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Family Tree, Land Over Sea Highlight Zia Park Oaks

A field of 10 talented sophomore fillies will line up for Wednesday’s $300,000 Zia Park Oaks at the New Mexico oval, a 1 1/16-mile race which anchors a card of nine stakes races worth more than $1.2 million. Headlining the field is the Wayne Catalano-trained Family Tree, winner of the G3 Iowa Oaks and the […]

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Kiss To Remember Invades To Win Chilukki

Myron Miller’s Florida invader Kiss to Remember stalked the early leaders, poked her head in front at the top of the stretch and turned back a late challenge by even-money favorite Birdatthewire to win Saturday’s 31st running of the $200,000 Chilukki (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a head. Kiss to Remember, ridden by Joe […]

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Jockeys Court, Rocco Sidelined After Friday Incidents At Churchill

Jockeys Jon Court and Joe Rocco Jr. have been sidelined from injuries sustained in separate incidents Friday afternoon on Churchill Downs’ opening day card. Court, who is six wins away from a 4,000th career victory, suffered three broken vertebrae and two broken ribs after being unseated from his mount Red Blue and True on the […]

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Tomlinson Celebrates First Hat Trick Of Career At Churchill Downs

Good things come in threes. At least that was the case for trainer Mike Tomlinson on Thursday evening when he made three trips to the winner’s circle. Tomlinson saddled Jersey Street (Race 2, $13.40), Scatnap (Race 4, $10.40) and For Goodness Sake (Race 6, $16) – his only three starters on the program – to […]

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Call Pat Nails Untapable On the Wire In Azeri

Miller Racing’s Call Pat unleashed her patented stretch run to defeat Champion Untapable by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 2 Azeri Stakes at Oaklawn Park. The 6-year-old daughter of Lawyer Ron stopped the clock in 1:44.44 for the 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track for trainer Brad Cox. “Joe Rocco does a great […]

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Call Pat Circles Field For Bayakoa Victory

Miller Racing’s Call Pat went off as the second choice in Sunday’s Grade 3 Bayakoa Stakes, and was last of all down the backstretch. Joe Rocco Jr. unleashed a furious rally aboard the 6-year-old daughter of Lawyer Ron to win a three-way photo and stop the clock in 1:45.81 for the 1 1/16 mile contest […]

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Saham Closes Well To Win Jefferson Cup

Sultan Bin Mishal’s Saham rallied from the back in a field of nine 3-year-olds and finished down the stretch with a rush to win the 38th running of Saturday’s $100,000 Jefferson Cup (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by three-quarters of a length over pacesetter Watchyourownbobber. Sent off as the 5-1 third betting choice, Saham finished […]

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$50,000 Claim Pays Off As Da Big Hoss Wins $600,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Cup

Da Big Hoss elevated his status on Monday with his first graded stakes win in the Grade 3, $600,000 Kentucky Downs Turf Cup, just months after being claimed for $50,000. Joe Rocco Jr. piloted the 4-year-old to his fourth straight victory since trainer Mike Maker claimed the horse in June for Skychai Racing LLC. Rocco […]

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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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High Dollar Woman Scores Front-Running Upset In Indiana Oaks

High Dollar Woman led from start to finish to post a 15-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. Trained by Steve Hobby for owners Alex and JoAnn Lieblong, High Dollar Woman now has three wins in seven starts. The Indiana Oaks was her first stakes victory. Jockey […]

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