Ben Colebrook

Limousine Liberal Heads Breeders’ Cup Workers At Keeneland Saturday

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal completed his major preparation for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships in two weeks by working 5 furlongs in 1:00.40 on his own under exercise rider Freddy Torres Saturday morning at Keeneland. “It got a little messed up at the start (with two other horses in front of him), but he finished […]

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Knicks Go Fires Bullet In Final Breeze Before Juvenile

KRA Stud Farm’s runaway 5½-length Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) winner Knicks Go completed his major training for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) on Nov. 2 at Churchill Downs by working 5 furlongs in :59.20 over a fast track Friday morning. Working on his own after the morning renovation break, the colt […]

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Changing Fortunes: Breeders’ Futurity Win ‘Still Sinking In’ For Colebrook

A lot can change in the racing game in 24 hours. Nobody knows that better than trainer Ben Colebrook. On Saturday morning, Colebrook was lamenting the troubled trip Katherine G. Ball’s Limousine Liberal had the day before in his third-place finish in the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) at Keeneland. On Sunday morning, Colebrook was celebrating his first […]

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Longest Shot On The Board, Knicks Go Slam Dunks In Breeders’ Futurity At 70-1

The Korea Racing Authority’s Knicks Go provided a shocking 70-1 upset in Saturday’s G1 Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, striking the wire a five-length winner. The juvenile son of Paynter led throughout the 1 1/16-mile contest, stopping the clock in 1:44.23 over the fast main track. Ridden by Albin Jimenez for trainer Ben Colebrook (both […]

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Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

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Limousine Liberal ‘Impressed’ Colebrook In Belmont Sprint, Points To Forego

Earning his first win outside of the state of Kentucky in dramatic fashion, Limousine Liberal couldn’t have picked a more opportune time. Sent off as the 9-5 post-time favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship, the 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding took the overland route to victory, racing five wide and overcoming bumping at the top of the […]

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Limousine Liberal Runs Down Whitmore In Belmont Sprint Championship

Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal finally won his first race outside of Kentucky, and he did so impressively in Saturday’s Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship. The 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding, favored at 9-5, ran down a troubled Whitmore (2-1) to score by a neck on the wire. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Ben Colebrook, […]

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Whitmore Seeks ‘Win And You’re In’ Breeders’ Cup Status In Belmont Sprint Championship

Set to make his first start since finishing second in the Grade 2 True North on Belmont Stakes Day, multiple graded stakes winner Whitmore will kick off his summer slate in the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship on Saturday at Belmont Park. A Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” race offering all […]

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Limousine Liberal Bests Rival Warrior’s Club In G2 Churchill Downs

Six-year-old gelding Limousine Liberal didn’t let the sloppy surface hold him back in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Making an authoritative outside move early in the final turn under rider Jose Ortiz, Limousine Liberal appeared to hang in the middle of the stretch in the face of challengers Warrior’s […]

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Limousine Liberal Completes 2017 Sweep Of Churchill Sprint Stakes

 Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal completed a 2017 sweep of Churchill Downs’ four sprint stakes for older horses when he cruised to a 4 ¼-length win over Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club in the 10th running of the $81,545 Bet On Sunshine Overnight Stakes. The 5-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal ran seven furlongs over a “fast” […]

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