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Shedaresthedevil ‘Getting Better Every Day,’ Will Aim For Fantasy Before Kentucky Oaks

A Feb. 15 first-level allowance race at Oaklawn not only produced a starter for Saturday’s $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies, it produced the winner, too. Shedaresthedevil, under the patient handling of Joe Talamo, split horses near the sixteenth pole en route to a three-quarter length victory over favored Alta’s Award in the major […]

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Owner Staton Flurry Hoping For Snowflakes At Oaklawn

Seeing snowflakes in the Larry Snyder Winner’s Circle during the 2020 Oaklawn meeting will be a good thing for one owner. Staton Flurry of Hot Springs, whose silks feature a prominent snowflake, said Monday morning that he is scheduled to have roughly 10 horses on the grounds when the 2020 meeting begins Jan. 24. Flurry’s […]

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Churchill-Loving Mr. Misunderstood Comes Through In River City

In the last 28 years, only three horses have won five career stakes races at Churchill Downs: 2012-13 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, crack sprinter Limousine Liberal and now Mr. Misunderstood, who added his name to the list after successfully defending his title in Saturday’s 42nd running of the $175,000 River City (Grade III). […]

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Juvenile Liam’s Legend Tops Tuesday At Keeneland November For $325,000

Liam’s Legend, a 2-year-old son of Liam’s Map who won on closing day of Keeneland’s recent fall meet, sold to Khalid Mishref for $325,000 to lead a solid day of trade during Tuesday’s session of the Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. Indian Creek, agent, consigned the colt, who is a half-brother to stakes winner Kenda. […]

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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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