skychai racing

Favored Somelikeithotbrown Gives Maker Fifth Jeff Ruby Steaks Victory

Trainer Mike Maker saddled his fifth winner of the G3 Jeff Ruby Steaks this weekend when he sent out Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown to a three-length triumph in Turfway Park’s signature Kentucky Derby prep race. The 3-year-old son of Big Brown was favored at 3-5, and under Tyler Gaffalione the colt covered […]

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Somelikeithotbrown Installed As Morning Line Favorite For Jeff Ruby Steaks At Turfway

Skychai Racing and Sand Dollar Stable’s Somelikeithotbrown has been installed as the 8-5 morning line favorite among a field of 11 entered for Saturday’s $200,000 Grade 3 Jeff Ruby Steaks at Turfway Park. Post positions for the race were drawn Wednesday at Jeff Ruby Steakhouse in downtown Cincinnati. National racing analyst and long time oddsmaker Mike Battaglia set […]

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‘Very Agile’ Somelikeithotbrown Takes Aim On Jeff Ruby Steaks

The gate for Saturday’s 48th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park is approaching full, with 11 so far expected to enter. The 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds offers 34 points toward the Kentucky Derby: 20 to the winner, eight to the runner-up, four for third place and two for […]

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Special Ops Extends Maker’s Claiming Crown Record With 16th Victory

Skychai Racing’s Special Ops, rebounding from a subpar effort in his previous start, came flying with a relentless run on the far outside to extend trainer Mike Maker’s record run in the Claiming Crown with a 1 ¾-length triumph in the $125,000 Emerald Saturday at Gulftream Park. The 1 1/16-mile Emerald for 3-year-olds and which have started […]

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Skychai, Sand Dollar Sent Out ‘Special’ Homebred Tres Equis In Saturday’s Iroquois

Dr. Harvey Diamond’s Skychai Racing and David Koenig’s Sand Dollar Stable are familiar with the “Road to the Kentucky Derby” process, most recently supplementing Fast and Accurate to Kentucky Derby 143 after his Spiral Stakes (Grade III) victory. But the Louisville-based stable has a new rooting interest this year with homebred Tres Equis in Saturday’s […]

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Olympian Bode Miller Buys Into Derby Hopeful Fast And Accurate

Bode Miller, 2010 Olympic gold medalist, multiple World Cup alpine skiing champion and horseman, has bought a stake in Kendall Hansen’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Fast and Accurate. Trained by Mike Maker and bred in Pennsylvania by John Penn, Fast and Accurate won the JACK Cincinnati Casino Spiral Stakes (G3) at Turfway Park March 25 to […]

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Girvin ‘On The Bridle’ In Half-Mile Breeze At Churchill Training Center

Kentucky Derby contender Girvin recorded his first breeze since winning the TwinSpires.com Louisiana Derby (Grade II) with a half-mile move in :47.80 on Saturday morning at Trackside Louisville, Churchill Downs’ satellite training center located five miles from the home of the Derby. Girvin, with regular exercise rider and former jockey Rosie Napravnik aboard, breezed in […]

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‘Old Men And Their Dreams’: Skychai Buys Into Spiral Winner Fast And Accurate

Not long after Dr. Kendall Hansen’s 3-year-old Fast and Accurate crossed the wire first in Saturday’s G3 Spiral Stakes at Turfway Park, Harvey Diamond of Skychai Racing was prepared to purchase an interest in the son of Hansen, the owner’s namesake and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile-winning sire; Skychai and Hansen had partnered on the Eclipse Award […]

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‘Reliable’ Da Big Hoss Under Consideration For Pan American Stakes

Millionaire Da Big Hoss, a winner of five stakes, including four in succession, during his 2016 campaign, took a step closer to his seasonal debut by working six furlongs on the dirt in 1:14.42 at Gulfstream Park Friday morning. The 6-year-old, a former claimer who was plucked out of a mile turf race for $50,000 […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: The Claim That Keeps Paying Off

For Dr. Harvey Diamond and Skychai Racing partner Jim Shircliff, one of the best claims they’ve ever made was something of an impulse buy. Diamond and Shircliff were looking over the race card at the Churchill Downs Turf Club last June with trainer Mike Maker, planning out Diamond and Shircliff’s Pick 3 tickets, when they […]

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