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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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Itsinthepost ‘Ready’ Off The Layoff For Saturday’s Wise Dan

Red Baron’s Barn’s multiple Grade II-winner Itsinthepost (FR) is ready to return to the races from a nearly 10-month layoff as the 5-1 co-morning line favorite in Saturday’s $250,000 Wise Dan (GII) at Churchill Downs. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 7-year-old gelded son of American Post (GB) won the 2018 San Marcos (GII), San Luis […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Preps For Tourist Mile In Ellis Park’s Preview Day

Trainer Brad Cox last year finished second in the Ellis Park training standings but won a meet-high three stakes. This year Cox has a clear lead in trainer victories while also trying to win three stakes in one day. Cox, whose first training title came at Ellis Park in 2015, has the solid favorite in […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Back In The Winner’s Circle; Geroux Gives Perfectly-Timed Ride In Wise Dan

Though he missed in his last three outings, Flurry Racing Stable’s Mr. Misunderstood regained his winning groove to take Saturday evening’s Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old son of ArchArchArch, ridden to perfection by Florent Geroux, covered 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf course in 1:41.83. Sent off at odds […]

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Kasaqui, Dona Bruja Complete Final Preparations For Arlington’s ‘Win And You’re’ Contests

Over the weekend, trainer Ignacio Correas, IV sent out Kasaqui (ARG) and Dona Bruja (ARG) for their final works on the dirt at Keeneland prior to their starts on Aug. 12 at Arlington International Racecourse. The Argentine duo will make their next starts at the Arlington International Festival of Racing in Breeders’ Cup “Win and […]

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7-Year-Old Exacta: Kasaqui, Chocolate Ride Lead The Way In Wise Dan

A pair of 7-year-olds finished on top in Saturday evening’s G2 Wise Dan Stakes at Churchill Downs, with the Argentine-bred Kasaqui out-finishing frontrunning Chocolate Ride by about three lengths at the wire. Owned by Diane Perkins’ Wimborne Farm, the intact son of Lasting Approval was ridden from off the pace by James Graham to be […]

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Kirkpatrick & Co. Present Photos Of The Week: Grand Night Of Racing

Churchill Downs hosted a big night of racing on Saturday with five graded stakes races on the card. The G1 Stephen Foster Handicap was the highlight of the evening and it didn’t disappoint, as Bradester went wire-to-wire for the upset victory. On the distaff side, Paid Up Subscriber earned her first stakes victory when winning the […]

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Pleuven Gets First Graded Win In Wise Dan Stakes

Nelson McMakin’s Pleuven earned his first graded stakes victory in Saturday night’s Grade 2 Wise Dan Stakes, crossing the wire with a three-quarter-length advantage. The 5-year-old gelded son of Turtle Bowl covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:40.96 for trainer Phil Sims, after splitting horses mid-stretch under Channing Hill. “He likes the distance, he tries hard,” […]

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird Returns, Seven Contest Stephen Foster

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by both the return of undefeated juvenile champion Songbird, sidelined with a fever after the Santa Anita Oaks in April, and by Churchill Downs’ Grade 1 Stephen Foster on Saturday evening. The first graded stake Saturday afternoon is the Grade 3 Poker Stakes at Belmont Park, at one […]

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