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Bubble Rock Kicks Clear Going Wire To Wire In Mrs. Revere

Bubble Rock broke alertly and led every step of the way to win Friday’s 30th running of the $300,000 Mrs. Revere (G2) for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs by 1 ¼ lengths over Joyful Applause. Owned and bred by John Ed Anthony’s Shortleaf Stable Inc., Bubble Rock ran 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.05 over a […]

Godolphin’s Proxy Takes Clark In Breakthrough Performance As Rosario Caps Stakes Double, Rich Strike Last

In a thrilling run down the Churchill Downs stretch, Godolphin’s 4-year-old homebred Proxy was able to run down pacesetter West Will Power inside the final sixteenth of mile and win the148th running of the $750,000 Clark (G1) by three-quarters of a length to collect his elusive first stakes win. Meanwhile, Kentucky Derby (G1) winner Rich […]

Japan Road To Kentucky Derby Starts With Cattleya Stakes At Tokyo Racecourse

The Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby will begin at 12:15 a.m. (ET) Saturday at Tokyo Racecourse where Yuji Hasegawa’s maiden winner Plavi is the 5-2 favorite against nine Japanese-breds in the $220,325 Cattleya Stakes. The Cattleya, run at about one mile, will award the top five finishers points on a 10-4-3-2-1 scale for the stand-alone […]

‘She Could’ve Easily Went A Mile-And-A-Half Today’: Front-Running Dalika Lands Cardinal

German-bred Dalika scored her third front-running graded stakes win of the year when she rolled to a 1¾-length victory over Perseverancia in the $268,500 Cardinal (G3) on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. Dalika, a 6-year-old mare owned by Paul Varga’s Bar Mar Equine LLC, ran 1 1/8 miles over firm turf in 1:50.61 to collect […]

‘She Never Gave Way’: Played Hard Repels Challengers In Gate-To-Wire Falls City Romp

Rigney Racing’s Played Hard broke on top, dictated the pace, and turned back challenges at the top of the stretch from Bellamore and Moon Swag to take the $485,000 Falls City (G3), the traditional Thanksgiving Day fixture for fillies and mares at Churchill Downs. Trained by Phil Bauer and ridden by Joel Rosario, Played Hard […]

‘We’re Looking Forward To Him In This Spot’: Cox-Trained Instant Coffee Morning Line Favorite For Kentucky Jockey Club

Gold Square’s Saratoga maiden special weight winner Instant Coffee was tabbed as the slight 5-2 morning line favorite in his attempt for graded stakes glory in Saturday’s 96th running of the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs. The Kentucky Jockey Club, run at 1 1/16 miles, will award the top 5 […]

Kentucky Derby Winner Rich Strike Looks To Pull Off Rare Double In Clark

Rich Strike is on the cusp of history as he will attempt to become only the 15th Kentucky Derby winner in the last 148 years to be victorious in the $750,000 Clark Stakes (G1). “Richie,” as he’s called by his owner Rick Dawson of RED TR Racing and trainer Eric Reed, is the first Derby […]

Undefeated Hoosier Philly Headlines Saturday’s Golden Rod

Gold Standard Racing’s undefeated Hoosier Philly headlines a field of 10 2-year-old fillies that were entered in Saturday’s $400,000 Golden Rod (Grade 2) at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Golden Rod is the next stop on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. The Top 5 finishers of the race will receive points based on a […]

Curly Jack Returns To Churchill Downs For Saturday’s Kentucky Jockey Club

Michael McLaughlin’s $300,000 Iroquois Stakes (Grade 3) winner Curly Jack headlines a field of nine 2-year-old colts that were entered in Saturday’s 96th running of the $400,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (G2), a “Prep Season” race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Jockey Club, run at 1 1/16 miles, will award the Top […]