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‘The Real Deal’: Oaks Winner Monomoy Girl Breezes For Acorn

 Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) winner Monomoy Girl was originally scheduled to breeze Sunday morning at 7:30 a.m. (all times Eastern) at Churchill Downs but when overnight rain left the track “muddy,” the multiple Grade I winning filly was permitted to work five furlongs in :59.40 over a “fast” surface at 12:15 p.m. prior to the first race. With regular rider Florent Geroux aboard, the […]

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Sonneteer Earns Black Type In Opening Day Fifth Season Stakes

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer, who almost stole the show in the 2017 Rebel Stakes at odds of 112-1, reaffirmed his affinity for Oaklawn by finally earning his first stakes win in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes before an opening day crowd of 13,500. Breaking from post 10, Sonneteer raced near the back of the field early […]

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G1 Winner Misremembered Will Stand 2018 At California’s Barton Thoroughbreds

G1 Santa Anita Handicap winner Misremembered will stand the 2018 breeding season at Barton Thoroughbreds in Santa Ynez, Calif., reports drf.com. The Candy Ride son’s fee will be set at $2,500. Misremembered earned $1,306,709 on the track, winning six of his 13 starts. He won both the G2 Indiana Derby and G2 Swaps, as well as […]

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Honorable Duty Posts Mild Upset In Mineshaft Handicap

David A. Ross’ Honorable Duty posted a half-length victory at odds of 5-1 for a mild upset in Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap at the Fair Grounds. The 5-year-old son of Distorted Humor, ridden by Julien Leparoux, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:43.03. The Mineshaft is the first graded stakes victory […]

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After Record-Setting Year, Cox Hoping To Keep Momentum Going In 2017

Brad Cox didn’t just set career highs across the board in 2016, he smashed them. Cox, who finished Oaklawn’s 2016 meet fourth in the standings, ranked 15th nationally in victories (151) and purse earnings ($6,288,972), according to Equibase, racing’s official data gathering organization. He  also ranked seventh nationally in stakes victories (27) and his robust […]

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Preakness Notes: Nyquist Visits Starting Gate, Schools In Paddock

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Race Course Monday morning, taking a break between circuits of the racetrack to school in the paddock in preparation for a highly anticipated start in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner walked nonchalantly in the paddock under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, stopping […]

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Dazzling Gem Breezes At Churchill; Preakness Bid Still Undecided

Steve Landers Racing’s Dazzling Gem had his third Churchill Downs work since finishing fourth in the Arkansas Derby (Grade I), breezing a half-mile in :49.60 Sunday morning. With exercise rider Fernando Espinoza aboard, Dazzling Gem was one of the first horses on the fast track after it opened for training a little before 6 a.m. […]

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Collected Works Seven Furlongs In 1:24.80 For Preakness

Speedway Stable’s Lexington (GIII) winner Collected worked seven furlongs in 1:24.80 over Churchill Downs’ main track labeled as “good” Friday morning. Working on his own and with Miguel Mena up for trainer Bob Baffert, Collected broke off at the five-eighths pole and produced fractions of :23.80, :35.80, :47.80, 1:00, 1:12.60, 1:24.80 and galloped out a […]

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Fellowship, Dazzling Gem Added To Candidates For Preakness

Steve Landers Racing’s Dazzling Gem and Jacks or Better Farm’s Fellowship were added to the list of Preakness candidates, joining the 1-2-3 Derby finishers, Nyquist, Exaggerator and Gun Runner, as well as Suddenbreakingnews, Brody’s Cause, Creator, Lani, Awesome Speed, Cherry Wine, Collected, Laoban and Stradivari. Dazzling Gem captured his first two career starts at Oaklawn […]

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‘Speed Is His Weapon’: Cupid Needs A Better Break In Arkansas Derby

According to trainer Bob Baffert, Kentucky Derby hopeful Cupid needs to to leave the starting gates a bit faster in this Saturday’s Arkansas Derby than he did in the Rebel last month. “His speed is his weapon, so he needs to get in the race early,” said Baffert. “We really got lucky last time. He can’t […]

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