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By My Standards Kicks Away Late In New Orleans Classic

Back on the scene of his biggest victory in last year’s Louisiana Derby, Allied Racing Stable’s By My Standards turned in another big performance in this Saturday’s Grade 2 New Orleans Classic. The 4-year-old son of Goldencents won the $400,000 race by about four lengths as the 2-1 second choice. Ridden by Gabriel Saez for […]

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Last Year’s Louisiana Derby Winner By My Standards Tops Saturday’s New Orleans Classic

One year ago, Allied Racing Stable LLC’s By My Standards crossed the wire first in the featured Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby (G2) en route to his Kentucky Derby appearance. On Saturday, the now 4-year-old will headline a powerhouse field of nine older horses in the $400,000 New Orleans Classic (G2), to be run over 1 1/8th […]

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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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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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Silver Dust, Synchrony Seeking Repeat Stakes Victories On Louisiana Derby Preview Day

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust looks to add yet another graded stakes victory to his resume while at the same time defending his title when he faces ten others in the $200,000 Mineshaft (G3), to be run at 1 1/16th miles on Saturday at Fair Grounds Race Course. The Mineshaft is carded as race nine of […]

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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 Twinspires.com 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 Twinspires.com 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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