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Champion Monomoy Girl Resumes Light Training At WinStar Farm

The 2019 race plans for champion Monomoy Girl were derailed earlier this year by an episode of colic, but the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar has now resumed light training at WinStar Farm. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow posted a video of Monomoy Girl jogging on the training track with a pony at WinStar, and noted that […]

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Out For A Spin Upsets Ashland At 52-1; Champion Jaywalk Third

Sam Samsel’s Out For A Spin provided a 52-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Ashland, stamping her ticket to the Kentucky Oaks with a half-length defeat of 5-2 second choice Restless Rider. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun was ridden by Paco Lopez, and completed 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:44.95. Even-money […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio

This weekend features a massive slate of graded stakes racing across the nation including a trio of major Kentucky Derby preps in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and Grade 2 Wood Memorial and Blue Grass Stakes. NBC Sports continues its extensive coverage of Derby prep races this Saturday at 5:30 p.m. ET with live […]

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Ashland: Champion Jaywalk ‘Acclimated’ To Kentucky Weather

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion filly Jaywalk tuned up for an expected start in Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working a half-mile on her own in :48.60 over a fast main track Sunday morning at Keeneland. Working well off the rail under exercise rider Lucas Berticelli, Jaywalk produced fractions of […]

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Ashland: Undefeated Bell’s The One Has Wins On All Three Surfaces

Lothenbach Stables’ undefeated Bell’s the One completed her major preparation for next Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working 5 furlongs in company in 1:00 over a fast main track Friday morning at Keeneland. Starting five lengths in back of Tell Your Daddy, a 3-year-old maiden, Bell’s the One recorded fractions of :25, :36.40, […]

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Good Vibes: Cox In The Midst Of Personal Best Season With Monomoy Girl, Mr. Misunderstood

For trainer Brad Cox, 2018 has been a year he will long remember. He hopes the good vibes keep coming during Fall Stars Weekend that opens the 17-day Keeneland Fall Meet. Cox’s big gun is Flurry Racing Stables’ Mr. Misunderstood, a multiple graded-stakes winner who is expected to be in the entry box Wednesday for […]

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Monomoy Girl Takes Third G1 In A Row With Acorn Victory

Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl has now tallied three top-level victories in a row for up-and-coming trainer Brad Cox, including the trainer’s first Grade 1 in the Ashland at Keeneland. On Saturday, the 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar secured a two-length win as the 1-2 favorite in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes on the Belmont Stakes […]

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Oaks Winner Takes On Juvenile Filly Champ In Acorn Stakes

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl will try to maintain her perfect 3-year-old season in the one mile, Grade 1, $700,000 Acorn presented by Nassau County IDA, as part of a field of seven in Race 4 on Belmont Stakes Day at Belmont Park. The multiple Grade 1 winner will make her Belmont debut […]

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Monomoy Girl All Heart In Kentucky Oaks

She gave trainer Brad Cox the first Grade 1 win of his career in the Ashland last month, and doubled up on the first Friday in May to give him a first Classic victory in the Longines Kentucky Oaks. Michael Dubb, Monomoy Stables, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl had to dig down […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Gets Smith Aboard For Friday’s Bewitch Stakes At Keeneland

Normandy Farm’s homebred millionaire Daddys Lil Darling tops a field of seven fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 57th running of the $150,000 Bewitch (G3) for fillies and mares going 1½ miles on the grass. The Bewitch will go as the ninth race with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time on the 10-race closing-day program of the Spring Meet at Keeneland. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. […]

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