Joe Sharp

Churchill: Trio Of Joe Sharp-Trained Winners Disqualified For Levamisole

Eight of trainer Joe Sharp’s runners have already been disqualified in the state of Louisiana for Levamisole, a de-worming agent, and now an additional three winners from the last week of November at Churchill Downs have been disqualified. According to the Daily Racing Form, each of the three horses’ owners waived their right to split sample […]

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Disqualified: Silver Dust Tested Positive For Levamisole After Louisiana Stakes

Silver Dust, winner of yesterday’s Grade 3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, has been disqualified from his Jan. 18 win in the G3 Louisiana Stakes after testing positive for levamisole, reports the Daily Racing Form. Trainer Bret Calhoun agreed to a $1,000 fine and the disqualification, placing Silver Dust last. The Racing Medication and Testing […]

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Joe Sharp Has Eight Horses Disqualified At Fair Grounds; Additional Cases Pending In Kentucky

Trainer Joe Sharp, who had eight horses disqualified at Fair Grounds in Louisiana because of positive tests for the Class 2 drug levamisole, said similar cases are pending from multiple horses from his barn who competed at the Churchill Downs fall meet in Kentucky. Daily Racing Form first reported that Sharp was fined $1,000 by […]

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Joe Sharp Hoping For His Next ‘Big Star’ In 2020

When the curtain closed on last year, Joe Sharp’s stable landed $1,072 purse dollars short of the career best season they enjoyed in 2017 ($4,554,157). It was a successful campaign by any standard, particularly for an operation that has only been in existence for six years, but Sharp’s aspirations know no boundaries. “That was my […]

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Lady T N T Goes All The Way In Charles Town Oaks

Scott and Evan Dilworth’s Lady T N T posted a surprise 37-1 victory in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Charles Town Oaks, leading from the start and holding on by two lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Justin Phillip, ridden by J.D. Acosta for trainer Joe Sharp, ran seven furlongs over Charles Town’s muddy […]

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Suffolk Downs Readies To Celebrate Final Weekend Of Live Racing

Live racing will return to Suffolk Downs for the final time in the track’s 84 year history this Saturday and Sunday, June 29-30, as the track hosts the final live racing and food truck festival weekend which will feature twelve races each day and over $1 million in purses and incentives. More than 130 horses […]

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Mom’s On Strike Prevails In Mint Julep Stakes

Carl Moore and Brad Grady’s 6-year-old mare Mom’s On Strike grabbed the lead with a sixteenth of a mile to run and held off late runs from Smart Shot and Limari to win Saturday’s 43rd running of the $125,000 Old Forester Mint Julep Stakes (GIII) at Churchill Downs by a neck. Ridden by Adam Beschizza […]

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Old Forester Mint Julep: Limari Seeks Fifth Straight Win; Mom’s On Strike Returns From Layoff

Don Alberto Stable’s Limari will attempt to land her fifth consecutive victory Saturday when she tests stakes company for the first time in the $125,000 Old Forester Mint Julep (Grade III) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles on Churchill Downs’ Matt Winn Turf Course. Limari, a 4-year-old filly by Medaglia d’Oro, was transferred to trainer […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Regulatory Fairness Left At Starting Gate In Minnesota

In her written decision recommending dismissal of any sanctions against the owner and trainer of a horse testing positive for minuscule levels of methamphetamine at Monmouth Park in 2017, Administrative Law Judge Susan M. Scarola said New Jersey Racing Commission steward Stephen Pagano testified in the case that he had never heard of a meth […]

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