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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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‘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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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 Using Indiana Derby As ‘Building’ Block For Bigger Stakes

Allied Racing’s Mr. Money, who off a pair of Grade 3 stakes victories at Churchill Downs stamped himself as one of the fastest and most-improved 3-year-olds in the country, is headed to Saturday night’s $500,000 Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand. Regular rider Gabriel Saez has the mount. Trainer Bret Calhoun had debated running Mr. Money, […]

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By My Standards Connections Will Be ‘On The Edge Of Our Chairs’ Until First Saturday In May

With just three weeks until the Grade I, $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve, Louisiana Derby (Grade II) winner By My Standards, breezed a half-mile in :48.80 at 5:45 a.m. Thursday morning at Churchill Downs. Flanked by Allied Racing Stable’s Chester Thomas and trainer Bret Calhoun, By My Standards was led to the track by stable pony Frankie with […]

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‘It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This’: Thomas’ By My Standards Sparks Derby Fever

Chester Thomas of Madisonville, Ky., is headed to the Kentucky Derby after his 3-year-old colt By My Standards captured Saturday’s $1 million Louisiana Derby by three-quarters of a length over Spinoff, paying $47 to win under jockey Gabriel Saez. The Grade 2 stakes saw 4-5 favorite War of Will struggle home ninth after pulling […]

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