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Seeking The Soul Suffered Bout Of ‘Thumps’ In Pacific Classic, Will Aim For Lukas Classic

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul finished seventh in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic at Del Mar, a disappointing effort from the post-time favorite. Trainer Dallas Stewart explained that the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul suffered a bout of the “thumps,” an electrolyte imbalance, according to Horse Racing Nation. “Who knows when it might have […]

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Churchill Downs Racing Club Retires Warrior’s Club; Stud Plans Pending

Warrior’s Club has officially been retired from racing, according to the Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Facebook page. The 5-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward earned a total of $856,504 with high-profile finishes in graded stakes races across the country, including a win in the 2018 edition of Keeneland’s G3 Commonwealth Stakes. “It’s been an amazing journey […]

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Owendale ‘On Top Of His Game’ For Expected Travers Start

Trainer Brad Cox indicated this morning that Rupp Racing’s Owendale is on target for Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers after his four-furlong workout over the Churchill Downs surface that went in 48.80 seconds on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief will arrive at Saratoga on Tuesday, and will gallop over the track […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Dennis’ Moment To Target ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

Dennis’ Moment, the electrifying 19 1/4-length winner of an Ellis Park maiden race on July 27, will make his next start in Churchill Downs’ $200,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 14. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois is the first points race on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. It also is a “Win and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Next For Newly-Minted G1 Winner Covfefe

L N J Foxwoods’ Covfefe emerged from her first career Grade 1 triumph in Saratoga’s $500,000 Longines Test in good order, allowing trainer Brad Cox to set another lofty goal for his star filly. “This has been the goal with her for a long time, since the start of the year, to get her to […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Extremely Aggressive’ In Training, Nearing First Timed Workout

Trainer Brad Cox said that Monomoy Girl, last year’s champion sophomore filly, remains at Churchill Downs and is approaching her first timed work of 2019. The five-time Grade 1 winner has been unraced since winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff last November, still working her way back from a mild case of colic that […]

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Churchill Commits To Add Hotel, Historical Racing Machines By 2021 Derby

A hotel on the clubhouse turn will be the latest change to the iconic skyline of Churchill Downs, according to wdrb.com. CEO Bill Carstanjen told investors on Thursday’s quarterly earnings call that the hotel is expected to be finished before the 2021 Kentucky Derby. The success of the Churchill-owned Derby City Gaming’s historical racing machines ($9 […]

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Bentley Combs Seeking First Stakes With With $30,000 Claim Botswana

Trainer Bentley Combs’ association with the gelding Botswana began horribly. He claimed the horse for $30,000 in Botswana’s first career start 10 races ago. When the race was over, Combs owned a horse who had never been in the hunt and struggled home 12th. “It was probably the most sinking feeling of my life, to […]

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Jazzy Times Seeking Repeat In Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint

A year ago, Jazzy Times came into Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint after winning his first race on turf in a $25,000 claiming race at Indiana Grand. Jazzy Times won Ellis’ 5 1/2-furlong stakes at 15-1 odds and seemed on his way to fulfilling owner-trainer Wes Hawley’s expectations in the gelding. A […]

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‘I Buy Good Horses Cheap’: $1,000 Yearling Scores Allowance Win At Ellis

Inga Demeritte’s 2-year-old filly Lady Glamour now is 2 for 3 — with a third place sandwiched in between in Churchill Downs’ $125,000 Debutante Stakes — after taking Ellis Park’s $51,000 allowance race Friday by 7 1/4 lengths over odds-on favorite Josie. Not bad for a horse that trainer Larry Demeritte, the owner’s husband, paid […]

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