Mr. Misunderstood ‘Looks As Good As He Ever Has’ Ahead Of Thursday’s Old Friends Stakes

Thursday’s $250,000 Old Friends Stakes on the second of five days of the RUNHAPPY Meet at Kentucky Downs is a restricted stakes — limited to horses that have not won a stakes in 2019 — but the field is worthy of the graded status that designates America’s top races. Two of the horses in the […]

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Belvoir Bay Takes On The Boys, Including World Of Trouble, In Jaipur

Nine grass-running sprinters are set to take on Saturday’s 36th running of the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational at six furlongs over Belmont Park’s Widener Turf Course. The Jaipur is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” event to the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park on November 2. […]

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Ward Considering Grade 1 Jaipur For Bound For Nowhere, Undrafted

Trainer Wesley Ward is considering stakes winning turf sprinters Bound for Nowhere and Undrafted for the Grade 1, $400,000 Jaipur Invitational on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8. Owned by Ward, Bound for Nowhere was a two-time stakes winner last season with victories in the Grade 2 Shakertown at Keeneland and the Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs. The bay son […]

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Turf Sprint: Bucchero Looks To Defend Title In Grade 2 Woodford At Keeneland

Ironhorse Racing Stable’s Bucchero will attempt to become the fourth horse to repeat in the $200,000 Woodford Presented by Keeneland Select (G2) when he headlines a field of 12 for the 5½-furlong grass sprint. The Woodford will go as the sixth race Saturday with a 3:30 p.m. ET post time. Trained by Tim Glyshaw, Bucchero pulled off […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Americans At Royal Ascot: Bucchero, Yoshida, Ward’s Top Ten

Several American connections are aiming their horses at the June 19-23 Royal Ascot meeting this year, and NBC has planned 23 hours of coverage on American television. For the first time, Royal Ascot will be broadcast over the main NBC network on Saturday, June 23. Trainer Wesley Ward is taking a 10-strong group of contenders […]

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Lady Aurelia ‘Very, Very Happy’ in Keeneland Work Toward Royal Ascot

Trainer Wesley Ward continued preparations for his Royal Ascot hopefuls at Keeneland on Saturday, led by Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel’s European champion Lady Aurelia, who worked 5 furlongs over the yielding turf course in 1:03.40. The turf works were delayed a day due to heavy rain in the Lexington area on Friday. A 4-year-old daughter of […]

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Equibase Analysis: Can Anyone Top Undrafted In Elusive Quality Stakes?

The 5th running of the $125,000 Elusive Quality Stakes Saturday at Belmont Park brings together a field of 10 accomplished turf runners but it appears Undrafted, who has earned more than $1 million in his career, may be the one to beat. Winner of seven races on grass in his career, Undrafted earned the biggest […]

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Hogy Rallies Late To Win The G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint

Hogy earned a hard-fought graded stakes victory when he rallied between rivals to take the G3 Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint by a half-length Sept. 9. The 8-year-old gelded son of Offlee Wild was making his first start for owner Michael Hui and trainer Mike Maker in the 6 1/2-furlong contest. Hogy was claimed out of […]

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