Keith Desormeaux

Good Horses Have Been ‘Scarce,’ But Desormeaux Hoping For Big Things From Zimba Warrior

It’s been a while since Keith Desormeaux developed the likes of Texas Red and Exaggerator from unheralded youngsters into Grade I stakes winners. But the savvy trainer hopes to return to those glory days and raise the status of an as yet unaccomplished colt in Saturday’s Grade III Sham Stakes for three-year-olds at one mile […]

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In The Face Of California Uncertainty, Desormeaux Moves Tack To Fair Grounds

Hall of Fame rider Kent Desormeaux, who has pocketed over 6,000 career wins, will return home to Louisiana to ride the winter meet at Fair Grounds. This will be Desormeaux’s first time riding full time in Louisiana since 1986, before shipping to Maryland where he would go on to be an Eclipse Award winning apprentice […]

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Anothertwistafate, Sueno Heading To Churchill Downs With ‘Fingers Crossed’

The top three finishers from Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) are either at Churchill Downs or soon will be, according to their connections. Rupp Racing’s Owendale, who notched his first stakes victory with a 1¾-length triumph, might head back to Churchill Monday to join trainer Brad Cox’s string there, according to Tessa Bisha, who runs […]

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Desormeaux Hopes To Repeat ‘Last Chance’ Points Trend With Sueno In Lexington

Trainer Keith Desormeaux has had starters in the past three runnings of the Kentucky Derby (G1), and a winning run by Silverton Hill’s Sueno in Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., could extend the string to four. The Stonestreet Lexington is the final prep in Kentucky for the $3 million Kentucky Derby Presented […]

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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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