Honorable Duty called up all his improved fortitude in the stretch of the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) Feb. 25 when he held strong over International Star and a stubborn Dazzling Gem to take the 1 1/16-mile test by half a length.
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Fans at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots figure to be plenty familiar with most of the starters in the $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap (G3) Saturday, Feb. 25.
Richard Bahde's Cougar Ridge, claimed for $62,500 in April, won his fourth race in a row when he rallied from just of the pace to capture the $250,000 Delta Mile Nov. 21 at Delta Downs in Louisiana.
While he has struggled since last year's front-running victory in the Presque Isle Mile, the connections of Decisive Moment hope a return to the Pennsylvania track helps the veteran runner in this year's edition.
Paul Rigali Jr.'s homebred Texas Air put away a field almost entirely composed of out-of-state invaders to claim the $200,000 Texas Mile (gr. III) May 1 under the lights at Lone Star Park.
Loooch Racing Stables' Sr. Quisqueyano cuts back in distance for the $200,000 Texas Mile S (gr. III), where a graded-stakes breakthrough is on the line, April 24 at Lone Star Park.
Santa Anita Park, Turf Paradise, Laurel Park, Japan, Gulfstream Park, Gentildonna, Shared Belief, Rise Up and more! view slideshow
Drena Van Doren, who with her husband Paul campaigned Rise Up to victory in last year's Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) died Oct. 11 at her home at Sterling Stud in Lexington. Van Doren was 79.
J. Keeler Johnson handicaps the Stephen Foster Handicap and Matt Winn Stakes. read blog
A pair of horses who earned graded stakes wins as juveniles will try to add to their resumes June 14 at Churchill Downs when Tapiture and Rise Up meet in the $100,000 Matt Winn Stakes (gr. III).
This year's $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) for 2-year-olds will be held at Delta Downs Racetrack Casino & Hotel Nov. 22, Boyd Gaming Corp. announced.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst analyze two Kentucky Derby prep races this weekend. Watch to see Claire and Frank predict how the Florida Derby and Louisiana Derby fields will unfold. Download Brisnet Past Performances for the Florida Derby.
Intense Holiday has drawn the rail post position as the 2-1 morning line favorite for the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) March 29 at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots.
Vicar's in Trouble, dominant 6 3/4-length hero of the Jan. 18 LeComte Stakes (gr. III) at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots, drew a tough outside post in an overflow field entered for the $400,000 Risen Star Stakes on Feb. 22.
Claire Novak and Frank Angst hope to continue their winning streak this weekend with two key Kentucky Derby prep races, the Besilu Stables Fountain of Youth Stakes and Risen Star Stakes. watch video
With a Derby Dozen teaser, Steve Haskin talks about Fappiano and his son Unbridled. read blog
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Rise Up took Rockport Harbor to the head of the juvenile sire standings with his dominating victory in the Delta Downs Jackpot.
Delta Downs, Churchill Downs, Japan Cup, Turf Paradise, Woodbine, and more. view slideshow
Besides giving thanks, eating turkey, and shopping this weekend, Churchill Downs hopes race fans find some time to think about next year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I).
Evan Hammonds recaps the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes and winner Rise Up. Evan also touches on a few other races from the weekend. watch video
Evan Hammonds recaps the Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes and winner Rise Up. Evan touches on a few other races from the weekend.
Paul and Andrena Van Doren's Rise Up continued to impress with a sparkling gate-to-wire victory in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23.
TimeformUS Weekend Plays from Delta Downs, Churchill, and Betfair Hollywood Park read blog
The Delta Jackpot is worth 10 Kentucky Derby Points and a million dollar purse! watch video
After rolling to victory in the Street Sense Stakes Oct. 27 at Churchill Downs, Coastline will make his graded stakes debut in the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes (gr. III) Nov. 23.
With his 6 1/2-length romp in the Jean Lafitte Stakes at Delta Downs the night of Oct. 26, Rise Up stamped his ticket for the $1 million Delta Downs Jackpot (gr. III) next month.
Mountaineer Juvenile winner Rise Up is the 120-pound highweight, while promising Ride On Curlin and Tapiture, runner-up to Hopeful (gr. I) winner Strong Mandate last out, are among those slated to run.
|Trainer||Thomas M. Amoss|
|Owner||Paul Van Doren|
|Breeder||Cottonwood Stables, LLC|
|Rise Up View Five-Cross Pedigree||Rockport Harbor||Unbridled's Song|
|Regal Miss Copelan|
|Sale / Hip||Type||Buyer||Consignor||Price|
|Yearling||Brookdale Sales, agent for Cottonwood Stables||($27,000)|
Prices in parentheses indicate a horse did not sell because it did not meet its reserve price.