thoroughbred

Dennis’ Moment Lives Up To The Hype In Iroquois

Unlucky in the first start of his career when he parted ways with his rider, Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment had no such issues on this trip beneath the Twin Spires. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was absolutely dominant in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, geared down in the final sixteenth to win by 1 […]

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Starship Jubilee Goes All The Way For Canadian Stakes Repeat

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee got the lead at the start and never looked in doubt for her win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Canadian Stakes at Woodbine, dominating by about five lengths on the finish line. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind, sent off as the 2-1 second choice, ran nine furlongs over the yielding […]

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Go Google Yourself Gets Her First Graded Win In Locust Grove

Samantha Siegel’s homebred Go Google Yourself earned her first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G3 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs, hanging on by a neck over Moonlit Garden. The 4-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, ridden by Brian Hernandez for trainer Paul McGee, covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:44.13. Entering the […]

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Yorkton Repeats In Bold Venture; Pink Lloyd Declared Non-Starter

Yorkton, under a smart ride from Patrick Husbands, made it back-to-back wins in the $125,000 Grade 3 Bold Venture Stakes, at Woodbine on Saturday. Trained by Stuart Simon for owner/breeder Chiefswood Stable, Yorkton not only took his second straight Bold Venture crown, but also won his first race since an authoritative 5 ¼-length triumph in […]

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Thoroughbred Newcomer Chad Christensen Sets Single-Season Win Record At Emerald

Pure Pursuit and Diction both scored victories Friday and Chad Christensen set the single-season record for most wins by an owner at Emerald Downs. Christensen now has 28 wins this season, breaking the previous mark of 27 set by Swag Stables in 2009. A newcomer to the sport, Christensen claimed his first horse toward the […]

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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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Weekend Lineup: Five Breeders’ Cup Berths Up For Grabs

This 23rd running of the Woodbine Mile headlines a top slate of races at the Toronto-based track as it plays host to four Grade 1 tests and three Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers this weekend. As the Churchill Downs September meet gets underway, the historic Louisville venue kicks off the “Road to the […]

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Executive Craig Fravel To Depart Breeders’ Cup For The Stronach Group

Craig R. Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer since 2011, will depart the organization at the conclusion of this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Fravel has been appointed as The Stronach Group’s Chief Executive Officer, Racing Operations. “I can think of no greater privilege than to have had the opportunity […]

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Stradivarius Continues To Dominate Distance Division In Doncaster Cup

Stradivarius secured his tenth successive victory with a dominant display in the Magners Rose Doncaster Cup. John Gosden’s five-year-old has completely dominated the staying division over the past couple of seasons – with back-to-back wins in the Yorkshire Cup, Gold Cup, Goodwood Cup and Lonsdale Cup seeing him scoop the Weatherbys Hamilton Stayers’ Million in […]

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Life After Two Colic Surgeries: Eventing Horse Back In Training

Monty, a 6-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, was down and displaying signs of colic when owner Ashley Aguado received the late-night call that he was sick. She rushed to him and found her three-day eventing horse in a dire condition. “When I arrived, Monty’s face was cut up from all the rolling he was doing,” said Aguado. […]

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