Peru extends Maker, Ramseys’ all-time Claiming Crown record with Tiara win; Amoss takes Distaff Dash

(Photo: Claiming Crown career leading-owners Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Peru won the Claiming Crown Tiara under Julien Leparoux and all-time Claiming Crown-winning trainer Mike Maker. Leslie Martin/Coglianese Photography)        HALLANDALE BEACH, FL – One year after coming up a nose short in the same race, Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s Peru came flying with a furious late rally down the center of the […] Continue Reading

Turfway Park: Goldberry takes Holiday Inaugural

(Photo: Goldberry takes Turfway Park’s Holiday Inaugural under Rogelio Mirando. Coady Photography) November 30, 2018 (FLORENCE, Ky.) – Karen Schaeffer’s Goldberry earned her first black type win Friday, taking the $50,000 Holiday Inaugural Stakes at Turfway Park by 1 ¼ lengths over Natural Wonder. Dreamin was another length back in third in the six-furlong race for fillies and mares 3-years-old […] Continue Reading

Coffeepot’s Liora gives Catalano, Hill a third Golden Rod victory

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018) – Coffeepot Stables’ 2-year-old filly Liora – the longest shot in the field of eight 2-year-old fillies at odds of 27-1 – led every step of the way and narrowly repelled a late bid by odds-on 3-5 favorite and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) runner-up Restless Rider to win Saturday’s 75th running of […] Continue Reading

Signalman holds off Plus Que Parfait to take Ky Jockey Club

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 24, 2018) – Signalman, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) just 22 days ago, grabbed the lead with three-sixteenths of a mile to run and turned back a late charge from Plus Que Parfait to win Saturday’s 92nd running of the $200,000 Kentucky Jockey Club (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by a […] Continue Reading

Princess Warrior bags first stakes in G2 Mrs. Revere

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018) – Princess Warrior commenced her run midway around the far turn and edged past Cool Beans inside the final furlong to win Saturday’s 28thrunning of the $200,000 Mrs. Revere (Grade II) at Churchill Downs by one length over a surgingGet Explicit. Owned by Evan, Matthew and Andrew Trommer, Princess Warrior ran 1 1/16 miles […] Continue Reading

Leofric nips Bravazo to take G1 Clark; 2017 winner Seeking the Soul third

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap: LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Friday, Nov. 23, 2018) – Fayette Stakes (Grade II) winner Leofric turned back a determined challenge by 3-year-old Bravazo in deep stretch to win a thrilling renewal of Friday’s 144thrunning of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I) by a neck. Defending Clark Handicap champion Seeking the Soul, the 123-pound starting […] Continue Reading

Calumet’s English Affair bags first stakes win in Cardinal

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018) – English Affair split horses in late stretch to score a half-length victory over Amboseli in Thursday’s 45th running of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. English Affair, a 4-year-old filly owned and bred by Brad Kelley’s Calumet Farm, ran 1 1/8 miles over “yielding” turf in 1:54.26 to collect the first stakes […] Continue Reading

Prado’s Sweet Ride Wires field in G2 Falls City

Churchill Downs’ stakes recap:  LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018) – Darrell and Sadie Brommer’s 6-year-old homebred mare Prado’s Sweet Ride led every step of the way and drew off in deep stretch for a decisive 4 ¾-length triumph over odds-on 3-5 favorite Devine Miss Grey in the 103rd running of the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (Grade II) for fillies and mares on Thanksgiving Day at Churchill Downs. Prado’s […] Continue Reading

Cox lands 1,000th career win with Play On’s FG score

A Fair Grounds release: NEW ORLEANS (November 18, 2018) – Trainer Brad Cox was pretty anxious to get career win number 1,000, but the defending two-time leading trainer at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots finally did just that in the fifth race on Sunday afternoon with Play On. “It seemed like over the last few weeks we had a […] Continue Reading

Mr. Misunderstood triggers 1-2 River City finish for Cox

(Florent Geroux guided Mr. Misunderstood to a half-length victory over stablemate Big Changes in Churchill Downs’ River City Handicap. Coady Photography photo) LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018) – Staton Flurry’s 4-year-old gelding Mr. Misunderstood remained perfect in four starts on the Churchill Downs turf course when he collared stablemate Big Changes inside the final furlong to score a half-length victory in Saturday’s 41st running of the $100,000 River City […] Continue Reading