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Romans Takes Sole Possession Of Churchill Title For All-Time Leading Trainer

The wait is finally over for trainer Dale Romans. He has achieved his longtime dream. The South Louisville native took sole possession of the record for most wins by a trainer in the 143-year-old history of Churchill Downs from Hall of Fame horseman Bill Mott when 2-year-old Storm Runner ($6.80) cruised to a 4 ½-length […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Nicks Creates His Own ‘Luck’ With Caledonia Road

Five years ago, trainer Ralph Nicks wasn’t sure he’d make it through the winter. His New York-based stable had dwindled to just 12 horses, and he would end up saddling the winners of just 13 races in 2012 – the smallest number of his career. “I didn’t know where (my career) was headed,” said the […]

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BC Distaff Notes: Elate ‘On The Improve,’ Forever Unbridled ‘All Dappled Out’

Abel Tasman – The 3yo daughter of Quality Road co-owned by China Horse Club International and her breeder Clearsky Farms, was shipped from Santa Anita Park to Del Mar overnight with 15 other horses trained by Bob Baffert. After the two-hour trip, Abel Tasman and the others walked. She will return to the track Wednesday. With victories in the […]

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Breeders’ Cup 2017: Noticias Y Notas, Domingo 29 De Octubre

MENOS VELOCIDAD: Finalmente las conexiones de Diversify anunciaron que el ganador de la Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) no irá a Del Mar a correr en la Breeders’ Cup Classic, prefiriendo entonces llevarlo a Churchill Downs a participar en el Clark Handicap o en su defecto en la Cigar Mile de Aqueduct, programada para el […]

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Romans Ties Mott At 701 Wins For All-Time Leading Trainer Title At Churchill Downs

South Louisville native Dale Romans tied Hall of Famer Bill Mott as the all-time leading trainer in Churchill Downs history on Sunday when 2-year-old colt Seven Trumpets rolled to a 3 ½-length victory on opening day of the 21-day Fall Meet for win No. 701. Romans, 51, was not present for the milestone win. Instead, he was in Southern California tending […]

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Elate ‘Finished Up Good’ At Del Mar; Turf Works Highlight Sunday Morning Training

Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender Elate, winner of both the G1 Alabama and G1 Beldame, worked a half-mile on a cloudy Sunday morning at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro and exercise rider Neil Poznansky were given a final time of :49.00 for the work, with Daily Racing Form clockers catching the filly in :23.60 for […]

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Diversify Aprovecha El Tren De Carrera Y Se Lleva De Punta A Punta La Jockey Club Gold Cup

Diversify corrió su primera carrera de grado. El resultado no pudo ser mejor. El vistoso zaino hijo de Bellamy Road tomó la delantera y no dejó chance alguno a sus rivales para imponerse de extremo a extremo en la 99na. edición de la Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, $750,000) el sábado 7 en Belmont Park. […]

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Japanese-Bred Yoshida Game In Hill Prince

Yoshida found a narrow opening in midstretch under Manny Franco and out-kicked his rivals to win the Grade 3, $500,000 Hill Prince Saturday at Belmont Park. Lucullan finished second, beaten a neck, with 6-5 favorite Bricks and Mortar a half length back in third, Frostmourne fourth and pace-setting Secretary of War fifth in the field […]

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Pletcher Busca Su Primer Triunfo En La Jockey Club Gold Cup Con Tres Presentados

Todd Pletcher ha ganado innumerables carreras selectivas. La Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1, $750,000) no es una de ellas. Ha participado con 17 inscritos en 12 ediciones, con balance de cinco segundos y tres terceros. El laureado entrenador intentará nuevamente buscar esa primera victoria en la competencia de 2000 metros que pertenece a la serie […]

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Jockey Club Gold Cup: Turf-To-Dirt Contenders Include Good Samaritan, Highland Sky

A pair of graded stakes-running turf horses will appear on the dirt next weekend at Belmont Park, vying for a berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic next month at Del Mar. Good Samaritan has won a Grade 2 on both the turf and the dirt, while Highland Sky was second in last year’s Grade 1 […]

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