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Distaff: Finley’sluckycharm Tries To Keep Perfect Churchill Record Intact

Carl Moore Management’s Finley’sluckycharm, undefeated in six starts at Churchill Downs, will try to keep her record perfect as she faces seven other fillies and mares in the Humana Distaff Saturday on the Kentucky Derby program at the Louisville, Ky., racetrack. The Humana Distaff will go as the day’s sixth race with a 1:13 p.m. […]

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Grade 1 Winner Girvin Returns In Lone Star’s Sexton Mile

Girvin, winner of the Grade 1, $1 million Haskell Invitational last July, will return to racing in the Grade 3, $200k Sexton Mile at Lone Star Park on Sunday, May 6. “He is training great,” said owner Brad Grady who attended the races at Lone Star Park Thursday. “He had some great workouts at Keeneland. […]

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Finley’sluckycharm Gets The Nod In Madison’s Blanket Finish

The very consistent Finley’sluckycharm needed some of that luck to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Madison Stakes at Keeneland, just nosing out four rivals in a photo finish at the wire to stay undefeated in the state of Kentucky. Carl R. Moore’s 5-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy scored her first top-level victory at odds of 5-1, […]

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American Gal Headlines Field Of 13 In Madison Stakes

Kaleem Shah’s American Gal, unraced since winning the Test (G1) at Saratoga by 4 lengths, and Carl Moore Management’s multiple stakes winner Finley’sluckycharm head a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 17th running of the $300,000 Madison (G1). The Madison, run at 7 furlongs on the main track, will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program with a 5:10 […]

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Classy Act Favored In Wide Open Fair Grounds Oaks

A wide open nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies will assemble on Saturday for the final local prep on Churchill Downs’ Road To The Kentucky Oaks – the Gr. II $400,000 TwinSpires.com Fair Grounds Oaks, which awards the Top 4 finishers points on a 100-40-20-10 scale. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ clocker and odds maker Mike Diliberto […]

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Compelled Comes From Behind For Mardi Gras Score

len Hill Farms’ Compelled fired off the bench to take the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ Fat Tuesday feature- the $75,000 Mardi Gras Stakes, which is run at five-and-a-half furlongs for fillies and mares on the Stall-Wilson Turf Course. Trained by Tom Proctor and ridden to victory by Corey Lanerie, the 4-year-old daughter of War Front came from […]

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Heavenly Love, Wonder Gadot Training ‘Forwardly’ For Rachel Alexandra

Trainer Mark Casse’s two contenders for the Gr. II $200,000 Rachel Alexandra – Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love – turned in half-mile works over the Fair Grounds main track on Friday morning, which were their final serious preparations for the mile-and-a-sixteenth event. Casse’s assistant trainer David Carroll sent Wonder Gadot to the track first set. The last out runner-up to Stronger […]

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Sutherland Suffers Broken Collarbone, Knee In Thursday Spill At Fair Grounds

Jockey Chantal Sutherland will miss eight to twelve weeks after suffering a broken left clavicle and a fractured right knee as result of a spill that took place in Thursday’s sixth race at the Fair Grounds. “She’s doing well and in good spirits,” Sutherland’s agent Rick Mocklin said.  “It looks like she may have surgery (Friday) and […]

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Finely’sluckycharm Finishes The Job In Thoroughbred Club Of America Stakes

Carl Moore Management’s Finley’sluckycharm was a determined winner of Saturday’s G2 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint next month at Del Mar. A 4-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy, 4-5 favorite Finley’sluckycharm was between horses down the backstretch, forced wide on the turn but rallied […]

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Hernandez Voted Jockey Of The Week After Overcoming Spill To Win Pocahontas

A sobering fall at Churchill Downs was followed with a Grade 2 victory aboard a 23-1 longshot as Brian Hernandez, Jr. experienced the highs and lows of racing and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending September 17, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for […]

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