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Untapable Romps to Rachel Alexandra Victory

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Untapable, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Rosie Napravnik, settled behind the early leaders, commenced a rally leaving the backstretch, took command entering the lane and drew off at will to win the Grade III Rachel Alexandra Stakes by 9 1/2-lengths against a group that was expected to be highly competitive. Untapable […]

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Tapiture Takes Southwest, Becomes Derby Points Leader

Winchell Thoroughbred’s homebred Tapiture secured 10 points and a place along the Derby trail with his runaway victory in Monday’s $300,000 Southwest Stakes (G3) before a crowd of 25,622. Trainer Steve Asmussen said he will now continue down the path toward the April 12 Arkansas Derby and May 3 Kentucky Derby with a likely start […]

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Rachel Alexandra’s Full Sister Set for Maiden Debut at Fair Grounds

Samantha Nicole, a full sister to 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, is set to make her career debut in Sunday’s fourth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. The sophomore daughter of Medaglia d’Oro is out of the Roar mare Lotta Kim and a bay like her elder sibling – now an […]

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Trainers Get Creative With Southwest Contenders Amidst Winter Weather at Oaklawn

Oaklawn didn’t open its track Thursday morning for training in order to have it in tip top shape for racing, but that didn’t stop trainers Steve Asmussen and Chris Hartman from getting in final workouts for their Southwest hopefuls, who sent them out to work between the first and second races. Asmussen’s Kentucky Jockey Club […]

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Daddy Nose Best Charges Home in Col. Bradley

Cathy and Bob Zollars’ favored Daddy Nose Best, unhurried early and without racing room, launched a bold bid once clear when set down for the drive and was up to best Diamond Racing et al.’s Adios Nardo in Saturday’s Grade 3 Col. E. R. Bradley Handicap at about 1 1/16-miles over a yielding Stall-Wilson turf […]

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Oaklawn: Street Story Scores First Stakes Win in Sloppy Dixie Belle

Whispering Oaks Farm’s Street Story got the 2014 live meet off to a fast start for 2013 leading jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. and leading trainer Steve Asmussen by winning the $100,000 Dixie Belle Stakes before a rain-drenched crowd of 15,031. The Street Cry (Ire) filly survived an objection in the race to earn her first […]

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Daddy Nose Best Named Remington’s Horse of the Meeting

Remington Park announced its list of 2013 Thoroughbred Season Champs, led by Horse of the Meeting, Daddy Nose Best – who was also named top Turf Performer and Champion Older Male. Daddy Nose Best was the only horse to win more than one category. Louies Flower, who won the Springboard Mile, the top 2-year-old stakes […]

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Winchell’s Gold Hawk May Join KY Derby Trail Following Solid Allowance Win at Fair Grounds

As if posting an early warning to those talented youngsters who will transcend into the coming spring’s 3-year-old crop on Wednesday, Winchell Thoroughbreds Gold Hawk, an impressive strapping son of 2003 Belmont Stakes winner Empire Maker, displayed his wares in New Orleans late in the afternoon Friday when winning an allowance and $50,000 optional claiming […]

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Unbridled’s Note Gets Job Done in Daytona

Hard knocking Unbridled’s Note finished resolutely to win Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes under Corey Nakatani, overhauling El Commodore and Gary Stevens late to win by a half length while covering 6 1/2 furlongs down Santa Anita’s Camino Real Turf Course in 1:11.89. Third, beaten a half length down the hill three starts back […]

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