Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes

Road To The Kentucky Derby: Mo Town, McCraken Enter Top Ten

The latest updates to the point standings on the Road to the Kentucky Derby show that both of Saturday’s juvenile winners have entered the top ten on the leaderboard. Mo Town was the convincing winner of the G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct, and McCraken remained undefeated to take the G2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill […]

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Weekend Lineup: Clark Handicap, Cigar Mile Highlight Holiday Weekend

This Thanksgiving weekend’s graded stakes racing is highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 events: the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs on Friday, and the Cigar Mile at Aqueduct on Saturday. Kicking things off on Friday afternoon is the rescheduled G2 Kennedy Road Stakes (4:46 p.m. EST) at Woodbine, canceled due to weather last Sunday. […]

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Wilkes Looking Forward To Starting ‘Talented’ McCraken In Kentucky Jockey Club

Janis Whitham’s rising star McCraken is just one of several graded stakes contenders that could give trainer Ian Wilkes a successful Thanksgiving weekend at Churchill Downs. The highly-regarded son of Ghostzapper created buzz following his Oct. 2 maiden victory at Churchill Downs and even more so after an emphatic 3 ¾-length win in the Street […]

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Gun Runner Back On Work Tab At Churchill Downs

Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Gun Runner was back on the work tab at Churchill Downs Monday morning, recording a half-mile breeze under regular rider Florent Geroux. The sophomore son of Candy Ride was clocked in :50 3/5 for the move, 16th fastest of 19 at the distance. The Steve Asmussen trainee most recently […]

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Spiral ‘Makes Sense’ For Casse’s Airoforce After Risen Star Disappointment

John Oxley’s Airoforce, the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s $500,000 Spiral Stakes, is seeking to recapture the form that made him a Grade 2 winner in November against a field laden with future Derby contenders. Left in his wake in the Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill Downs in November were second-place finisher Mor Spirit, […]

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Airoforce Glides Over Slop To Win Kentucky Jockey Club

Making his first start on dirt after becoming a graded stakes winner on turf, John C. Oxley’s Airoforce took to a sloppy Churchill Downs main track on Saturday to win the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes on the Louisville track’s Stars of Tomorrow program. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden to victory by Julien Leparoux, the […]

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Airoforce Testing Dirt In Kentucky Jockey Club

John C. Oxley’s Airoforce, the winner of Keeneland’s $250,000 Bourbon Stakes (Grade III) who was beaten a neck by fast-closing Hit It a Bomb in last month’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (GI), was made the 3-1 morning line favorite for his dirt debut in a full field of 14 juveniles entered for Saturday’s […]

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El Kabeir Holds Off Imperia for Kentucky Jockey Club Win

Zayat Stables’ El Kabeir led throughout and held off a fast-closing Imperia to get his first stakes victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes at Churchill Downs Saturday. John Terranova trains the gray colt, who was an eye-popping winner in his second start this August at Saratoga. He then finished fourth in […]

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Baffert-Trained Lord Nelson Favored in Kentucky Jockey Club

Peachtree Stable’s Lord Nelson, a runaway winner of the $101,000 Speakeasy at Santa Anita from the power-packed barn of Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, landed post nine and was made the 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of 12 juveniles that were entered for Saturday’s 88th running of the $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club […]

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Kentucky Jockey Club, Golden Rod Nominations Revealed

Graded stakes winners Imperia, International Star and Lucky Player headline a list of 50 promising 2-year-olds nominated to the $200,000-added Kentucky Jockey Club (GII) on Saturday, Nov. 29. The 88th renewal of the 1 1/16-mile dirt race for juveniles awards the top four finishers with 10-4-2-1 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. International […]

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