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Front-Running Farrell Scores In 2018 Debut At Oaklawn

Coffeepot Stables’ Farrell began her 4-year-old season just like she ended her 3-year-old campaign by winning a stakes. Using her preferred front-running style, Farrell held off 2017 Fantasy Stakes winner Ever So Clever to prevail by three-quarters of a length in Saturday’s $125,000 Pippin Stakes before a crowd of 15,500. Breaking from post 2 under regular rider […]

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Wonder Gadot, Heavenly Love ‘Breezed Beautifully’ Toward Jan. 13 Starts

The Mark Casse-trained pair of 3-year-old fillies, Wonder Gadot and Heavenly Love, breezed in company with one another over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track on Saturday morning in preparation for their starts on Saturday, Jan. 13. Both fillies went a half-mile in :49.40. Owned by Debby Oxley, Heavenly Love is slated […]

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‘Difficult’ But Not ‘Impossible’ For Greyvitos To Make Kentucky Derby

Remington Springboard Mile and G3 Bob Hope Stakes winner Greyvitos recently underwent surgery to remove bone chips from his knee, according to horseracingnation.com, but the 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon may still be able to make the Kentucky Derby in May. “It’s going to be difficult, but it’s not impossible,” trainer Adam Kitchingman said. “They were […]

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Moonlit Promise Takes Third Stakes Of 2017 In Bessarabian

Late-season starter Moonlit Promise earned her third stakes win of the year in as many starts on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine as she held off Scotty’s Model with a gritty performance in the $175,000 Bessarabian (Grade 2) for fillies and mares. Josie Carroll trains the Malibu Moon-Smart Surprise filly, who started her four-year-old campaign with stakes wins […]

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RMTC Auctioning Famous Racehorse Halters To Raise Funds For ‘Tactical Research’

Between November 24 and December 1, the Racing Medication and Testing Consortium (RMTC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, will auction off halters of famous racing and stallion stars on its eBay page. All proceeds from the auction will go toward the RMTC’s four-year grant program beginning in 2018 to encourage tactical research into the detection and identification of […]

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Greyvitos Breaks His Maiden With Wire-To-Wire Upset In Bob Hope

Longshot Greyvitos, winless in two starts in his brief career, broke his maiden in style Saturday with a wire-to-wire surprise under Hall of Fame jockey Victor Espinoza in the featured $100,000 Bob Hope Stakes for two-year-olds. Equipped with blinkers for the first time by trainer Adam Kitchingman, Greyvitos assumed command leaving the gate, set a swift pace […]

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Hughes’ Fight On Wins Photo In Spendthrift Juvenile; Sultry Takes Fillies’ Division

Fight On lived up to his name as the 2-year-old son of Into Mischief prevailed in a five-horse photo to win the second running of the $200,000 Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes on Sunday’s opening day card at Churchill Downs’ 21-day Fall Meet. The Spendthrift Juvenile Stallion Stakes was one of four stakes races on the 11-race card billed […]

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Elate ‘Finished Up Good’ At Del Mar; Turf Works Highlight Sunday Morning Training

Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender Elate, winner of both the G1 Alabama and G1 Beldame, worked a half-mile on a cloudy Sunday morning at Del Mar. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro and exercise rider Neil Poznansky were given a final time of :49.00 for the work, with Daily Racing Form clockers catching the filly in :23.60 for […]

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Spendthrift’s 2018 Roster Led By Into Mischief At $100,000

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced 2018 stud fees for most of its roster set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season. Among the roster of 24 are three new stallions for 2018, and Spendthrift’s stallion ranks will be spearheaded at the top by leading sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved […]

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Blue Moon Ace Scores Powerfully In Maryland Million Sprint

Unable to get to his customary position in front following a poor break, Robert L. Cole Jr.’s Blu Moon Ace came with a sweeping move on the outside before powering down the stretch for a 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Million Sprint at Laurel Park. The six-furlong Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was the was […]

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