Mineshaft

Silver Dust Digs In For Mineshaft Repeat

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust has now won back-to-back editions of the G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, capturing this Saturday’s contest by three-quarters of a length over Gun It. The 6-year-old son of Tapit ran 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:43.40, living up to his 9-5 favoritism. Brian Hernandez, Jr. […]

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Silver Dust, Synchrony Seeking Repeat Stakes Victories On Louisiana Derby Preview Day

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust looks to add yet another graded stakes victory to his resume while at the same time defending his title when he faces ten others in the $200,000 Mineshaft (G3), to be run at 1 1/16th miles on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course. The Mineshaft is carded as race nine of […]

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Cigar Mile: True Timber Will Try To Go One Better, Bal Harbour Has Been ‘Holding Good Company’

Calumet Farm’s True Timber and Shadwell Stable’s Ajaaweed breezed in company on Saturday as the talented contingent for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin continued their preparation for the Cigar Mile Day card on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. True Timber was the runner-up in last year’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile and will look to make the […]

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Robby Albarado Ready To ‘Ease Into’ Riding Races At Kentucky Downs

Robby Albarado, who suffered a fractured wrist when he went down in a June 23 spill at Churchill Downs, will resuming riding races on Saturday’s opening-day card of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Albarado has the mount on the Wayne Catalano-trained Well Spent in the $500,000 Exacta Systems Juvenile Fillies. The jockey will ride […]

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Whitmore Takes On Catalina Cruiser In True North Stakes

Grade 1-winner Whitmore and the returning Catalina Cruiser headline Friday’s Grade 2, $250,000 True North, a 6 ½-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and upward at Belmont Park. Trained by Ron Moquett for owners Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners, Whitmore broke through at the Grade 1 level in August at Saratoga Race […]

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Ours To Run Defends Her Title On Louisiana Legends Night At Evangeline

Evangeline Downs hosted its annual celebration of the Louisiana-bred Thoroughbred on Saturday night with Louisiana Legends Night. There were eight stakes races with purses totaling $550,000, making it the richest night of the entire Thoroughbred season. The first stakes race of the evening featured a returning champion in Ours to Run, who defended her victory […]

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$17,000 Purchase Our Super Freak May ‘Take A Shot’ In 95th Black-Eyed Susan Stakes

Our Super Freak, second or third in five consecutive stakes dating back to last fall, may get her chance at that elusive stakes victory in the 95th running of the $250,000 Xpressbet Black-Eyed Susan (G2) at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Owner and trainer Jamie Ness, who races his own horses as Jagger Inc., named for […]

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‘He’s Still Got A Whole Lot Of Spunk In Him’: A.P. Indy Turns 30

There’s not much about A.P. Indy’s three decades of life that hasn’t been thoroughly documented. When a horse sells for $2.9 million as a yearling, wins a Triple Crown race, a Breeders’ Cup Classic, and a Horse of the Year title, then becomes a breed-shaping stallion, people tend to take notice. What’s almost as impressive […]

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Silver Dust Puts It All Together For Mineshaft Victory; Harlan Punch Vanned Off

The notoriously difficult-to-handle Silver Dust finally seems to have mostly figured out what to do in the afternoons; despite acting up in the gate, the gelded 5-year-old son of Tapit captured Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap by 2 1/4 lengths at odds of 5-1. The victory was the first graded win for both the horse and […]

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