Risen Star

El Padrino invades New Orleans for the Risen Star

Trainer Todd Pletcher is sending El Padrino to New Orleans for the Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes next weekend in search of graded earnings to secure a spot in the Kentucky Derby field, according to a Brisnet.com report. The Risen Star serves as the major local prep for the Grade 2, $1 million Louisiana Derby […]

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Vinery LTD presents the Paulick Belmont Index: Training Light

The Triple Crown of American racing – three tough events over a five-week period – is a grind, but it’s no more so today than it was 20 or 30 years ago. Today’s horses come into the Kentucky Derby on the first Saturday in May with far less of a foundation – as measured by […]

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Santiva looks to pick up where he left off

After an eventful 2010 2-year-old season that ended with a win over Astrology in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Santiva will make his first start of 2011 in the Risen Star. “He’s just a grinder, a tough little horse,” said traienr Kenneally. “He fought hard that day in the Kentucky, and I think that’s the […]

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PDI #10 Rogue Romance the Risen Star favorite

Rogue Romance, a Catesby Clay homebred for Runnymeade Farm, will be installed as the early favorite to win the Risen Star this Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Others of note in the field are Mucho Macho Man, Machen, Santiva and Justin Phillip.

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PDI #19 Mucho Macho Man may ship to Fair Grounds for Risen Star

The beaten favorite in last month’s Holy Bull, Mucho Macho Man is looking for graded earnings and may be shipped to the Fair Grounds by trainer Kathy Ritvo. “We’re just looking for an easier spot for him thant the Fountain of Youth to get him some graded earnings and the Risen Star is certainly an […]

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They Are Off: Machen a truly rising star

After going 2 for 2 at the Fair Grounds after another victory this weekend, the Neil Howard-trained Machen will be pointed to the Risen Star. Of course, a strong showing there will lead to a run in the Louisiana Derby. On the other hand, his latest Beyer figure was only 76 while he posted a […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

  Kentucky Derby preps are in full swing across the country with more than a few contenders from the 2007 foal crop hoping to emerge as stars. Gulfstream Park will present two graded stakes for 3-year-olds, the Hutcheson, at seven furlongs, and the 1 1/8-mile Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth, both Grade 2. In the Hutcheson, […]

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