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Maximum Security To Resume Training; Will School During Races Saturday At Monmouth

Maximum Security, disqualified from first place in the Kentucky Derby, will make a public appearance for racing fans on Saturday at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, N.J., when he schools in the paddock. The Jason Servis-trained colt will be brought to the paddock area with the horses for Saturday’s fifth race at approximately 2:20 p.m. before […]

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Positive Spirit ‘OK,’ ‘Sound’ After Clipping Heels In Kentucky Oaks

The Rodolphe Brisset-trained Positive Spirit has recovered from her spill at the beginning of Friday’s Kentucky Oaks (GI), and was in good order in her barn early Saturday morning at Churchill Downs. The Michael J. Ryan and Gerry Dilger-owned half-sister to Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Always Dreaming and Spinaway (GI) winner Hot Dixie Chick clipped […]

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Champion Jaywalk ‘Like A Bear’ In Final Breeze Before Kentucky Oaks

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion Jaywalk, third in the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) here on April 6, tuned up for the May 3 Kentucky Oaks (G1) by working 5 furlongs in :59.20 over a fast main track Thursday morning at Keeneland. The workout, originally targeted for Friday, was moved up a day […]

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Champion Jaywalk Looks To Regain Winning Ways In Ashland Stakes At Keeneland

J. Stable and Cash is King’s Jaywalk, champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, was installed as the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight 3-year-old fillies entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 82nd running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1.25 […]

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Ashland: Champion Jaywalk ‘Acclimated’ To Kentucky Weather

D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s champion filly Jaywalk tuned up for an expected start in Saturday’s $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) by working a half-mile on her own in :48.60 over a fast main track Sunday morning at Keeneland. Working well off the rail under exercise rider Lucas Berticelli, Jaywalk produced fractions of […]

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Claiming Crown Winner Aztec Sense Voted Pennsylvania’s Horse Of The Year

It’s difficult to get much better than perfect. Racing eight times last year, Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense won all eight races, including five stakes, and at the annual horsemen’s awards banquet Wednesday evening, he was honored as the top thoroughbred in Pennsylvania for 2018. Claimed by trainer Jorge Navarro from a start here at Parx […]

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Gross Up, Average And Median Down At OBS March Sale

The 2019 edition of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. March 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale saw unprecedented bounty at the very top of the market, but mid-level trade took a step back in the juvenile auction season’s first event. The two-day auction saw 309 horses sold for revenues of $44,422,500, up 5 percent from last year’s final […]

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After Disappointing Davona Dale, Champion Jaywalk ‘Will Be Ready In May’

Cash is King and D.J. Stable’s multiple Grade 1 winner Jaywalk, the juvenile filly champion of 2018, exited her fourth-place finish in the $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) in good order, trainer John Servis reported Sunday morning. The one-mile Davona Dale marked the sophomore debut of Jaywalk, favored at 1-5 in a field of seven 3-year-old […]

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Eclipse Champion Jaywalk Heavy Favorite In G2 Davona Dale Saturday

Cash is King and D.J. Stable’s Jaywalk, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2018, will garner plenty of attention as she makes her highly anticipated sophomore debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) at Gulfstream Park.  The 32nd running of the one-mile Davona Dale for 3-year-old fillies is among nine graded-stakes worth $1.65 million in purses on […]

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Zacney, Servis Scripting Oaks Run For Champion Jaywalk

Eclipse Award champion Jaywalk is working toward a 3-year-old debut in the G2 Davona Dale at Gulfstream Park on March 2, according to Horse Racing Nation. D.J. Stable and Chuck Zacney’s Breeders’ Cup-winning daughter of Cross Traffic is expected to move from that seven-furlong start to the G1 Ashland Stakes at Keeneland, following the same path […]

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