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Medallion, MyRacehorse Acquire Interest In Fair Grounds Oaks Winner Street Band

Medallion Racing and MyRacehorse have acquired an interest in leading Kentucky Oaks (G1) candidate Street Band. The daughter of Istan is the recent winner of the G2 Fair Grounds Oaks, and currently ranks third on the Kentucky Oaks leaderboard. She is trained by Larry Jones, who campaigns the Kentucky homebred filly with his wife, Cindy […]

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Street Band ‘Stepped Up,’ Gives Jones A Shot At Third Kentucky Oaks Victory

All was well on Sunday morning for Grade II Fair Grounds Oaks upset winner Street Band, who gave trainer Larry Jones his fourth victory in the final local qualifier for the Grade I $1.5 million Longines Kentucky Oaks. “We’re thrilled with how she stepped up yesterday,” said Larry Jones’ assistant trainer Corey York. “I know […]

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Gabriel Saez Rides 1,000th Winner At Fair Grounds

Jockey Gabriel Saez achieved a milestone on Saturday when the newly turned 29-year-old Panama City, Panama, native earned his 1,000th career victory when  I Hope won the eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. A graduate of the Laffit Pincay Jockey Training Academy in his native country, Saez began riding professionally on Dec. […]

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Airdrie Stud’s Proud Citizen, Sire Of Two Kentucky Oaks Winners, Euthanized At 17

Two-time Kentucky Oaks winning sire Proud Citizen was euthanized on June 4 at Brereton and Elizabeth Jones’s Airdrie Stud due to complications from laminitis. Proud Citizen had been treated for chronic laminitis since 2012, but had remained comfortable under the care of Dr. Scott Morrison until taking a turn for the worst late last week. […]

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Proud Spell, Bret Calhoun Among Inductees to Fair Grounds Hall of Fame

Brereton Jones’s Proud Spell, one of five fillies of recent vintage to have parlayed a win in the Fair Grounds Oaks to one in the Kentucky Oaks later in the spring, will be joined by Crescent City-based trainers Bret Calhoun and Larry Robideaux, Jr. when all three are inducted into the Fair Grounds Hall of […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Proud Streak

Thoroughbred breeders have seen this play out before, many times over.  An American Graded Stakes-winning horse goes to stud, is priced right, marketed well, and gets a very good reception in both his first and second years in the breeding shed. By the time the third year rolls around, however, the polish is off the […]

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Brereton Jones and Larry Jones: ‘Till death do us part’

The filly was named Modean, and she ran for a $5,000 claiming tag at Ellis Park. This was long before the days of 2008 Eclipse Award-winning filly Proud Spell, when colts Mr. Bowling and Mark Valeski – now top contenders for Saturday’s Grade II Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds – and the filly Believe […]

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By Ray Paulick There are many questions to be answered at tonight’s Eclipse Awards from Miami Beach, Fla. (from which I’ll be dutifully live blogging starting sometime after the 5:30 p.m. cocktail hour begins and before TVG goes on the air with its 7 p.m. coverage). Who will get the crown as 2008 Horse of […]

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Hank Aaron hits number 715…Secretariat wins the Belmont by 31 lengths…Brett Favre starts 269 games in a row at QB…and now Ray Paulick liveblogs from the Eclipse Awards without a computer! That’s right, Ray will be entering the pantheon of the unlikely as he attempts to bring you the Paulick Report reader unprecedented coverage of […]

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