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Weekend Lineup: Stephen Foster Night

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs on Saturday evening. The night’s card will also feature a parade by recent Triple Crown winner Justify, as well as the presentation of the Kentucky Derby trophies to his connections. Leading the field for the Stephen Foster is […]

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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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Farrell Leads Group Of Nine For Grade 2 Fleur De Lis

Coffeepot Stables multiple graded stakes winner Farrell leads a field of nine fillies and mares as the 119-pound high weight for Saturday’s 43rd running of the Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap presented by Budweiser at Churchill Downs. For the fourth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup […]

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Salty Up The Rail For La Troienne Victory; Abel Tasman Fourth

Tracking the pacesetter Farrell up to the far turn in Friday’s Grade 1 La Troienne, Gary Barber, Chester Prince and Baccari Racing Stable’s Salty appeared to drop out of the contest. Jockey Tyler Gaffalione continued to save all the ground at the rail, however, and the 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road re-rallied in the stretch […]

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Streamline Aims For Title Defense In Saturday’s Azeri

A well-matched field of eight, including defending champion Streamline, is entered in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Azeri, which goes as the ninth of 10 races, is 5:32 p.m. (Central). The Azeri is the final major local prep for the $700,000 Apple Blossom Handicap […]

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Front-Running Farrell Scores In 2018 Debut At Oaklawn

Coffeepot Stables’ Farrell began her 4-year-old season just like she ended her 3-year-old campaign by winning a stakes. Using her preferred front-running style, Farrell held off 2017 Fantasy Stakes winner Ever So Clever to prevail by three-quarters of a length in Saturday’s $125,000 Pippin Stakes before a crowd of 15,500. Breaking from post 2 under regular rider […]

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Farrell Rebounds For One-Length Score In Chilukki

Coffeepot Stable’s Farrell rebounded from a disappointing spring and summer that included a poor run in the Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) with an impressive return to form as she defeated older rivals in a one-length victory in the 32nd running of the $200,000 Chilukki (GII) at Churchill Downs. The win by Farrell was a family affair as the 3-year-old daughter of Malibu […]

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Wayne Catalano Mourning The Loss Of Older Brother, Joe

Joe Catalano, the older brother of trainer Wayne Catalano, passed away last week after suffering an apparent heart attack. He was 63. The Daily Racing Form reports that the elder Catalano had been working as a stable employee for his brother. Catalano got his start working as an exercise rider for Jack Van Berg in the 1970’s, One of […]

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Abel Tasman Exits Oaks Victory In Good Shape; Paradise Woods Scheduled For Vacation

An authoritative, last-to-first victory by China Horse Club and Clearsky Farms’ Abel Tasman in Friday’s Longines Kentucky Oaks is the latest example of why the world’s most prominent owners seek out Bob Baffert to care for their most talented horses. Yes, retaining the Hall of Fame trainer of four Kentucky Derby winners and now three […]

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Sans Derby Contender, Abel Tasman Gifts Baffert His Third Kentucky Oaks

Trainer Bob Baffert was absolutely devastated when Kentucky Derby hopeful Mastery suffered a serious injury after a big win in the G2 San Felipe. For the first time in a number of years the Hall of Fame trainer was left without a contender for the first Saturday in May. China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s […]

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