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‘A Heck Of A Battle’: Likely Eclipse Award Winner British Idiom To Be Aimed At Kentucky Oaks

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies winner British Idiom was already back at her Churchill Downs base Saturday morning after catching a 2 a.m. flight back home along with several other Kentucky-based Friday runners, including beaten Juvenile favorite Dennis’ Moment. British Idiom, with Javier Castellano in the irons, was seventh of nine early, saved ground down […]

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Retired Racehorse Project: Zenyatta, Cozmic One Halter Set To Be Auctioned Online

In honor of the ten-year anniversary of champion mare Zenyatta’s history-making win in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the Retired Racehorse Project is pleased to present a one-of-a-kind shadowbox for auction, featuring halters worn by Zenyatta and her first foal, Cozmic One. A multiple graded stakes winner, Zenyatta’s storied career spanned four years with a remarkable […]

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‘Among The Top Jockeys In The Country’: Prat Wraps Up Del Mar Riding Title

Closing day of the 80th summer racing season at Del Mar is an occasion to reflect on the past seven weeks for horsemen. Without doubt the preeminent human figures of the meeting have been jockey Flavien Prat, trainer John Sadler and the Hronis Racing stable of brothers Kosta and Pete Hronis. With two wins on […]

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Brown Confident In ‘Really Fresh’ Travers Pair

His resume is not quite a dozen years old, which, by horse training standards, is relatively youthful. But if you unfurled Chad Brown’s scroll of achievements, it could easily be mistaken for one belonging to a far more seasoned conditioner. The three-time Eclipse Award winner has saddled more than 1,600 winners of $167 million. Twenty […]

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Champion Stormy Liberal Routed To Kentucky Downs’ Turf Sprint

Stormy Liberal, the two-time winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, is scheduled to run in the $700,000, Grade 3 RUNHAPPY Turf Sprint, one of five graded stakes to be held at the upcoming RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs. Kentucky Downs runs Aug. 31 and Sept. 5, 7, 8 and 12, with post time each […]

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‘Flawless’ Bricks And Mortar Continues To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No rival has been able to topple Bricks and Mortar on the race track this season and after his latest triumph in the Grade 1 Arlington Million XXXVII on August 10, the son of Giant’s Causeway remains equally dominant when it comes to his reign atop the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Since ascending to No. […]

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Apprentice Julio Correa Eyeing Leading Rider Title In Maryland

For the second straight year, the road to the Eclipse Award for champion apprentice jockey is winding its way through Maryland. Julio Correa, a 25-year-old native of Caguas, Puerto Rico, notched seven wins in the last four racing days to enter the final weekend of Laurel Park’s summer stand as its leading rider, having passed […]

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Eclipse Finalist Glorious Empire ‘Picking Up The Pace’ Toward 2019 Debut

Matthew Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the top male turf horse of 2018, continues to progress toward his 8-year-old debut. Sidelined since an impressive triumph in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park over a field that included 13 graded-stakes winners, five of them Grade […]

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Game Winner Makes Short Work Of Los Alamitos Derby

Making his first start since a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner returned to the races this Saturday. Wearing a set of blinkers, the 3-year-old Candy Ride colt easily captured the G3 Los Alamitos Derby by five lengths, stopping the clock in 1:48.30 for nine furlongs over the […]

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Rachel Alexandra Memorabilia Auction To Benefit Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation

The Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation and Stonestreet Farms have teamed up to raise funds for the research efforts of the Foundation. The two entities are offering unique Rachel Alexandra memorabilia in an eBay auction on the 10-year anniversary of Rachel Alexandra’s 3-year-old racing campaign. During this time, she went undefeated in eight starts and earned […]

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