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Daddy Is A Legend Tops Friday’s Pin Oak Valley View

Susan and Jim Hill’s two-time Grade 3 turf winner Daddy Is a Legend heads a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and one also-eligible entered Sunday for the 28th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the turf Friday at Keeneland. The Pin Oak Valley View will go as […]

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‘Pretty Good Birthday Present’: Rushing Fall Delivers Grade 1 On Edwards’ Special Day

On Saturday, Rushing Fall delivered a bonus birthday gift to her owner, Bob Edwards, who races in the name of e Five Racing Thoroughbreds, by winning the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) at Keeneland. “That worked out well,” said Whit Beckman, assistant to trainer Chad Brown. “Everybody was happy about […]

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Rushing Fall Adds QEII Challenge Cup To Ever-Growing Resume

Winner of last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, e Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ Rushing Fall continued to build on her impressive resume this Saturday with a win in the Grade 1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland. The sophomore daughter of More Than Ready, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, hit the wire […]

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Family Ties: Declan Carroll Enjoys First Career Mounts Under Parents’ Watchful Eyes

With mud on his face and in his teeth, apprentice Declan Carroll was all smiles after riding Christine Hites’ Rilla in the third race at Keeneland on Friday. Rilla ran evenly to finish sixth at 18-1, but Carroll felt like a winner in his Keeneland debut. “It is an unbelievable experience,” said Carroll, whose initial […]

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Weekend Lineup: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races highlights the North American action this weekend, with the QEII Challenge Cup to be held Saturday at Keeneland and Woodbine to host both the Canadian International and E.P. Taylor Stakes. The Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup features last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Rushing Fall, who has […]

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Maker-Trained Millionaires Top Thursday’s Sycamore

Three Diamonds Farm’s Bigger Picture and Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Oscar Nominated, earners of more than $1 million each, head a field of 13 entered Saturday for the 24th running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) to be run Thursday for 3-year-olds and up going 1½ miles on the turf. The Sycamore at Keeneland will go […]

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Chanteline Holds Off Belvoir Bay In Franklin County

Ten Broeck Farm’s Chanteline surged to the lead inside the sixteenth pole and held off a late bid from favored Belvoir Bay (GB) by three-quarters of a length to win the 22nd running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,192 at Keeneland. Trained […]

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Kenneally: ‘Main Weapon Is Speed’ For Girls Know Best In G3 Franklin County

Triton Stable, Brian Chenvert and trainer Eddie Kenneally’s Girls Know Best will be in graded stakes company for the first time Friday when she starts in the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3). The performance comes nearly a year after Chenvert and Kenneally claimed her for $40,000 at Keeneland. “We claimed her because she knew how to […]

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Concrete Rose Doing Well After Jessamine, To Train For Breeders’ Cup From Keeneland

Trainer Rusty Arnold reported Thursday that Concrete Rose was “excellent” the morning after her 3-length victory in the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2). Owned by Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing, Concrete Rose earned a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs on Nov. 2. “We will stay here as long […]

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Kentucky Commission Receives Three Applications For New Harness Track

After putting out a call for new applications for race dates, the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission’s race dates committee announced Tuesday it has received three applications for a new harness track in the southwestern part of the state. Applications came from WKY Development LLC (a partnership between Churchill Downs Inc. and Keeneland), Kentucky Downs, and […]

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