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Mr Freeze, Albarado Team Up To Win Ack Ack At Churchill Downs

Jim Bakke and Gerald Isbister’s Mr Freeze circled three-wide on the turn for home, grabbed the lead at the quarter pole and held a rallying Thirstforlife at bay in deep stretch by 1 ½ lengths to win Saturday night’s 27th renewal of the $150,000 Ack Ack  (Grade III) at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Mr Freeze, a 4-year-old son of To Honor and Serve, ran one mile […]

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Thirstforlife, Timeline Co-Favorites For Grade 3 Ack Ack

Wes Hawley’s seven-time winner Thirstofrlife and Woodford Racing’s five-time winner Timeline are the 3-1 co-morning line favorites in Saturday’s $150,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia. Thirstforlife, who is owned by Hawley, finished fifth in the Sept. 15 $600,000 Stephen Foster (GII) and enters the Ack Ack following an eventful trip in the […]

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Omaha Beach Comeback Delayed A Week; To Return In Santa Anita Sprint Championship

Fox Hill Farms’ Omaha Beach, unraced since being scratched with a throat issue as the morning line favorite for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, will not return in the G3 Ack Ack Stakes Sept. 28 at Churchill Downs as planned, trainer Richard Mandella told the Louisville, Ky., track’s publicity department on Saturday morning. Instead, the […]

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Honorable Duty Dominates Lukas Classic; Awesome Slew Prevails In Ack Ack

Honorable Duty went straight to the front, repelled challenges with a quarter-mile to run and proved to be utterly superior in the stretch to win Saturday’s fifth running of the $200,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by 4 ¾ lengths over Money Flows. The 5-year-old Distorted Humor gelding, owned by David A. Ross’ […]

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