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Arrogate Breezes Under The Wire Well Clear In Fastest Travers Ever

The betting public at Saratoga, a crowd of 48,630, had had little doubt in the ability of Juddmonte Farm’s Flintshire, making him the 1-5 favorite in the Grade 1 Sword Dancer the race before the marquee event of the upstate New York track’s biggest day of the year. For the Travers itself, Juddmonte’s entry Arrogate was […]

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Exaggerator Leads 22 Nominations To Aug. 27 Travers Stakes

Led by Grade 1 Preakness and Haskell Invitational winner Exaggerator and the 1-2 finishers in the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes, Creator and Destin, a total of 22 3-year-olds were nominated to the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 27 at Saratoga Race Course. Exaggerator, who as a 2-year-old won the […]

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Problem-Solving: Conformation, Injuries Require Special Shoeing Care

If all Thoroughbreds were born with perfect conformation, farriers would have an easier job. But perfect Thoroughbreds are not the norm, so farriers must use all the tricks of the trade to keep them sound while they train and race. Pat Broadus is part of Broadus Brothers Horseshoeing, with his brother Chris and his father […]

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My Man Sam: ‘Little Horse’ With A Big Attitude

The Chad Brown-trained duo of Sheep Pond Partners, Newport Stables and Jay W. Bligh’s My Man Sam and Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf each jogged one mile at 8:30 a.m., their first day back to the track after timed workouts Friday. Even though there are several more accomplished horses in the field – and Brown even acknowledges […]

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Busy Friday Morning Work Tab At Churchill Downs

For those wanting to get a line on contenders for this year’s Kentucky Derby plus enjoy a mild, sun-splashed Kentucky morning, Churchill Downs was the place Friday. Thirteen horses under consideration for the $2 million Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (GI) worked over a fast track along with five fillies under consideration for the […]

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Shagaf, My Man Sam Breeze At Churchill Sunday

Shadwell Stable’s Shagaf had his first work over the Churchill Downs surface Sunday morning during the training period reserved for Oaks and Derby contenders, rolling through a half-mile in :48 2/5 with splits of :12 4/5, :24 3/5, and :36 3/5. He galloped out in 1:01 1/5 and 1:14 3/5. The son of Bernardini most […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Sol Kumin Is Off To One Hot Start

Pop quiz: What do these racehorses have in common? Lady Eli, Undrafted, Wavell Avenue, Paulina’s Love, Exaggerator, and My Man Sam. Yes, they’re either unbeaten, graded stakes winners, Breeders’ Cup champions or Kentucky Derby contenders, but there’s a common thread with all of them. His name is Sol Kumin. Kumin is the 40-year-old CEO of […]

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Brown Has Turf Runners Ready To Deliver

On Friday morning, for the first time during Keeneland’s Spring Meet, trainer Chad Brown was at Keeneland to watch his horses train. This afternoon, he will send out Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Shining Copper in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1). Tomorrow, he runs Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds’ Dacita (CHI) and Martin S. Schwartz […]

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Clearer Derby Picture: Which Colts Will Point For Roses

John Keith Desormeaux and Kent Desormeaux are down home guys from Louisiana, far removed from Philadelphia, the so-called City of Brotherly Love, but if the brothers make it to Kentucky with Exaggerator on May 7, everything will be, um, relative, when they take on the likes of champion Nyquist and 18 others in the 142nd […]

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Brody’s Cause Proves Himself With Blue Grass Victory

Dennis Albaugh’s Brody’s Cause finally returned to form with a late-running victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland, grinding out the win by 1 1/2 lengths. The sophomore son of Giant’s Causeway covered the 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in 1:50.20 for trainer Dale Romans, earning his way […]

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