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Quality Runs Deep In Penn Mile Field; A Thread Of Blue Favored

After suffering a heartbreaking loss by less than a length to undefeated Digital Age in the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, rising 3-year-old grass star A Thread of Blue will seek to resume his speedy dominance Saturday in the 7th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile at Hollywood […]

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Grade 3 Winner Yankee Fourtune Euthanized

Grade 3 winner Yankee Fourtune was euthanized May 28 at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred retirement farm in Georgetown, KY, due to issues of chronic arthritis. The 12-year-old gelding had been pensioned at the non-profit organization since 2015. Campaigned by New Jersey business man Harvey Clarke and trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, in 2010 the 3-year-old Yankee Fourtune […]

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Undefeated Digital Age Leads Nominations For Penn Mile

Klaravich Stables, Inc.’s undefeated Digital Age, upset winner of the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes on Kentucky Derby Day at Churchill Downs, headlines an overflowing list of 47 top 3-year-old turf runners nominated to the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile, the marquee race of the year at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. Trained […]

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Haikal Withdrawn From Kentucky Derby Due To Hoof Abscess

Haikal, winner of the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes, has been withdrawn from Saturday’s Kentucky Derby due to an abscess in his left front hoof. The Daily Racing Form’s Dave Grening reported the news about an hour and a half before the Derby’s 9 a.m. scratch deadline Friday morning. It was an expected outcome after trainer […]

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Haikal Being Treated For Hoof Abscess, Could Scratch From Derby

Grade 3 Gotham winner Haikal may be a scratch for the Kentucky Derby after his connections told reporters Thursday morning the colt was being treated for a hoof abscess. Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said his team would soak the hoof in Epsom salts Thursday and make a final decision about the horse’s status Friday morning. Hoof […]

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McLaughlin On Gotham Winner Haikal: ‘I Loved What I Saw This Morning”

Shadwell Stable’s homebred Haikal, winner of the Grade 3 Gotham at Aqueduct Racetrack on March 9 for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, breezed five furlongs in 1:01.21 on Thursday morning on the main track at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Haikal, who was a closing third in the Grade 2 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets on April […]

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Haikal Has ‘Answered All The Questions’ For Jockey Rajiv Maragh

With weather calling for a good chance of rain in the Elmont area this Easter weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin altered the work pattern for Shadwell Farm’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Haikal, breezing the graded stakes winning son of Daaher on Friday morning. Haikal took to the Belmont Park main track at 9:30 a.m. to record his […]

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Maker’s 46 Mile: ‘Legit’ Qurbaan Prepares For Rematch With Heart To Heart

Roger Horgan, assistant to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, is not sure why Shadwell Stable decided to ship Qurbaan to the U.S. from Europe, but he is glad the move was made. “He’s a legit horse,” Horgan said of the entrant in Friday’s $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) before the 6-year-old jogged once around a muddy main […]

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Tacitus ‘Matured A Ton’; Wood Top Three Headed To Kentucky Derby

The Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial presented by NYRA Bets winner Tacitus was no worse for wear the morning after his triumphant run in the final Kentucky Derby qualifier at Aqueduct Racetrack. On the first Saturday in May, Tacitus will seek to give Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and owner Juddmonte Farms their first […]

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