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‘I Like My Chances’: Under-The-Radar Derby Suits Pletcher Just Fine

It is difficult to ever consider trainer Todd Pletcher a longshot in a Grade 1 affair, but that is the situation in Saturday’s Grade 1 Kentucky Derby – though it should not worry his faithful much. When Starlight Racing’s Cutting Humor and Wertheimer et Frere’s Spinoff – 15th and 19th on the Kentucky Derby points […]

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AAEP On Call Program To Provide Horse Health Updates For Derby Week Racing

Veterinarians Kevin Dunlavy, Alan Ruggles and Keith Latson will assist NBC Sports with horse-health information during live racing telecasts May 2 – 4 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The three media-trained spokesdoctors represent the American Association of Equine Practitioners’ On Call program. Dr. Dunlavy will assist with Thurby coverage on May 2; Dr. Ruggles […]

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Headley Remembers ‘Honest Race Horse’ Kona Gold

Bruce Headley was born on Feb. 17, 1934, 10 months before Santa Anita opened on Christmas Day, 1934. More than eight decades later, both are still kicking. Headley, best remembered as the trainer of Kona Gold, for whom next Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 sprint at 6 ½ furlongs is named, is still a fixture at […]

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Champion La Verdad Foals ‘Outstanding’ Daughter Of Curlin

Sheila Rosenblum, founder and owner of Lady Sheila Stable, announced today that La Verdad, the 2015 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, a winner of $1,563,200, foaled a Curlin filly on April 5th at Darley in Lexington, Kentucky. A multiple Graded Stakes winner of 16 races, La Verdad was the dam of last year’s filly sales topper […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl Resting At WinStar After Colic Episode

Breeders’ Cup Distaff winner and Eclipse champion Monomoy Girl will not make her 2019 debut in the G1 La Troienne on May 3 as her connections originally planned. According to bloodhorse.com, the 4-year-old daughter of Tapizar suffered a mild case of colic after she was shipped from the Fair Grounds up to Churchill Downs. Monomoy Girl […]

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Eclipse Champ Irad Ortiz Takes Gulfstream Title By One Win Over Defending Luis Saez

Reigning Eclipse Award champion Irad Ortiz Jr. claimed the 2018-2019 Championship Meet riding title at Gulfstream Park Sunday, prevailing over defending two-time titlist Luis Saez, 135-134. “It feels great. I got a lot of support from the owners and trainers and my agent, Jay Rushing, does a great job. I have no words for how […]

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Ashland: Champion Jaywalk ‘Acclimated’ To Kentucky Weather

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion filly Jaywalk tuned up for an expected start in Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working a half-mile on her own in :48.60 over a fast main track Sunday morning at Keeneland. Working well off the rail under exercise rider Lucas Berticelli, Jaywalk produced fractions of […]

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Champion Roy H Scratched From Dubai Golden Shaheen With Hoof Abscess

The Peter Miller-trained Roy H, a two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, will be forced to miss this year’s edition of the Dubai Golden Shaheen due to an abscess in his left front hoof, according to racingpost.com. The 7-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready earned the Eclipse Award as Champion Sprinter for 2017 […]

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Six-Win Day Nets Irad Ortiz Jockey Of The Week Title

The leading rider by number of wins, stakes victories and total earnings, Irad Ortiz, Jr. was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for February 11-18, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Looks Great’ On Return To Cox’s Stable

When Monomoy Girl left Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last March, the Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes was her lone graded stakes triumph. Upon returning to the Brad Cox barn on Monday evening, she brought with her not only five Grade I victories but also an Eclipse Award. The newly crowned Champion Three-Year-Old Filly […]

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