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Limousine Liberal ‘Impressed’ Colebrook In Belmont Sprint, Points To Forego

Earning his first win outside of the state of Kentucky in dramatic fashion, Limousine Liberal couldn’t have picked a more opportune time. Sent off as the 9-5 post-time favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship, the 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding took the overland route to victory, racing five wide and overcoming bumping at the top of the […]

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2018 Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw To Be Held At Equestricon

Attendees to Equestricon, Horse Racing’s largest convention and festival, will now experience greater access than ever before to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Organizers announced that the 2018 Rood and Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw will be held at Equestricon on Monday, October 29. The Draw is open to all Equestricon attendees and will […]

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Hernandez: Lanerie’s Presentation Of Churchill Leading Rider Trophy ‘Really Special’

Brian Hernandez Jr., winner of the 2012 Ellis Park riding crown, didn’t waste any time taking the first steps toward potentially another riding title, winning Sunday’s second race aboard Menacing on opening day of Ellis’ 2018 meet. The Louisiana native was at Ellis the day after wrapping up his first riding title at Churchill Downs […]

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Sir Truebadour Gives Asmussen Record-Equalling Fifth Bashford Manor Win

Whispering Oaks Farm LLC’s Sir Truebadour led every step of the way in Saturday’s 117th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III) on closing day at Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet to beat Mr Chocolate Chip by two lengths and give Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen an impressive fifth win in the nation’s […]

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Juvenile Restless Rider Dominates Churchill’s Debutante

Three Chimneys Farm LLC and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider overcame trouble on the turn to convincingly beat Shanghai Rain by a record 11 ¼ lengths and six other 2-year-old fillies in the 118th running of the $100,000 Debutante (Listed) on closing day of Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet. Restless Rider, the even-money favorite, clocked […]

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First Churchill Riding Title ‘Bittersweet’ For Hernandez

Nine days ago the race was on between close friends Brian Hernandez Jr. and Corey Lanerie with only one win separating the duo for the leading jockey title at the 2018 Churchill Downs Spring Meet. But tragedy struck Friday, June 22 with the sudden loss of Lanerie’s wife, Shantel, which allowed Hernandez to clinch his first leading rider […]

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Racing Club-Owned Warrior’s Club ‘The Real Deal,’ Says Lukas

Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club has raced on the grandest of stages throughout his 24-race career including the undercard of the Kentucky Derby (Grade I) and Belmont Stakes (GI) but the colt hopes to rebound from a disappointing effort in the Met Mile (GI) three weeks ago in Saturday’s $75,000-added Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at his home track […]

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Warrior’s Club Takes On Chief Cicatriz In Kelly’s Landing

Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Commonwealth Stakes (Grade III) winner Warrior’s Club will face off against impressive Aristides (GIII) winner Chief Cicatriz in Saturday’s $75,000-added Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs The Kelly’s Landing, which attracted a field of 10 sprinters, is one of three stakes races on Churchill Downs’ 12-race closing day card. The seven-furlong Kelly’s Landing will go […]

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Bashford Manor Features Baker’s Dozen; Nine Entered In Debutante

An intriguing field of 13 2-year-olds, led by swift maiden winners Tales of Chaucer, Shanghaied Roo and Toothless Wonder, along with upset Kentucky Juvenile winner Weiland, have been entered in Saturday’s 117th renewal of the $100,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III) – the anchor of a stakes tripleheader that highlights closing day of the 38-day Spring Meet at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong Bashford […]

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Astrollinthepark Draws Clear In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Dreamchaser Thorobreds’ 4-year-old homebred filly Astrollinthepark contested the pace from the outside, put away 9-5 favorite Vertical Oak in deep stretch and held off a late run by Winning Colors (Grade III) winner Miss Kentucky to win Saturday’s ninth running of the $75,033 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by two lengths. Trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Florent Geroux, Astrollinthepark ran six furlongs over […]

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