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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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‘Trying To Save Him For Next Year’: Mr. Money Targeting Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Chester Thomas, the two-time Ellis Park leading owner from nearby Madisonville, Ky., had no plans to run his 3-year-old standout Mr. Money in the Breeders’ Cup for much of the year. But plans changed after Mr. Money’s streak of four straight impressive victories in Grade 3 stakes was tripped up in the final strides of […]

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Improbable, Mr. Money Arrive At Parx For G1 Pennsylvania Derby

Seven out-of-town runners – four from California and three from Kentucky – pulled into the Parx Racing stable area late Wednesday morning in advance of engagements on Saturday’s monster card led by the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby and Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes. The group included the two favorites for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby, Improbable and Mr. Money, […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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Pennsylvania Derby: Red-Hot Mr. Money ‘Certainly Ready To Run’

Allied Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Money continued his march toward next Saturday’s $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (GI) at Parx with a spirited two-minute lick early Friday morning at Churchill Downs. Trained by Bret Calhoun, Mr. Money will ride a four-race win streak into the Pennsylvania Derby – the marquee race at Parx […]

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Mr. Money Continues To Roll In West Virginia Derby

Allied Racing Stable’s Mr. Money had to deal with a loose horse when winning the G3 Indiana Derby last out, but he had no such challenges in Saturday’s G3 West Virginia Derby. Looking loaded for bear the whole way around the course, the 3-year-old son of Goldencents made short work of the field to win […]

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Silver Dust Denies Game Kukulkan In West Virginia Governor’s Stakes

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust (7-2) was determined in Saturday’s Grade 3 West Virginia Governor’s Stakes at Mountaineer, turning back several challenges from 3-1 favorite and Mexican Triple Crown winner Kukulkan to win by about a half-length on the wire. The 5-year-old Tapit gelding, ridden by Jack Gilligan for trainer Bret Calhoun, covered 1 1/16 miles […]

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Mr. Money Tops Field Of 10 In West Virginia Derby

Mr. Money, who has won three consecutive graded stakes with authority, looms the probable favorite for the $500,000, Grade III West Virginia Derby Aug. 3 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort. The 1 1/8-mile Derby for 3-year-olds attracted a field of 10. It is the eighth race on a nine-race Saturday program that has a […]

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Mr. Money Negotiates Loose Horse En Route To Indiana Derby Victory

Allied Racing Stable’s Mr. Money endured an eventful trip in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Indiana Derby, with jockey Gabriel Saez working out a clean trip despite a loose horse en route to a three-length victory. A 3-year-old son of Goldencents, Mr. Money has now won three graded stakes in a row for trainer Bret Calhoun. […]

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