Hard-Knocking Go Google Yourself, Gray Magician Earn Ellis Park Stakes Wins

A pair of hard-knocking horses earned their first stakes Sunday at Ellis Park, with Go Google Yourself capturing the $125,000 Groupie Doll, presented by Field & Main Bank, by three lengths over Divine Queen and Gray Magician a race later taking the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry, by a half-length […]

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Impressive Maiden Winner Dennis’ Moment To Target ‘Win And You’re In’ Iroquois

Dennis’ Moment, the electrifying 19 1/4-length winner of an Ellis Park maiden race on July 27, will make his next start in Churchill Downs’ $200,000, Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes on Sept. 14. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois is the first points race on the road to the 2020 Kentucky Derby. It also is a “Win and […]

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Bradley Seeking ‘Really Special’ Win In Ellis’ Groupie Doll Stakes

Buff Bradley shoots for the stakes named after the two-time champion mare that he trained, co-bred and co-owned as Divine Queen runs in Sunday’s $125,000 Groupie Doll, presented by Field & Main Bank. The mile Groupie Doll is co-featured on the Ellis Park card with the $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn […]

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Jones’ Super Steed Back To The Races For Ellis Park Derby

Super Steed, who briefly emerged as a Kentucky Derby contender when he won Oaklawn Park’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes, makes his first start in six months in Sunday’s $100,000 Ellis Park Derby, presented by Kruckemeyer & Cohn Jewelry. After winning the Southwest at 62-1 odds on Feb. 18, Supersteed was sidelined by bone bruising that […]

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Ellis’ Kentucky Downs Preview Card Sees 36 Handle Increase

When he put in the claim slip for Factor This a year ago at Saratoga, trainer Brad Cox did so believing there was stakes-winning potential within the colt that just needed the right scenario to surface. Even after watching the 4-year-old drop his first three starts for his new connections, Cox still saw enough intangibles […]

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Bentley Combs Seeking First Stakes With With $30,000 Claim Botswana

Trainer Bentley Combs’ association with the gelding Botswana began horribly. He claimed the horse for $30,000 in Botswana’s first career start 10 races ago. When the race was over, Combs owned a horse who had never been in the hunt and struggled home 12th. “It was probably the most sinking feeling of my life, to […]

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This Time, Yes? Dennis’ Moment Brings Derby Dreams Back For Albaugh Family

For people who saw the 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment unleash a tour de force in the form of a 19 1/4-length maiden victory Saturday at Ellis Park, the obvious comparison was to another youngster owned by Albaugh Family Stables and trained by Dale Romans: Not This Time, who three years ago rolled to a 10-length triumph […]

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‘Total Package’: Juvenile Dennis’ Moment Scores 19 1/4-Length Win At Ellis

Call it a Moment to remember in Saturday’s seventh race at Ellis Park. Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old Dennis’ Moment romped to a 19 1/4-length victory in a maiden race populated with well-intended youngsters. The son of the WinStar stallion Tiznow powered the seven furlongs in 1:21.95, only three-fifths of a second of the 3-year-old Josh’s […]

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Jazzy Times Seeking Repeat In Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint

A year ago, Jazzy Times came into Ellis Park’s $100,000 Kentucky Downs Preview Turf Sprint after winning his first race on turf in a $25,000 claiming race at Indiana Grand. Jazzy Times won Ellis’ 5 1/2-furlong stakes at 15-1 odds and seemed on his way to fulfilling owner-trainer Wes Hawley’s expectations in the gelding. A […]

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