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Unbridled Mo, Red Rifle Looking To Add To Pletcher’s Stakes Record At Keeneland

Todd Pletcher has taken the lead among trainers with stakes victories at Keeneland with 51. This weekend, he looks to open some daylight on any and all pursuers as he takes aim at Friday’s Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) at 1 1/16 miles on the main track and Saturday’s Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) at 1½ miles on […]

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BC Turf Notes: Shining Copper ‘In Front’ As Pace For Big Blue Kitten

Chad Brown (Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Shining Copper) – All 12 of trainer Chad Brown’s Breeders’ Cup horses went to the track and galloped 1 3/8m Thursday morning. While European star Golden Horn will be the shortest price on the board for the $3 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, Brown said he expects Ken and […]

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BC Turf Notes: ‘A Tall Order’ For Chad Brown Trio

Trainer Chad Brown watched from the frontside of Keeneland Tuesday morning as all 12 of his Breeders’ Cup runners galloped on the main track. Todd Pletcher’s 17 starters in 2006 is the Breeders’ Cup record. If all of his entered horses run, it could be the third consecutive year that Brown, 36, has the most […]

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Pletcher Has ‘Good Morning’ With BC Workers At Keeneland

Trainer Todd Pletcher on Saturday worked five candidates for the Breeders’ Cup: Dame Dorothy (Filly & Mare Sprint-G1), Mshawish (Mile-G1), Red Rifle (Turf-G1), Stopchargingmaria (Distaff-G1) and Sweet Whiskey (Filly & Mare Sprint-G1). Working separately around 6:30 a.m., Dame Dorothy, Red Rifle and Sweet Whiskey each breezed four furlongs in their first timed moves over the […]

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Globetrotting Flintshire Proves Best In Sword Dancer

Juddmonte Farms’ Flintshire, who has made starts on several continents, took over on the far turn and cruised to a dominant victory in the Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer Invitational at Saratoga Saturday afternoon. It was the first U.S. win in the second stateside start for Flintshire, who was runner-up to Main Sequence in […]

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Red Rifle Skims Rail For Bowling Green Win

Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Red Rifle capitalized on a dream trip, riding the rail and extending away in the stretch and win the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on the turf Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Leaving the gate at odds of 6-1 with Javier Castellano in the irons, Red Rifle broke sharply from the […]

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Red Rifle Fires Winning Shot in Dominion Day Stakes

Favored Red Rifle and jockey Alan Garcia held Florida Won safe in a late stretch duel, then had to withstand a steward’s inquiry before officially being declared the winner of the featured $150,000, Grade 3 Dominion Day Stakes on Canada Day at Woodbine. Placed in sixth for most of the mile and one-quarter contest, while […]

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Effinex Edges Clear For Excelsior Victory

Bettors sent Wicked Strong off at 3-5, but it was the other Jimmy Jerkens-trained horse that ended up in the winner’s circle of the Grade 3, $200,000 Excelsior as 6-1 Effinex edged past pace-setting Red Rifle to take the prize Saturday at Aqueduct. Jockey Angel Arroyo took Effinex back as Red Rifle strode out to […]

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Red Rifle Wires Field in Hawthorne Gold Cup

It has been a good month for jockey Florent Geroux. The month began with Geroux winning the Breeders’ Cup Sprint aboard Illinois-bred Work All Week and came full circle as Geroux ended his month with a return to Illinois as he was aboard Red Rifle in the Hawthorne Gold Cup. The Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne […]

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Distance Specialist Cary Street Has 10 Hawthorne Gold Cup Foes

Multiple graded stakes winner Cary Street heads a field of 11 entered for the 78th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Hawthorne Gold Cup Handicap Saturday at Hawthorne.  The Gold Cup goes as race eight on a nine-race card with a post time of 5:15 PM Central.  The Gold Cup will be featured in a half […]

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