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Grade 1 Winners Dunbar Road, She’s A Julie Face Off In Saturday’s Shawnee Stakes

Peter Brant’s $600,000 Alabama (GI) winner Dunbar Road is set for her 4-year-old debut as she’ll face seven rivals that entered Saturday’s $100,000 Shawnee Stakes presented by – part of “Stephen Foster Preview Day” at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Shawnee is a likely steppingstone to the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis (GII), a […]

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Blue Prize Shocks Elate For Spinster Repeat

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) ran down odds-on favorite Elate in the final sixteenth of a mile, winning the 64th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) by a half-length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 10,303 at Keeneland. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV and ridden by Joe Bravo, Blue Prize earned a fees-paid berth […]

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Midnight Bisou Runs Down Elate In Personal Ensign

Two of this year’s top distaffers started in Saturday’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign at Saratoga, and the pair met at the head of the lane for an all-out battle to the wire. Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou laid her heart on the line to nose out 4-5 favorite Elate in […]

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Asmussen, Mott Each Hold Strong Hand In Personal Ensign At Saratoga

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stables and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou, undefeated in five starts this season, looks to keep her perfect record intact while seeking her first career victory at Saratoga Race Course in Saturday’s Grade 1, $700,000 Personal Ensign presented by Lia Infiniti. The 70th running of the 1 1/8-mile Personal Ensign for fillies […]

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Steve Asmussen Extends Churchill Record To 21st Training Title

Hall of Fame conditioner Steve Asmussen dominated the trainer standings at Churchill Downs’ 2019 Spring Meet with 27 victories to win his record-extending 21st leading trainer title at the Louisville track. Asmussen, 53, enters Saturday’s card ready to eclipse 180 starts for the 38-day meet, smashing his previous record of 130 starters at the 2011 […]

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Fresh Off La Troienne, She’s A Julie Takes Aim At Fleur De Lis But Will Have To Face Elate

Grade 1 La Troienne winner She’s a Julie will clash with Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s two-time G1-winning mare Elate in Saturday’s 44th running of the $250,000 Fleur de Lis Presented by Budweiser (GI) at Churchill Downs. For the fifth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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Derby Day, Springboard Mile Highlight Remington Park’s $3.7-Million Stakes Schedule

The 2019 Remington Park Thoroughbred Season will begin Aug. 23 and continue through Dec. 15. The 67-date meeting includes a stakes schedule of 32 races, boasting purses of more than $3.7 million at the Oklahoma City, Okla., racetrack and casino. The marquee races for the 2019 season include the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby and […]

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Grade 1 Trio Nets Santana Jockey Of The Week Title

Ricardo Santana, Jr. stood out to voters with his performances on Kentucky Derby week, and he was selected as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for April 29 – May 5, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization […]

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Mitole Takes Sixth In A Row For Red-Hot Asmussen Barn In Churchill Downs

William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole earned his sixth consecutive victory by 3 1/2 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 1 The Churchill Downs Stakes, sprinting seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:21.21. The 4-year-old son of Eskendereya was sent off as the 2-1 favorite for trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr., who have […]

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