Ben Colebrook

Grade 1-Placed Mr. Crow Retired To Stand In Korea

Mr. Crow, a breakthrough runner for the U.S. interests of the Korea Racing Authority, has been retired from racing and exported to Korea to begin his stallion career for the 2020 breeding season. The 6-year-old son of Tapizar was a $150,000 purchase by the KRA at the 2016 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March Sale of […]

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‘Off To A Good Start’: Knicks Go Impresses In 2020 Debut For New Trainer Brad Cox

Knicks Go, who was making his 4-year-old debut on Saturday at Oaklawn, earned a preliminary Beyer Speed Figure of 100 for his front-running 7 ½-length victory under Joe Talamo. Racing over a fast track, Knicks Go covered 1 1/16 miles over a fast track in a meet-best 1:42.57 and paid $8 as the second-choice in […]

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‘She Loves To Win’: Fancy Dress Party Bounces Back In Miss Woodford

Trainer Ben Colebrook could not have asked for a more perfect bounce-back race for Fancy Dress Party than the one the speedy filly turned in to capture Sunday’s Miss Woodford Stakes at Monmouth Park. A victory, and a rather easy one at that, with jockey Nik Juarez saving plenty in reserve for Fancy Dress Party’s […]

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Fancy Dress Party ‘Her Old Self’ Ahead Of Sunday’s Miss Woodford

Whatever the reason was behind Fancy Dress Party’s clunker in her last start in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, trainer Ben Colebrook has moved past it, preferring now to focus on what’s ahead for his star 3-year-old filly. In the immediate future it’s the $75,000 Miss Woodford Stakes, the co-feature on Monmouth Park’s 13-race Sunday […]

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One Is The Loneliest Number Among Non-Lasix Winners Of Graded Stakes

A total of 211 American Graded Stakes races were run in the first six months of 2019, and just one horse, Fancy Dress Party in the G3 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland, has won one of those events without the use of race-day Lasix, a diuretic that helps prevent or reduce exercise induced pulmonary hemorrhage, or […]

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‘Professional’ American Pharoah Filly Wins Debut Over Ellis Turf

The 2-year-old filly Envied did something her famous dad failed to do: win her first start. Envied became the fourth winner from the first crop of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, capturing Ellis Park’s fifth race by neck over favored Swanage. American Pharoah was fifth in his first start but went on to win […]

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Millionaires Limousine Liberal, Marley’s Freedom Top Churchill Stakes, Humana Distaff

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal will shoot for his third consecutive victory in the $500,000 Churchill Downs (GI) Presented by Twinspires.com for 4-year-olds and up when he heads a field of 12 for the seven-furlong main track test on the Kentucky Derby undercard. The Churchill Downs, scheduled as the day’s eighth race, has a 2:45 post […]

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Unbeaten Fancy Dress Party May Target Eight Belles Stakes On Kentucky Oaks Day

LNJ Foxwoods’ undefeated Fancy Dress Party passed a huge class test Sunday when she turned back a couple of challenges to win the $150,000 Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select. “Luis Saez made all the difference,” trainer Ben Colebrook said of his jockey. “He ran them off their feet.” Saez put Fancy Dress Party on the lead, fended off […]

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Fancy Dress Party Goes Wire-To-Wire In Beaumont

LNJ Foxwoods’ Fancy Dress Party took the lead at the start and doggedly held sway through the wire in Sunday’s G3 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings and jockey Luis Saez covered seven furlongs in 1:28.18 on the sloppy main track. Still undefeated through four career starts for trainer Ben Colebrook, Fancy […]

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