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Special Rate Relocated To River Oaks Farms In Oklahoma

Special Rate, a stakes-winning and graded stakes-siring son of Pulpit, will stand the 2019 breeding season at Lori and Francisco Bravo’s River Oaks Farms in Sulphur, Okla. Special Rate’s leading runner is Texas-bred Patrona Margarita, winner of last year’s Grade 2, $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. During her 3-year-old campaign this year, Patrona Margarita […]

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Monomoy Girl Gives Trainer Brad Cox First Grade 1 With Easy Ashland Win

Monomoy Girl rolled to her fifth win in six career starts and captured her first Grade 1 on Saturday at Keeneland, taking the Ashland Stakes easily by 5 1/2 lengths as the 1-5 favorite. Ridden by Florent Geroux, the 3-year-old daughter of the Tapit stallion Tapizar gave trainer Brad Cox his first career G1 victory […]

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Rachel Alexandra Winner Monomoy Girl Leads Seven-Horse Field In Ashland

Monomoy Stables, Michael Dubb, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables’ Monomoy Girl has been installed as the 4-5 favorite in a field of seven 3-year-old fillies entered Tuesday for Saturday’s 81st running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) at Keeneland. The 1 1/16-mile main track test offers 170 points toward the $1 million Kentucky Oaks (G1) to be run May 4 at Churchill Downs […]

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Classy Act Favored In Wide Open Fair Grounds Oaks

A wide open nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies will assemble on Saturday for the final local prep on Churchill Downs’ Road To The Kentucky Oaks – the Gr. II $400,000 Fair Grounds Oaks, which awards the Top 4 finishers points on a 100-40-20-10 scale. Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots’ clocker and odds maker Mike Diliberto […]

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OBS October Yearling Sale Begins With Tuesday’s Selected Session

The Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2017 October Yearling Sale begins Tuesday, October 10th. There are 619 yearlings cataloged for the two-day sale, which gets underway at 12:00 noon with the Selected session (Hip No.’s 1 – 188, supplements 189 – 202). The Sale continues with an Open session on Wednesday, October 11th, beginning at 9:00 […]

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Hernandez Voted Jockey Of The Week After Overcoming Spill To Win Pocahontas

A sobering fall at Churchill Downs was followed with a Grade 2 victory aboard a 23-1 longshot as Brian Hernandez, Jr. experienced the highs and lows of racing and was voted Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for the week ending September 17, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for […]

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Hernandez: ‘Memorable Day At The Office’ Included Spill, Four Victories

Trainer Bret Calhoun and jockey Brian Hernandez Jr. had a memorable Saturday at Churchill Downs that ultimately led the duo to the winner’s circle with longshot Patrona Margarita in the $200,000 Pocahontas (Grade II), securing the top spot on the early “Road to the Kentucky Oaks” leaderboard. Hernandez’s day started out with three victories in […]

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Texas-Bred Patrona Margarita Blows Away Pocahontas Field

Craig Upham’s homebred Patrona Margarita shocked bettors at 23-1 with a four-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. The juvenile daughter of Special Rate, ridden by Brian Hernandez for his second graded stakes win on the card, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:46.35. Trained by Bret […]

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