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Hopeful Winner Sporting Chance To Miss Remainder Of Year Due To Knee Chip

Sporting Chance, winner of the G1 Hopeful Stakes, will miss the remainder of the year after having a chip removed from a knee. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 2-year-old son of Tiznow will be out of training for six weeks. In an interview with the DRF on Monday trainer D. Wayne Lukas said that he had been pointing […]

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Churchill Downs’ 11-Day September Meet Kicks Off Friday

Horse racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 15) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its fifth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Oct. 1. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature record purse levels. Horsemen […]

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Sporting Chance Mantiene Mínima Ventaja Luego De Hacer Un Extraño Y Gana El Hopeful S.

Cuando ya todo parecía decidido en el Hopeful S. (G1, $350,000), Sporting Chance hizo un violento extraño que lógicamente tomó a su jinete Luis Sáez por sorpresa, y a pesar del imprevisto el pupilo del legendario D. Wayne Lukas mantuvo ventaja para llevarse la importante prueba para dosañeros cerrando el meeting de Saratoga. El zaino […]

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Sporting Chance Bolts Near The Wire, Just Hangs On For Hopeful Victory

Robert Baker and William Mack’s Sporting Chance made jockey Luis Saez work extra hard to hit the wire first in Monday’s Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was a length in front with 100 yards to run when he shifted suddenly toward the outside. Saez quickly righted himself in the saddle and […]

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Baffert Now All-Time Leading Trainer At Del Mar

With the victory by St Patrick’s Day in Saturday’s eighth race, Bob Baffert moved ahead of Mike Mitchell to become Del Mar’s all-time leading trainer for wins with 477 compiled over 29 years at the track. Baffert was already the far and away leader for stakes victories with 123, counting two this season, and will be aiming […]

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Field Of Eight Youngsters Set For G1 Hopeful On Spa’s Closing Day

The Grade 1 Hopeful has a long history for launching great careers throughout its running at Saratoga Race Course. Since 1903, the winners list shows notables such as Regret, Man o’ War, Native Dancer, Nashua, and Foolish Pleasure in addition to Triple Crown winners Whirlaway, Secretariat and Affirmed. The eight entrants in the 113th edition […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Organization Keeps Cox Stable ‘Moving Forward’

Growing up a couple blocks from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., horse racing has enthralled trainer Brad Cox since early childhood. Working his way up through the industry, however, it didn’t take him long to discover the commerciality driving the sport’s brilliant excitement. “It’s a business, for sure,” said Cox, 37. “It really takes a […]

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Court Scores 600th Career Victory At Ellis Park On Opening Day

Jon Court didn’t waste anytime knocking off his 600th career victory at Ellis Park on Saturday’s opening card of the 2017 race meet. With his second mount of the day, Court captured the second race aboard 6-1 shot Northern Ranger for owner Joseph Scates and trainer David Dortch. Court now has won 4,036 races in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Unreal’ Family Legacy Carries On In Stewart’s Barn

Forever Unbridled’s performance in Saturday night’s G2 Fleur de Lis was particularly impressive, considering trainer Dallas Stewart had the 5-year-old mare ready to fire off a seven-month layoff. Last seen in running third in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, just 1 ¼ lengths behind Beholder and Songbird, Forever Unbridled earned a trip back to the World […]

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Lukas Donates Thoroughbred Memorabilia Collection To Kentucky Derby Museum

D. Wayne Lukas announced on Sunday that his personal Thoroughbred racing collection from his career in the industry will go to the Museum where it will live from this point forward. The extensive collection includes (4) Kentucky Derby and (4) Kentucky Oaks trophies, Breeders’ Cup trophies, painting of Winning Colors at Keenland by Peter Curling, […]

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