Ben Colebrook

Luis Saez’ Dozen Wins Earn 2019’s First Jockey Of The Week Title

In the first ballot of 2019, Luis Saez was named named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 31, 2018 through January 6, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Boxwood Up Late In Ginger Brew; Fancy Dress Party Stays Undefeated In Ginger Woman

William L. Pape’s homebred Boxwood, making her season and stakes debut, found her way to the lead early and held off late-running favorite Pivottina in the final yards to win Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew by a neck at Gulfstream Park. The 7 ½-furlong Ginger Brew on turf and the $75,000 Glitter Woman at six furlongs […]

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Knicks Go, Signalman Back At Churchill For Rematch After Finishing Together In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up and third-place finishers Knicks Go and Signalman are among a promising and ultra-competitive cast of 14 2-year-olds that were entered for Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race is the co-headliner on the penultimate day of the 21-date Fall Meet. Billed as “Stars of Tomorrow II,” […]

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40-1 Juvenile Runner-Up Knicks Go Maps Out Path Toward Kentucky Derby

Keeneland-based trainer Ben Colebrook said his two Breeders’ Cup runners came back in good shape. Knicks Go, making a name for himself at delivering at big odds, ran second in the Sentient Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to the undefeated Game Winner at odds of 40-1; last month, he won Keeneland’s Breeders’ Futurity at 70-1. The stable’s […]

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Imperial Hint Takes Aim At Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Roy H

Imperial Hint – Perhaps the most exciting rematch of the Breeders’ Cup in 2018 is the return of 1-2 $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint finishers Roy H and Imperial Hint, who battled for a good furlong of the Del Mar stretch last year before the former pulled away to a well-deserved victory. This year, […]

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Sprint: Colebrook ‘Taking A Shot’ With Mr. Crow, Colt Works Three Furlongs In :35.20

KRA Stud Farm’s Mr. Crow completed his major training for the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) by working 3 furlongs in :35.20 over a fast track after the morning renovation break. Working on his own, Mr. Crow covered the final quarter-mile in :23.60 and galloped out a half-mile in :49.20. “It was just a maintenance move […]

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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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