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Weep No More Up On The Wire In Ashland Shocker

Glenn S. Bromagen’s Weep No More provided a shocking 30-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 1 Central Bank Ashland, closing like a freight train in the shortened stretch run to nail Rachel’s Valentina by a neck on the wire. The sophomore daughter of Mineshaft covered the 1 1/16 miles over Keeneland’s fast main track in 1:43.57 […]

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Carina Mia, Cathryn Sophia Headline Short Field In Central Bank Ashland

As one of the final races offering sophomore fillies a chance to earn their way into the Kentucky Oaks, Keeneland’s Grade 1 Central Bank Ashland typically draws a quality field. Just last year, Lovely Maria used her victory the Ashland as a stepping stone to a win in the premier race for 3-year-old fillies across […]

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Servis ‘Tickled To Death’ With Cathryn Sophia’s First Keeneland Breeze

Cash is King LLC’s undefeated Cathryn Sophia worked a half-mile in :48.20 over a fast track after the Sunday morning renovation break in preparation for Saturday’s 79th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) for 3-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Working on her own with exercise rider Jerry Ortega […]

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Undefeated Cathryn Sophia ‘Awesome’ After Davona Dale Romp

Trainer John Servis reported Sunday morning that Cathryn Sophia exited her dazzling seven-length romp in Saturday’s $200,000 Davona Dale (G2) at Gulfstream Park in fine form. “Cathryn’s awesome,” Servis said. “She came out of the race super and licked the tub.” Cash is King LLC’s daughter of Street Boss stalked the early leaders before making […]

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Updated Kentucky Derby Point Standings: Mohaymen Now Top Dog

A busy Saturday at Gulfstream Park was topped with the performance of Kentucky Derby hopeful Mohaymen, who won the Grade 2 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes by 2 1/4 lengths in impressive fashion. The sophomore son of Tapit moved himself into the top position on the Road to the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with his victory, […]

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Cathryn Sophia Remains Undefeated, Dominates Davona Dale

Cash is King’s Cathryn Sophia went off as the 1/9 choice in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fasig-Tipton Davona Dale Stakes, and proved herself worthy of the price when she skipped past the competition to earn 50 points on the road to the Kentucky Oaks. The sophomore daughter of Street Boss covered the one-turn mile in 1:36.61 […]

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Servis Looking For Southwest Repeat With Bird Of Trey

Trainer John Servis won the Southwest Stakes in 2004 with Smarty Jones. Servis will try to win Monday’s $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) at Oaklawn again with, of all things, a son of the only horse to ever beat Smarty Jones. Bird of Trey, a son of 2004 Belmont Stakes winner Birdstone, is expected to be […]

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Rosario Rides Three Graded Stakes Winners To Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Joel Rosario won three graded stakes at two different racetracks and led all riders in both total earnings and stakes earnings on his way to being named this week’s Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for January 22nd – January 31st. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments […]

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Cathryn Sophia Overcomes Trouble To Capture Forward Gal

Chuck Zacney’s (Cash is King) Cathryn Sophia didn’t allow a troubled trip to bother her as she cruised to a 5 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Forward Gal Stakes. The John Servis trainee stopped the clock in 1:22.04 in the seven-furlong contest over the fast main track at Gulfstream Park. A step slow at the […]

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Southwest Stakes Taking Shape; Lukas Takes Shot With Z Royal

Lightly raced Z Royal will make his next start in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes for 3-year-olds Feb. 15 at Oaklawn, Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas said Friday morning. He added that Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens will ride Z Royal for the first time in the 1 1/16-mile race, the second major […]

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