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Breeders’ Cup Next For ‘Very Special’ Covfefe After Easy Dogwood Victory

Grade I Test winner Covfefe easily dismissed five rivals Saturday in the 44th running of the $125,000 Dogwood (Listed) at Churchill Downs as the speedy 3-year-old filly rolled to an eight-length win over Bell’s the One in a stakes record 1:20.51. Covfefe, owned by Larry, Nanci and Jaime Roth’s LNJ Foxwoods, just missed champion Groupie […]

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Covfefe Will Use Dogwood Stakes As Stepping Stone To Breeders’ Cup

LNJ Foxwoods’ Grade I-winner Covfefe is set for next Saturday’s $125,000 Dogwood Stakes (Listed) at Churchill Downs – likely her final start in advance of the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Trained by Brad Cox, the strikingly fast 3-year-old sprinter has recorded back-to-back five-furlong bullet workouts as she blazes her path into the Dogwood. […]

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Royal Charlotte Runs Down Favored Break Even To Win Prioress

First Row Partners and Parkland Thoroughbreds’ Royal Charlotte won her first four starts but finished off the board in the G1 Test last out, causing bettors to let the filly drift up to 9-2 this Saturday. Nevertheless, the 3-year-old daughter of Cairo Prince rebounded to win the G2 Prioress by 1 1/2 lengths over previously […]

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Breeders’ Cup Next For Newly-Minted G1 Winner Covfefe

L N J Foxwoods’ Covfefe emerged from her first career Grade 1 triumph in Saratoga’s $500,000 Longines Test in good order, allowing trainer Brad Cox to set another lofty goal for his star filly. “This has been the goal with her for a long time, since the start of the year, to get her to […]

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Champion Monomoy Girl ‘Extremely Aggressive’ In Training, Nearing First Timed Workout

Trainer Brad Cox said that Monomoy Girl, last year’s champion sophomore filly, remains at Churchill Downs and is approaching her first timed work of 2019. The five-time Grade 1 winner has been unraced since winning the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff last November, still working her way back from a mild case of colic that […]

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Two Musketeers? With Prat At Saratoga, Leparoux To Ride Vasilika In Del Mar’s Yellow Ribbon

French-born jockeys Flavien Prat and Julien Leparoux will be at opposite ends of the country from their home bases on Saturday aboard two of the best female runners in America. Prat will be at Saratoga to ride Bellafina in the Test Stakes on Saturday while Leparoux will be here for the assignment on Vasilika in the Grade […]

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Kentucky Oaks Winner ‘Serengeti,’ Beaten Favorite Bellafina Shorten Up In Spa’s Test

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress will shorten up to seven furlongs when attempting her second Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Joel Politi’s dark bay daughter of Alternation won the Kentucky Oaks gate-to-wire on an uncontested lead and ran […]

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Oaks Winner Serengeti Empress Will Stick To One Turn For Now

Trainer Tom Amoss posted on Twitter Sunday that his Kentucky Oaks-winning filly Serengeti Empress will make her next start in another one-turn race, following her hard-fought second in the one-mile G1 Acorn. The 3-year-old daughter of Alternation is being pointed to the G1 Test Stakes at Saratoga on Aug. 3. Serengeti Empress, owned by Joel […]

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Separationofpowers Runs Down Mia Mischief In Longines Test

Klaravich Stables’ Separationofpowers was all heart to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga, gutting out a neck’s victory over Mia Mischief at the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Candy Ride, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Chad Brown, covered seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:22.78. She was sent off as […]

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