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Quantity Short, Quality Deep In Remington Oaks

Trainers Steve Asmussen and Michael Stidham are looking for their 3-year-old fillies to rebound after winning stakes races earlier in their career, attempting to pick up a win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks on Sunday. The race features 3-year-old fillies going 1-1/16 miles on the main track. Lady Apple, the 8-5 morning […]

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Thirstforlife, Timeline Co-Favorites For Grade 3 Ack Ack

Wes Hawley’s seven-time winner Thirstofrlife and Woodford Racing’s five-time winner Timeline are the 3-1 co-morning line favorites in Saturday’s $150,000 Ack Ack Presented by GE Appliances (GIII) at Churchill Downs, according to veteran odds maker Mike Battaglia. Thirstforlife, who is owned by Hawley, finished fifth in the Sept. 15 $600,000 Stephen Foster (GII) and enters the Ack Ack following an eventful trip in the […]

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Churchill Downs: Quip, Tenfold Square Off In Lukas Classic

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club International and SF Racing’s multiple graded stakes winner Quip will take on Winchell Thoroughbreds’ four-time winner Tenfold and eight other rivals under the lights in Saturday’s seventh running of the $250,000 Lukas Classic Presented by Budweiser (Grade III) – one of three stakes events on an action-packed 11-race card for the final Downs After Dark of 2019 at Churchill […]

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Trio Of Oklahoma Derby Contenders Post Final Workouts

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby on Sunday, Sept. 29, will be compiled in the Remington Park racing office on Wednesday morning, along with the seven other stakes events on the special program. Multiple horses expected to take part in the derby, the Grade 3, $200,000 Remington Park Oaks and other races on Sunday have […]

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Bricks And Mortar Holds Steady To Lead NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

With just over a month remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships take place at Santa Anita Park November 1-2, multiple Grade 1 winner Bricks and Mortar continues to hold a comfortable lead in the weekly NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Bricks and Mortar’s most recent victory came on August 10 when he captured the Grade […]

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‘A Level That Very Few Have Achieved’: Midnight Bisou Ready For Beldame

Horses like Midnight Bisou come along once in a lifetime and owner Jeff Bloom said he is relishing every moment of it. The talented daughter of Midnight Lute has won all six of her starts this year, three of which are Grade 1. She worked a half-mile in 49.81 seconds over the Oklahoma training track […]

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Mia Mischief To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Mia Mischief, who became Into Mischief’s first Grade 1 winning daughter with a win in this year’s Humana Distaff, will be offered by Elite Sales at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale’s Night of the Stars on Nov. 4. The 4-year-old filly is owned by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Heider Family Stables and Madaket Stables.  She was […]

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Mucho Gusto, Owendale Among Nominees For Oklahoma Derby

The Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby will likely include many horses that hit the spotlight on the national level this year; top trainers from across the country are expected to send competitors for the race set for Sunday, Sept. 29. Among the contenders likely to vie for the top purse on the keystone day at […]

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Well-Traveled Tone Broke ‘Wants To Go The Distance’ Of Jockey Club Derby

L and N Racing’s Tone Broke will add a seventh racetrack to his docket when he breaks from the gate in Saturday’s $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park, the third and final leg of the Turf Trinity. Trained by Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, the dark bay son of Broken Vow, a […]

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‘A Massive Future’: Ellis Park Meet’s Bottom Line Showcases Potential

The end of Ellis Park’s 2019 highly successful race meet — which saw wagering increase 21 percent over 2018 and purses paid to horsemen go up 30 percent — conjures bigger visions for 2020. Ken Mimmack, manager of new owner Ellis Entertainment LLC, was mesmerized by the huge crowd that turned out Sunday for Kids Day. “While Ellis […]

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