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Untapable Honored As 2014 Kentucky-Bred Horse Of The Year

Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC took home four awards at today’s annual KTOB KY-Bred Champions Awards Luncheon hosted at Keeneland Racecourse. KTOB Broodmare of the Year honors went to Fun House, owned by Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC, who also took home honors as the breeder of KTOB KY-Bred Champion Horse of the Year and Three-Year-Old Filly, Untapable. Winchell […]

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Bullet Train presents The Eclipse Debate Show: Respecting the Elders

Some of the more difficult decisions facing Eclipse Award voters for the 2014 season came in the divisions featuring or including older horses. Did Close Hatches do enough early in the year to fend off challengers in the Older Female category? Will a turf horse once again take Older Male, a division traditionally going to […]

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Distaff: Retiring Napravnik Rides Untapable to Victory for Asmussen, Winchell

Making her first start against older fillies and mares, Winchell Thoroughbreds homebred Untapable clinched 3-year-old filly divisional honors with a popular and powerful victory in the $2-million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, beating a fast-closing Don’t Tell Sophia by 1 1/4 lengths, with Iotapa a nose back in third and Ria Antonia fourth in the field […]

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BC Draw: Shared Belief in Post 6, Installed as 9-5 Morning Line Favorite for Classic

Post positions were drawn and the morning line odds were set for 11 of the 13 Breeders’ Cup races earlier Monday afternoon. The odds and post positions for the Classic and Distaff were determined at a draw at 7 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Friday Entries, Odds Breeders’ Cup Saturday Entries, Odds Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw […]

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Distaff: Untapable, Close Hatches Turn In Half-Mile Works

Two of the top contenders for Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Untapable and Close Hatches, each posted half-mile workouts on opposite ends of the country Sunday morning. Untapable clocked her four furlongs in :50.60 at Santa Anita, while Close Hatches went :47.19 for the same distance at Belmont Park. Close Hatches had gone undefeated this year […]

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Shared Belief, California Chrome Lead Record 201 Pre-Entries for 2014 Breeders’ Cup

Led by an international all-star cast of the world’s best horses, including Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome, undefeated Pacific Classic and Awesome Again Stakes winner Shared Belief, Belmont Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Tonalist, Haskell and Pennsylvania Derby winner Bayern, and defending European champions Magician (IRE) and Dank (GB), a record […]

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Absorbine presents Photos of the Week: Fall Stars Weekend

The first weekend in October brings with it cooler temperatures, exciting college football, and the beginning of Keeneland’s fall race meet, which gives racing fans the chance to see some of the best horses in the country perform. Keeneland kicked things off with Fall Stars Weekend, which consisted of nine graded stakes over three days. […]

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Close Hatches Takes on Five Rivals in Juddmonte Spinster

Juddmonte Farms’ Close Hatches, undefeated in four races in 2014, headlines a small but select field of six fillies and mares entered Thursday for Sunday’s 59th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) at 1 1/8 miles on the main track. The Juddmonte Spinster is a Win and You’re In race for the $2 million […]

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‘Win and You’re In’ Events Headline Keeneland’s Opening Weekend, NBC Coverage

Top horses in their final prep races will take center stage this weekend in two outstanding “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series” programs from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., featuring two-time defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan in the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile in a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Mile […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Angela Renee Shines for Bernardini

Trainer Todd Pletcher shipped Angela Renee across the country to Santa Anita last weekend, and the 2-year-old filly rewarded her connections with a sharp 1 ½-length score in the Grade 1 Chandelier Stakes. Not only did Angela Renee earn an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, she became the seventh graded stakes […]

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