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Wilbo, Hogy Headline Pair Of Stakes On Churchill’s ‘Downs After Dark’ Saturday

Chris Wilkins’ multiple stakes winner Wilbo heads a competitive field of seven older sprinters that were entered in Saturday night’s 30th running of the $100,000 Aristides Stakes (Grade III) at Churchill Downs. The six-furlong Aristides, named after the first Kentucky Derby winner in 1875, is the first of two stakes events on Saturday’s 11-race Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser […]

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‘Dream Weekend’ In Store For Ramseys, Maker At Woodbine?

The well-travelled Gianna’s Dream, trained by Mike Maker and owned by Jordan Wycoff, will get her first test on Canadian turf in Saturday’s $175,000 Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine. A lifetime winner of nine races from 20 starts, the five-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy will look for a sweeter result than her past two […]

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Louisiana Court Affirms 2014 Stakes Win For Disqualified Coalport, Napravnik, Ramseys

A court in Louisiana ruled Wednesday that stewards got it wrong when they disqualified Coalport and jockey Rosie Napravnik from first place in the 2014 Unbridled Stakes at Louisiana Downs. According to KTBS, a panel of three judges for the Louisiana Second Circuit Court of Appeal agreed Coalport indeed committed a foul in the race […]

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Heart To Heart Will Take On Hogy, Om In Maker’s 46 Mile

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart headlines a field of 10 horses entered Sunday for Friday’s 30th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the turf at Keeneland. The Maker’s 46 Mile will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. A 10-time graded stakes winner for trainer Brian Lynch, […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Double For Pletcher

Everything is relative when it comes to assessing the success of Todd Pletcher. He set a record for most American Graded Stakes wins by a trainer when he sent out 57 AGS winners in 2006. The following year, Pletcher runners earned $28,116,097, breaking his own single-season earnings record. He won seven Eclipse Awards from 2004 […]

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Go Noni Go Scores A Double For Maker In Bourbonette Oaks

Trainer Mike Maker earned his second straight stakes win on the Jeff Ruby Steaks undercard when Three Diamonds Farm’s Go Noni Go took the DRF Bets Bourbonette Oaks (G3) by two lengths over In the Mood. Homemade Salsa, also from the Maker barn, was a neck farther back in third. Hey Negrita completed the superfecta. Final time […]

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Maker, Ramseys Aim For Third Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory With Kitten’s Joy Offspring

Trainer Mike Maker will try for his third straight win in Turfway Park’s Kentucky Derby points race and his fifth overall when he sends out Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Cash Call Kitten in the Jeff Ruby Steaks. The homebred son of the Ramseys’ sensational stallion Kitten’s Joy is two-for-two on the Gulfstream Park turf, including a win last month […]

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Trainers Brown, Maker Take Aim On Dubai World Cup Undercard Races

It was only a matter of time, really. Trainer Chad Brown, the two-time defending champion trainer in the United States, was bound to have more of an international presence and that may commence on March 31st. The former Bobby Frankel assistant, based in Florida in the winter and New York throughout most of the remainder […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Maker’s Senior Center

In our first look at 2018 American Graded Stakes winners, one thing jumps off the stats pages: trainer Mike Maker’s ability to keep older horses competitive at the highest levels of competition. Maker won the Grade 3 Canadian Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park on March 3 with Hogy, a 9-year-old by Offlee Wild who improved […]

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Ramseys Bring Home Exacta In Barbados Gold Cup With Sir Dudley Digges, Shining Copper

Ken and Sarah Ramsey had won the Group 1 Barbados Gold Cup in both 2014 and 2015, but had to settle for second in ’16 and ’17. This year, the couple claimed the race’s top two spots with entrants Sir Dudley Digges and Shining Copper at the Garrison Savannah Racetrack. Queen’s Plate winner Sir Dudley […]

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