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Tone Broke And Avie’s Flatter Meet Again In Breeders’ Stakes

Tone Broke and Avie’s Flatter headline a field of nine Canadian-bred three-year-olds in Saturday’s $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine.  The Breeders’ Stakes, to be contested at 1 1/2 miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, will be televised live on TSN 2 in HD from 5 p.m. to 6 […]

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‘Let The Horse Tell Us’: Oaklawn Invitational Winner Laughing Fox Probable For Preakness

While a final decision won’t come for at least a few days, if all goes well Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox is likely headed to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) Saturday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Laughing Fox, trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, earned an automatic berth into the Middle […]

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Laughing Fox Scores Preakness Bid In Oaklawn Invitational

Alex and JoAnn Lieblong’s Laughing Fox, coming off a fourth-place finish in the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 13, rebounded off that race to post his first career stakes victory in Saturday’s inaugural $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational at Oaklawn. The win earned the Union Rags colt an automatic berth to the May 18 Preakness Stakes […]

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Three Wins On Springboard Mile Card Would Propel Asmussen To New Remington Record

The barn of National Racing Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen is approaching a record some thought would not be equaled at Remington Park. Asmussen sits No. 2 in the national trainer standings in money earned for his horses in 2018 ($25,579,110), and is only one day away from winning his 14th training title at this […]

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Asmussen ‘Very Proud’ Of Creator, Who May Be Pointed To Saratoga

Steve Asmussen, who won his first Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets with Creator on Saturday in the trainer’s third try for the third jewel in the Triple Crown, happily reported the son of Tapit to be in tip-top shape this morning. “I am obviously very proud of the horse. He’s […]

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Untapable In Good Shape Following Apple Blossom Win

Champion Untapable emerged from her victory in Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) in good order, said Darren Fleming, who oversees trainer Steve Asmussen’s Oaklawn division. Fleming said he isn’t sure when Untapable will leave Oaklawn, but the 4-year-old Tapit filly is scheduled to join Asmussen’s division at Churchill Downs. “No plans yet,” Fleming said […]

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