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Seeking The Soul Re-Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll After Stephen Foster Win

Seeking the Soul’s victory in the Grade 2 Stephen Foster Stakes at Churchill Downs this past Saturday earned the Charles Fipke homebred a guaranteed spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic and also allowed the bay horse to rejoin the top 10 in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. The 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul (IRE) […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Capture The Prize In Stephen Foster?

Leading the field in the Grade 1, $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes is Gift Box, with earnings of $979,160. Although Seeking the Soul ($2.9 million) and Yoshida (JPN) ($2.1 million) have earned more to date in their careers, Gift Box appears to have better recent form and a good shot to go over the million dollar […]

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Mexico’s Kukulkan Considered For Stephen Foster After ‘Very Good’ Allowance Win

St. George Stable’s 15-time winner Kukulkan (MEX) could add his name to the list of entrants to the $600,000 Stephen Foster (Grade II) on June 15 following a 1 ½-length victory in Friday’s $91,000 featured race at Churchill Downs, a 1 1/16-mile conditioned allowance event. “This was a very good race for him,” said trainer […]

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Grade 1-Placed Eagle Retires To Stand At Texas’ Valor Farm

The graded stakes winning, Grade 1-placed Eagle has officially been retired to stud, reports The 5-year-old son of Candy Ride will stand at Douglas Scharbauer’s Valor Farm in Texas for $5,000 in 2018. “He ran at the highest level, he’s sound, was first or second 14 times out of 22 starts, and is a very good-looking […]

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Gun Runner Works Half-Mile In Final Move For G1 Stephen Foster Handicap

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner completed his final workout for Saturday’s G1 Stephen Foster Handicap by working a half-mile in :49.40 at Churchill Downs June 12. The Steve Asmussen trainee worked shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. Ridden by exercise rider Andrew Garcia, Gun Runner had splits of :13,:24.80 and out five furlongs in 1:03.40. […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Grand Night Of Racing

Churchill Downs hosted a big night of racing on Saturday with five graded stakes races on the card. The G1 Stephen Foster Handicap was the highlight of the evening and it didn’t disappoint, as Bradester went wire-to-wire for the upset victory. On the distaff side, Paid Up Subscriber earned her first stakes victory when winning the […]

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Will Take Charge, Stevens Pointed to Stephen Foster

Willis Horton and Three Chimneys Farm’s Will Take Charge, Champion 3-Year-Old Male of 2013, posted a 1:12.20, six-furlong work Thursday at Churchill Downs in preparation for the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI) on June 14. The 4-year-old Unbridled’s Song colt recorded fractions of :12.20, :24.20, :36.20 and :47.80 before galloping out […]

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Fort Larned to Skip Alysheba Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, who was being considered for the G2 Alysheba Stakes at Churchill Downs May 3, instead will skip that race and be pointed toward the G1 Stephen Foster Handicap June 15, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. “The horse is fine,” trainer Ian Wilkes told the DRF. […]

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