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Limousine Liberal Runs Down Whitmore In Belmont Sprint Championship

Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal finally won his first race outside of Kentucky, and he did so impressively in Saturday’s Grade 2 Belmont Sprint Championship. The 6-year-old Successful Appeal gelding, favored at 9-5, ran down a troubled Whitmore (2-1) to score by a neck on the wire. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Ben Colebrook, […]

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Whitmore Seeks ‘Win And You’re In’ Breeders’ Cup Status In Belmont Sprint Championship

Set to make his first start since finishing second in the Grade 2 True North on Belmont Stakes Day, multiple graded stakes winner Whitmore will kick off his summer slate in the Grade 2, $350,000 Belmont Sprint Championship on Saturday at Belmont Park. A Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” race offering all […]

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Mind Your Biscuits Tops Rich Field In Met Mile

An accomplished group of 11 graded-stakes winners, topped by $3.7 million earner and multiple Grade or Group 1 champion Mind Your Biscuits, will line up in an all-star edition of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap Saturday at Belmont Park. The 125th running of the Met Mile for 3-year-olds and up is one […]

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Joking Gets Back On Track For Friday’s True North Stakes

It’s been a while, about 20 months, since Joking was seen in the winner’s circle after the Grade 1 Vosburgh, which punched his ticket to the 2016 Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint for owner-trainer Charlton Baker. Joking never got a chance to run in the Breeders’ Cup. The now 9-year-old son of Distorted Humor developed […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Kentucky Derby Day’s Riding Star

He didn’t win the big one, finishing second to Justify while aboard champion Good Magic in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, but Jose Ortiz was the riding star of the day last Saturday at Churchill Downs. He took the other two G1 races on the afternoon, winning the Distaff aboard American Gal and the Turf […]

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Jose Ortiz Voted Jockey Of The Week With Three Stakes Wins On Derby Card

With three graded stakes wins and three second place finishes on the first Saturday in May, Jose Ortiz was named the Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 30 – May 6, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Limousine Liberal Bests Rival Warrior’s Club In G2 Churchill Downs

Six-year-old gelding Limousine Liberal didn’t let the sloppy surface hold him back in the Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes on the Kentucky Derby undercard. Making an authoritative outside move early in the final turn under rider Jose Ortiz, Limousine Liberal appeared to hang in the middle of the stretch in the face of challengers Warrior’s […]

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Warrior’s Club Thrills Racing Club Members With 23-1 Commonwealth Victory

The 200-plus members of the Churchill Downs Racing Club got a big thrill on Saturday when 23-1 longshot Warrior’s Club ground out a victory in the Grade 3 Commonwealth Stakes at Keeneland. The 4-year-old son of Warrior’s Reward defeated 8-5 favorite Limousine Liberal by a neck, completing seven furlongs over the fast main track in […]

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Lanerie Clinches 15th Leading Rider Title At Churchill Downs

Heading into the final day of racing of the 21-day Fall Meet, perennial top rider Corey Lanerie has clinched his 15th leading rider crown at Churchill Downs in the last. Lanerie, 43, entered Sunday with 35 victories through 20 days of racing in the Fall Meet – a 17-win cushion over second-place Ricardo Santana Jr. This is Lanerie’s 15th leading rider title in […]

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Limousine Liberal Completes 2017 Sweep Of Churchill Sprint Stakes

 Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal completed a 2017 sweep of Churchill Downs’ four sprint stakes for older horses when he cruised to a 4 ¼-length win over Churchill Downs Racing Club’s Warrior’s Club in the 10th running of the $81,545 Bet On Sunshine Overnight Stakes. The 5-year-old gelded son of Successful Appeal ran seven furlongs over a “fast” […]

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