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Jaywalk Looks To Snap 2019 Dry Spell With G3 Delaware Oaks Win

D.J. Stable and Cash is King Stables Jaywalk will be seeking her first victory since winning the in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies when she faces six rivals in the mile and a sixteenth $300,000 Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park this Saturday. The Kentucky-bred trained by John Servis closed her 2018 campaign last year by […]

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Notapradaprice Scores 25-1 Upset In Dr. James Penny Memorial

Under a perfect ride from local jockey Frankie Pennington, Notapradaprice held off a stiff late challenge from the heavily favored Fifty Five to score a 25-1 upset victory in the $200,000 Grade 3 Dr. James Penny Memorial Tuesday afternoon at Parx Racing. In just the first stakes appearance in her career, the five year-old daughter […]

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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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