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‘Honest’ Arklow Thriving On Grass, Should Be ‘In The Mix’ Early In Pegasus Turf

When Donegal Racing purchased a yearling colt in 2015 later named Arklow, it projected the son of Arch as a Triple Crown series prospect. Five years later, Donegal is an accomplished distance grass horse likely to be one the favorites in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy on Jan. 25 at […]

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‘She’s Special’: Cox Says Top Filly Taraz Could Step Onto Kentucky Derby Trail

Should she win the Martha Washington Stakes (February 1) at Oaklawn impressively, trainer Brad Cox has indicated that Juddmonte Farm’s homebred three-year-old filly Taraz could tackle the boys in her subsequent start and thus join the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) presented by Woodford Reserve. “Look, she’s special,” Cox explained. “Everything has to line up, everything […]

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‘Excited To See What 2020 Holds’: Champion Monomoy Girl Shipping In To Fair Grounds This Week

As her half-brother Mr. Monomoy prepares to take on the G3 Lecomte this Saturday at the Fair Grounds, 2018 Eclipse Champion Monomoy Girl is expected to join trainer Brad Cox’s barn at the New Orleans oval this week to continue preparing for her 2020 season. Bloodstock agent Liz Crow, who picked out the 5-year-old daughter […]

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Full Field Of 14 Seeks Kentucky Derby Points In Lecomte Stakes

Led by Joseph W. Sutton’s Scabbard, the maximum number of 14 three-year-olds are programmed to leave the starting gate in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3), one of six stakes to be run on “Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone”. Now run at 1 1/16 miles, the Lecomte offers 10-4-2-1 points on the […]

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‘Short Stretch’ Will Be An Advantage For Undefeated Taraz In Oaklawn’s Martha Washington

Oaklawn opens Jan. 24, but trainer Brad Cox is already targeting major local races in February for two of his most promising runners now based at Fair Grounds and a third already in Hot Springs. Cox said Friday morning that he is pointing unbeaten Taraz for the $150,000 Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies Feb. […]

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Donegal Racing: Arklow To Start In Pegasus World Cup Turf, Dubai Sheema Classic

Millionaire Arklow, winner of New York’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and one of America’s top turf horses, is on target to make his next two starts in the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park and the $6 million Longines Dubai Sheema Classic, Donegal Racing founder Jerry Crawford announced. Luis Saez […]

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Breeders’ Cup Winner British Idiom Gets Back To Work At Fair Grounds

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner British Idiom had her first work since the World Championships on Sunday at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans, covering three furlongs in :37.60. According to drf.com, the 2-year-old daughter of Flashback will be pointed to the Rachel Alexandra Stakes at the Fair Grounds on February 15, following a similar route […]

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‘One Of The Best Horses I’ve Been On’: Juvenile Filly Taraz Romps In Letellier Memorial

Juddmonte Farms Inc’s heavily-favored Taraz took command early before sprinting away from the field late to take Saturday’s $75,000 Letellier Memorial Stakes at the Fair Grounds by 11 ¼ lengths. The final time for six furlongs in the slop was 1:10.83. Urusla was second and Sweet Kisses checked in third. The Brad Cox trained 2-year-old […]

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Lynn’s Map Edges Mr. Monomoy In Key 2-Year-Old Allowance Route At Fair Grounds

The Santa Super Saturday card at Fair Grounds Racecourse featured six stakes races, but it was a two-turn allowance for 2-year-olds that may have been St. Nick’s greatest gift of all. Over a racetrack that was sloppy all day, race 13 on the 14-race card had the look of a prep for the “Road to […]

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Fair Grounds Allowance Race Could Serve As Prep For January’s Lecomte Stakes

We’re feasting on stakes, six of them to be exact, on Santa Super Saturday at Fair Grounds Racecourse, but you’ll want to stick around for dessert. Race 13 of 14 on Saturday is carded as a first-level optional claimer for 2-year-olds, but in reality, it’s a major stepping stone to the Lecomte (G3), to be […]

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