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Fast And Accurate Just That In Alphabet Soup Stakes

Kendall E. Hansen’s colt Fast and Accurate closed strong through the stretch and dug deep late to outgame stablemate Bern’ Jamers Bern to his outside by a length under jockey Jose Ortiz to win the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Stakes in 1:47.26 for the 1 1/16 miles over the turf listed as good at Parx on Saturday. The […]

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Weekend Lineup: Closing Out Royal Ascot

Closing out the end of the Royal Ascot meeting on Saturday, televised on NBC, the top contests are the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The Queen’s Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, will try to score Her Majesty back-to-back victories in the Hardwicke, while trainer Bill Mott’s Long On […]

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Girvin Busca Retomar La Ruta Ganadora El Sabado En El Ohio Derby

Luego de una desafortunada actuación en el Kentucky Derby (G1), Girvin regresa a la acción el sábado 24 en el Ohio Derby (G3, $500,000) ante ocho rivales, incluidos otros tres participantes de la carrera de las Rosas. El Ohio Derby será la carrera central del programa de Thistledown. El hijo de Tale of Ekati que […]

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Equibase Analysis: Kentucky Derby Runners Look For Redemption In Ohio Derby

The 83rd running of the Grade 3, $500,000 Ohio Derby is a very interesting race in which top jockey Mike Smith comes in to ride Girvin, the Grade 2 Louisiana Derby winner who is seeking redemption for a 13th-place effort in the Kentucky Derby. Likewise, Julien Leparoux comes into Thistledown to ride Derby 18th-place finisher […]

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Former KY Derby Rivals Girvin, Irap Set To Clash Once Again At Thistledown In Ohio Derby

The complexion of Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown Racino changed with entries Wednesday, when trainer Mike Maker entered JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) winner Fast and Accurate, the contender most likely to want the early lead. Nine were entered, representing seven wagering interests. A son of the speedy Eclipse 2-year-old champion […]

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Gaffalione Scores Baker’s Dozen For Jockey Of The Week Title

Tyler Gaffalione led the North American jockey colony by wins last week to be named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for May 22 – 29. 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 riders in […]

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Derby Notes, April 30: Battle Of Midway, Sonneteer, Irap Get First Tours Of Churchill

ALWAYS DREAMING/PATCH/TAPWRIT – A pair of Derby-bound colts were out early for exercise and another had a day off Sunday out of the Todd Pletcher barn on a cloudy but mild morning at Churchill Downs. The trio of 3-year-olds — Always Dreaming, Patch and Tapwrit – were the “chosen ones” who had made the cut […]

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‘Happy’ McCraken, ‘Beautiful’ Irish War Cry Post Final Breezes For Kentucky Derby

Leading the Kentucky Derby work tab on Sunday morning were top contenders McCraken and Irish War Cry, though each completed the exercise in a slightly different atmosphere. At Churchill Downs, a large throng of reporters surrounded trainer Ian Wilkes’ barn as Brian Hernandez prepared to take McCraken through his final Derby breeze. The 3-year-old son […]

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OBS Spring Sale Of 2-Year-Olds In Training Begins Tuesday

The 2017 OBS Spring Sale of Two Year Olds in Training begins a four day run on Tuesday, April 25th. Hip No.’s 1-302 will sell on Tuesday, Hip No.’s 303-604 sell on Wednesday, Hip No.’s 605-906 sell Thursday and Hip No.’s 907-1208 on Friday. All four sessions begin at 10:30 a.m. The catalog is available […]

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J Boys Echo Puts In ‘Really Solid Work’ At Churchill Sunday

Albaugh Family Stable’s J Boys Echo breezed a half-mile in :49.20 Sunday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (Grade I) on Saturday, May 6. J Boys Echo, with regular exercise rider Tammy Fox aboard, was clocked in splits of :12, :24.40 and :37 before galloping out […]

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