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Kentucky Derby Museum Surprises Mercy Academy Student As Art Contest Winner

Kentucky Derby Museum is pleased to announce the Grand Prize winner of the 34th annual Horsing Around with Art competition, presented by WinStar Farm. Anna Federico, a senior at Mercy Academy, was surprised during school Tuesday with a dozen red roses, and will be awarded six box seats to the 146th Kentucky Derby, a ribbon, […]

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San Vicente The Target For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Winner Storm The Court

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court, a finalist for an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male of 2019, worked five furlongs at Santa Anita Sunday in 1:00.30. Ridden by regular rider Flavien Prat, the colt is preparing for his three-year-old debut in the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs on Feb. 9. […]

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Early Triple Crown Nominations Due January 25

Early nominations for 3-year-old Thoroughbreds to compete in the three-race 2020 Triple Crown series – the $3 million Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve (Grade I), $1.5 million Preakness Stakes (GI) and $1.5 million Belmont Stakes (GI) – are due Saturday, Jan. 25. Early Triple Crown nominations cost $600 and must be made at the […]

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Independence Hall ‘Did Just Enough’ In Sunday Work At Tampa

That was trainer Michael Trombetta’s message this morning to his assistant and exercise rider, Sarah Shaffer – as well as area racing fans who hope to see unbeaten 3-year-old colt Independence Hall in action at Tampa Bay Downs on Feb. 8 in the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes. Trombetta was in touch with […]

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Enforceable, Finite To Be Pointed Toward Risen Star, Rachel Alexandra

On Saturday, February 15, Fair Grounds will play host to “Louisiana Derby Preview Day presented by Lamarque Ford-Lincoln”. Highlighted by a pair of key races for the three-year-olds on the Road to the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1), the six stakes events will offer combined purses of $1.25 […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Developing Very Nicely,’ Works At Gulfstream Toward Holy Bull

New York-based jockey Manny Franco was in Florida on Sunday morning to guide Sackatoga Stable’s New York-bred Grade 1-winner Tiz the Law through a five-furlong breeze in 1:01.55 on the Gulfstream Park main track. Franco returned to New York in time to guide Doll to victory in Sunday’s opening race at the Big A. Tiz […]

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Enforceable Puts It All Together For Lecomte Victory

A very well-bred but slow-developing son of Tapit, John Oxley’s Enforceable put all the pieces together for a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds. The 3-year-old colt, a full brother to Mohaymen and a half-brother millionaire New Year’s Day, was the third winner on the card for trainer […]

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Wide-Drawn Lynn’s Map Will Scratch From Lecomte, Ship To Oaklawn For Smarty Jones

Trainer Mark Casse confirmed to Horse Racing Radio Network’s Equine Forum that last-out allowance winner Lynn’s Map would be scratched from Saturday’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes at the Fair Grounds, in which he had drawn the outside post in a field of 14. Instead, the 3-year-old son of Liam’s Map will be pointed to next weekend’s […]

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Oaklawn’s Smarty Jones Draws Nine In Search Of Derby Points

Nine horses, including four from Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, were entered Friday in the $150,000 Smarty Jones Stakes Jan. 24, a 1-mile race that is Oaklawn’s first of four Kentucky Derby points races. The Smarty Jones will go as the eighth race on the nine-race opening-day program, with probable post time 3:52 p.m. […]

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‘Mechanically Efficient’: Impressive Louisiana-Bred No Parole Has Amoss Considering Open Company

No Parole has twice dominated his competition by double-digit lengths at the Fair Grounds, and trainer Tom Amoss can’t help but to think that the 3-year-old son of Violence deserves a shot in a two-turn race against open company. He told Horse Racing Nation that while the colt’s pedigree doesn’t necessarily suggest that he’ll appreciate […]

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