still having fun

Aptly-Named Still Having Fun Has Logged 10,000 Miles, Still Game For G3 General George

Following a sophomore season that saw him travel around the country to compete on some of racing’s biggest days, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Grade 2 winner Still Having Fun will face an accomplished field of 13 rivals for his return to Maryland in Saturday’s $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park.   […]

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Late Night Pow Wow, Still Having Fun Top Nominees To Laurel’s Winter Carnival

Grade 3 winner Late Night Pow Wow, riding an eight-race win streak, and defending champion Ms Locust Point are among 35 older fillies and mares nominated to the 67th running of the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie (G3) Saturday, Feb. 16 at Laurel Park. The Barbara Fritchie and the $250,000 General George (G3) for older horses, both […]

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Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Award Finalists Announced; Awards Included For Backstretch Worker Of The Year

The second annual Maryland Thoroughbred Industry Renaissance Awards will be presented to the top Maryland owner, trainer, jockey, breeder, broodmare and stallion, as well as the champion Maryland-breds of 2018, on Feb. 12 at American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. The Renaissance Awards were created to recognize the best of Maryland racing and breeding from […]

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McKinzie Roars From Off The Pace To Win Malibu Before Santa Anita Opening Day Crowd of 41,373

Karl Watson, Paul Weitman and Mike Pegram’s McKinzie began 2018 as Bob Baffert’s leading prospect for the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby, but injury forced the Street Sense colt to the sidelines while Baffert stablemate Justify made his unbeaten run through the Triple Crown. McKinzie ended the year with an overpowering 4 3/4-length victory in the […]

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Trigger Warning Tops Monday’s $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint

Monday racing at Mahoning Valley Racecourse features the marquee stakes race of the Mahoning meet – the $250,000 Steel Valley Sprint for three-year-olds going seven furlongs. Horseplayers will certainly have many options to choose from in the Steel Valley Sprint as it drew a full gate of fourteen sophomore sprinters with Trigger Warning installed as […]

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Derby Third Audible Returns In Cherokee Run On Breeders’ Cup Undercard

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Audible returns to competition following a six-month layoff to face 11 rivals in Saturday’s first running of the $200,000 Cherokee Run at Churchill Downs. The seven furlong Cherokee Run for 3-year-olds is carded as Race 2 with a scheduled […]

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Kelso Or Gallant Bob Could Be Next For Stephens Winner Still Having Fun

Laurel-based trainer Tim Keefe is looking at stakes races in New York and Pennsylvania as possible next starts for Woody Stephens (G2) winner Still Having Fun. Keefe has nominated Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Terp Racing’s Still Having Fun to the one-mile Kelso Handicap (G2) for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park and the six-furlong […]

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Evenly-Matched Field Set For G1 Allen Jerkens; Eight Seeking First Grade 1

Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy has attracted a strong field of nine – eight in search of their first Grade 1 and one looking to add another to his resume – in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. The 34th running of the race, formerly the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘You Can’t Judge A Horse By His Cover’

Dismissed at 13-1 on the tote board, the little brown colt barely drew an eye in the paddock on the Belmont Stakes undercard. As the field for the Grade 2 Woody Stephens left the starting gate, he was even less prominent, traipsing along at the back of the field, nearly 12 lengths behind the leader. […]

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Connections ‘Still Having Fun’ With Bargain-Buy Woody Stephens Winner

When Still Having Fun rattled off wins in a pair of 3-year-old stakes at Laurel Park over the winter, his connections began to dream big and wonder how far the bargain $12,000 yearling would be able to stretch his talent. Considering a race such as the Preakness Stakes (G1) was nothing out of the ordinary […]

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