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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Taylor Made, Calumet Head Into Fall On Top

With three-quarters of the calendar in the books and the marquee Keeneland September Yearling Sale in progress, Taylor Made Sales Agency and Calumet Farm sit atop their respective divisions as the year’s leading consignor and breeder of North American graded stakes winners through the end of August. Taylor Made, a perennial leader in the sale […]

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Juvenile Filly Champ Jaywalk, Unbeaten Guarana Headed For Cotillion Clash

The Grade 1, $1 million Cotillion Stakes for 3-year-old fillies has drawn 14 nominations hoping for a start in the 51st Running of the race on Saturday September 21 at Parx. The Cotillion is part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” Series, awarding an automatic berth into the Distaff, and will be shown […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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Kentucky Oaks Winner ‘Serengeti,’ Beaten Favorite Bellafina Shorten Up In Spa’s Test

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress will shorten up to seven furlongs when attempting her second Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Joel Politi’s dark bay daughter of Alternation won the Kentucky Oaks gate-to-wire on an uncontested lead and ran […]

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Nominations Close Friday For Del Mar Debutante, Futurity

Nominations will close Friday (June 14) for Del Mar’s two premier stakes for 2-year-olds – the Grade I Del Mar Debutante for fillies and the Grade I Del Mar Futurity for all juveniles. The championship events will be renewed this summer on Saturday, August 3,  (Debutante) and Labor Day Monday, September 2 (Futurity). The nomination […]

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Lucky 13: Serengeti Empress Rebounds For Frontrunning Kentucky Oaks Score

Hung out wide in post 13 and relatively dismissed at odds of 13-1, Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress rebounded from an episode of exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage she suffered in the Fair Grounds Oaks to capture Friday’s crown jewel for sophomore fillies in North America, the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Sired by Alternation, the Tom Amoss trainee […]

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The Friday Show Presented By The Match Series: So Many Stories To Tell

Kentucky Derby week is always filled with a plethora of storylines; it’s hard to get to all of them. In this Kentucky Derby 145 edition of The Friday Show, Scott Jagow and Chelsea Hackbarth touch on a couple of stories that may not be so well known, starting with an assistant trainer for Kentucky Oaks […]

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Oaks Favorite Bellafina’s Trainer, Simon Callaghan, Dislocates Shoulder In Fall

Trainer Simon Callaghan, who sends out the favorite in Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, slipped and fell Wednesday morning at his rented apartment in Louisville, dislocating his shoulder, according to the Daily Racing Form. He had to be rushed to the emergency room. “My foot went out from under me and I tumbled down the stairs and […]

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Derby Notes: Long Range Toddy, Maximum Security Breeze Monday

Willis Horton Racing’s Long Range Toddy worked a half-mile in :47.80 over a fast track at Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday’s Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI). The work was the fifth fastest of 40 at the distance. Also working Monday morning at Churchill Downs was Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm’s […]

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Bellafina Draws Post Four, 2-1 Favorite In Full-Field Kentucky Oaks

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina, a three-time Grade I winner, has been installed as the 2-1 morning-line favorite for Friday’s 145th running of the $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) that drew a field of 14 3-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles today. With 14 starters, the winner will earn $705,520. The Kentucky Oaks will go as the 11th race with a 6:12 […]

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