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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Equibase Analysis: Who Will Capture The Prize In Stephen Foster?

Leading the field in the Grade 1, $600,000 Stephen Foster Stakes is Gift Box, with earnings of $979,160. Although Seeking the Soul ($2.9 million) and Yoshida (JPN) ($2.1 million) have earned more to date in their careers, Gift Box appears to have better recent form and a good shot to go over the million dollar […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Allowance Winners Alkhaatam, Thirstforlife Take Aim On Stephen Foster

Shadwell Stable’s recent allowance winner Alkhaatam and owner/trainer Wes Hawley’s Derby Day allowance-victor Thirstforlife continued their work Saturday morning at Churchill Downs toward the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade II) on June 15 – a “Win and You’re In” event for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI). Alkhaatam, a striking gray colt by […]

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Gunnevera Heads Field Of 10 Juveniles Entered In Delta Jackpot

Delta Downs’ racing office saw a flurry of activity on Friday morning as final entries and post positions were drawn for next Saturday’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III). The 5-2 morning line favorite for the 14th running of the track’s signature event is Gunnevera, winner of the Saratoga Special (Gr. II) in August. Gunnevera […]

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Gunnevera Heads 20 Pre-Entries In Delta Downs Jackpot

A total of 20 pre-entries were received for this year’s $1,000,000 Delta Downs Jackpot (Gr. III), which will be run on Saturday, November 19 at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel. The race for 2-year-olds competing at 1-1/16 miles on a dirt surface will be the headliner on a Jackpot Day program that will include […]

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Churchill: Casse Aims For Sweep Of Saturday’s 2-Year-Old Stakes

Trainer Mark Casse swept both 2-year-old stakes races on closing day of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet with the John C. Oxley-owned pair of Classic Empire and Pretty City Dancer in the Bashford Manor (GIII) and Debutante Stakes, respectively, and will attempt to mirror that accomplishment Saturday when he sends out Thirstforlife in the $150,000 Iroquois […]

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