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Whitmore Up Just In Time For Ogden Phoenix Victory

Robert LaPenta, Southern Springs Stables and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore had a great head bob at the wire to win Friday’s Grade 2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix by a nose at odds of 3-1. The 4-year-old son of Pleasantly Perfect, ridden by Manny Franco, broke from the widest post in the 11-horse field, stayed […]

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Keeneland: Limousine Liberal, Whitmore Square Off In Opening Day’s Phoenix Stakes

Katherine Ball’s Limousine Liberal, Keeneland’s track record holder at 6½ furlongs, and Robert LaPenta, Ron Moquett and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore, who emerged as one of the nation’s top sprinters this spring, headline a field of 11 entered Tuesday for Friday’s 165th running of the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and […]

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El Deal Steps Up To Dominate Vanderbilt Handicap

Albert and Michelle Crawford’s El Deal was impressive in Saturday’s G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap, speeding away from the gate with the lead and extending it down the lane to best his rivals by eight lengths. The 5-year-old son of Munnings had never won a graded stakes race prior to the Vanderbilt, and the victory marks […]

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Stakes Sweep Earns Albarado Jockey Of The Week Title

A sweep of three stakes on closing night of the Churchill spring meet earned Robby Albarado the title of Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for June 26 – July 2, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents […]

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Albarado Sweeps Trio Of Churchill Stakes Friday Night After Weather Delay

Jockey Robby Albarado captured all three stakes races on the closing night of Churchill Downs’ spring meet Friday evening, beating out not only his fellow riders but also a one-hour weather delay as severe thunderstorms crashed down on the Louisville area before the eighth race, the Debutante Stakes. “We’ve had a great night and it was […]

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Five-Win Day Earns Lanerie Jockey Of The Week Title

Corey Lanerie won five races on a single card at Churchill Downs, including the Grade 3 Aristides Stakes, and was recognized as Jockey of the Week for May 30 – June 4, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which […]

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Limousine Liberal Carried Wide But Surges Home First In Aristides

Katherine Ball’s 5-year-old homebred Limousine Liberalcollected his second straight stakes win at Churchill Downs when he drew clear late to win Saturday’s 29thrunning of the $100,000 Aristides (Grade III) by 2 ½ lengths over Wilbo and a late-closing The Truth or Else. Trained by Ben Colebrook, Limousine Liberal clocked six furlongs over a fast in […]

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Limousine Liberal Gets The Jump On Awesome Slew In The Churchill Downs Stakes

Katherine Ball’s homebred Limousine Liberal finally added that elusive graded stakes victory to his resume on Saturday, taking the lead at the head of the stretch under Jose Oritz in Saturday’s G2 The Churchill Downs Stakes and holding on over a traffic-compromised Awesome Slew by a head on the wire. A 5-year-old son of Successful […]

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Awesome Slew Runs Down A. P. Indian For Commonwealth Victory

Live Oak Plantation’s homebred Awesome Slew got his elusive second graded stakes win on Saturday, closing like a freight train from the back of the pack to cross the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of Grade 1 winner A. P. Indian. A 4-year-old son of Awesome Again, Awesome Slew was ridden to victory by […]

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Paulassilverlining Debuts For Juddmonte In Madison; A.P. Indian Returns In Commonwealth

Multiple graded stakes winner Paulassilverlining will make her debut for new owner Juddmonte Farms on Saturday when she faces eight rivals in the 16th running of the $300,000 Madison (G1) for fillies and mares. The 7-furlong Madison will go as the eighth race on Saturday’s 11-race program at Keeneland, with a 5:03 p.m. ET post […]

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