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Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

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Santana’s Five Stakes-Win Day Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

Ricardo Santana, Jr. enjoyed a five-win day at Remington Park on Sunday and was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 24 – 30, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Whitmore Skims The Rail To Get His First G1 In Forego

Robert LaPenta, Ron Moquett and Head of Plains Partners’ Whitmore made his 22nd lifetime start a victory in Saturday’s Forego Stakes, the first Grade 1 of the 5-year-old Pleasantly Perfect gelding’s career. Ricardo Santana guided Whitmore up the rail at the Spa to sneak away in the stretch, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in […]

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Tenfold Drifts Out But Holds On In Jim Dandy

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Tenfold bore out badly in the final sixteenth of a mile, but still managed to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes by three-quarters of a length over Flameaway and Vino Rosso. For the red-hot partnership of jockey Ricardo Santana and trainer Steve Asmussen, Tenfold completed nine furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main […]

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Mia Mischief Headlines Sunday’s Victory Ride At Belmont

Mia Mischief will look to register another stellar effort against stakes company when she takes aim at the 6 ½-furlong Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 9 at 5:50 p.m., the 16th running of the Victory Ride is the second of two stakes on the […]

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Sir Truebadour Gives Asmussen Record-Equalling Fifth Bashford Manor Win

Whispering Oaks Farm LLC’s Sir Truebadour led every step of the way in Saturday’s 117th running of the $100,000 Bashford Manor (Grade III) on closing day at Churchill Downs’ 38-day Spring Meet to beat Mr Chocolate Chip by two lengths and give Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen an impressive fifth win in the nation’s […]

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Bee Jersey Denies Mind Your Biscuits In Met Mile

Leading the field from start to finish, Charles Fipke’s homebred Bee Jersey was able to hold on by a nose over Mind Your Biscuits in Saturday’s Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap. The 4-year-old son of Jersey Town, ridden by Ricardo Santana, was sent to post as the 3-1 favorite on a three-race win streak. Trained […]

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Saturday Works Planned For Belmont Probables Gronkowski, Tenfold

A driving morning rainstorm pushed back Belmont Stakes hopeful Gronkowski’s work, with trainer Chad Brown saying the Lonhro colt could put in his final breeze before the “Test of the Champion” on Saturday. “I was going to work and I waited until after the break, I wasn’t comfortable going today,” Brown said Friday morning. “It’s just bad luck. I […]

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B. B. Dude First Winner For Spendthrift’s Shakin It Up

Spendthrift Farm’s Grade 1 winner Shakin It Up sired his first winner on June 1 when B. B. Dude captured a $51,000 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs in his career debut. In the colors of owner Jerry Durant, B. B. Dude broke alertly and raced in third position early, just off the dueling leaders. […]

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Winchell Seeking First Triple Crown Race Triumph With Improving Homebred Tenfold

David Fiske, who since 1980 has been Winchell Thoroughbreds’ racing and bloodstock manager, came out to Churchill Downs to watch Preakness third-place finisher Tenfold train Monday morning, saying, “I think he looks as good or better than he did before the Preakness. He’s got a great attitude, just wandering around on a loose lead and seems happy to participate.” […]

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