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NHC Contestant Trommer Has Seen The Peaks And Valleys Of Racing As A Horseplayer And An Owner

Evan Trommer chuckles a bit when recalling the details of how he first qualified for the NTRA’s National Horseplayers Championship (NHC) – partially because, even eight years after the fact, he can still tap into the emotions of the moment as if they had transpired in recent days. Seated at his home base of Keeneland […]

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Graded Stakes Winner Princess Warrior ‘Went Wrong’ In Friday Opener At Churchill

Winner of the G2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs last fall, 4-year-old Princess Warrior was the even-money favorite to start Friday’s card beneath the Twin Spires. Unfortunately, the Ken McPeek trainee suffered an injury during the stretch run of the 1 1/16-mile turf race, noted in the Equibase chart as “Princess Warrior went wrong inside […]

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Wide Open Field Of Nine Sophomore Fillies In American Oaks

In what appears to be a totally wide open affair, trainer Michael McCarthy’s Paved, Jeff Mullins’ Amandine, Neil Drysdale’s Californiagoldrush, H. Graham Motion’s Colonia and Kenny McPeek’s Princess Warrior all loom prominent among a field of nine sophomore fillies in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 American Oaks, to be contested at a mile and one quarter […]

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Bloodlines: Midshipman Progeny A Lasting Legacy For McNair

With a victory in the Grade 2 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Nov. 23, Princess Warrior became the 19th stakes winner for her sire, 2008 champion 2-year-old colt Midshipman (by Unbridled’s Song). A good-sized, scopy chestnut, Midshipman is one of three stakes winners foaled from graded stakes winner Fleet Lady, a daughter of the […]

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Irad Ortiz Lined Up For 14 Mounts On ‘Long’ Florida Derby Day

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., the second-leading rider at the Championship Meet, will be a busy man on Saturday with mounts in all 14 races on Gulfstream’s spectacular stakes-filled Florida Derby Day program. Spending his first full winter in South Florida, the 25-year-old Ortiz will be aboard only one program favorite, Jane Cibelli-trained Ballyin in the second race, […]

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Heavenly Love Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup At Churchill Downs

Trainer Mark Casse enjoyed a tremendous opening day to the Keeneland Fall Meet on Friday with three victories headlined by Heavenly Love’s 5½-length romp in the Darley Alcibiades (G1). However, he did not see a single race live. “I was supposed to leave Gainesville (Florida) at 6 in the morning but they were having trouble with the plane,” Casse said. […]

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