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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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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Santana ‘Showing Up’ For Asmussen

“He just kept showing up in the barn, every day.” Ricardo Santana, Jr. has been showing up for as long as anyone can remember. He’s in the barns every morning and always gives a top effort in the afternoons. That work ethic is what first earned the 24-year-old Panamanian jockey a chance to ride for […]

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Switzerland Gives Santana, Asmussen Fifth Stakes Win On Preakness Weekend In Maryland Sprint

Giving the jockey/trainer duo of Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen their fifth win of the Preakness Stakes weekend, Woodford Racing’s Switzerland followed a similar pattern in laying just off the pace and striding clear in the lane to win the Grade 3 Maryland Sprint by 3 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six […]

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Mitole Never Threatened In Chick Lang

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole was quick from the gate and never threatened in the lane in Saturday’s $200,000 Chick Lang Stakes at Pimlico. The 3-year-old Eskendereya colt gave Ricardo Santana and Steve Asmussen a riding/training double on the card, racing away to a 6 1/4-length victory. Off as the 6-5 favorite, Mitole completed six […]

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