Keith Desormeaux

Asmussen Tries To Derail Gray Attempt With Southwest Stakes Quintet

Gray Attempt has nothing but 1s in his last three running lines, and Monday at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., he will try to finish No. 1 again in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) for 3-year-olds at 1 1/16 miles. Probable post time for the Southwest, the ninth of 10 races on a special […]

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Desormeaux Derby ‘Dreaming’ With Sueno In Southwest Stakes

Keith Desormeaux isn’t just dreaming about a second consecutive victory in the $500,000 Southwest Stakes, the Southern California-based trainer sent Sueno to Oaklawn in search of his second black-type triumph, and more Kentucky Derby qualifying points, in Monday’s Grade 3 race. Desormeaux won last year’s Southwest with My Boy Jack, who was exiting a third-place […]

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Apache Princess Takes To The Slop In Off-The-Turf Sweet Life At Santa Anita

A California-bred daughter of Unusual Heat, KMN Racing’s homebred Apache Princess relished a change in surface from Santa Anita’s hillside turf course to 6 1/2 furlongs on a sloppy main track on Sunday as she rallied up the rail to take the $100,000 Sweet Life Stakes by 3 1/4 lengths. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and […]

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Desormeaux-Trained Easy Shot Needs ‘Better Luck’ In Lewis

Easy Shot is an 8-1 outsider on Jon White’s morning line for Saturday’s Grade III Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita, but trainer Keith Desormeaux is hoping with better racing luck the son of Trappe Shot can outrun his odds and post an upset in the 1 1/16-mile race for 3-year-olds. “He steadied a […]

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Desormeaux: ‘We Don’t Buy Pedigree, We Make Pedigree’

When it comes to shopping for young Thoroughbred prospects, trainer Keith Desormeaux and his team have a saying – “don’t buy pedigree, make pedigree”. Like so many of his recent stars, Night Ops’ bloodlines might not jump off the page, but the connections believe he has what it takes to be competitive in Saturday’s Grade […]

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Sham Stakes: Giant Killer Desormeaux Sends Pair In Search Of Derby Points

John Keith Desormeaux, a David among trainers, will attempt to slay a Goliath Saturday when he sends out longshots Sueno and Easy Shot to face favored Coliseum and others in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile over the Santa Anita main track. The $100,000 in purse money offered is a relative afterthought. Horsemen […]

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McPeek Plans To Keep Restless Rider At Keeneland To Prepare For Breeders’ Cup

Fern Circle Stables and Three Chimneys Farm’s Restless Rider, winner of Friday’s Darley Alcibiades (G1), will remain at Keeneland to prepare for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, reported trainer Kenny McPeek Saturday morning. With the Darley Alcibiades victory, the 2-year-old daughter of Distorted Humor earned a fees-paid spot in the $2 million Tito’s Handmade Vodka […]

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Churchill Downs’ September Meet Kicks Off With $5.275 Million In Prize Money

Horse racing on the Kentucky circuit shifts to Churchill Downs on Friday (Sept. 14) with a 10-race program at 12:45 p.m. (all times Eastern) as the famed Louisville racetrack opens its sixth September Meet for an action-packed 11-date run through Sunday, Sept. 30. This year’s three-week, boutique race meeting, presented by Commonwealth Technology, will feature […]

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My Boy Jack Out With Ankle Chip, Expected To Race In 2019

My Boy Jack has officially been taken out of training, according to drf.com, after the discovery of an ankle chip which will require surgery to remove. The 3-year-old son of Creative Cause will miss the remainder of this season, but is expected to return to the races in 2019. Trained by Keith Desormeaux, My Boy Jack […]

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My Boy Jack Ready To Retry Turf In Grade 1 Belmont Derby

Grade 1 Belmont Derby contender My Boy Jack has settled in well at Belmont Park following his Tuesday arrival from California, said Julie Clark, assistant to trainer Keith Desormeaux. The Belmont Derby will be the first start for the Creative Cause colt since finishing a late-running fifth in the Kentucky Derby and his first start […]

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