Court wins division of Rebel on Horton’s Long Range Toddy

Oaklawn Park’s Rebel Stakes recap: HOT SPRINGS, AR (Saturday, March 16, 2019) – Before a record Rebel Stakes crowd of 45,500, local hero Long Range Toddy, owned by Willis Horton of Marshall, AR, won the first division of the $750,000 Rebel Stakes (G2) by a neck over 2-5 favorite Improbable. Fox Hill Farm’s recent impressive maiden winner Omaha Beach edged champion […] Continue Reading

TVG’s Hazelton, Gaudet hosting Keeneland’s preview, paddock shows

Keeneland press release LEXINGTON, KY (March 14, 2019) – Keeneland and TVG officials today introduced several new initiatives on the racing and sales fronts that further enhance the long partnership enjoyed by the race track and racing network. Beginning with the Thursday, April 4, opening day of the Spring Meet, TVG racing analysts Gabby Gaudet and Scott Hazelton will host “Today […] Continue Reading

Jeff Ruby Steaks: Wilkes putting Counter Offer in hunt

Tuesday’s Jeff Ruby Steaks barn notes from Turfway’s publicity department: BARN NOTES: SURFACE SWITCH TO TEST JEFF RUBY STEAKS CONTENDERS March 5, 2019 (FLORENCE, Ky.) – Exactly one month before this Saturday, Counter Offer rallied to finish fourth in the Sam F. Davis Stakes (G3), nosing out Knicks Go to collect the race’s last available point toward the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford […] Continue Reading

Game Winner, War of Will head 137 Blue Grass nominations

Keeneland press release LEXINGTON, KY (Feb. 26, 2019) – Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner and Gary Barber’s War of Will, a two-time graded stakes winner this year, are among the 10 leading point earners on the Road to the Kentucky Derby (G1) who are nominated to the 95th running of the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) on April 6, opening Saturday of […] Continue Reading

Revived Keeneland 2-year-old sale adds horses of racing age

Deadline to enter horses of racing age is March 15 From Keeneland’s publicity department LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland has expanded the 2019 April Sale, which traditionally features two-year-olds in training, to include horses of racing age. The April Sale is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9, immediately following the Spring Meet opening weekend that kicks off Thursday, April 4. Headlining the […] Continue Reading

Oaklawn: Vacation over for BC Sprint runner-up Whitmore

Kentucky horses highlight today’s Oaklawn Park barn notes, authored by Oaklawn’s media department: Whitmore Nearing First Work of 2019 Whitmore is maybe two weeks away from his first work of the year, with the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes March 9 at Oaklawn being targeted as the gelding’s comeback spot, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Freshened in […] Continue Reading

Fair Grounds barn notes: Monomoy Girl back at track with Cox

Thursday’s Fair Grounds barn notes by Ryan Martin, with Kentucky horses dominating the news MONOMOY GIRL SETTLING IN WELL FOLLOWING BRIEF FRESHENING When Monomoy Girl left Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots last March, the Grade II Rachel Alexandra Stakes was her lone graded stakes triumph. Upon returning to the Brad Cox barn on Monday evening, she brought not only five Grade […] Continue Reading

Keeneland January sale: Four days, $46.75 million

Keeneland press release (photo of $5 million sales-topper Abel Tasman courtesy Keeneland) Strong Commerce Yields Sizable Gains as Keeneland January Sale Concludes                           Auction headlined by sale of champion Abel Tasman for record $5 million LEXINGTON, KY (Jan. 10, 2019) – Keeneland’s January Horses of All Ages Sale closed Thursday […] Continue Reading

Amoss standouts back on track

Monday’s Fair Grounds’ media notes by Ryan Martin: AMOSS’ GRADED STAKES WINNERS RETURN TO PREPARE FOR 2019 Blessed with a trio of graded stakes winners in 2018, trainer Tom Amoss knew when it was time to take his foot off the gas.  After brief freshenings, Grade II Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks winner Chocolate Martini, Grade II Pocahontas victoress Serengeti Empress and Grade III […] Continue Reading

Snapper Sinclair in Tenacious Stakes

Kentucky horsemen dominate Fair Grounds media notes: BLOOM’S CONFIDENCE IN SNAPPER SINCLAIR HAS NOT WAVERED Best known for his narrow defeat earlier this year in the Grade II Risen Star at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, Tenacious Stakes contender Snapper Sinclair has had his ups and downs during a nine-race career, but owner Jeff Bloom believes the 3-year-old son of City […] Continue Reading