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Churchill Releases Updated Kentucky Derby Leaderboard

Churchill Downs, Inc., released an updated leader board for the Road to the Kentucky Derby nearly as soon as the results of the Grade 3 Sham Stakes went official at Santa Anita. Midnight Hawk, winner of the Sham Stakes, the only official Kentucky Derby prep race of the weekend, earned ten points for his win […]

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McGaughey Preparing for Another Big Winter at Gulfstream

Twelve months ago, trainer Shug McGaughey had a promising colt named Orb, who broke his maiden in late November for longtime clients Stuart Janney III and Ogden Mills Phipps. That colt blossomed at the right time, winning a first-level allowance at Gulfstream Park prior to taking the trophies in the Fountain of Youth Stakes (G2) […]

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Something’s Missing Here: Explaining Ridglings

Honor Code made the news last weekend both for his racing performance and for a medical condition. Trainer Shug McGaughey announced that Lane’s End Racing’s Grade 2 Remsen winner would get some time off following surgery for cryptorchidism, but he isn’t the first graded stakes winner to go under the knife for the condition. Experts […]

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Photos of the Week: 12.2.13

The Thanksgiving holiday brought with it a literal feast of great racing across the country. At Aqueduct, talented veteran Flat Out proved too good in the Cigar Mile, while the youngster Honor Code had his connections envisioning roses with his gritty performance in the Remsen Stakes. Will Take Charge stamped his name on the Eclipse […]

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Churchill: Updated Leaderboard for KY Derby, Oaks

Following a major day in racing that included two prep races for both the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks, Churchill Downs released an updated leaderboard on Saturday, Nov. 30. Beginning in 2013, the fillies and colts with the greatest amount of points will earn a spot in their respective races next May. Saturday’s prep […]

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Pool 1 of KY Derby Future Wager Closes with Mutuel Field at 4-5

In its 16th year, the Kentucky Derby Future Wager closed its Pool 1 wagering on Saturday. Total handle for the futures pool was the fifth-lowest for Pool 1 since the wager was first introduced in 1999. This year marks the earliest futures pool for the Kentucky Derby, which has traditionally not been opened until February, partly […]

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Gritty Honor Code Battles Back to Win Remsen Stakes

Heavily-favored Honor Code fought back nearing the wire to nip Cairo Prince by a nose to win the $400,000 G2 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct Nov. 30. Honor Code, a 2-year-old son of A.P. Indy, notched his first graded stakes victory in the Remsen, and now sports a record of two wins in three career starts. […]

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Shug on Honor Code: ‘We Want to Have a Nice 3-Year-Old’

In his electrifying debut victory after falling 22 lengths back and his loss by a diminishing neck Oct. 5 in the Grade 1 Foxwoods Champagne, Honor Code stamped himself one of the most buzz-worthy 2-year-old runners in the country. Yet when it came to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey didn’t […]

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McGaughey: Point of Entry Could Go to BC, Orb and Honor Code Likely Won’t

Foxwoods Champagne runner-up Honor Code could see action again this year but most likely it will be at Aqueduct Racetrack, not Santa Anita Park, Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey said Sunday morning. “I’ll watch him and see,” he said of the 2-year-old A. P. Indy colt, who is owned by Lane’s End Racing and […]

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