Shakertown Stakes

Bound For Nowhere Makes The Grade In Shakertown

Owned and trained by Wesley Ward, Bound for Nowhere got going in the stretch to dominate Saturday’s Grade 2 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland. Off at 8-1, the 4-year-old son of The Factor crossed under the wire an open-length winner over 7-1 Bucchero, while 7-5 favorite Disco Partner finished third after being far back early. Julio […]

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Holding Gold Gives Connections Graded Stakes Double In Shakertown

Live Oak Plantation’s Charlotte Weber had barely finished celebrating the Commonwealth victory with Awesome Slew, when one race later another of her homebreds Holding Gold flew down the track to win the G2 Shakertown Stakes by a head at the wire. At odds of 18-1, the 4-year-old son of Lonhro, ridden by Joel Rosario and […]

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Paulassilverlining Debuts For Juddmonte In Madison; A.P. Indian Returns In Commonwealth

Multiple graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining will make her debut for new owner Juddmonte Farms on Saturday when she faces eight rivals in the 16th running of the $300,000 Madison (G1) for fillies and mares. The 7-furlong Madison will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program at Keeneland, with a 5:03 p.m. ET post […]

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Oscar Performance Highlights Keeneland’s Opening Weekend Stakes Nominations

Two Breeders’ Cup winners – 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Oscar Performance and Mongolian Saturday, winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland – headline the list of horses nominated to five graded stakes that are part of seven stakes to be run during the April 7-9 opening weekend […]

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Hard-Knocking Millionaire Something Extra Retired From Racing

The 8-year-old gelding Something Extra, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, was retired from racing this weekend. His trainer, Gail Cox, reported on Twitter that the son of Indian Charlie had suffered some bone bruising, and that he would hopefully be returning next season as her stable pony. Bred in Kentucky by Gulf Coast Farms, Something […]

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Undrafted Up In Final Strides For Shakertown Victory

Wes Welker and Sol Kumin’s Undrafted got a well-timed ride by Joe Bravo to be up in the final strides of Saturday’s Grade 2 Shakertown Stakes, prevailing by about a length. The 6-year-old son of Purim covered 5 1/2 furlongs over Keeneland’s turf course rated “good” in 1:02.96 for trainer Wesley Ward. “He’s a really […]

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Havelock Locks Down Shakertown in Photo

Havelock found room next to the rail in the Grade 3 Shakertown Stakes and rallied through a small opening to get up in time to edge Something Extra by a nose in a blanket finish in which the first five finishers were separated by less than a length. Havelock, a six-year-old Maryland homebred son of […]

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Chamberlain Bridge leads field of turf sprinters in the Shakertown

Carl R. Moore Management’s Chamberlain Bridge, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G2) at Churchill Downs, is the marquee name among 10 sprinters entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 16th running of the $100,000 Shakertown (G3) at 5½ furlongs on the turf. The Shakertown, won last year by Stratford Hill, is the 10th race on […]

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Stratford Hill takes Shakertown turf sprint

Stratford Hill outdueled rivals to the wire to take the Grade 3, $100,000 Shakertown Stakes on a yielding Keeneland turf course Saturday. Under John Velazquez, Stratford Hill (6-1) came with a late surge to get up by half a length in 1:03.90 for five and a half furlongs.  Grand Aventure finished second.  Great Attack was […]

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

The Grade 1 Apple Blossom, a showdown between Rachel Alexandra and Zenyatta was supposed to be the match-up of the year, decade, or century—take your pick. Rachel will be a no-show, but still, a major crowd is expected to be on hand to witness the 6-year-old queen add some more jewels to her sparkling crown. […]

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