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Drury Hoping To Upset Matt Winn With ‘Aggressive’ Armistice Day

Typically trainer Tommy Drury is seen at the Receiving Barn shipping in horses from his main base at the Skylight Training Center, located about 20 minutes from Churchill Downs in Goshen, Ky. However, for the first time this spring, Drury stabled four horses at Churchill Downs and among them is Bruce Lunsford and Lansdon Robbins’ […]

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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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Bonnie Arch, I Remember Mama Top Contentious Cardinal Handicap

A highly-contentious field of 10 filly and mare turf specialists are set for Thursday’s 45th renewal of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) – a 1 1/8-mile test over the grass at Churchill Downs. The co-feature on the 12-race Thanksgiving Day card, along with the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (GIII), is slated as Race 9 […]

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Malcolm Franklin Rides 1000th Winner At Turfway Park

Jockey Malcolm Franklin, 27, scored his 1,000th career victory Saturday when he guided Belvin to a head victory in the fourth race at Turfway Park. “It’s been a long haul to get it,” Franklin said of the milestone. “I’ve ridden a lot of horses and I never thought I’d get there. I’m just going to […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes-Winning Gelding Departing Officially Retired

With $1.96 million in the bank, the 6-year-old gelding Departing has officially been retired from racing, reports A War Front homebred for Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider, the multiple graded stakes winner will live out his days at Claiborne’s old stallion barn, alongside Hall of Famer Lure and graded winner Parading. “He ran a […]

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Departing May Seek West Virginia Encore On Derby Undercard

Back in 2013, Departing registered one of the most dominating performances in the history of the Grade 2, $750,000 West Virginia Derby. His 8 ¾-length margin of victory remains the largest in the race since it attained graded status 14 years ago. Departing was the 7-5 post-time favorite in the field of nine, and the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Trainer Drury Stays Grounded In ‘Full Circle’ Life

When multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Departing entered Tommy Drury’s barn for the first time, the 45-year-old trainer figured the most important thing he could do for the horse was to “try to stay out of his way.” The strategy appears to be working. Making his first start for the Kentucky native last Saturday, Departing won the […]

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Departing Wins First Start Under New Trainer Drury

Claiborne Farm announced on June 6 of this year that it would be removing horses from the care of Al Stall, Jr., and distributing them to various trainers. Multiple graded stakes winner Departing, who Claiborne owns in concert with Adele Dilschneider and who hadn’t won a race since June of 2015, was transferred to the […]

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Claiborne Farm Moves Final Horses Out Of Al Stall’s Barn

Walker Hancock, new president of Claiborne Farm (after taking over for his father, Seth Hancock, last year), told the Daily Racing Form that the farm would no longer have horses with trainer Al Stall. The final four horses, including multi-millionaire Departing, have been moved to other trainers. Departing went to trainer Tommy Drury. “Al did […]

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