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‘Once In A Lifetime’ Street Band Brings Sophie Doyle Back To Indiana Grand

After riding all Sunday afternoon at Chicago’s Arlington Park, jockey Sophie Doyle drove to Louisville for Fair Grounds Oaks winner Street Band’s final timed workout for Saturday’s $200,000, Grade 3 Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand. No way she was going to have someone else on the Larry Jones-trained and co-owned 3-year-old filly for a workout, […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Chasing A Louisiana ‘Wild Card’

Kevin Atwood has always liked speed. His boots were in stirrups more often than on the ground while he was growing up in Hopkinsville, Ky., and he carried on that tradition with barrel racing through adulthood. In 2008, however, Atwood had to admit he needed to slow down. Then 46, he started searching for another […]

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Ours To Run Defends Her Title On Louisiana Legends Night At Evangeline

Evangeline Downs hosted its annual celebration of the Louisiana-bred Thoroughbred on Saturday night with Louisiana Legends Night. There were eight stakes races with purses totaling $550,000, making it the richest night of the entire Thoroughbred season. The first stakes race of the evening featured a returning champion in Ours to Run, who defended her victory […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From Head Injuries To Shingles, Larry Jones Refuses To Quit

A little more than five years ago, trainer Larry Jones suffered a head injury that by all accounts should have ended his riding career. He missed five weeks before he was back on his pony. Last year, Jones broke several ribs in another fall. He didn’t miss a single day of galloping. The only malady […]

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Kentucky Oaks Notes: ‘Perfect’ Street Band Schools The Gate

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone galloped a mile under exercise rider Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. CHOCOLATE KISSES – Debbie Oxley’s Honeybee Stakes (GIII) winner Chocolate Kisses galloped about 1 ½ miles Thursday at Churchill Downs with exercise rider Kim Carroll aboard for trainer Mark Casse. Chocolate Kisses is scheduled to breeze Friday. LADY APPLE – Phoenix Thoroughbred III and KatieRich Stables’ Fantasy Stakes (GIII) winner Lady Apple galloped about […]

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Medallion, MyRacehorse Acquire Interest In Fair Grounds Oaks Winner Street Band

Medallion Racing and MyRacehorse have acquired an interest in leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate Street Band. The daughter of Istan is the recent winner of the G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, and currently ranks third on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard. She is trained by Larry Jones, who campaigns the Kentucky homebred filly with his wife, Cindy […]

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Oaks Works: Champagne Anyone ‘Did Everything Perfect,’ Street Band ‘Does It So Easily’

CHAMPANGE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) winner Champagne Anyone turned in her third local work since her Florida victory by breezing five furlongs in company in :59.80 under jockey Chris Landeros at Churchill Downs. Working with 4-year-old allowance winner Kearny County, Champagne Anyone produced fractions of :12.60, :24.20, […]

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Sophie Doyle At The ‘Dinner Table’ With Kentucky Oaks Contender Street Band

When Sophie Doyle decided to leave her native England to continue her horse racing jockey career in America, she never thought she would be riding a Kentucky Oaks (G1) contender. “It was in my mind to gently let my career come into its own and pick up on its own,” Doyle, who is riding at […]

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Kentucky Oaks: Champagne Anyone ‘Excelling,’ Street Band ‘Feeling Good’

Gulfstream Park Oaks (Grade II) winner Champagne Anyone along with Fair Grounds Oaks (GII) victor Street Band highlighted a chilly Monday morning training session at Churchill Downs as they began to ramp up their preparations for the $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (GI) on May 3. Champagne Anyone, with regular rider Chris Landeros in the […]

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Sophie Doyle Upsets Fair Grounds Oaks En Route To Jockey Of The Week Title

After landing the biggest stakes win of her career, Sophie Doyle was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for March 18 – 24, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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