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Juvenile Restless Rider Dominates Churchill’s Debutante

Three Chimneys Farm LLC and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider overcame trouble on the turn to convincingly beat Shanghai Rain by a record 11 ¼ lengths and six other 2-year-old fillies in the 118th running of the $100,000 Debutante (Listed) on closing day of Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet. Restless Rider, the even-money favorite, clocked […]

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Rachel Alexandra Winner Monomoy Girl Leads Seven-Horse Field In Ashland

Monomoy Stables, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl has been installed as the 4-5 favorite in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 81st running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) to be run May 4 at Churchill Downs […]

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G3 Winner Archaggelos Headlines Expected Overflow Field For Jeff Ruby Steaks

An overflow field is expected to enter the 47th running of the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3), Turfway Park’s Kentucky Derby points race that runs this Saturday, March 17. Entries will be drawn Wednesday, March 14. Heading the list of probables is Archaggelos, who won the Grey Stakes (G3) at Woodbine in impressively professional fashion in just his […]

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Longshot Stronger Than Ever Out-Finishes Wonder Gadot In Silverbulletday

Fern Circle Stables’ Stronger Than Ever appeared to be just that after out gunning a stubborn Wonder Gadot in the Fair Grounds stretch to take the $125,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at odds of 33-1 under Florent Geroux. The 3-year-old daughter of Congrats was the last of eight early on while 74-1 longshot Shes Our Fastest set the pace and led the Silverbulletday […]

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Daddys Lil Darling Headlines Friday’s Mrs. Revere At Churchill Downs

Longines Kentucky Oaks (Grade I) runner-up Daddys Lil Darling headlines a contentious field of 3-year-old fillies entered in Friday’s 27th running of the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (GII) at Churchill Downs. The Mrs. Revere – the penultimate North American graded stakes race of the year for 3-year-old fillies on grass – attracted 11 entrants to be run 1 1/16 miles […]

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OTTB ‘Poppi’ Enjoys Showing Off Under Headless Horseman At Keeneland

Closing day of Keeneland’s Fall Meet traditionally marks the popular appearance of the Headless Horseman, who at 9 a.m. ET on Saturday will ride through the Saddling Paddock during the special Former racehorse Private Son performs during Keeneland’s Halloween celebration. Halloween edition of Sunrise Trackside and that afternoon will gallop through the stretch after the […]

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La Coronel Doing Well After ‘Tremendous Performance’ In QEII

David Carroll, Keeneland assistant to trainer Mark Casse, reported John C. Oxley’s La Coronel is doing well Sunday morning after her front-running victory in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane’s End (G1) yesterday for her third Keeneland stakes win. Stablemate Dream Dancing, who finished seventh in the 10-horse field for Oxley, […]

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‘Like Kentucky Derby Day’: Davis Recounts Riding Stakes Races In South Korea

Regular NYRA circuit jockey Dylan Davis is back at Belmont Park following an eye-opening trip to South Korea, where he rode for the first time outside of North America in the Group 1 Keeneland Korea Sprint on September 10. While riding at Saratoga Race Course this summer Davis was approached by trainer Kenny McPeek about […]

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Leparoux Takes Pair Of Kentucky Downs Stakes En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

With a win in the Kentucky Turf Cup and top stakes and total earnings for the week, Julien Leparoux was named Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending September 10, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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McPeek, Rice Send Out First American-Trained Runners In Korea

The Korea Autumn Racing Carnival 2017 (September 9th-10th) will see the first ever American-trained runners in Korea. New York-based Papa Shot will take his chance in the Keeneland Korea Cup, while Kentucky-trained The Truth or Else runs in the Keeneland Korea Sprint. Handled by 4-time New York champion trainer Linda Rice, Keeneland Korea Cup contender […]

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