Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Champion Big Blue Kitten To Make 2016 Debut In Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Big Blue Kitten, the champion older turf male of 2015, headlines a field of 13 entered Wednesday for the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (GI) run at 1 1/8 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course Saturday. The Woodford Reserve Turf Classic is one of six graded […]

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Tepin Among Late Nominees To Churchill’s Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Robert E. Masterson’s Eclipse Award champion Tepin, who defeated an international field of males in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (Grade I) at Keeneland and scored a dominant victory in last week’s Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes (GI) over the Lexington, Ky. track’s turf course, heads a group of five grass specialists who are late […]

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Early Nomination Deadline For KY Oaks, Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Feb. 20

Thoroughbred owners and trainers with talented 3-year-old fillies in their care face a deadline of Saturday, Feb. 20 to make their young stars eligible to compete in the 142nd running of the $1 million Grade I Longines Kentucky Oaks, America’s premier race for the gender and age group that will be run at Churchill Downs […]

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Churchill Announces Spring Stakes Schedule; Firecracker Renamed To Honor Wise Dan

The 142nd renewals the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) and $1 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on the first weekend in May headline a roster of 26 stakes events – 23 of which are graded races – scheduled for Churchill Downs Race Track’s 2016 Spring Meet highlighted by six Grade […]

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Little Mike Set To Launch 2016 Comeback

Owned and trained by Carlo Vaccarezza, the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Turf Champion Little Mike is going to make one more attempt to return to the races, according to the Daily Racing Form. The gelding has not started since May of 2014 due to various injuries, but Vaccarezza is hopeful that the long layoff will lead […]

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Finnegans Wake Wins Tight Photo In Turf Classic

Donegal Racing’s Finnegans Wake launched a late closing rally on the far outside to just nose out pace-setting Sky Captain in the Grade 1, $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic at Churchill Downs Saturday. The Turf Classic was the 6-year-old’s first career G1 victory. Sitting well back under jockey Victor Espinoza, who is slated to ride […]

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Stephanie’s Kitten, Bayern Among Stars On Derby Day Undercard

A well-matched field of 12 grass specialists including the ultra-consistent mare Stephanie’s Kitten in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic and the 2015 debuts of Judy the Beauty and Bayern highlight a delicious Saturday appetizer leading up to the 141st running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) at Churchill […]

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Untapable, Bayern, Palace Malice Among Stars Nominated To Derby Week Stakes

Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner and champion 3-year-old filly Untapable, Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner and Horse of the Year finalist Bayern and Belmont Stakes (GI) winners Palace Malice and Tonalist top a large and highly accomplished roster of racing stars nominated to 10 stakes races scheduled during the April 25-May 2 Kentucky Derby […]

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Champions Wise Dan, Main Sequence Top Early Noms To Woodford Reserve Turf Classic

Defending winner and two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan and 2015 Eclipse Award turf champion Main Sequence are the brightest lights among 74 older grass stars on the roster of early nominations to compete in the 29th running of the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I) at Churchill Downs Racetrack on Kentucky Derby […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Kentucky Derby Recap

The eyes of racing – and most of the world – were on Churchill Downs over the weekend as the historic track hosted the Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks. Great performances were turned in by both California Chrome in the Derby and Untapable in the Oaks. Also victorious at Churchill Downs was reigning Horse of […]

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