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  • Kenny McPeek

    ABR Wired: Blue Grass Saturday

    ABR Films spent an action-packed day of racing on Blue Grass Stakes day at Keeneland with trainer Kenny McPeek and went behind the scenes to learn about his training strategies and witness the excitement of horse racing at its highest level.

  • Small Batch Sales to offer Specialized Consignments

    Industry veterans Fletcher Mauk (Small Batch Thoroughbreds) and Josh Stevens (J. Stevens Bloodstock) have partnered with Advantage Agri-Marketing Services (Tyler Clarke and Jimmy Hall) to create Small Batch Sales.

  • One Liner in the Southwest Stakes post parade prior to winning the grade 3 race

    Undefeated 3-Year-Old One Liner Out Indefinitely

    WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's undefeated One Liner is out indefinitely and will miss his planned start in the April 15 Arkansas Derby (G1) and is off the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) trail.

  • Javier Castellano celebrates aboard New Money Honey after winning the Juvenile Fillies Turf

    Appalachian Season Debut for New Money Honey

    Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T) winner New Money Honey is scheduled to make her sophomore debut April 13 in Keeneland's Appalachian Stakes Presented by Japan Racing Association (G3T), a one-mile turf race loaded with talent.

  • Union Strike wins the 2017 Santa Paula Stakes

    Union Strike Outclasses Santa Paula Field

    What may have looked like a prep race on paper for Ruis Racing's Union Strike turned into an easy victory for the Union Rags filly April 9 in the $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sweet Loretta wins the April 9 Beaumont by three lengths

    Sweet Loretta Back to Form in Beaumont

    St. Elias Stable's grade 1 winner Sweet Loretta got back to winning form when she took the $150,000 Adena Springs Beaumont Stakes (G3) by three lengths at Keeneland April 9. 

  • Sailor's Valentine wins the Ashland by a half-length

    Sailor's Valentine Exits Ashland in Good Order

    Trainer Eddie Kenneally said morning of April 9 that the Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) winner Sailor's Valentine, who won by a half-length at odds of 22-1, will be aimed at the Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs May 5.

  • Irap, consigned by Taylor Made Sales Agency as Hip 612 to the 2015 Keeneland September yearling sale

    Irap Latest Sale Success for Dennis O'Neill

    Dennis O'Neill's keen eye has yielded two Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (G1) winners and another of his sale finds, Irap, is en route to Churchill Downs following a stunning upset victory in the April 8 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (G2).

  • Hillhouse High takes the Royal Heroine Stakes

    Hillhouse High Gives Baltas Royal Heroine Exacta

    After running third in her last two graded stakes attempts, Golden Eagle Farm's Hillhouse High broke through in the $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes (G2T) when holding off a late run from Mokat, giving trainer Richard Baltas the 1-2 finish. 

  • Irish War Cry powers to victory in the Wood Memorial

    Irish War Cry Rebounds in Wood Memorial

    Irish War Cry put doubts to rest April 8 in the $750,000 Wood Memorial Presented by NYRA Bets (G2), clearing Battalion Runner by open lengths to rebound from his lackluster performance last out.

  • Corey Lanerie celebrates after taking the Ashland aboard Sailor's Valentine

    Sailor's Valentine Delivers Ashland Upset

    Semaphore Racing and Homewrecker Racing's Sailor's Valentine broke through in a big way April 8, upsetting seven other 3-year-old fillies to win the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes (G1) at Keeneland.

  • Green Gratto (inside) fights off Unified to win the Carter

    Green Gratto Pulls Carter Stunner

    Gaston and Anthony Grant's veteran performer Green Gratto broke through for his first top-level score in his 53rd career start, holding off 4-5 favorite Unified at the wire to pull the upset in the $400,000 Carter Handicap (G1).

  • Paulassilverlining gets the victory in the Madison

    Paulassilverlining Game in Madison

    Paulassilverlining proved the astute judgment of Juddmonte Farms' advisors April 8 in the $300,000 Madison Stakes (G1) at Keeneland, gamely defeating pacesetter Constellation in her first start for her new connections.

  • Holding Gold comes home strong to win the Shakertown

    Holding Gold Holds Sway in Shakertown

    Live Oak Plantation, trainer Mark Casse, and jockey Joel Rosario made it two straight stakes scores at Keeneland when they teamed to win the Shakertown Stakes (G2T) on turf with Holding Gold

  • Hydrangea holds off her challengers in the One Thousand Guineas Trial

    Hydrangea Takes One Thousand Guineas Trial

    The offspring of Galileo belonging to the Coolmore/Ballydoyle connections finished on top April 8 Ballylinch Stud One Thousand Guineas and the Leopardstown Two Thousand Guineas Trial at Leopardstown.

  • Winx wins the 2017 Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    Winx Wins As She Pleases at Royal Randwick

    The wonder from down under put the latest exclamation point on her resume April 8 at Royal Randwick, cruising to a 5 1/4-length victory in the Longines Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) with the ease of a Saturday stroll.