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McPeek Quartet ‘Should Fit Really Well’ In Early Dubai Carnival Spots

Trainer Kenny McPeek has come to race. Shipping in a quartet of horses for the Dubai World Cup, he will make history in becoming the first trainer from America to race as early as mid-January in Dubai. His four are made up of Argentine Group 1 winner Grecko, graded stakes-placed turf horse Harlan Strong, Grade 3 […]

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McPeek Preparing Trio For Early Venture To Dubai World Cup Carnival

American trainer Kenny McPeek has long made a good living by winning big races and making intelligent ventures with racehorses. Led now by the aptly named Senior Investment, he is set to invade the Dubai World Cup Carnival with a trio of intriguing prospects, marking him as the first American trainer to come to the Carnival […]

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Horsemen Remember Odanis ‘Cuba’ Acuna For His Smile, Hard-Working Nature

Locally-based exercise rider Odanis Acuna passed away Saturday morning following injuries sustained during a training accident at Churchill Downs. Acuna’s friends remember the life of the 42-year-old affectionately known around the backstretch as “Cuba.” Edgar Cano (exercise rider): “Rest in peace my great friend. Your wife, children and all of your friends will always be […]

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Juvenile Fillies: Restless Rider, Princesa Carolina Put In ‘Nice Maintenance Work’

For trainer Kenny McPeek, Darley Alcibiades (G1) winner Restless Rider and Princesa Carolina, fifth in the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2), breezed in tandem at Keeneland Friday morning in advance of their Nov. 2 engagements in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs. Working after the morning renovation break, the duo stopped the clock in […]

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Restless Rider Leads Overflow Field In Opening-Day Alcibiades

Three Chimneys Farm and Fern Circle Stables’ Restless Rider, runner-up in the Spinaway (G1) in her most recent start, headlines a field of 14 2-year-old fillies plus two also-eligibles entered Tuesday for Friday’s 67th running of the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland. The Darley Alcibiades serves as […]

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Eskimo Kisses Ran ‘Her ‘A’ Game’ In Alabama, Looks To Spinster Next

Eskimo Kisses was one cool and relaxed racehorse Sunday morning at Saratoga, the day after earning her first graded stakes victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama with a thrilling last-to-first journey. “She came back good with no problems,” said trainer Kenny McPeek. “She needed to run her ‘A’ game and she ran more than […]

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G1 Winner Noble’s Promise Euthanized Due To Kidney Failure

Noble’s Promise, a Grade 1 winner and young sire, was euthanized Monday due to complications from kidney failure. He was 11. The son of Cuvee resided at Breakway Farm in Dillsboro, Ind., where he’d stood since retiring to stud for the 2013 breeding season. “We just found out on Friday and they made the decision […]

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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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