Ben Colebrook

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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Albarado Sweeps Trio Of Churchill Stakes Friday Night After Weather Delay

Jockey Robby Albarado captured all three stakes races on the closing night of Churchill Downs’ spring meet Friday evening, beating out not only his fellow riders but also a one-hour weather delay as severe thunderstorms crashed down on the Louisville area before the eighth race, the Debutante Stakes. “We’ve had a great night and it was […]

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Limousine Liberal Carried Wide But Surges Home First In Aristides

Katherine Ball’s 5-year-old homebred Limousine Liberalcollected his second straight stakes win at Churchill Downs when he drew clear late to win Saturday’s 29thrunning of the $100,000 Aristides (Grade III) by 2 ½ lengths over Wilbo and a late-closing The Truth or Else. Trained by Ben Colebrook, Limousine Liberal clocked six furlongs over a fast in […]

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Limousine Liberal Gets The Jump On Awesome Slew In The Churchill Downs Stakes

Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal finally added that elusive graded stakes victory to his resume on Saturday, taking the lead at the head of the stretch under Jose Oritz in Saturday’s G2 The Churchill Downs Stakes and holding on over a traffic-compromised Awesome Slew by a head on the wire. A 5-year-old son of Successful […]

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Surgical Strike Leads Field Of 12 In Wednesday’s Centaur Stakes At Indiana Grand

A full field of 12 has been entered for Indiana’s richest turf race, the 11th running of the $200,000-added Centaur Stakes (Listed) set for Wednesday, Sept. 7. The race is slated as the sixth on the 10-race card that features four stakes with purses for the day in excess of $700,000. Leading the list of […]

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Surgical Strike Just Up For First Graded Victory In Arlington Classic

Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s homebred Surgical Strike captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Arlington Classic by a head, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:47.51 over the yielding turf course. This was the first career graded stakes win for the sophomore son of Red Giant trained by Ben Colebrook. Ridden for the first time by James […]

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