jeff ruby steaks

‘Very Agile’ Somelikeithotbrown Takes Aim On Jeff Ruby Steaks

The gate for Saturday’s 48th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park is approaching full, with 11 so far expected to enter. The 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds offers 34 points toward the Kentucky Derby: 20 to the winner, eight to the runner-up, four for third place and two for […]

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Blended Citizen, Draft Pick Headline Los Alamitos Derby Nominees

Graded stakes winners Blended Citizen and Draft Pick are among the 11 3-year-olds nominated to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which is scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, will be run for the fifth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 14. Owned by C R K Stable LLC and trained by Peter Eurton, Draft […]

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‘Faith In My Horse’: Frey Excited For First Grade 1 Mount In Belmont Stakes

Of the more than 4,100 races jockey Kyle Frey has ridden, the 150th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, will be the most significant ride of his life. Frey, 26, will be riding in his first Grade 1 on Saturday, June 9, when he is given a leg up by […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Blended’ Friendship, Hometown Dreams

There’s a small town in Kentucky called Tompkinsville, nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of the Tennessee border. A decline in the local garment industry hit the area hard over the past several decades, and a striking 30 percent of the approximately 2,000 locals live at or below the poverty line. […]

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TCI: Rebel And Jeff Ruby Steaks Preview

The TCI guys opine on the results of the biggest weekend to date on the Derby Trail, including last Saturday’s controversial result between Bolt d’Oro and McKinzie in the San Felipe, as well as a surprise Allowance entry last Sunday for Justify that could prove to be a Derby-contending move. Jon & Joel also preview […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sophomores At Oaklawn

The major Triple Crown prep race this weekend takes racing fans to Oaklawn Park. Fifty Kentucky Derby points are on the line in the G2 Rebel Stakes, featuring Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Solomini for trainer Bob Baffert. Todd Pletcher has shipped in Magnum Moon, winner of both his career starts, to make his stakes debut, […]

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Turfway Park Reaccredited By NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) announced today that Turfway Park in Florence, Ky., outside of Cincinnati, Ohio, has earned reaccreditation from the NTRA Safety & Integrity Alliance. Saturday marks the 47th running of Turfway’s signature event, the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), an important prep race for 3-year-olds pointing to the Kentucky Derby. The Jeff Ruby Steaks highlights a […]

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Derby Dollars Contest Analysis: Wise Picks In The Rebel, Jeff Ruby?

The Road to the Kentucky Derby winds through Arkansas and Kentucky this weekend with the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park and the G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks (yes, correct spelling) at Turfway Park. With nearly a dozen Derby preps left, there’s still time to score points and win cash prizes in the Derby Dollars […]

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Hazit, Ride A Comet Named Co-Morning Line Favorites For Jeff Ruby Steaks

Oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has made Todd Pletcher’s Hazit and Mark Casse’s Ride a Comet 5-1 morning line co-favorites for the Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks, set to run Saturday at Turfway Park. Owner John Oxley purchased Ride a Comet out of the Ocala Breeders’ Sale of 2-year-olds in training last April for $375,000. The Candy […]

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