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My Miss Aurelia will head to California for 3-year-old campaign

The morning after My Miss Aurelia’s impressive win in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies at Churchill Downs, trainer Steve Asmussen said she would spend the winter at Santa Anita. The owners, a partnership of Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton, are based in California. In an extraordinary 2-year-old season, My Miss Aurelia added the Juvenile Fillies […]

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Regally Ready zips to victory in BC Turf Sprint

Regally Ready, confidently ridden by Corey Nakatani, streaked home to win the Grade 2 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs by a length and a half over late-running Country Day. Perfect Officer finished third, and Great Attack ran fourth. Regally Ready, a 4-year-old gelding by More Than Ready, is trained by Steve Asmussen for […]

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Asmussen could have big Breeders’ Cup contingent

Trainer Steve Asmussen, who won the 2007 Grade I Breeders’ Cup Classic with two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, has eight candidates for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Championship races and six of those horses worked on Monday over the main track at Churchill Downs.          Asmussen’s roster of potential Breeders’ Cup stars includes Stonestreet […]

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Belmont: Boys At Tosconova, Uptowncharlybrown square off in comeback race

The first race on Saturday’s Belmont card marks the return of three once-promising runners who have been away from racing for some time. Boys At Tosconova was last seen finishing second to Uncle Mo in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last November at Churchill Downs.  Uptowncharlybrown hasn’t raced since the 2010 Belmont Stakes.  And Tapizar is […]

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Former Jim Dandy winner Kensei euthanized after injury

Press Release Kensei, winner of Saratoga ‘s Grade 2 Jim Dandy in 2009, was euthanized on Tuesday after breaking down during a gallop over the Belmont Park training track. Owned by Stonestreet Stables and trained by Steve Asmussen, the 5-year-old son of Mr. Greeley suffered a broken right front cannon bone, and was euthanized by […]

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Asmussen seeks to continue recent dominance of West Virginia Derby

Press Release If you check out the entries, you’ll see that trainer Steve Asmussen has a horse in this Saturday’s Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. What’s new? Asmussen has sent a horse postward five times in the most recent six editions of the race. And he’s won it three times.       Real Dandy […]

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To Honor and Serve returns Monday in G2 Amsterdam

Press Release To Honor and Serve, a dual graded-stakes winner who was taken off the Triple Crown trail with a suspensory ligament injury, will make his return to the races in Monday’s Grade 2, $150,000 Amsterdam at Saratoga Race Course. The 6 ½-furlong Amsterdam for 3-year-olds will be To Honor and Serve’s first start in […]

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Haskell: Shackleford arrives at Monmouth, Leparoux on Astrology

Press Release Michael Lauffer and W.D. Cubbedge’s Shackleford, winner of the Preakness Stakes and likely favorite in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Resorts Casino Hotel Haskell Invitational, arrived at Monmouth Park early Wednesday morning. The millionaire Forestry colt will gallop up to Sunday’s race for trainer Dale Romans and will be housed in the barn […]

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Eventful Churchill meet comes to a close

Press Release Churchill Downs has been the scene of many historic races and special moments since its debut meet in 1875, but few of the track’s racing meets held each year since have seen as many historic ‘firsts’ – including an unusual blast from Mother Nature – as the 2011 Spring Meet concluded its 38-day […]

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Nehro exits Belmont with ankle injury, surgery scheduled

Zayat Stables Nehro, a three-time Derby runner-up (Louisiana, Arkansas, Kentucky) who finished fourth to longshot winner Ruler On Ice in Saturday’s Belmont Stakes, came out of the Triple Crown finale with an ankle chip that will require surgery, Ahmed Zayat said Sunday afternoon. “It’s not career-ending, but it sets us back,” said Zayat. “It’s pretty […]

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