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Derby Runner-Up Golden Soul Headlines Upcoming KY Downs Card

Golden Soul, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby, tops a full field of 14 in Wednesday’s featured race at Kentucky Downs. The race will be run as the 11th of 13 races. The program was expanded to give horsemen more racing opportunities after a lightning storm forced the cancellation of six races Wednesday. To […]

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Golden Soul Added to Haskell Field

Trainer Dallas Stewart will make his William Hill Haskell debut this Sunday when he saddles Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul in the $1 million Grade 1 test for 3-year-olds. “It’s a great race to be in.  It’s the Haskell,” said Stewart, a native of Mississippi.  “Obviously, the purse is a million dollars, but it’s one […]

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‘Singspiel’-ing in the Rain: Forte Dei Marmi Gives Attfield Fifth in a Row

Favoured Forte Dei Marmi, ridden by Joel Rosario, exploded to the front in mid-stretch to win the $159,100 Singspiel Stakes by a going away six and one-quarter lengths over stablemate Perfect Timber Sunday at Woodbine. It marked the fifth year in a row that Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield had won the Singspiel, three […]

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Java’s War Charges Last to First to Win Blue Grass

Charles Fipke’s homebred Java’s War overcame a slow start to catch Palace Malice in the final yards to win the 89th running of the $750,000 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G1) by a neck before a crowd of 37,161 on a bright Saturday afternoon at Keeneland. Saturday’s attendance is the second largest in track history, surpassed only […]

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Jersey Town springs upset in Kelso

Jersey Town took command at the top of the stretch and drew off to win the $400,000 Kelso Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park Sept. 29. The victory earned the 6-year-old horse by Speightstown an automatic berth in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita, since it is part of the ‘Win […]

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Java’s War first winner for champion War Pass

Java’s War became the first winner for deceased 2007 juvenile champion War Pass when he won a maiden special weight at eight furlongs on the turf at Ellis Park July 8. A homebred for Charles Fipke, Java’s War is a half brother to stakes-placed Coffee Bar and is the fourth winner from four starters for […]

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Despite losses, Dubai still in the cards for Royal Delta, Perfect Shirl

Losses at Gulfstream Park over the weekend probably won’t alter the plans for 3-year-old filly champion Royal Delta and Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf winner Perfect Shirl.  Trainer Bill Mott said Royal Delta, a daughter of Empire Maker, came out of her second-place finish in the Sabin Stakes looking great and still on course […]

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Canadian trainer Attfield savors first Breeders’ Cup win

When Perfect Shirl, a 27-1 longshot owned by Charles Fipke of Kelowna, B.C., rallied to win the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Friday at Churchill Downs, she ended a 0 for 14 Breeders’ Cup drought for trainer Roger Attfield, according to The Globe and Mail. “I’m ecstatic,” Attfield said. “I’ve had seconds in […]

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Jersey Town turns in quick Belmont breeze

ELMONT, N.Y. – Charles Fipke’s Jersey Town was caught by NYRA clockers breezing six furlongs in 1:11.15 Sunday morning as the 5-year-old tuned up for his match against Uncle Mo and Jackson Bend in next Saturday’s Kelso. Trainer Barclay Tagg said the work was faster than he expected but was otherwise pleased with the drill. “It […]

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