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Stevens In Saddle As Runhappy Works Mile In 1:38.80 At Keeneland

James McIngvale’s Runhappy, winner of last year’s TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at Keeneland and the Eclipse Award winner as champion sprinter of 2015, worked a mile in 1:38.80 under jockey Gary Stevens over a fast track at Keeneland early Wednesday morning. Runhappy stood at the gap entering the track before backtracking to the three-quarter pole. […]

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Stevens To Ride Runhappy In Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Gary Stevens will be aboard Runhappy when the Eclipse Award winner runs in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in November. Trainer Laura Wohlers told the Daily Racing Form Monday that Stevens would ride the 4-year-old son of Super Saver in the race. Stevens piloted Runhappy when the colt captured the G1 Malibu Stakes last December. […]

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‘Better Than He Was A Year Ago’: Runhappy’s Connections Excited About Champion’s Return To Racing

The much-anticipated wait for the return of reigning Champion Sprinter Runhappy ends Saturday when the James McIngvale-owned son of 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver makes his 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. Trainer Laura Wohlers believes that her sprinting sensation is coming back better than […]

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Champion Runhappy Makes Long-Awaited Return In G3 Ack Ack Handicap

North America’s reigning Champion Male Sprinter Runhappy landed post position No. 5 for his much-anticipated 4-year-old debut in Saturday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Presented by (Grade III) over one mile at Churchill Downs. The Ack Ack, for 3-year-olds and up, is the centerpiece of a stakes tripleheader at Churchill Downs that […]

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Churchill Downs: Runhappy Drills Six Furlongs From The Starting Gate

  Reigning Champion Male Sprinter Runhappy breezed six furlongs from the starting in 1:14.40 under jockey Edgar Prado on Thursday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for his much-anticipated 4-year-old debut in the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) on Oct. 1. Owned by James McIngvale, the homebred son of Super Saver broke from the […]

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Runhappy Records Second Work, Covers Five Furlongs At Keeneland

Champion sprinter Runhappy recorded his second public work of the year Thursday morning when he covered five furlongs in :58 at Keeneland. The Blood-Horse reports that the 4-year-old son of Super Saver went the first furlong in :15 3/5, then picked it up as he rolled through a half-mile in :44. The colt galloped out six furlongs in 1:11 […]

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Back To Work: Champion Runhappy Turns In First Work Of 2016

Champion male sprinter Runhappy returned to the worktab for the first time this year when he worked three furlongs at Keeneland early Thursday morning. According to the Blood-Horse, the 4-year-old Super Saver colt vanned to Keeneland from his base at the Kentucky Training Center. The colt went three furlongs in :34 4/5, then galloped out a half-mile in :46 and […]

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Wohlers: Runhappy Could Return To Training Next Month

Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Runhappy is continuing his recovery from a bone bruise and could return to the track as early as next month, according to trainer Laura Wohlers. The 4-year-old colt is scheduled for a bone scan on his right front cannon bone in early August and if all is well, he could resume […]

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Bone Bruise Sidelines Runhappy For 60 Days

Runhappy has been sidelined for the next 60 days with a bone bruise to his right front cannon bone, according to The Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion recently returned to training at the Kentucky Training Center under the watchful eye of Laura Wohlers, but hadn’t been training as well as Wohlers expected. “He had been […]

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