Vasilika Heads Field Of 14 Distaffers In Sunday’s Matriarch

Del Mar ends its 16-day 2018 Fall racing season Sunday featuring older fillies and mares in the Grade I $300,000 Matriarch Stakes at one mile over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course. Post time for the first of nine races on closing day is 12:30 p.m. Heading an outstanding line-up of 14 distaff runners is […]

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Geroux’s Kentucky Downs Double Scores Jockey Of The Week Title

Florent Geroux won more stakes than any other eligible jockey and was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for September 4 – 9, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders […]

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Kentucky Downs: Heavenly Love Returns, Valadorna Tries Turf

Heavenly Love won a Kentucky Downs maiden race last year as a 2-year-old, then was the romping winner of Keeneland’s Grade 1 Darley Alcibiades on dirt in her next start. Now Debby Oxley’s filly will try to get back in the winner’s circle in Kentucky Downs’ $300,000 Dueling Grounds Oaks on Sept. 9. Also among […]

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Valadorna Up In Time To Get First Graded Stakes Victory In Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna wore down longshot pacesetter Apologynotaccepted in deep stretch by three-quarters of a length to win the 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) for fillies and mares before a Friday afternoon crowd of 16,362. Trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Brian Hernandez Jr., Valadorna covered the 1 1/16 miles on […]

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Valadorna Headlines Classy Field Of Eight For $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic

An exceptional field of eight fillies and mares is entered in Sunday’s Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic, the richest race of the Sam Houston Race Park Thoroughbred meet. Post time is Sunday at Noon (Central) for the Houston Racing Festival which also includes the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup and four […]

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Seeking The Soul ‘Went Well’ In Penultimate Work For Pegasus

Grade I $16 million Pegasus World Cup contender Seeking The Soul continued preparations for the lucrative event on the morning of Saturday, January 13 with a  five-furlong drill in 1:00.40, which was the second fastest of 60 moves at the distance at the Fair Grounds. Owned by Charles Fipke, the son of Perfect Soul (Ire.) went out […]

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Valadorna Back In The Winner’s Circle In Tiffany Lass Stakes

Stonestreet Stables LLC’s Valadorna was much the best in Tuesday’s $50,000 Tiffany Lass Stakes over the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots main track, which was the first stakes victory for the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin. Patiently ridden by Brian Hernandez, Jr., Valadorna broke well and sat just off the pace in the early stages of the Tiffany Lass […]

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Heavenly Love Will Train Up To Breeders’ Cup At Churchill Downs

Trainer Mark Casse enjoyed a tremendous opening day to the Keeneland Fall Meet on Friday with three victories headlined by Heavenly Love’s 5½-length romp in the Darley Alcibiades (G1). However, he did not see a single race live. “I was supposed to leave Gainesville (Florida) at 6 in the morning but they were having trouble with the plane,” Casse said. […]

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Valadorna, Runner-Up in BC Juvenile Fillies, To Return During Keeneland Meet

Stonestreet Stables’ Valadorna, sidelined since undergoing surgery to repair a condylar fracture in her left hind leg in April, will make her return to the races at Keeneland next month. The BloodHorse reports that the 3-year-old daughter of Curlin has worked five times since late August, the most recent being a four-furlong bullet work at Churchill Downs […]

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