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Sirenusa Headlines Wednesday’s Ta Wee Stakes At Indiana Grand

The sixth running of the $100,000-guaranteed Ta Wee will be the featured event on a special Thursday, July 19 racing program at Indiana Grand. The one mile event will be held on the newly named Rod Ratcliff Turf Course as the seventh race on the nine-race program. The race was named in honor of Ta Wee, an […]

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Astrollinthepark Draws Clear In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Dreamchaser Thorobreds’ 4-year-old homebred filly Astrollinthepark contested the pace from the outside, put away 9-5 favorite Vertical Oak in deep stretch and held off a late run by Winning Colors (Grade III) winner Miss Kentucky to win Saturday’s ninth running of the $75,033 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by two lengths. Trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Florent Geroux, Astrollinthepark ran six furlongs over […]

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Full Circle: Veteran Jockey Mario Pino Returning To Delaware Park

Mario Pino, tenth on the all-time list for wins by a jockey in North America with nearly 6,900 victories, plans to return home to Delaware Park, where his remarkable career began nearly four decades ago. The 56-year-old native of Wilmington, Delaware, will be riding full-time at the Stanton oval, when the meet opens on May […]

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Daughter Of Just Jenda Set For Graded Stakes Debut In Doubledogdare

Trainer Larry Jones and his wife, Cindy, have five broodmares, including three-time graded stakes winner Just Jenda. On Friday, Just Jenda’s 4-year-old daughter, Jenda’s Agenda, will make her graded stakes debut in the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland’s main track. “She is the first foal to race out of that […]

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Valadorna Tops Field Of 13 In Friday’s Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ multiple graded stakes-placed Valadorna headlines a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland. The Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. Trained by Mark […]

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Sutherland Suffers Broken Collarbone, Knee In Thursday Spill At Fair Grounds

Jockey Chantal Sutherland will miss eight to twelve weeks after suffering a broken left clavicle and a fractured right knee as result of a spill that took place in Thursday’s sixth race at the Fair Grounds. “She’s doing well and in good spirits,” Sutherland’s agent Rick Mocklin said.  “It looks like she may have surgery (Friday) and […]

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Louisville Grad Barkley Saddles First Winner Of His Career At Keeneland

Trainer Jason Barkley and owner Thomas Todd’s Oakview Stable both earned their initial triumph when Stella Nova won Friday’s fourth race by 2¼ lengths. The victory, the third consecutive win for the 3-year-old filly by Astrology, was part of Barkley’s strategy to obtain his trainer’s license after growing up in Thoroughbred racing. “My whole game […]

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Frostmourne, Master Plan Headline Saturday’s Kent Stakes

Green Lantern Stable’s Frostmourne tops the Grade III $200,000 Kent Stakes at Delaware Park this Saturday. The mile-and-an-eighth turf affair for 3-year-olds has attracted a field of seven. The Kentucky-bred trained by Christophe Clement has a career record of three wins and a second from five starts with earnings of $417,800. In his most recent outing, […]

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It Tiz Well Tops Sophomore Fillies In Saturday’s Delaware Oaks

California invader It Tiz Well tops the 66th renewal of the $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks at Delaware Park this Saturday.  The mile and a sixteenth affair has attracted a field of six.  The Delaware Oaks will be televised live on Fox Sports 2 with an approximate post time of 6:35 p.m. Tommy Town Thoroughbreds’ It Tiz Well […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘All The Little Things’ Take Pino To The Top

Jockey Mario Pino recently surpassed Jorge Velasquez to become the ninth winningest rider in North American history, entering the winner’s circle for the 6,796th time on June 21 aboard a gelding named “Divined.” The quiet, humble veteran’s accomplishment went largely unnoticed, except by those closest to him. “He’s never been one to toot his own […]

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