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Stewart, Valene Farms Double Up On Louisiana Champions Day

A pair of stakes victories on Louisiana Champions Day for the trainer-owner combo of Dallas Stewart and Valene Farms with Classy John in the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes and Givemeaminit in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes highlighted a muddy but nevertheless exciting day of racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on […]

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Pegasus: Seeking The Soul ‘Competed Well All Year,’ Calumet Doubles Up With True Timber

Grade 1 winning millionaire Seeking the Soul and multiple graded-stakes placed True Timber, most recently second in the Cigar Mile (G1), are both headed to the $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. “I’m looking forward to it,” Dallas Stewart, trainer of Seeking the Soul, said Friday. “The horse is […]

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‘Not A One Man Show’: Cox Celebrates 1,000th Win At Fair Grounds

Trainer Brad Cox was pretty anxious to get career win number 1,000, but the defending two-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots finally did just that in the fifth race on Sunday afternoon with Play On. “It seemed like over the last few weeks we had a hard time getting there, but […]

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Fipke, Stewart ‘Seeking’ Clark Repeat Against Field Of Eight On Black Friday

Churchill Downs-based star Seeking the Soul is set to bid for repeat glory over his home track in Friday’s 144th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the premier race of the historic track’s Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black […]

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Clark Handicap: Seeking The Soul ‘Getting Better As The Year Goes On’

Charles Fipke’s 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner Seeking the Soul completed his final major preparation to defend his title in the 1 1/8-mile race with a half-mile breeze in :48.80 Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. “We actually planned on working him at 5:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) but there was […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘Huge For Our Career’: Brad Cox Two Wins Shy Of 1,000 Victories

Arguably one of the nation’s fastest rising stars, Louisville native Brad Cox is two wins away from a major professional milestone: 1,000 career victories. Cox, 38, is not far removed from his time as an assistant to trainer Dallas Stewart and has quickly soared to the top of the leading trainers in the nation by […]

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Seeking The Soul Jumps From Breeders’ Cup To Bid For Clark Handicap Repeat

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul, the 2017 Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) winner, has his sights set on a repeat performance in the 1 1/8-mile race on Friday, Nov. 23 following his runner-up effort last Saturday in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (GI) at Churchill Downs. “There’s a title out there to defend,” trainer Dallas […]

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Tale Of Verve Retired To C.F. Farms In Kentucky For 2019

Classic-placed Tale of Verve has been retired, and will enter stud at Charles Fipke’s C.F. Farms in Paris, Ky., for the 2019 breeding season, BloodHorse reports. The 6-year-old Tale of Ekati horse will stand for an advertised fee of $2,000. Tale of Verve parlayed a maiden win at Keeneland in the spring of his 3-year-old […]

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Classic: Thunder Snow, Mind Your Biscuits Record Final Works Beneath Twin Spires

Godolphin’s Dubai World Cup (GI) winner Thunder Snow (IRE) completed his final step prior to the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) with a seven-furlong move in 1:27 at 5:30 a.m. EDT Friday at Churchill Downs. Thunder Snow worked through eighth-mile splits in :13.20, 26, :38.40, :50.40, 1:02.40 and 1:14.60. The 4-year-old colt completed his work with […]

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Seeking The Soul’s ‘Legit’ Ack Ack Victory Has Stewart Thinking Breeders’ Cup

The smile on trainer Dallas Stewart’s face was hard to miss Sunday morning at Churchill Downs following Seeking the Soul’s gutsy 1 ¼-length victory in the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (Grade III) Saturday night. Now, the six-time winner is likely headed to the Breeders’ Cup, according to Stewart. “That was a legit […]

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