distorted humor

Juvenile Restless Rider Dominates Churchill’s Debutante

Three Chimneys Farm LLC and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider overcame trouble on the turn to convincingly beat Shanghai Rain by a record 11 ¼ lengths and six other 2-year-old fillies in the 118th running of the $100,000 Debutante (Listed) on closing day of Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet. Restless Rider, the even-money favorite, clocked […]

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Walsh Confident Honorable Duty In ‘Top Form’ Heading Into Stephen Foster

Honorable Duty joined a list of 55 horses that eventual Horse of the Year Gun Runner defeated in 2017 after finishing second in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances (GI) but trainer Brendan Walsh hopes the 6-year-old can redeem himself in Saturday’s 37th running of the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs. […]

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Happy Like A Fool Much The Best In Miss Preakness

Coolmore and Merriebelle Stable’s Happy Like A Fool was easily the best in Friday’s Grade 3 Miss Preakness Stakes at Pimlico, rolling home 6 1/2 lengths in front for trainer Wesley Ward. Tyler Gaffalione sent the 3-year-old Distorted Humor filly firmly from the gate, urging her to take the lead down the backstretch. Once out […]

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‘A Little King’: Quip Coming Into The Preakness Showing ‘Good Signs’

WinStar, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Quip had his final major exercise prior to the Preakness Stakes on Sunday, breezing a half-mile in :48.20 at Keeneland. It was the ninth-fastest of 39 moves at the same distance, but trainer Rodolphe Brisset called it just a “maintenance” work for his stable star. “He did exactly […]

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8-Year-Old Matrooh Delivers Trainer, Jockey First Graded Scores In Hanshin Cup

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Contreras Stable’s Matrooh motored home in Saturday’s 66th running of the Grade III $100,000 Hanshin Cup to give trainer Cipriano Contreras and jockey Santo Sanjur the first graded stakes win of their careers. Run for the 24th year as an exchange race with the Japan Racing Association, a field of nine […]

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Geroux Hoping For First Classic Win Aboard Quip In Preakness

Florent Geroux rode Gun Runner to Horse of the Year honors last year, earning his fourth career Breeders’ Cup victory with that horse in the Classic (G1). The jockey teamed with Gun Runner for a victory in this year’s $16 million Pegasus World Cup (G1), the world’s richest race. He followed his third-straight Fair Grounds […]

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Confirmed: Quip ‘Deserves The Opportunity’ To Run In Preakness

WinStar Farm president and CEO Elliott Walden said Tuesday that Quip is officially headed to the Preakness Stakes for a clash with Kentucky Derby winner Justify, who is also co-owned by WinStar. Quip, winner of the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and second in the Arkansas Derby (G1), was kept out of the Kentucky Derby to point for […]

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Asmussen Considering Tenfold For Preakness; Brisset ‘Wouldn’t Trade’ Classic Chance With Quip

Steve Asmussen, trainer of Preakness winners Curlin (2007) and Rachel Alexandra (2009), said Monday that Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold is “probable” for the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. Tenfold, a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, was fifth in the Arkansas Derby (G1) in his third career start after winning his first two races at Oaklawn. Tenfold […]

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‘The One Race That Fits Him The Best’: Quip On Schedule For Preakness

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s Grade 2 winner Quip returned to the work tab with a half-mile breeze Thursday morning at Keeneland ahead of his anticipated start in the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1). A bay son of Distorted Humor bred by WinStar, Quip went four furlongs in 48 seconds over Keeneland’s main track in […]

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Tampa Bay Derby Winner Quip Pleases Brisset With Final Breeze Before Blue Grass

China Horse Club International, WinStar Farm and SF Racing’s Quip completed his major preparation for Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) by working 5 furlongs in company in 1:00.40 over a fast track early Sunday at Keeneland. With trainer Rodolphe Brisset aboard, Quip started two lengths in back of Potomac and finished on even terms in posting fractions of :12.60, :25, :47.20 […]

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