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Paulassilverlining Guts Out Determined Win In Madison Stakes

Juddmonte Farm’s Paulassilverlining ran a big race in Saturday’s G1 Madison Stakes, taking the lead from Constellation in mid-stretch and then having to hold off a second challenge from that rival to keep her head in front at the wire. Paulassilverlining is a 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper trained by Chad Brown; the bay mare covered […]

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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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Oscar Performance Highlights Keeneland’s Opening Weekend Stakes Nominations

Two Breeders’ Cup winners – 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) winner Oscar Performance and Mongolian Saturday, winner of the 2015 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at Keeneland – headline the list of horses nominated to five graded stakes that are part of seven stakes to be run during the April 7-9 opening weekend […]

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Three-Time G1 Winner Sheer Drama Retired

Harold L. Queen’s homebred Sheer Drama has been retired to the life of a broodmare, trainer David Fawkes announced Tuesday via Twitter. The 6-year-old daughter of Burning Roma finished eighth in Saturday’s G1 Ballerina at Saratoga, beaten 10 1/2 lengths by the winner Haveyougoneaway. A G1 winner over 1 1/8 miles last year, Sheer Drama […]

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Keeneland Posts All-Time Handle Record Of $21.7M On Blue Grass Day

Keeneland posted an all-time single-day handle record of $21,736,983 on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April 9. All-sources wagering included $20,805,455 handled on Keeneland’s 11 live races; $423,679 wagered on the Big Apple/Bluegrass Pick 4; and on-track simulcast handle of $507,849. The record bested the previous record of $21,647,378 set on Toyota Blue Grass Day, April […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Feast For Derby Hopefuls

A great treat awaits racing fans this weekend as Kentucky Derby hopefuls line up across the country to contend for a total of 510 points toward the first Saturday in May. Three Grade 1 races offer 100 points each to the winner, and Kentucky Oaks contenders will be on display as well with four 100-point […]

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Deep Madison Field Features Breeders’ Cup Winners Stopchargingmaria, Wavell Avenue

Combine two Breeders’ Cup winners, three other Grade 1 winners and an additional three Grade 2 winners and the result is a top-flight edition of the $300,000 Madison (G1) for fillies and mares going seven furlongs on the main track Saturday. A total of 13 runners were entered Tuesday for the 15th running of the […]

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Keeneland, NYRA Offer All-Graded Stakes Pick 4 Saturday

Two of the most prestigious races leading up to the Kentucky Derby are being offered in a special all-graded stakes Pick 4 this Saturday by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Keeneland. The Grade 1, $1 million Wood Memorial at Aqueduct Racetrack and the Grade 1, $1 million Toyota Blue Grass at Keeneland, […]

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Toyota Blue Grass, Ashland Stakes Anchor Strong Keeneland Spring Schedule

Keeneland today announced a $4.225 million stakes schedule for its 2016 Spring Meet that offers 16 stakes, led by the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G1) and $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1); presents Coolmore as the new sponsor of the $350,000 Jenny Wiley (G1), which carries a purse increase of $50,000; and includes the $200,000 […]

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Absorbine Presents Photos Of The Week: Hope Springs Eternal

The opening of Keeneland last Friday could only mean one thing – spring has now officially arrived in Kentucky. The historic venue played host to three Grade 1 races on Saturday, one of which was the Toyota Blue Grass, run for the first time in early April. In that race, Carpe Diem punched his ticket […]

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