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Romans-Trained Classic Contenders Promises Fulfilled, Coach Rocks Breeze ‘Easy’ At Churchill

Fountain of Youth (Grade II) front-running hero Promises Fulfilled published his first breeze back at Churchill Downs since his winter in Florida with a maintenance half-mile move in :49 in preparation for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (GI) on Saturday, May 5. “We had a really good morning,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He breezed very easy […]

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Sassy Sienna Gives Cox Another Oaks Contender With Fantasy Victory

The bridesmaid became the bride Friday when Medallion Racing and Jerry McClanahan’s Sassy Sienna got up late to win the $400,000 Fantasy Stakes (G3) after a second and third in the earlier prep races this season at Oaklawn. “She’s a tough filly,” trainer Brad Cox said. “She’s shown us a lot from the get go. On to […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Bargain Oaks Winner

Midnight Bisou is living proof that you don’t need to spend an arm and a leg to buy a Grade 1 winner. Dominating victress of the G1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 7 under jockey Mike Smith for Bloom Racing Stable and Allen Racing LLC, the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute is the fourth lifetime […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Passion Takes Priority For Former Jockey, Techie

Piecemeal, the trajectory of Jeffery Bloom’s career seems a bit unorthodox. The jump from professional jockey to the corporate software technology industry just isn’t something you see every day. Now, the 54-year-old Bloom seems to have found his niche as the managing director of his own racing, pinhooking, and breeding operation. Looking back, the widely-skewed […]

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TCA Named Co-Beneficiary Of Oaks, Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner

Thoroughbred Charities of America (TCA) has been named the co-beneficiary of the Charitable Impact Group’s Kentucky Oaks and Derby Handicapping Benefit Dinner presented by LUXAIR Jets. The event will be held in the newly renovated courthouse in downtown Lexington, Ky. on Monday, April 30 at 6:30 p.m. NBC racing analyst Randy Moss will host a panel […]

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Churchill Downs Unveils New Derby Week Parking, Traffic Plans

Churchill Downs Racetrack, home of the world-famous Kentucky Derby, announced today its new parking and traffic plan for Derby Week and the launch of kentuckyderbyparking.com. Significant changes have been made ahead of the 2018 season to improve the arrival experience for guests planning to visit the historic track during Derby Week, which begins with Opening Night […]

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My Miss Lilly Earns Oaks Berth With Gazelle Triumph

Courtlandt Farm’s My Miss Lilly used a stretch-drive surge to win her first graded stakes, outkicking Sara Street and Virginia Key in the final jumps to capture the 123rd running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Gazelle for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. My Miss Lilly earned 100 points towards the Grade 1, $1 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Water Jugs, Stopwatches, And The Fox-O-Meter

Standing on the rail during the running of Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Oaks, former University of Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino was ecstatic when the filly he owns a part of came flying down the outside of the track to score her first graded stakes victory. He turned to trainer Dale Romans and Romans’ long-time partner Tammy Fox […]

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‘So Far, So Good’: Kentucky Oaks The Target For Sunland Oaks Winner Blamed

A 3-year-old daughter of Blame, Blamed was a dominating 6 1/4-length winner of the $200,000 Sunland Oaks. With that victory, she earned 50 points toward the Kentucky Oaks, and trainer Joel Marr told drf.com that the filly will be pointed to the race at Churchill Downs. ​“She’s been doing really well,” Marr said. “She’s happy, galloping […]

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UAE Derby Runner-Up Rayya Headed To Baffert In U.S., Aimed At Kentucky Oaks

Mendelssohn ran an exceptionally impressive race in Saturday’s Group 2 UAE Derby at Meydan, but the race’s runner-up, Rayya, could be a big threat on the first Friday in May. The filly was beaten 18 1/2 lengths by Mendelssohn, but finished three lengths ahead of American runner Reride, whose form was recently flattered by the […]

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