michelle lovell

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Can’t ‘Fault’ Lovell For Happy Horses

Thoroughbred trainers are most certainly their own unique breed, blessed with a nearly infinite sense of optimism that the next horse will be “the big one.” Those with smaller stables, the “little guys” of the racing world who work day in and day out just to make ends meet, are especially full of hope. When […]

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Fault Saves Ground For Pucker Up Win

In the Million Day finale, Agave Racing Stable’s Fault saved all the ground early and angled out in mid-stretch to run down Sam-Son Farm’s Journey Home in the final strides of the Grade III $100,000 Pucker Up for 3-year-old fillies. With Miguel Mena aboard, Fault earned his first stakes win, completing the 1 1/8 miles […]

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Former Claimer Gives Trainer Michelle Lovell First Graded Stakes Placing

Emmajestic, claimed by Michelle Lovell for $40,000 1 1/2 years ago for owner Agave Racing Stable, became the trainer’s first horse to place in a graded stakes. Lovell, however, was at Louisiana Downs with a horse in a Louisiana-bred stakes and watched the Groupie Doll on her phone. “I haven’t had that many opportunities in […]

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‘Appreciative’ Doyle Back In The Saddle In Time For Stakes Mount At Ellis Park

Sophie Doyle won’t have just trainer instructions but doctor’s orders going into Saturday’s $100,000, Grade 3 Groupie Doll at Ellis Park. Doyle was scheduled to ride Friday’s fifth race at Ellis for her first mount since shattering her collarbone in a spill May 27 at Churchill Downs. She rides three Saturday, capped by Emmajestic in […]

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