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Mr. Misunderstood ‘Looks As Good As He Ever Has’ Ahead Of Thursday’s Old Friends Stakes

Thursday’s $250,000 Old Friends Stakes on the second of five days of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs is a restricted stakes — limited to horses that have not won a stakes in 2019 — but the field is worthy of the graded status that designates America’s top races. Two of the horses in the […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Ends Seven-Month Layoff Thursday At Churchill

Flurry Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Mr. Misunderstood is set to return from a seven-month layoff in a $104,000 conditioned allowance contest Thursday evening at Churchill Downs. Trained by Brad Cox, Mr. Misunderstood has not been seen since his gutsy half-length score in the Nov. 17 River City Handicap (GIII) at Churchill Downs. The […]

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Classic Empire’s Half-Brother Could Make Stakes Debut In Oaklawn Mile

A stakes-quality field will be chasing a hefty $93,000 purse in Sunday’s featured eighth race at Oaklawn Park, a conditioned allowance for older horses at a mile. The race could be a springboard to the inaugural $250,000 Oaklawn Mile May 3 for several entrants, including 3-1 program favorite Exclamation Point. Also entered are millionaire Shotgun […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Out-Finishes Stablemate In River City Handicap

Sent off as the 3-5 favorite in the field of five, Staton Flurry’s Mr. Misunderstood proved best in Saturday’s G3 River City Handicap at Churchill Downs to give trainer Brad Cox his 999th career victory. Ridden by Florent Geroux, the 4-year-old son of Archarcharch tracked the pace along the rail and hit the wire a […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Preps For Tourist Mile In Ellis Park’s Preview Day

Trainer Brad Cox last year finished second in the Ellis Park training standings but won a meet-high three stakes. This year Cox has a clear lead in trainer victories while also trying to win three stakes in one day. Cox, whose first training title came at Ellis Park in 2015, has the solid favorite in […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Back In The Winner’s Circle; Geroux Gives Perfectly-Timed Ride In Wise Dan

Though he missed in his last three outings, Flurry Racing Stable’s Mr. Misunderstood regained his winning groove to take Saturday evening’s Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of ArchArchArch, ridden to perfection by Florent Geroux, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf course in 1:41.83. Sent off at odds […]

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Half-Brother To Classic Empire Puts An Exclamation Point On Second Straight Win

Trainer Brad Cox said it’s “very possible” unbeaten Exclamation Point will run again this year at Oaklawn, but it won’t be in the $900,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) for 3-year-olds March 17. Cox said the 1 1/16 Rebel, Oaklawn’s final major prep for the closing-day $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) April 14, comes up “too quick” for the […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Leads Field Of Six In $200,000 Super Derby

The draw took place Tuesday for Super Derby Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The program will get underway at 12:00 pm (Central) for the 13-race card which will feature seven turf stakes, highlighted by the running of the $200,000 Super Derby. The richest race of the 2017 Thoroughbred season is written for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Victory ‘Put The Love Back Into Racing’ For Jockey Rosier

Fans on the track apron last Saturday for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs might have thought that rider Chris Rosier had won the Kentucky Derby when he galloped back aboard Mr. Misunderstood, the winner of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. Rosier was elated regarding the performance of the 3-year-old son of Archarcharch, who […]

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