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Mitole Outduels Whitmore In Count Fleet Sprint Handicap At Oaklawn

Sent off the 2-5 favorite in the field of five older runners, William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole won Saturday’s $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap by 2 3/4 lengths over a sealed sloppy racetrack at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., outdueling second choice Whitmore in the six-furlong contest timed in 1:09.36. Trained by Steve Asmussen […]

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Whitmore Threepeats In Hot Springs Stakes

Heavy favorite Whitmore, making his first start since a runner-up performance in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) last November, came from off the pace to win his third straight $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes Saturday before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. With his regular pilot Ricardo Santana Jr. in the irons, Whitmore was reluctant […]

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Whitmore Pleasing Moquett In Final Preparations For 2019 Debut

Whitmore completed major preparations for his scheduled 2019 debut in the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 9 with a half-mile bullet workout just after the track opened Saturday morning at Oaklawn for co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs. Whitmore, Oaklawn’s top older sprinter the last two years, covered the distance over a […]

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Oklahoma Star Welder ‘At The Top Of His Game,’ To Try Hot Springs Stakes

Welder has been nearly unbeatable in Oklahoma and now he will begin trying to build his resume in Arkansas with a workout Sunday morning at Oaklawn. If all goes well, trainer Theresa Sue Luneack said Welder will return to Oaklawn for the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 9, which would mark just […]

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Breeders’ Cup Runner-Up Whitmore ‘Very Happy’ To Get Back To Work At Oaklawn

Whitmore is maybe two weeks away from his first work of the year, with the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 9 at Oaklawn being targeted as the 6-year-old gelding’s comeback spot, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Freshened in Kentucky following a runner-up finish in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) […]

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Miller’s Double Double: Roy H Powerful In Breeders’ Cup Sprint Repeat

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Roy H has now won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint for two years in a row, emulating his Peter Miller-trained stablemate Stormy Liberal from the Turf Sprint earlier on the card. Sent off as the second choice at 5-2, the 6-year-old gelded son of More Than Ready covered six furlongs over […]

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Imperial Hint Takes Aim At Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint Champion Roy H

Imperial Hint – Perhaps the most exciting rematch of the Breeders’ Cup in 2018 is the return of 1-2 $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint finishers Roy H and Imperial Hint, who battled for a good furlong of the Del Mar stretch last year before the former pulled away to a well-deserved victory. This year, […]

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‘More Manageable’ Imperial Hint Makes Strong Impression; Game Winner Has Baffert ‘Excited’

Imperial Hint—TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint morning-line favorite Imperial Hint galloped 1¼ miles Wednesday morning under exercise rider Pedro Castillo. He looks to extend a three-race winning streak in which he has shown a marked ability to rate if needed. Swift enough to set the pace in virtually any scenario, including his one-length loss to Roy […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A View From Europe, Durkin’s Memories

As I approached Giles Anderson’s booth at Equestricon this week, he pulled up the Racing Post on his mobile device, sliding it in front of me to display a photo on the front page of the website. It was of stallion Arrogate, bucking in the air at Kentucky’s Juddmonte Farms. “See,” he said. “An American […]

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Mind Your Biscuits ‘Perfect,’ Thunder Snow ‘Fresh’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Engagements

With just two weeks until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Churchill Downs for a record-equaling ninth time, locally-based contenders Mind Your Biscuits, Seeking the Soul, Thunder Snow (IRE), Whitmore and Wonder Gadot logged their penultimate breezes for the Nov. 2-3 championship event on a chilly Friday morning beneath the historic Twin Spires. Mind […]

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