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Hence, Lookin At Lee Lead Nominees To Remington’s Governor’s Cup

The $175,000 Governor’s Cup, the feature event on the Opening Night of the Remington Park Thoroughbred Season on Aug. 23, has a stout list of 30 nominations. The 1-1/8 miles Governor’s Cup could feature past winners of the event as well as multiple contestants who have earned millionaire status. National Hall of Fame trainer Steve […]

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Lookin At Lee Up The Inside To Win Downs At Albuquerque Handicap

Lookin At Lee, a 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky owned by L and N Racing LLC, unleashed a strong stretch rally to win Saturday’s $200,000 Downs at Albuquerque Handicap. Ridden by Alfredo Juarez Jr. for trainer Steve Asmussen, Lookin At Lee covered 1 1/8 miles on a muddy and sealed track in 1:51.76, after […]

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Diamond Oops ‘Better’ On Dirt, Sparkles In Smile Sprint Triumph

Multiple stakes winner Diamond Oops, back on dirt after two failed tries over turf, came with a steady run on the far outside to reel in pacesetting favorite Jalen Journey and edge clear late for a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The Smile Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was […]

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‘Need To Give Him A Rest’: Country House Won’t Race Again In 2019

Trainer Bill Mott told drf.com that the 2019 Kentucky Derby winner Country House will not race again this season, because he has been unhappy with the colt’s progress since being moved up via the historic disqualification of Maximum Security on the first Saturday in May. Country House was originally ruled out of the Preakness and the […]

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‘I Liked The Rhythm Of It’: Tacitus Puts In Another Solid Breeze Toward Belmont

Grade 2 Wood Memorial winner Tacitus breezed over the main track at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday at Belmont Park, working in company with Multiplier. Both horses covered five furlongs in 1:00.16 with Tacitus, piloted by Jose Ortiz, galloping out strong in front of his graded stakes winning stablemate in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 […]

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Bloodlines: Derby, Oaks Winners Create Proud Moments For Believing Breeders

Classic successes are an unqualified boon to stallion owners and managers, and this weekend’s winners of the Kentucky Oaks and Kentucky Derby have shined the spotlight on their sires, Alternation (by Distorted Humor and sire of Serengeti Empress) and Lookin at Lucky (Smart Strike; Country House). The latter is much more of a household name […]

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Country House Moved Up To Win Kentucky Derby As Maximum Security Disqualified

Trainer Bill Mott has waited throughout his Hall of Fame career to win the Kentucky Derby, so the extra 20 minute delay by the Churchill Downs stewards after Saturday’s 145th edition wasn’t anything new. Finally, the stewards revealed their decision: with the second-longest winning odds in Kentucky Derby history, 65-1 chance Country House will be […]

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Dr. Edgar Noses Out Hawkish In Appleton

Eloise and Peter Canzone Sr.’s Dr. Edgar, making his 19th career start but first in a stakes, opened a comfortable lead in the early stages and dug in to hold off a late charge from Grade 2 winner Hawkish for a half-length victory in Friday’s $100,000 Appleton (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 67th running of […]

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Mott: Hidden Scroll ‘Seems Bright’ After Loss, Country House Headed For Louisiana Derby

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has not lost faith in his early candidates for the Kentucky Derby, despite Fountain of Youth favorite Hidden Scroll’s somewhat disappointing fourth-place finish after setting a rapid early pace. “He came out of it well,” Mott told drf.com. “He doesn’t seem to be knocked out. Acts pretty darn good. […]

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‘Imposing’ Country House An Intriguing Risen Star Entrant For Trainer Bill Mott

As a Thoroughbred owner, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment, especially if you have a horse that’s entered in a Road To The Kentucky Derby qualifying race. Owner Guinness McFadden, however, is taking a more realistic approach and is determined not to catch any Derby fever symptoms with Grade II $400,000 Risen […]

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