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‘Confident’ Arnold Has Pair Of Chances In Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Rusty Arnold, seeking his first Breeders’ Cup victory in a career spanning more than 40 years, sent out his two $1 million Turf Sprint contenders for timed workouts Sunday at Keeneland, with Totally Boss working on dirt about 6:15 in the morning and Leinster on turf at 10 a.m. Totally Boss earned his entry into […]

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Returning From Injury, Mena Appreciates ‘Good Shot’ In Breeders’ Cup With Peace Achieved

Peace Achieved is unbeaten in three starts with blinkers and jockey Miguel Mena, a streak his team hopes to continue in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. After two defeats sprinting, the newly-blinkered Peace Achieved impressively won a maiden race at Ellis Park, captured Kentucky Downs’ $500,000 Gainesway Farm Juvenile and in following that […]

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Ultra-Consistent Sistercharlie Scores Sixth Straight Grade 1 In Flower Bowl

For the sixth consecutive time, Peter Brant’s ultra-consistent Sistercharlie outclassed a Grade 1 field. The Chad Brown trainee stayed off the speed set by stablemate Thais, gained command in the stretch and fended off Mrs. Sippy’s late challenge from the outside for a three-quarter length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Flower Bowl for fillies […]

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Forced To ‘Improvise,’ Papa Mandella Over The Moon With Omaha Beach

Like Bill Mazeroski’s home run that won the World Series, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the Belmont, the mythic return to glory by Omaha Beach in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship will grow in lore through the ages. The pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 4 finally returned to […]

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‘A Fantastic Mind’: Walsh Looking Ahead To Breeders’ Cup Juvenile With Maxfield

The morning after winning the first Grade 1 stakes of his career, Brendan Walsh reported cheerfully that Keeneland’s Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield came out of Saturday’s $500,000 race in far better order than his trainer. “We did a bit of celebrating last night,” Walsh said. “But if you don’t celebrate that, what do you […]

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Third Time’s The Charm? Chalon Tries To Go One Better In TCA

Lael Stables’ Chalon takes another shot at graded-stakes success Saturday when she makes her third start in the $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at Keeneland, a “Win and You’re In” race for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. Second in the TCA the past […]

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Imprimis Chasing Elusive Shakertown, Woodford Double At Keeneland

Trainer Joe Orseno had a plan mapped out to get Breeze Easy’s Imprimis to the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita, “and so far he is cooperating,” Orseno said Friday morning. On Saturday, Imprimis will go postward in the $200,000 Woodford (G2) Presented by Keeneland Select and attempt […]

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Weekend Lineup: Keeneland’s Fall Meet Kicks Off, Enable Seeks History In Arc

Keeneland kicks off its 17-day Fall Meet on Friday and features a front-loaded Fall Stars Weekend that boasts nine graded stakes and nine Breeders’ Cup qualifiers. Belmont Park hosts four qualifying preps on Saturday and Sunday while Santa Anita Park, host of this year’s Breeders’ Cup on November 1-2, offers one “Win and You’re In” […]

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Promises Fulfilled, Whitmore Renew Rivalry In Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix

Promises Fulfilled and Whitmore, who finished a head apart in last year’s Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2), will renew their rivalry Friday at Keeneland as they headline a field of 11 sprinters for the 167th running of the $250,000 race at 6 furlongs on the main track for 3-year-olds and up. Scheduled as the eighth […]

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Code Of Honor Takes Jockey Club Gold Cup Via Disqualification

W.S. Farish’s homebred Code of Honor scored his second Grade 1 win in a row this Saturday, albeit via disqualification. The 3-year-old son of Noble Mission, ridden by John Velazquez for trainer Shug McGaughey, will be listed as the official winner of the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup after first-place finisher, Vino Rosso, was taken […]

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