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Rowdy Yates Among Top Contenders For Kentucky Derby Points In Springboard Mile

Rowdy Yates, a Remington Park two-time stakes winner for trainer Steve Asmussen already, and Jungle Runner are likely to run next in the $400,000 Springboard Mile, the cornerstone race on closing Sunday’s stakes-filled card. The Springboard Mile carries Kentucky Derby points of 10 for the winner, four for second, two for third and one for […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Updated: Asmussen Suspended 30 Days For Pair Of Acepromazine Overages

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission issued a 30-day suspension to Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen on Nov. 30, 2019, after two of his trainees were found to have Acepromazine in their post-race urine samples. Acepromazine is a sedative which can be used to calm horses on the racetrack. The first ruling was for Thousand […]

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$2 Million Purchase: ‘Legitimate’ Chestertown May Target Fair Grounds Derby Preps

A 2-year-old son of supersire Tapit, Chestertown broke his maiden by 2 3/4 lengths in his second career start this Sunday at Aqueduct. The Steve Asmussen trainee, purchased for a tag of $2 million at the OBS March sale, has always had high expectations from owners West Point Thoroughbreds, Woodford Racing, Siena Farm, Robert Masiello […]

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‘It Never Gets Old’: Lanerie, Asmussen Top Fall Standings At Churchill

Jockey Corey Lanerie, Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen and Bob Lothenbach’s Lothenbach Stables have secured titles in their respective divisions for the 25-day Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “It never gets old being leading rider,” said Corey Lanerie, a now 19-time leading rider at Churchill Downs after sweeping all three meets in 2019. “We […]

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Asmussen, Santana Double Up As Silver Prospector Prevails In Kentucky Jockey Club

Winning their second graded stakes race on the card this Saturday at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen and jockey Ricardo Santana, Jr. teamed up with 7-1 shot Silver Prospector to capture the Grade 2 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes. The 2-year-old son of Declaration of War, owned by Ed and Susie Orr, found clear running in […]

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Heavily Favored Finite Has To Dig Deep For Golden Rod Victory

Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s Finite was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in Saturday’s Grade 2 Golden Rod Stakes, but the 2-year-old filly had to dig deep for a half-length victory over 13-1 Motu. Finite stalked the early pace, went three wide on the turn and battled all the way […]

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Oaks Hopeful Finite Will Attempt Two Turns In G2 Golden Rod

Winchell Thoroughbreds, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s impressive Rags to Riches winner Finite tops a field of eight 2-year-old fillies that were entered in Saturday’s 76th running of the Grade 2 Golden Rod at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile race is the co-headliner on the second-to-last of the 26-day Fall Meet. Billed as […]

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Trainer Brian Lynch To Serve 15-Day Suspension For Medication Positive

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed down a suspension and $500 fine for trainer Brian Lynch on Nov. 20, as a result of a Class B medication violation in his trainee Into A Hot Spot on May 16 at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old gelding was found to have the drug gabapentin in his system, a […]

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Undefeated Halo Again Early Queen’s Plate Favorite After Coronation Futurity Victory

Undefeated two-year-old colt Halo Again captured the 116th running of the $225,000 Coronation Futurity for Canadian-foaled two-year-olds on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. The Coronation Futurity, contested over 1-1/8 miles on the Tapeta, is considered a stepping-stone to Canada’s most famous race, the Queen’s Plate. The first jewel of the Canadian Triple Crown of Thoroughbred Racing […]

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