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‘Stay Until May’: Oaklawn Issues Condition Book For New Extended Meet

Oaklawn, the track with the highest purses in the Midwest, has released the first issue of its condition books for the first live season that extends beyond its signature Arkansas Derby Day. The cover of the condition book carries the most important message to horsemen throughout the nation – “STAY UNTIL MAY” – while the […]

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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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Baffert On Justify: ‘We’re In A Holding Pattern’

Triple Crown champion Justify made his first appearance at Del Mar on Monday morning, a “meet and greet” with the San Diego County media conducted by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert. Justify looked as imposing as he had at all points through six straight victories in a career begun early this year with the […]

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Revolutionary’s First Winner Maiden Beauty Captures Lynbrook Stakes

WinStar Farm’s First-Crop sire Revolutionary tallied his first winner in unique fashion on July 15 when the 2-year-old filly Maiden Beauty scored a three-length win in the $100,000 Lynbrook S. at Belmont Park. The bay filly, who was making her debut for owners Pines Stables, John J. Irwin, Paul Zysset and Sam Arci and trainer Gary […]

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‘Minor Setback’: Gronkowski Misses Scheduled Breeze, Jim Dandy Not Ruled Out

Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski has been aiming for the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga on July 28, but a missed breeze this weekend could interfere with those plans, reports drf.com. Owned by Phoenix Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old son of Lonhro most recently breezed a half-mile in :49.24 at Belmont Park on June 23. “Gronkowski had […]

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Audible Sent Back To WinStar For Extended Vacation

Grade 1 Florida Derby winner Audible has been taken out of training for the second time this year, reports drf.com. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief ran third in the Kentucky Derby, but was sent to Rood & Riddle in Kentucky for a full evaluation in late May when trainer Todd Pletcher was dissatisfied with his […]

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Oklahoma Derby Winner Untrapped Euthanized Due To Laminitis

Michael Langford’s 4-year-old Untrapped was euthanized on June 25 after the onset of laminitis, reports bloodhorse.com. The son of Trappe Shot suffered a bout of colic and was sent to Rood & Riddle about 10 days ago, and the laminitis was an additional complication. “He was at Rood & Riddle for about five days, then he […]

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Churchill Donates $100,000 Toward Kentucky Derby Museum Expansion

The Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce a generous $100,000 donation towards its $6.5 million expansion campaign from Churchill Downs. “We are truly honored by the continued support from our neighbors, Churchill Downs. Without their amazing collaboration and cooperation we could not offer the unique, bucket-list experiences that we do each day for our […]

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Churchill Downs Rolls Out Logo For 2019 Kentucky Derby

Churchill Downs Racetrack today unveiled the official Kentucky Derby 145 logo. Featuring racing Thoroughbreds, the logo brings to life the thrill of the most exciting two minutes in sports. The 145th running of the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve will take place on May 4, 2019. The logo was developed by SME, a strategic branding agency […]

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Justify Returns To Churchill Downs, Could Parade On Stephen Foster Night

Crowned racing’s 13th winner of the Triple Crown, the undefeated Justify returned to Churchill Downs’s Barn 33 on Monday afternoon. The chestnut son of Scat Daddy was greeted by his usual throng of media attention, but remained unfazed in the hands of trainer Bob Baffert’s top assistant Jimmy Barnes. According to drf.com, Justify could follow in […]

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