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Concrete Rose Kicks Clear In Belmont Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose remains unbeaten in her sophomore campaign, running away with the Grade 1 Belmont Oaks by 2 3/4 lengths on the wire. The daughter of Twirling Candy rated just off the frontrunner and got first run on her in the stretch, completing the 1 1/4-mile distance over Belmont Park’s […]

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Diamond Oops ‘Better’ On Dirt, Sparkles In Smile Sprint Triumph

Multiple stakes winner Diamond Oops, back on dirt after two failed tries over turf, came with a steady run on the far outside to reel in pacesetting favorite Jalen Journey and edge clear late for a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The Smile Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was […]

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Penn Mile Winner Moon Colony On Target For Belmont Derby

John Oxley’s Moon Colony is continuing to train for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational following a victory in the Grade 2 Penn Mile on June 1. The Belmont Derby is the first leg of the Turf Triple, showcasing 3-year-old turf runners, with the 10-furlong contest slated for Saturday, July 6 as part […]

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Aptly-Named Hard Legacy Gives Norm Casse First Graded Win In Regret

Marylou Whitney’s homebred Hard Legacy gave trainer Norm Casse the first graded stakes win of his young career on Saturday night at Churchill Downs, taking the G3 Regret field from gate to wire to triumph by just over a length. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed nine furlongs over the […]

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Geroux, Baze Join Quality Ellis Park Jockey Colony For 2019

Florent Geroux, rider of 2018 champion filly Monomoy Girl and 2017 Horse of the Year Gun Runner, will stay in Kentucky this summer in another sign of the increasing quality of racing and enhanced purses offered at Ellis Park. Also new to the Ellis Park jockey colony: ✦ Tyler Baze, long a California mainstay and […]

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Derby/Belmont Double A Learning Experience For Master Fencer Team

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer improved on his eye-catching sixth in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby with a rallying fifth in Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets at Belmont Park. Trained by Koichi Tsunoda and piloted by Julien Leparoux, Master Fencer settled last of 10 along the rail at the half-mile call […]

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Master Fencer Puts In Final Breeze With Leparoux, Who Has Strong Bond With Japanese Shipper

Katsumi Yoshizawa’s homebred Master Fencer, an eye-catching sixth in the Kentucky Derby for trainer Koichi Tsunoda, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.21 under Julien Leparoux on Wednesday morning in his final prep for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets slated for Saturday, June 8 at Belmont Park. The Japanese-bred son of Just […]

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Leparoux’s Penn Mile, Milestone Wins Net Jockey Of The Week Title

With an upset victory in the Penn Mile and leading all jockeys by earnings for the week, Julien Leparoux was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 28 – June 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Leparoux Just Seventh Jockey To Win 900 Races Beneath Twin Spires

French-born jockey Julien Leparoux became only the seventh rider in Churchill Downs history to record 900 victories beneath the historic Twin Spires when Whitham Thoroughbreds’ promising 3-year-old filly With Dignity captured Sunday’s eighth race, a first level allowance/optional claiming event at 1 1/16 miles. “I’ve been very lucky throughout my career at Churchill to ride […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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