeneland Trainers Enjoying Unique Visitors During The Off-Season

Keeneland’s backstretch community has been treated to the regular presence of a family of red foxes over the past two months, reports the Lexington Herald-Leader. A mother, father and approximately four “kits” have been spotted in a number of places around the racecourse, including traipsing across the track itself. Trainer Rusty Arnold has a cell phone photograph […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Muy Bien, Faypien

Faypien earned her first graded stakes victory when she battled to a head victory in the Grade 2 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. The victory provided her sire, Ghostzapper, with his fifth individual graded stakes winner this year – moving him into fourth-place on the American Graded Stakes Standings sire list. Ghostzapper, like Curlin and […]

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Keeneland: Six Grade 1 Races Headline $5.325 Million Fall Stakes Schedule

Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Meet, which covers 17 days from Oct. 6-28, will present six Grade 1 races among 17 graded stakes worth $5.325 million and will showcase many of the nation’s top contenders aiming for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships during its signature Fall Stars Weekend on the first three days of the season. Among […]

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Lady Aurelia Deslumbrante Ante Los Machos En El King’s Stand Stakes En Royal Ascot

La estrella internacional Lady Aurelia demostró una vez más su afinidad con el hipódromo de Royal Ascot al ganar por tres cuerpos el King’s Stand Stakes (G1) em 20 de Junio. Esta fue la segunda victoria en Royal Ascot para la tresañera hija de Scat Daddy que entrena Wesley Ward, que ganó el Queen Mary […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taking Flight

Songbird made a victorious return to the races on Saturday when she cruised to a one-length victory in the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes at Belmont Park. Songbird’s win moved her Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer into fifth on the American Graded Stakes Standings trainers list this week. Hollendorfer has saddled five individual graded stakes […]

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