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Canadian Star Escape Clause Confirmed For Apple Blossom

There will be even more Canadian flavor in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., after owner/trainer Don Schnell said that multiple stakes winner Escape Clause would run in the 1 1/16-mile race April 14. Escape Clause has been a win machine in Canada and the Pacific and Mountain […]

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Chocolate Martini Back At Fair Grounds, Could Point To Apple Blossom

Grade 2 winner Chocolate Martini returned to her Fair Grounds base Monday after winning her 4-year-old debut Sunday at Oaklawn for trainer Tom Amoss and owners Double Doors Racing, LLC and Nine Thirty Racing LLC. Whether she makes another trip to Hot Springs this year remains to be seen. Making her first start since finishing […]

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Monomoy Girl Goes For Fourth Consecutive Grade 1 Win In Coaching Club American Oaks

Three-time Grade 1 winner Monomoy Girl and recent Grade 2 Mother Goose winner Midnight Bisou, who ran first and third, respectively, in the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, will vie for supremacy in the 3-year-old filly division as part of a field of five in the 102nd running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Coaching Club American […]

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Ollie’s Candy Battles To First Stakes Win In Summertime Oaks

Unbeaten in two sprints on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields, Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy was more than ready for her close-up on Saturday at Santa Anita, as she stalked favored Thirteen Squared and prevailed in a thrilling stretch duel to win the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks by a neck under […]

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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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Chocolate Martini Invades From Kentucky For Santa Anita’s Summertime Oaks

A Grade II winner in New Orleans two starts back, trainer Tom Amoss’ Chocolate Martini ships west from her Kentucky base to take on Bob Baffert’s Grade I stakes-placed Thirteen Squared and four other 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. CHOCOLATE MARTINI Owner:  Double Doors […]

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Chocolate Martini Owners To Support Retired Racehorse Project With Share Of Kentucky Oaks Purse

Double Doors Racing, LLC, owners of Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks winner Chocolate Martini, have agreed to donate 5 percent of any earnings from the filly’s run in the $1,000,000, G1 Kentucky Oaks to the Retired Racehorse Project. The funds will go toward helping the organization’s mission of increasing the value and demand for Thoroughbreds once […]

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Tyler Baze Pilots Trio Of Stakes Winner To Jockey Of The Week Title

Three stakes wins in two days, including two graded stakes, led voters to support Tyler Baze as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 19 – 25, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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No ‘Firm Plans’ For Louisiana Derby Winner Noble Indy’s Path To Kentucky

Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com winner Noble Indy is scheduled to be reunited with trainer Todd Pletcher’s contingent at Palm Beach Downs Training Center in South Florida this upcoming Monday. From there, Pletcher will begin making plans regarding preparation for the Gr. I $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 5. “We haven’t made […]

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Claimed In February, Chocolate Martini Surprises At 13-1 In Fair Grounds Oaks

She broke her maiden for a tag of $15,000 in January of this year, and was claimed for $30,000 in her next start. On Saturday, Chocolate Martini was the 13-1 surprise winner of the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, earning 100 points and a spot in the starting gate on the first Friday in May. […]

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