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Lockdown Looks To Emulate Big Sis Close Hatches With A Victory In Mother Goose

Lights of Medina will look to build off her impressive graded stakes debut as part of a field of seven 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Mother Goose on the Belmont Park main track. One of three entrants for trainer Todd Pletcher, Lights of Medina rallied from eighth to finish second in the Grade […]

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Bill Mott-Trained Filly Lockdown Headlines Kentucky Oaks Workers Tuesday Morning

The work tab was rather light Tuesday morning at Churchill Downs, but there was at least one major contender for the Kentucky Oaks that did breeze. The two fillies trained by Bill Mott – Juddmonte Farms’ Lockdown and Claiborne Farms’ & Adele Dilschneider’s stakes-placed Elate worked five furlongs in company shortly after 8:30 a.m. According to Churchill […]

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First Defence, United States Sold To Saudi Arabia’s Haif Stud

Stallions First Defence and United States have been sold to Haif Stud in Saudi Arabia, reports First Defence, a 12-year-old Grade 1-winning son of Unbridled’s Song, is the sire of 2014 champion older mare Close Hatches. A sire of seven other black-type winners, First Defence stood at his breeder Juddmonte Farms in central Kentucky […]

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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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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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