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Hartlage, Johnson Extend Win Streaks In Final Strides Of Oaklawn Meet

Trainer Gary “Red Dog” Hartlage and his longtime go-to rider, Joe Johnson, teamed for their first victory at the meet Friday, the 45th day of the 55-day season. Dirty Day ($59) got up in the final strides to break his maiden in the third race and extend the winning streaks in Hot Springs for Hartlage, Oaklawn’s co-leading trainer […]

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On Fire Baby’s First Foal A Filly By Ghostzapper

Dual Grade 1 winner On Fire Baby (Smoke Glacken) had her first foal this week. The filly was sired by Ghostzapper, and “Baby’s” owner/breeder Anita Cauley posted a video to the mare’s Facebook page of tender moments just after the filly was born (see below). Over the course of her career, On Fire Baby was […]

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Cauley’s Stable Star Earns Well-Deserved Retirement, Baby

Anita Cauley’s talented mare, On Fire Baby, has been a top-class performer throughout her racing career. The daughter of Smoke Glacken has won at least one stakes race every year she’s raced, beginning with the G2 Pocahontas at age two and continuing through this year, her 5-year-old season, when she captured the G1 La Troienne. […]

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On Fire Baby Looks to Bounce Back Winning Form in Locust Grove

Multiple Grade I-winner On Fire Baby seeks to return to her top form Saturday at Churchill Downs against a tested field of five other fillies and mare, including graded stakes winners Molly Morgan and Don’t Tell Sophia, in the 31st running of the $100,000-added Locust Grove. The 1 1/16-mile Locust Grove, named after the 1790 […]

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Joe Johnson and On Fire Baby: A Perfect Match

On Saturday night, jockey Joe Johnson will once again climb aboard On Fire Baby as the classy 5-year-old mare enters the starting gate for the G2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. It will be the 16th time Johnson will ride On Fire Baby; he has ridden the daughter of Smoke Glacken in all […]

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On Fire Baby, Fiftyshadesofhay Clash in Fleur De Lis Handicap

Anita Cauley’s homebred On Fire Baby, a local favorite who won the Grade I La Troienne at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Oaks Day, will seek her fourth career stakes victory at her home track when she faces a strong group of five rivals in the 39th running of the $200,000-added Fleur De Lis Handicap (Grade […]

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Will Take Charge, On Fire Baby Assigned High Weight in Churchill Stakes

Reigning 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge looms as the starting high weight in Saturday’s 33rd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap presented by Abu Dhabi (Grade I) after being assigned a 123-pound impost for the race by Churchill Downs Racing Secretary Ben Huffman. Willis D. Horton and Three Chimneys Farm LLC’s 4-year-old son of […]

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On Fire Baby Turns Up the Heat to Win La Troienne

On Fire Baby put away Devil’s Cave at the top of the stretch and drew off to win the $300,000 G1 La Troienne Stakes by 2 3/4 lengths at Churchill Downs May 2. It was the second Grade 1 victory for the 5-year-old daughter of Smoke Glacken, who races as a homebred for Anita Cauley. […]

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Close Hatches Wires Field in Apple Blossom

It was déjà vu for Juddmonte Farms Inc.’s Close Hatches as she used the same front-running style as she had four weeks ago in the Azeri Stakes (G2) to win Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) on the penultimate race card of the 2014 Oaklawn race meet. With regular rider Joel Rosario in the irons, […]

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Close Hatches to Face Four in Apple Blossom Handicap

Juddmonte Farms’ Azeri Stakes (G2) winner Close Hatches returned to Hot Springs Tuesday in advance of her next start in Friday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1). The 4-year-old First Defense filly drew the rail against four other fillies and mares entered Tuesday for the 1 1/16-mile race. Close Hatches made her first start since a […]

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