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Breeders’ Cup Flashback: ‘Iron Lady’ Cements Horse Of The Year Status In 1986 Distaff

Although she had already won nine graded stakes, seven of them Grade I’s, from 14 starts in 1986, Mr. and Mrs. Eugene Klein’s Lady’s Secret didn’t have Horse of the Year honors firmly in her grasp until she demolished seven rivals going a mile and one quarter in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff on […]

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Louisiana Invader Mocito Rojo Springs Upset In Lukas Classic

Wayne T. Davis’ ultra-consistent 5-year-old Mocito Rojo invaded from Louisiana and wore down Silver Dust in deep stretch to win Saturday night’s $250,000 Lukas Classic (Grade III) by a neck – the highlight of a stakes tripleheader on a special “Downs After Dark” nighttime card that attracted a crowd of 17,053 to Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Ridden by Gerard Melancon and trained […]

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Violette, Lukas Among National Turfwriters And Broadcasters Honorees

The late trainer Rick Violette, a fierce advocate for horsemen throughout the country, will be honored posthumously along with Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, Tim Wilkin and Caton Bredar during the National Turf Writers And Broadcasters 60th annual Awards Dinner on Oct. 30. The awards dinner, held during Breeders Cup week, will be at […]

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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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Déjà Vu: Stewart Hoping For Repeat Success At Del Mar

In the mid-1980s when trainer D. Wayne Lukas and owner Gene Klein were making Del Mar history, and using it as home base for a run of national success, Lukas assistant Dallas Stewart never set foot at the place. “I worked for Wayne up at Santa Anita, and then when they came here I’d head […]

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NYRA To Honor Galluscio With Fundraiser For Pancreatic Cancer Research

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) will honor the legacy of late trainer Dominic Galluscio while raising funds and awareness for pancreatic cancer research during Lustgarten Foundation Day at Saratoga Race Course on Sunday, August 18. The day’s first race will be named in honor of Galluscio, who passed away in 2014 following a […]

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Record-Setting Leinster Will Follow Kentucky Downs Route To Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Amy Dunne’s Leinster emerged from his winning graded stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 3 Troy in good order, trainer Rusty Arnold said on Sunday morning. The 4-year-old Majestic Warrior bay colt broke the track record for 5 ½ furlongs at Saratoga completing the race in a time of 1:00.23 on a firm Mellon turf course, […]

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Warrior’s Club Turns In Maintenance Breeze For G1 Forego

Warrior’s Club, a 5-year-old graded stakes winner for Churchill Downs Racing Club, visited the Oklahoma training track on Wednesday morning, breezing four furlongs in 50.31 seconds. Trained by Hall of Famer D. Wayne Lukas, Warrior’s Club is expected to make his next start in the Grade 1, $600,000 Forego on Travers Day, Saturday August 24. […]

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Leading New Mexico Trainers Bob Arnett, 85, Henry Dominguez, 60, Are Dead

Two of New Mexico’s all-time leading Thoroughbred trainers – Robert E. “Bob” Arnett and Henry Dominguez – have died. Arnett, 85 years old and retired from training since 2014, succumbed on May 22. Dominguez, 60, died suddenly on Wednesday in El Paso, Texas. Arnett, a native of Dallas, launched his career in the 1950s and […]

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Mid-Atlantic Powerhouse Sire Jump Start Dies At Age 20

Jump Start, the leading sire in the Mid-Atlantic region for the past five years, was euthanized the morning of Sunday, May 19 at the University of Pennsylvania’s New Bolton Center due to complications from colitis. The dark bay son of A.P. Indy was 20. Standing at Northview PA in Peach Bottom, Penn., for $10,000, the […]

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