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Jockey DeShawn Parker Sweeps All Four Stakes On Texas Champions Preview Night

Sam Houston Race Park hosted the inaugural Texas Champions Preview Night on a cool, clear night. Exciting finishes were on display for the $75,000 Jim’s Orbit; $75,000 Two Altazano; $75,000 Houston Turf and $75,000 Miss Houston Turf. It was a huge night for two-time leading Sam Houston Race Park jockey DeShawn Parker, who won each […]

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Disqualified: Silver Dust Tested Positive For Levamisole After Louisiana Stakes

Silver Dust, winner of yesterday’s Grade 3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, has been disqualified from his Jan. 18 win in the G3 Louisiana Stakes after testing positive for levamisole, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Bret Calhoun agreed to a $1,000 fine and the disqualification, placing Silver Dust last. The Racing Medication and Testing […]

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Silver Dust Digs In For Mineshaft Repeat

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust has now won back-to-back editions of the G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, capturing this Saturday’s contest by three-quarters of a length over Gun It. The 6-year-old son of Tapit ran 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:43.40, living up to his 9-5 favoritism. Brian Hernandez, Jr. […]

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Owner Chester Thomas ‘Riding High’ With Three Shots In Risen Star

With five graded stakes wins and a Kentucky Derby horse, the past year seems like a dream to Allied Racing’s Chester Thomas. The calendar has flipped to 2020, but he still hasn’t been pinched. “It’s been an enormous wave and we’re still riding high,” Thomas said of his recent success. “It’s always fun to win, […]

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Trainer Calhoun Exuding ‘Confidence’ In Pair Of Sophomore Talents

Last year at this time, trainer Bret Calhoun had a pair of promising three-year-olds in the barn in By My Standards and Mr. Money, both for Allied Racing Stable LLC. The former upset the Louisiana Derby (G2), while the later would go on to take down a quartet of graded stakes. Only time will […]

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Into Mischief Colt Digital Set To Stretch Out For Calhoun After Sharp Maiden Score

Trainer Bret Calhoun said Tom Durant’s Digital, a sharp maiden sprint winner at second asking at Fair Grounds in New Orleans, La., on December 28, will be asked to tackle a route of ground in his next assignment. “We’re going to point him towards a two-turn allowance race at Fair Grounds on January 17,” Calhoun […]

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‘Jumping Out Of His Skin’: By My Standards Back On The Radar For Calhoun

Allied Racing Stable LLC’s 2019 Louisiana Derby (G2) upsetter By My Standards recently returned to the Fair Grounds work tab, as he eases his way into his 4-year-old campaign for trainer Bret Calhoun. The 22-1 winner of Fair Grounds’ signature event off just a maiden score in the race prior, the 3-year-old son of […]

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Spendthrift Acquires Interest In Dirt Mile Contender Mr. Money; Colt To Race In 2020

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm has acquired an ownership interest in four-time graded stakes-winning millionaire Mr. Money, who will make his next start in Saturday’s $1,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita. Campaigned by Chester Thomas’ Allied Racing Stable and trainer Bret Calhoun, the 3-year-old colt is the leading earner from the first […]

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Owendale ‘Deserves A Chance’ In Breeders’ Cup Classic

It was a busy morning at Churchill Downs as five Breeders’ Cup contenders, led by Rupp Racing’s $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (GIII) winner Owendale (Classic) and Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s multiple Grade I-winning mare Elate (Classic or Distaff), logged their second-to-last workouts prior to the Nov. 1-2 World Championships at Santa Anita. Along with […]

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