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Tiger Moth Gets First Stakes Win In Indiana’s Mari Hulman George

John Gunther’s Tiger Moth earned her first stakes victory, rallying late to take Indiana Grand’s $100,000 Mari Hulman George by 2 1/2 lengths over Mo d’Amour. Big World, a Grade 1 winner two races earlier who was the even-money favorite, finished another neck back third, with pacesetting Improv another two lengths back while nosing out […]

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Former Claimer Gives Trainer Michelle Lovell First Graded Stakes Placing

Emmajestic, claimed by Michelle Lovell for $40,000 1 1/2 years ago for owner Agave Racing Stable, became the trainer’s first horse to place in a graded stakes. Lovell, however, was at Louisiana Downs with a horse in a Louisiana-bred stakes and watched the Groupie Doll on her phone. “I haven’t had that many opportunities in […]

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Innovative Idea Rallies Again To Win Groupie Doll Stakes

The last time jockey Marlon St. Julien wore Godolphin Racing’s royal blue silks, he was finishing seventh in the 2000 Kentucky Derby aboard Curule. Saturday at Ellis Park in a pinch-hit role, St. Julien guided Chicago-based Innovative Idea to a half-length victory over Emmajestic in the Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes. It was a day […]

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‘Appreciative’ Doyle Back In The Saddle In Time For Stakes Mount At Ellis Park

Sophie Doyle won’t have just trainer instructions but doctor’s orders going into Saturday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Groupie Doll at Ellis Park. Doyle was scheduled to ride Friday’s fifth race at Ellis for her first mount since shattering her collarbone in a spill May 27 at Churchill Downs. She rides three Saturday, capped by Emmajestic in […]

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Weekend Lineup: Will Frosted Be The Same Horse For The Whitney?

This weekend’s top-class horse racing is highlighted by the Grade 1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga. Frosted, runaway winner of the Met Mile last out, leads a talented field of six on Saturday evening, but will he be the same horse this time out? Kicking off the graded stakes action on Friday is the G2 National […]

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Ahh Chocolate Works ‘Fantastic’ For Groupie Doll Stakes

Stoneway Farm’s Ahh Chocolate, possible favorite for what shapes up as one of the deepest runnings ever of Ellis Park’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll, had her final major piece of training at Churchill Downs for the $100,000 stakes Monday. So did Godolphin Racing’s Iowa Distaff winner Innovative Idea, who will ship in from Arlington Park. […]

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Call Pat Edges Front-Running Fioretti In Groupie Doll

Miller Racing LLC’s Call Pat came from last in the field of 12 to prevail by a half-length over pacesetter Fioretti in Saturday’s $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (G3) at Ellis Park. Formerly known as the Gardenia Stakes, Saturday marked the 33rd running of the track’s signature race, but the first since being renamed in honor […]

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Business Booming At Ellis Park Ahead Of Signature Groupie Doll Stakes

Ellis Park officials are excited ahead of the track’s signature day with an oversubscribed field of 16 entered for Saturday’s $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes (G3). Formerly named the Gardenia Stakes, this year will mark the 33rd running of the one-mile turf race for fillies and mares, but first since being renamed in honor of the […]

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