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Larry Wolken, Horse Owner And Longtime Head of Turf Catering, Dies

Larry Wolken, who headed Turf Catering for decades and was a Thoroughbred owner, died on March 30 in Hot Springs, Ark. He was 87. Wolken took over operations of Turf Catering from his father in the mid-1960s, when the company was operating the food concessions at Keeneland, Oaklawn Park, Fair Grounds, and The Red Mile. […]

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Bridgmohan, Cox Secure Titles At Fair Grounds Winter Meet

Trainer Brad Cox and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan added another Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots championship title to their accomplished resumes for the 2017-18 Winter Meet while owners Maggi Moss and Brad Grady tied for winningest owner with 12 victories apiece. Moss won her first title at the Fair Grounds since the Winter Meet in 2014-15, where she scored 15 victories. It […]

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Mobile Bay Rolls To Fifth Consecutive Victory In Star Guitar Stakes

Louisiana legend Mobile Bay continued his domination against homebred stakes company when taking the $75,000 Star Guitar Stakes – the final stakes event for the 2017-18 Winter Meet. Guided by regular rider Diego Saenz, Mobile Bay broke a step slow and was three length wide around the first turn while sitting just off of pacesetter Morning Mischief who set […]

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Trainer Morris Nicks Announces Retirement

Following a successful training career that spanned over five decades, Morris Nicks has announced his retirement. A two-time graded stakes winning trainer, Nicks saddled winners at such caliber like Run Johnny, who took the Grade III Aristides Handicap at Churchill Downs in 1999 as well as Golden Sonata the winner of Oaklawn Park’s Gr. III Oaklawn Breeders’ […]

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With Four Days Left, Cox, Sharp Neck And Neck In Race For Fair Grounds Training Title

With only four racing days left for the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots Winter Meet, the title for leading trainer appears to be going right down to the wire. In the trainers standings, defending leading conditioner Brad Cox is ahead of Joe Sharp by three wins with 49 victories on the meet including a […]

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Bradley: ‘Great News So Far’ After Surgery For The Player

Owner/trainer Buff Bradley said surgery on The Player went well Monday in Louisiana following a breakdown in Saturday’s New Orleans Handicap. “They have put a plate and 16 screws in his leg,” Bradley wrote in a Facebook post. “This took well over seven hours and getting up took another few hours… “Dr. McCauley and his […]

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No ‘Firm Plans’ For Louisiana Derby Winner Noble Indy’s Path To Kentucky

Saturday’s Grade II Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com winner Noble Indy is scheduled to be reunited with trainer Todd Pletcher’s contingent at Palm Beach Downs Training Center in South Florida this upcoming Monday. From there, Pletcher will begin making plans regarding preparation for the Gr. I $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve on May 5. “We haven’t made […]

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Instilled Regard ‘All Set’ For Big Challenge In Santa Anita Derby

Instilled Regard, prepping for the $1 million, Grade I Santa Anita Derby on April 7, worked seven furlongs at 6:45 Sunday morning at Santa Anita Park. He covered the distance in 1:25.80 in his final move before the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Kentucky Derby. Going in company with Shackleford Banks, both horses began at the six […]

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Noble Indy Reacciona Y Asegura Su Clasificación Para La Carrera De Las Rosas Ganando El Louisiana Derby

Si hace un par de semanas a usted le hubieran asegurado que Noble Indy sería el líder en la clasificación para el Kentucky Derby (G1) al 24 de marzo, seguramente no lo hubiera creído. Sin embargo, el hijo de Take Charge Indy que entrena Todd Pletcher logró llevarse los 100 puntos del Louisiana Derby (G2, […]

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Noble Indy Re-Rallies At The Rail To Capture Louisiana Derby

Mid-way through the stretch in Saturday’s Grade 2 Louisiana Derby, Noble Indy looked to be beaten as he was passed by Lone Sailor. Jockey John Velazquez helped the 3-year-old son of Take Charge Indy to dig just a little deeper, and he re-rallied at the rail to hit the wire a neck in front as […]

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