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Channel Cat Won’t Be Denied In Bowling Green

Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat took the lead out of the gate and was dead game in stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green by a half-length over Ya Primo. The 4-year-old son of English Channel and Luis Saez ran 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:14.43, marking the colt’s first graded […]

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Albertrani Hoping Third Time’s The Charm For Sadler’s Joy In Bowling Green

Woodslane Farm’s $2-million earner Sadler’s Joy makes his seasonal debut in a contentious renewal of Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, a 1 3/8-mile test for 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Trained by Tom Albertrani, Sadler’s Joy rallied last-of-13 to third in the Breeders’ Cup […]

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‘Timing Is Right’ To Point Hunter O’Riley For Bowling Green Repeat

Following a triumph in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday at Monmouth Park, veteran trainer Jimmy Toner said Hunter O’Riley could target the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course next. Owned by Sean Shay and Michael Ryan, the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful notched his first […]

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Channel Maker, Glorious Empire Dead Heat In Bowling Green

After 1 3/8 miles of Saratoga’s Mellon turf course, Channel Maker and Glorious Empire were unable to be separated at the wire; placing judges declared the finish a dead heat in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes. Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire led all the way, and Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker came rolling […]

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Churchill Downs Suing Spirited Funds For Alleged Breach Of Sponsorship Contract

Churchill Downs has filed a lawsuit against the Bowling Green-based company Spirited Funds, reports the Bowling Green Daily News, for an alleged breach of the companies’ sponsorship contract. Filed on Sept. 18 in Jefferson Circuit Court, the suit claims that Churchill is owed $913,885 in “unpaid sponsorship fees from Spirited Funds, plus 1.5 percent monthly late fees […]

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Hunter O’Riley Last-To-First For Bowling Green Upset

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley surprised the G2 Bowling Green field at 16-1, rolling from last-to-first under Florent Geroux to win by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Jimmy Toner, out-legged Bigger Picture in the final sixteenth for the victory, covering 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm […]

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Flintshire Overcomes Very Slow Pace To Take Bowling Green

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Flintshire had to overcome both being boxed in on the far turn and a very slow, uncontested early pace, but still managed to pull off the victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes at Saratoga, sweeping around the outside to win by about three-quarters of a length. The 6-year-old son of […]

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Red Rifle Skims Rail For Bowling Green Win

Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Red Rifle capitalized on a dream trip, riding the rail and extending away in the stretch and win the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on the turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Leaving the gate at odds of 6-1 with Javier Castellano in the irons, Red Rifle broke sharply from the […]

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Hangover Kid Gets First Graded Victory in Bowling Green

Hangover Kid became a graded stakes winner on Saturday at Belmont Park when he took the Grade 2, $200,000 Bowling Green Handicap in a photo over odds-on favorite Grandeur. Jockey Jose Lezcano, who a week earlier won three graded stakes in a row on Stars & Stripes Day, delivered another sensational ride aboard Hangover Kid, […]

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