Fayette Winner Tom’s D’Etat Pointing For Grade 1 Clark Handicap

G M B Racing’s classy eight-time winner Tom’s d’Etat will focus his attention on the marquee race of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs, the Grade I, $600,000 Clark presented by Norton Healthcare, following his 4 ¼-length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Fayette Stakes (GII) at Keeneland. “I can’t even give you any ‘trainer speak’, we’re […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Skips Through The Slop For Fayette Victory

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat didn’t let Saturday’s rainy weather stop him from adding an eighth career victory to his resume. The 6-year-old son of Smart Strike kicked away late to win the G2 Fayette Stakes at Keeneland by about four lengths, giving jockey Joel Rosario his fourth win on the card. Trained by […]

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Leofric Out-Games Prime Attraction In Fayette

Steve Landers’ Leofric proved very game to win Saturday’s G2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes at Keeneland by a head over pacesetting Prime Attraction, prevailing as the 8-5 favorite after a stretch-long battle. The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride, ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Brad Cox, covered nine furlongs over the muddy main track in 1:49.87. […]

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Weekend Lineup: Final Preparations

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs looming just one week away, connections across the country are preparing their contenders with final workouts, shipping plans and crossed fingers this weekend. A quartet of graded stakes highlights the North American racing action, and Australian supermare Winx will challenge for an another Cox Plate triumph […]

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Potomac Horse Fever Confirmed in 26 Horses in KY

The first confirmed case of Potomac horse fever (PHF) diagnosed in Kentucky during calendar year 2018 was reported on June 1, 2018. Through the week ending August 25, a total of 26 cases have been confirmed. Confirmation of each case was by PCR testing and compatible clinical symptoms observed. Historically, Kentucky’s PHF cases are first […]

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‘Happy’ McCraken Pointed To Met Mile

Having exited an allowance victory on the Kentucky Derby undercard in good order, McCraken is now being pointed for the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile on June 9 at Belmont Park, reports to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Ghostzapper was making his first start in six months, most recently finishing third in last fall’s Fayette Stakes. “He’s […]

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Noble Bird Throws Down New Track Record In Fayette

John Oxley’s Noble Bird took the lead out of the starting gate in Saturday’s G2 Hagyard Fayette Stakes, then repelled a challenge from Divining Rod to win going away by 5 3/4 lengths at the wire. The 5-year-old son of Birdstone, ridden by Julien Leparoux, set a new track record over Keeneland’s fast main track, […]

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Pick of the Litter Up in Time To Win Fayette

Crossed Sabres Farm’s Pick of the Litter and jockey Corey Lanerie closed swiftly in late stretch and caught up to favored Departing with one final surge to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Hagyard Fayette Stakes on Saturday, the closing day of Keeneland’s fall meet. The colt posted a neck victory over Departing; Long River was […]

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Newsdad gives Leparoux third straight Fayette win

James Karp’s Newsdad closed from seventh in a field of 10 at the head of the stretch to wear down Take Charge Indy and win the 55th running of the $150,000 Fayette (G2) by two lengths over Nikki’s Sandcastle before a closing-day crowd of 14,737 at Keeneland on Saturday. Newsdad was ridden to victory by […]

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