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Stewart Monitoring Golden Soul After ‘Bad Step’

Trainer Dallas Stewart gave a cautious “thumbs up” Friday on the condition of Charles Fipke’s homebred Golden Soul, runner-up to Orb in 2012 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI), following an eventful journey in an allowance race that served as his debut on turf Wednesday at Kentucky Downs in Franklin, Ky. The son of […]

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Derby Runner-Up Golden Soul Headlines Upcoming KY Downs Card

Golden Soul, who finished second in the Kentucky Derby, tops a full field of 14 in Wednesday’s featured race at Kentucky Downs. The race will be run as the 11th of 13 races. The program was expanded to give horsemen more racing opportunities after a lightning storm forced the cancellation of six races Wednesday. To […]

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Designer Legs Takes Troubled Adirondack

Valene Farms’ Designer Legs dueled gamely with leader Who’s in Town through the stretch and then was promoted to first place via disqualification Sunday to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack Stakes for 2-year-old fillies at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Dallas Stewart and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, Designer Legs remained perfect through three starts. […]

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Golden Soul Added to Haskell Field

Trainer Dallas Stewart will make his William Hill Haskell debut this Sunday when he saddles Kentucky Derby runner-up Golden Soul in the $1 million Grade 1 test for 3-year-olds. “It’s a great race to be in.  It’s the Haskell,” said Stewart, a native of Mississippi.  “Obviously, the purse is a million dollars, but it’s one […]

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Golden Soul Doing ‘Awesome’, On Track for Belmont

After taking a little bit longer than expected to recover from his second-place finish in the G1 Kentucky Derby, Golden Soul has turned in a series of strong gallops at Churchill Downs as he prepares for the G1 Belmont Stakes. In an interview with Steve Haskin of the Blood-Horse on Tuesday, trainer Dallas Stewart said, […]

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Champion basketball coach: Lessons from the Derby

The Louisville Courier-Journal has launched a new series leading up to Kentucky Derby 137.  It features prominent Louisvillians and other notable horse racing fans discussing their love for the game.  Scott Davenport recently coached Louisville’s Bellarmine University to the Division II NCAA basketball championship: “Because if you live in Louisville and you’re around the Kentucky […]

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Ladies’ Classic: An Update on All Contenders

PRESS RELEASE An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (post time 7:30 pm Friday, November 5th): Acoma The Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic contender Acoma walked the shedrow Monday after working Sunday in preparation for the upcoming 1 1/8m event. Trainer David Carroll said the 5yo daughter of Empire Maker […]

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By Ray PaulickThere may not have been anyone at Wednesday’s press conference at Churchill Downs who understands horse racing’s need for slot machines or alternative forms of gambling better than Chip Woolley, the trainer of Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird. Woolley didn’t hesitate when I asked him how slot machines have turned around […]

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By Ray Paulick Ed Musselman, the former Churchill Downs tour guide, groom, jockey agent and trainer who publishes the Indian Charlie newsletter that is distributed during some race meetings and Thoroughbred auctions throughout the United States, has proven to be an avid reader of the Paulick Report, which England’s Pacemaker magazine said in its September issue […]

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