Imprimis Eyes Royal Ascot, Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint After Shakertown Victory

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis emerged from his neck victory over defending champion Bound for Nowhere in the $200,000 Shakertown (G2) at Keeneland with a future trip to England in the plans, trainer Joe Orseno said Sunday morning. Imprimis is to take a shot at the King’s Stand (G1) on June 18 at Royal Ascot. “We had […]

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Imprimis Runs Down Bound For Nowhere In Shakertown

Breeze Easy’s Imprimis put in big strides in the closing stages of Saturday’s G2 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland, running down the 8-5 favorite Bound For Nowhere to win by a neck. Off at 5-2 but stumbling badly at the start, the 5-year-old son of Broken Vow recovered to complete 5 1/2 furlongs on the firm […]

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Bound For Nowhere Makes The Grade In Shakertown

Owned and trained by Wesley Ward, Bound for Nowhere got going in the stretch to dominate Saturday’s Grade 2 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland. Off at 8-1, the 4-year-old son of The Factor crossed under the wire an open-length winner over 7-1 Bucchero, while 7-5 favorite Disco Partner finished third after being far back early. Julio […]

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Weekend Lineup: Triple Crown Trio

A trio of prep races for the 2018 Kentucky Derby highlight this weekend’s racing action across the United States. The Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby features an exciting match-up between the gutsy Bolt d’Oro and upstart Justify, while the G2 Blue Grass has drawn a big field including champion Good Magic and Grade 1 winners […]

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Holding Gold Gives Connections Graded Stakes Double In Shakertown

Live Oak Plantation’s Charlotte Weber had barely finished celebrating the Commonwealth victory with Awesome Slew, when one race later another of her homebreds Holding Gold flew down the track to win the G2 Shakertown Stakes by a head at the wire. At odds of 18-1, the 4-year-old son of Lonhro, ridden by Joel Rosario and […]

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Something Extra Takes Shakertown; Kobe’s Back Flies From Last In Commonwealth

John Menary and Gail Cox’s Something Extra took the lead out of the gate and held off a late bid from 44-1 longshot Channel Marker by a half-length to win the 19th running of the $125,000 Shakertown (G3). Trained by Cox and ridden by Shaun Bridgmohan, Something Extra covered the 5½ furlongs on a turf […]

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Perfect Officer sets course record in Shakertown

Perfect Officer wore down longtime leader Great Mills to win the $100,000 Shakertown Stakes (gr. III) by a nose at Keeneland April 14. The 6-year-old gelding set a new course record in the victory, covering the 5 1/2-furlong turf contest in a swift 1:01.53. At the top of the stretch it appeared as though Great […]

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By Ray Paulick 10:30 P.M. UPDATE …..Daily Racing Form’s Mary Rampellini is reporting from Oaklawn Park that beaten Arkansas Derby favorite Old Fashioned came out of his second-place finish to Papa Clem with a slab fracture in his right knee. Trainer Larry Jones described the injujry to Rick Porter’s son of Unbridled’s Song as possibly […]

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