winchell thoroughbreds

Geroux, Stidham, Midwest Thoroughbreds Lead Fair Grounds Meeting

Three new faces were crowned meet winners on Sunday at the conclusion of the 144th thoroughbred racing season at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots in New Orleans, La. Jockey Florent Geroux, coming off a career year in 2015, kept his momentum going throughout the winter, capturing the title of leading jockey with 87 wins. Not […]

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Gun Runner Draws Away From The Crowd In Louisiana Derby

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner strung together back-to-back victories with a win in Saturday’s Grade 2 Twinspires.com Louisiana Derby, re-establishing his position atop the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 100 additional points. The sophomore son of Candy Ride and jockey Florent Geroux drew away from the field by 4 1/2 lengths on the […]

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Winchell And Three Chimneys’ First-Time Partnership A ‘Win-Win’ In Gun Runner

The partnership between Kentucky-based industry giants Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm is unique not just because the it is their first partnership, but also because the Gun Runner was not bred by either organization, according to the Thoroughbred Racing Commentary. Instead, the colt was purchased as a yearling as part of a package deal […]

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Asmussen First Trainer To Pass $1 Million In Earnings At Oaklawn

Steve Asmussen won two races Friday at Oaklawn to become the first trainer at the meet to surpass $1 million in purse earnings. Asmussen ($1,063,849) has won 22 races through the first 33 days of racing. He is seeking his seventh Oaklawn training title. Asmussen won Friday’s seventh race with first-time starter Portando and eighth […]

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Untapable’s Full Brother Debuts Saturday At Fair Grounds

Winchell Thoroughbreds could have a big day on its hands Saturday in New Orleans. The Kentucky-based outfit will not only watch in earnest as its highly touted Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner – which it co-owns with Three Chimneys Farm – starts as one of the logical choices in the Grade II $400,000 Veterans Ford Risen […]

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Untapable, Just Wicked Work Back After Winter Vacations

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ homebred Untapable, the Eclipse Award Champion 3-year-old filly of 2014 and a Grade 1 winner in her 4-year-old season for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the first steps toward what will likely be her final season of racing on Thursday morning. The leading female earner of champion sire Tapit worked an easy half-mile at […]

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Tapiture Back In Winner’s Circle With Ack Ack Score

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ reigning Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile runner-up Tapiture grabbed the lead at the top of the stretch and determinedly repelled a challenge from fast-closing even-money favorite Viva Majorca to win Saturday’s 23rd running of the $100,000 Ack Ack Handicap (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by a half-length. Tapiture, trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden […]

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Untapable Faces Five In Personal Ensign

A stellar sextet of fillies and mares including reigning 3-Year-Old Filly champion Untapable is set to battle in the Grade 1, $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course on Saturday, with a berth in the Breeders’ Cup up for the taking along with the trophy. The Personal Ensign, named for Odgen Phipps’ homebred champion who […]

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Just Wicked Edges Tonasah In Adirondack Stretch Battle

Just Wicked and Tonasah put on a show Saturday at Saratoga, with the former just getting up over her rival after a long stretch duel in the Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack Stakes. Steve Asmussen trains Just Wicked for owner-breeder Ron Winchell. After finishing second in her June debut on the grass, the gray filly came […]

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Ken & Sarah Ramsey, Juddmonte Farm Among TOBA National Award Winners

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association’s 30th annual National Awards Dinner will be held Friday, September 11 at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky. The National Awards Dinner honors the achievements of Thoroughbred owners in the four major North American racing regions and breeders in 23 states and Canada. The following regional owners will […]

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