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Underpressure Improves To Dominate Lousiana Champions Day Classic

In Saturday’s Louisiana Champions Day action at the Fair Grounds, Mallory Greiner’s Underpressure rated mid-pack early in the $150,000 Louisiana Champions Day Classic, took over off the final turn and held firm late. “Obviously we wanted to be up a little closer and were hoping that he would break running,” said jockey Corey Lanerie. “He […]

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Louisiana Champions Day: Grande Basin Seeks To Go One Better In Classic

A total of $1.05 million in purse money will be on line among 11 stakes events, including three races for Quarter Horses, on Louisiana Champions Day Presented by Acadian Ambulance, which is scheduled for Saturday, December 8 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The premier event on Champions Day is the $150,000 Louisiana Champions […]

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Goodprofit Returns Maiden-Breaking Effort In Louisiana Jewel

Delta Downs hosted a pair of stakes races on Friday night which included the $100,000 Louisiana Jewel for Louisiana-bred 2-year-old fillies and the $75,000 Treasure Chest for 3-year-old and up fillies and mares. The Louisiana Jewel turned into a coming out party for James Mcingvale’s Goodprofit, who broke her maiden while under jockey Gerard Melancon. […]

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Who Do You Like? Churchill Downs Trainers Offer Breeders’ Cup Classic Picks

Some of Churchill Downs’ top horsemen gave their expert opinion on who they like in Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita. Here’s what they had to say: Trainer Ron Moquett: “I like California Chrome because of the fact that he’s a true mile-and-a-quarter horse. I don’t know what Arrogate will do when he runs against older horses […]

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Churchill Riding Title Adds To Best Year Yet For Lanerie

Jockey Corey Lanerie will win his 10th riding title at Churchill Downs when the 21-day Fall Meet wraps on Sunday. This will mark Lanerie’s 10th title in the last 11 meets at Churchill Downs, including eight in a row. Only Hall of Fame jockeys Pat Day (34) and Don Brumfield (12) have won more crowns […]

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‘The Fugitive’ and Other Trainer Suspension Stories

Remember “The Fugitive,” that 1960s TV series later turned into a movie starring Harrison Ford as Dr. Richard Kimble, the “innocent victim of blind justice” falsely convicted in the murder of his wife? Kimble escaped while en route to prison’s death row, then searched far and wide for a one-armed man he saw leave the […]

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Chris Richard breaks training record at Prairie Meadows

PRESS RELEASE Trainer Chris Richard won two races Friday to set a record for most victories at a thoroughbred meet at Prairie Meadows. Richard won with a pair of Iowa-breds, sending out Tiger Lake to win the fourth race and Midnight Moment to win the 10th. That gave him 65 wins in 190 starts this […]

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