commonwealth stakes

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 Thrills Racing Club Members With 23-1 Commonwealth Victory

The 200-plus members of the Churchill Downs Racing Club got a big thrill on Saturday when 23-1 longshot Warrior’s Club ground out a victory in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. The 4-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward defeated 8-5 favorite Limousine Liberal by a neck, completing seven furlongs over the fast main track in […]

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Holding Gold Gives Connections Graded Stakes Double In Shakertown

Live Oak Plantation’s Charlotte Weber had barely finished celebrating the Commonwealth victory with Awesome Slew, when one race later another of her homebreds Holding Gold flew down the track to win the G2 Shakertown Stakes by a head at the wire. At odds of 18-1, the 4-year-old son of Lonhro, ridden by Joel Rosario and […]

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Awesome Slew Runs Down A. P. Indian For Commonwealth Victory

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Awesome Slew got his elusive second graded stakes win on Saturday, closing like a freight train from the back of the pack to cross the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of Grade 1 winner A. P. Indian. A 4-year-old son of Awesome Again, Awesome Slew was ridden to victory by […]

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Paulassilverlining Debuts For Juddmonte In Madison; A.P. Indian Returns In Commonwealth

Multiple graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining will make her debut for new owner Juddmonte Farms on Saturday when she faces eight rivals in the 16th running of the $300,000 Madison (G1) for fillies and mares. The 7-furlong Madison will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program at Keeneland, with a 5:03 p.m. ET post […]

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Oscar Performance Highlights Keeneland’s Opening Weekend Stakes Nominations

Two Breeders’ Cup winners – 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Oscar Performance and Mongolian Saturday, winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland – headline the list of horses nominated to five graded stakes that are part of seven stakes to be run during the April 7-9 opening weekend […]

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Ami’s Flatter Finishes Strong In Commonwealth

Ivan Dalos’ Ami’s Flatter stalked the early pace, hit the lead and drew off to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Flatter captured the seven furlongs over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:21.66 for trainer Josie Carroll, just two-fifths off the track record. “He got an amazing […]

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Occasional View Closes Strongly, Wins Commonwealth

Robert Trussell’s Occasional View earned a Grade 3 victory with a triumph in the $175,000 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. Occasional View collared the pace-setting Dimension (GB) inside the sixteenth pole and drew off to win by a length under Alan Garcia for trainer Ken McPeek. It was the first win in the race […]

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Grade 2 Smile Winner Gantry Back in Training

Gantry, winner of the Grade 2 Smile Sprint Handicap in 2012, returned to the worktab recently at Evangeline Downs. The 6-year-old gelding breezed a half-mile in 52.06 seconds last Saturday, according to the Daily Racing Form. It was the gelding’s third work since his return to trainer Ron Faucheux’s care. Gantry has not started since […]

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Handsome Mike Stares Down Gantry For Commonwealth Win

Handsome Mike put away a stubborn Gantry in deep stretch to prevail in the Grade 3 Commonwealth by 1¼ lengths. Handsome Mike completed seven furlongs on the main track in 1:23.14 and earned $108,500 to boost his career earnings to $880,530 with a record of 16-3-1-1. Trained by Doug O’Neill and ridden by Mario Gutierrez, […]

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