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Undefeated Independence Hall Tops Nominees To Sam F. Davis Stakes

The four stakes races on the Feb. 8 Festival Preview Day card at Tampa Bay Downs have attracted a total of 137 nominations, Stakes Coordinator Gerry Stanislawzyk announced today. Heading the card is the Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, a “Road to the Kentucky Derby” prep race offering qualifying points to the top […]

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Weekend Lineup: Sunshine Millions, Derby Points On Offer In Lecomte

Gulfstream Park is hosting the Sunshine Millions Stakes card this Saturday, a series of four stakes races for Florida-breds highlighted by the $200,000 Classic as the second-to-last event on the card. The nine-furlong contest is topped by Sunshine Millions Classic Preview winner Red Crescent, who was fourth last out in the G3 Harlan’s Holiday. A […]

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Full Field Of 14 Seeks Kentucky Derby Points In Lecomte Stakes

Led by Joseph W. Sutton’s Scabbard, the maximum number of 14 three-year-olds are programmed to leave the starting gate in Saturday’s $200,000 Lecomte (G3), one of six stakes to be run on “Road to the Derby Kickoff Day presented by Hotel Monteleone”. Now run at 1 1/16 miles, the Lecomte offers 10-4-2-1 points on the […]

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‘No One Was Able To Close’: Disappointing Finishers Dennis’ Moment, Scabbard Look To Rebound From Juvenile

Highly-touted juvenile Dennis’ Moment returned to training Thursday morning at Churchill Downs following his disappointing last-place finish in Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Santa Anita. “I just wanted to get him out there to see how he’d handle things,” trainer Dale Romans said. “He looked really good. We’ll see where we go next […]

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Covfefe Fires Second Straight Bullet Ahead Of Filly & Mare Sprint

With rain in the forecast on Saturday, trainers attempted to beat the weather with 169 horses donning the Churchill Downs work tab Friday morning and among them were nine Breeders’ Cup contenders who put in their final major preparation prior to the season-ending championship event on Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita. For the second-straight week, […]

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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard ‘Improving All The Time’ For Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s Scabbard, who finished second to huge favorite Dennis’ Moment in Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, had his penultimate work before the TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Thursday, starting off behind two stablemates and finishing well to be timed the half-mile in 48 4/5 seconds. “We were trying to give him a little […]

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Iroquois Runner-Up Scabbard Targeting Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Joseph Sutton’s homebred Scabbard will target the $2-million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) on Nov. 1 at Santa Anita following his runner-up effort behind Dennis’ Moment in last Saturday’s $200,000 Iroquois (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to trainer Eddie Kenneally. “We’re definitely going to target the Breeders’ Cup after that,” Kenneally said. “We’re very proud of […]

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Romans Sees ‘Potential Future Star’ In Dennis’ Moment

The “Road to the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve” officially begins Saturday as 10 promising 2-year-olds were entered in the 38th running of the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Iroquois, one of four stakes events on the first Saturday of the 11-day September Meet, is the first scoring race […]

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