Stewart, Valene Farms Double Up On Louisiana Champions Day

A pair of stakes victories on Louisiana Champions Day for the trainer-owner combo of Dallas Stewart and Valene Farms with Classy John in the Louisiana Champions Day Juvenile Stakes and Givemeaminit in the Louisiana Champions Day Sprint Stakes highlighted a muddy but nevertheless exciting day of racing at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots on […]

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Evenly-Matched Field Set For G1 Allen Jerkens; Eight Seeking First Grade 1

Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy has attracted a strong field of nine – eight in search of their first Grade 1 and one looking to add another to his resume – in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. The 34th running of the race, formerly the […]

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Dallas Stewart Looking For Second Woody Stephens Victory With Givemeaminit

Givemeaminit proved he’s more than just a very good Louisiana-bred when in his second start he was third by a total of a half-length in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes last summer behind the talented duo of Sporting Chance and Free Drop Billy. Now he’ll attempt to earn his first stakes victory in the Grade […]

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Preakness Notes: Justify Has Visitors; Lone Sailor, Givemeaminit On The Fence

Kentucky Derby (G1) hero Justify had his final scheduled walk day Wednesday at Churchill Downs before resuming training Thursday in preparation for the 143rd Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. Assistant trainer Jimmy Barnes said that trainer Bob Baffert’s plans call for Justify to gallop Thursday morning at 7:30, after Churchill’s first track renovation break. Barnes said everything is good with Justify, who […]

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Castellano Hopes To ‘Stretch’ Career For 10 More Years In The Saddle

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano marked his final day of riding during the 2017-2018 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park with a pair of winners Friday, giving him 54 winners from 263 starters. Castellano is scheduled to ride Givemeaminit in Saturday’s Louisiana Derby (G2) at Fair Grounds and Imperial Hint in Sunday’s $100,000 Horse Races Now Sprint at Tampa Bay […]

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Castellano To Pilot Star Guitar Colt Givemeaminit In Louisiana Derby

Trainer Dallas Stewart has always had a tremendous amount of confidence in Louisiana-bred Givemeaminit, and hopes that confidence will be rewarded in a big way when he runs in next Saturday’s Grade II $1 million Louisiana Derby Presented by (100-40-20-10). The Valene Stables-owned son of Star Guitar breezed a half-mile in 48.60 over the Fair Grounds Race Course […]

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Castellano Earns 2017 Bill Shoemaker Award At Breeders’ Cup

Javier Castellano, who won the first race of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup with Rushing Fall in the Juvenile Fillies Turf, parlayed that victory with a runner-up finish, three third-place finishes and a fourth to win the 15th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the World Championships hosted by Del Mar racetrack. […]

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Sporting Chance Mantiene Mínima Ventaja Luego De Hacer Un Extraño Y Gana El Hopeful S.

Cuando ya todo parecía decidido en el Hopeful S. (G1, $350,000), Sporting Chance hizo un violento extraño que lógicamente tomó a su jinete Luis Sáez por sorpresa, y a pesar del imprevisto el pupilo del legendario D. Wayne Lukas mantuvo ventaja para llevarse la importante prueba para dosañeros cerrando el meeting de Saratoga. El zaino […]

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