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Kennedy Excited As ‘First Big Horse’ Jazzy Times Preps For Kentucky Downs

Jazzy Times is the kind of break-through horse that Ty Kennedy has worked for throughout his young riding career. The gelding, claimed for $25,000 four races earlier` by owner-trainer Wes Hawley, gave Kennedy his biggest victory to date in capturing Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint. Now the 24-year-old jockey is hoping that […]

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Finley’sluckycharm Hopes To Continue Pattern In Grade 1 Ballerina

Carl R. Moore’s multiple graded stakes winner Finley’sluckycharm will try to become the third filly in six years to sweep the Grade 2 Honorable Miss and the Grade 1, $600,000 Ketel One Ballerina as she heads a competitive field of nine on the Travers Day undercard Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 40th running of […]

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Honorable Miss Winner Finley’sluckycharm ‘On Target’ For Win And You’re In Ballerina

Trainer Bret Calhoun said Carl R. Moore’s Finley’sluckycharm came out of her 2 1/4-length win over Vertical Oak in the Grade 2, $200,000 Honorable Miss on Wednesday in good order and remains on target for the Grade 1, $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina on Travers Day, August 25. “We’re very happy with how she bounced out […]

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Finley’sluckycharm Runs Down Vertical Oak To Capture G2 Honorable Miss

Carl R. Moore’s Finley’sluckycharm ran down Vertical Oak in midstretch and outkicked her rival by 2 ¼ lengths to capture the 27th running of the Grade 2, Honorable Miss Handicap for fillies and mares Wednesday at Saratoga Race Course. Jockey Brian Hernandez, Jr. ensured the Twirling Candy mare earned a trip to the winner’s circle, […]

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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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