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Mr. Monomoy, Half-Brother To Champion Monomoy Girl, Breaks His Maiden At Churchill

In his second career start, 2-year-old Mr. Monomoy delivered on his pedigree’s promise with a 5 1/2-length victory over maiden special weight company at Churchill Downs. The half-brother to champion Monomoy Girl ran 6 1/2 furlongs over the fast main track in 1:17.57 for trainer Brad Cox and jockey Florent Geroux. A son of Palace […]

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Churchill-Loving Mr. Misunderstood Comes Through In River City

In the last 28 years, only three horses have won five career stakes races at Churchill Downs: 2012-13 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, crack sprinter Limousine Liberal and now Mr. Misunderstood, who added his name to the list after successfully defending his title in Saturday’s 42nd running of the $175,000 River City (Grade III). […]

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Cox Has Mr. Monomoy, Half To Champion Monomoy Girl, Poised For Maiden Breaker

Madaket Stables, Michael Dubb and Doheny Racing Stable’s Mr. Monomoy, the 2-year-old half-brother to champion filly Monomoy Girl, will attempt to break his maiden in his second start Saturday at Churchill Downs. Trained by Brad Cox, Mr. Monomoy finished fourth in his debut on Oct. 19 at Keeneland after getting squeezed at the break. The son of Palace Malice drew post position No. 7 in […]

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Covfefe To Aim For Filly & Mare Sprint Repeat In 2020; Whitmore May Get Another Sprint Try

Covfefe, winner of the Filly & Mare Sprint last Saturday, will take the remainder of the year off but prepare for a 4-year-old campaign hopefully culminating in a repeat Breeders’ Cup bid at Keeneland in 2020, trainer Brad Cox told the Daily Racing Form Wednesday. Cox said the daughter of Into Mischief would likely get […]

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‘Very Driven Stable’: Cox Celebrates Two Breeders’ Cup Winners, Likely Champs In 2019

A year ago, Kentucky Oaks winner Monomoy Girl won the Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Brad Cox’s hometown track of Churchill Downs to secure the 3-year-old filly title for the trainer’s first champion. In a 22-hour span at Santa Anita Park, Cox virtually locked up his second and third equine championships with 3-for-3 British Idiom wearing […]

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Covfefe Delivers As Heavy Favorite In Filly & Mare Sprint

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe was drawn on the rail for Saturday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, but jockey Joel Rosario didn’t let the post position affect his game plan. Instead of sending the 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief hard from the gate, Rosario let her settle into stride before asking her to move […]

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‘A Heck Of A Battle’: Likely Eclipse Award Winner British Idiom To Be Aimed At Kentucky Oaks

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner British Idiom was already back at her Churchill Downs base Saturday morning after catching a 2 a.m. flight back home along with several other Kentucky-based Friday runners, including beaten Juvenile favorite Dennis’ Moment. British Idiom, with Javier Castellano in the irons, was seventh of nine early, saved ground down […]

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Experience Carries British Idiom To Victory In Juvenile Fillies

Up against a talented but untested maiden winner in 2-1 favorite Donna Veloce, G1 Alcibiades winner British Idiom used her experience to her advantage to capture Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. Owned by Madaket Stable, Michael Dubb, the Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables, British Idiom and Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano tracked […]

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Classic Notes: Santana To Ride Math Wizard, Owendale ‘Awesome’ In Final Breeze

Pennsylvania Derby (G1) winner Math Wizard breezed five furlongs at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning three days before he is scheduled to ship to Southern California for a start in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita Nov. 2. The Saffie Joseph-trained son of Algorithms covered the distance in 1:02.32 over a muddy […]

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Covfefe Fires Second Straight Bullet Ahead Of Filly & Mare Sprint

With rain in the forecast on Saturday, trainers attempted to beat the weather with 169 horses donning the Churchill Downs work tab Friday morning and among them were nine Breeders’ Cup contenders who put in their final major preparation prior to the season-ending championship event on Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita. For the second-straight week, […]

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