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Heavily Favored Finite Has To Dig Deep For Golden Rod Victory

Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s Finite was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes, but the 2-year-old filly had to dig deep for a half-length victory over 13-1 Motu. Finite stalked the early pace, went three wide on the turn and battled all the way […]

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Juvenile Filly Finite Crushes Stakes Record In Rags To Riches

Finite posted her second straight daylight win with a commanding six-length win over Lady Glamour in Sunday’s seventh running of the $122,097 Rags to Riches Overnight Stakes on opening day of Churchill Downs’ 26-day Fall Meet. The 2-year-old daughter of Munnings crushed Monomoy Girl’s 2017 stakes record of 1:36.29 by clocking one mile over a […]

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American Pharoah, Justify Headline Ashford Stud’s 2020 Stallion Roster

The Triple Crown-winning duo of American Pharoah and Justify will once again headline the stallion roster at Coolmore’s Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky., for the 2020 breeding season. Justify, the winner of the 2018 Triple Crown and that season’s Horse of the Year, will stand for an advertised fee of $150,000. The price is unchanged […]

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‘Top Of The Ranks’: Kimari, Other Ward Trainees Work Toward Breeders’ Cup At Keeneland

Trainer Wesley Ward’s three possible contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) – Stonestreet Stables’ Cambria, Ten Broeck Farm’s Kimari and Breeze Easy’s Four Wheel Drive – led Sunday workers who are preparing for the Nov. 1-2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. The trio of 2-year-olds each worked a half-mile on […]

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‘Back Class’ Prevails For Phat Man, Sweezey In Good Magic Mile

It took a horse that trainer Kent Sweezey has only had for a little more than two months to finally get him his first stakes victory at Monmouth Park. Phat Man, purchased for $65,000 at the Fasig-Tipton July horses of racing age sale in Lexington, Ky., showed his grit and class by digging in for […]

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Fancy Dress Party ‘Her Old Self’ Ahead Of Sunday’s Miss Woodford

Whatever the reason was behind Fancy Dress Party’s clunker in her last start in the Grade 1 Acorn Stakes, trainer Ben Colebrook has moved past it, preferring now to focus on what’s ahead for his star 3-year-old filly. In the immediate future it’s the $75,000 Miss Woodford Stakes, the co-feature on Monmouth Park’s 13-race Sunday […]

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Please Flatter Me Holds Firm In Alma North Stakes

Heider Family Stables, Madaket Stables and Doheny Racing Stable’s Please Flatter Me got back on the winning track Sunday at Laurel Park, dueling Never Enough Time into submission and holding off Parisian Diva late in the $100,000 Alma North Stakes. The Alma North for 3-year-old fillies was the first of four $100,000 stakes on a […]

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Lady Aurelia’s Half-Sister Ruled Out Of Royal Ascot With ‘Minor Injury’

Lady Pauline, the Munnings half-sister to champion Lady Aurelia, will not be able to start in next week’s Royal Ascot meeting. According to bloodhorse.com, the juvenile filly suffered an injury during a workout overseas. “In her last work at Manton she came up with a real minor injury, which is unfortunately going to take us out […]

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Economics Professor Takes $150,000 ‘Gamble’ With Warrior’s Charge In Preakness

It wasn’t until after the Kentucky Derby that economist Marshall Gramm even began to consider starting a horse in the 2019 edition of the Preakness Stakes. According to the Daily Memphian, the Rhodes professor took on the idea after learning that neither Country House nor Maximum Security would be starting in the middle jewel of […]

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Oaklawn Allowance Winner Warrior’s Charge To Be Supplemented To Preakness

Trainer Brad Cox said early Thursday afternoon that owners Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Racing will supplement Oaklawn Park allowance winner Warrior’s Charge for the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico. Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano has the mount. Castellano won the 2006 Preakness on Bernardini and in 2017 with Cloud Computing. The cost of […]

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