Phoenix Stakes

Whitmore ‘Doing Awesome’ In Prep For Phoenix, Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Robert LaPenta,Head of Plains Partners and Ron Moquett’s multiple graded stakes-winning sprinter Whitmore breezed a maintenance half-mile in :49.20 Friday morning at Churchill Downs as the chestnut gelding continues his preparation for Keeneland’s Oct. 6 Phoenix Stakes (GI) and the Nov. 3 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (GI) beneath the historic Twin Spires. “He’s just doing awesome,” said Moquett, who also trains Whitmore. “It was just […]

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Sioux Nation Gives O’Brien 16th Victory In Phoenix Stakes

Aidan O’Brien is likely to look at the Middle Park Stakes or National Stakes next for juvenile Sioux Nation after the Royal Ascot winner got the better of Beckford in a cracking renewal of the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh. O’Brien fielded four in his challenge against the previously unbeaten Beckford, trained by Gordon […]

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A.P. Indian Goes For Sixth Straight Win In G2 Phoenix Stakes

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred A.P. Indian, winner of the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (G1) and Forego (G1) at Saratoga in his past two races, headlines a field of seven sprinters entered Tuesday for Friday’s 164th running of the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) on opening day of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet. The six-furlong dirt test […]

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BC Sprint Contender Runhappy ‘A Dream Come True’ For Trainer Borell

James McIngvale’s Runhappy, winner of Friday’s Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G3) on opening day of the Fall Meet, is back at trainer Maria Borell’s barn at The Thoroughbred Center on the north side of Lexington. “He came out of the race well,” said Borell, who had just three previous starts at Keeneland before winning the […]

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Guilt Trip Among Trio to Join Red River Farm Stallion Roster

Jay Adcock’s Red River Farm in Coushhata, La., has added three new stallions to its roster for 2015: Grade 2 Strub Stakes winner Guilt Trip, two-time G3 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes winner Sum of the Parts, and two-time graded stakes placed Cameo Appearance. Guilt Trip, a 5-year-old son of Pulpit out of Mysterieuse Etoile, […]

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Sprint: Midwest Homebred Work All Week Gets Job Done in Phoenix

In the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, Work All Week tracked the pace of Zee Bros, who ran the first quarter-mile in :21.77. Work All Week took over at the head of the stretch, getting the half-mile in :44.17, and kicked clear in midstretch to give Geroux and Brueggemann their first Keeneland graded stakes victories. A […]

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La Collina posts Phoenix upset

La Collina, a daughter of Strategic Prince with only a maiden win to her credit, rallied strongly in the final furlong to win the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes (Ire-1) by a neck over Power at the Curragh, reports the Blood-Horse. La Collina is trained by Kevin Prendergast and was ridden by Declan McDonough. Tough As Nails […]

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Weekend Stakes: Where to Watch brought to you by West Point Thoroughbreds

With the Breeders’ Cup just four weekends away, there will be a number of graded stakes this weekend that will serve as final preps for the big dance in Louisville. The action begins Friday, Keeneland’s opening day, when the Lexington track presents the Grade 3 Phoenix and the G1 Alcibiades. Both races are over the […]

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