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  • General Quarters Moves to Crestwood Farm

    Multiple grade I winner and millionaire General Quarters (Sky Mesa -- Ecology, by Unbridled's Song) will stand at Pope McLean's Crestwood Farm near Lexington. His 2014 fee will be $5,000 stands and nurses.

  • Official Says Juddmonte Group Not for Sale

    In response to widespread media speculation Juddmonte Group chief executive Douglas Erskine-Crum issued a statement Dec. 4 saying Prince Khalid Abdullah's worldwide racing and breeding operation is not for sale.

  • John and Debby Oxley

    TCA to Honor Oxleys, RRTP at Season Auction

    John and Debby Oxley and the Retired Racehorse Training Project will be honored at Thoroughbred Charities of America's 24th Annual Select Stallion Season Auction on Jan. 4, 2014, at the Keeneland Entertainment Center.

  • Tapiture runs away with the win in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes.

    Tapiture Turns Heads in Kentucky Jockey Club

    Maiden Tapiture put away early leader Laddie Boy in the stretch and then drew off to register a 4 1/4-length knockout victory in the $175,200 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Vexed comes home strong to win the Golden Rod Stakes.

    Vexed Shows Grit in Winning Golden Rod

    In her first try at two turns, Vexed delivered a hard-fought victory over nine other juvenile fillies in the $169,050 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Will Take Charge

    Will Take Charge Feeling Fine After Clark Win

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge was bright-eyed and bushy-tailed at the Churchill Downs barn of trainer D. Wayne Lukas the morning after winning the Nov. 29 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I).

  • Will Take Charge catches Game On Dude to win the Clark Handicap.

    Will Take Charge Nips 'Dude for Clark Victory

    If Will Take Charge hadn't secured an Eclipse Award as the nation's top 3-year-old already, his determined head victory over multiple grade I winner Game On Dude in the Clark Handicap (gr. I) Nov. 29 certainly wrapped it up.

  • Almost Famous has gone gate-to-wire in winning two of three starts.

    Kentucky Jockey Club Post Fits Almost Famous

    While the finish figures to be more difficult to predict, on paper Almost Famous looks like he will be the early leader in the $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30 at Churchill Downs.

  • Madly Truly won the Mazarine Stakes Oct. 5 on the Woodbine Polytrack.

    Madly Truly Back on Dirt in Golden Rod

    Grade III winner Madly Truly will return to Churchill Downs and dirt racing for the first time since her maiden special weight debut four races ago when she starts in the $150,000 Golden Rod Stakes (gr. II) Nov. 30.

  • Game On Dude will start from the rail post in the Clark.

    'Dude,' Will Take Charge Ready for Clark 'Cap

    Multiple grade I winner Game On Dude and Travers (gr. I) victor Will Take Charge both drew well for the $500,000-added Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) to be held Nov. 29 at Churchill Downs.

  • Don't Tell Sophia

    Don't Tell Sophia Ready for Falls City

    By virtue of her impressive score in the Nov. 2 Chilukki Stakes (gr. II) at Churchill Downs, Don't Tell Sophia will be the 122-pound high weight and likely favorite when she goes postward in the Falls City Handicap (gr. II).

  • Game On Dude
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    Game on Dude Works at Hollywood for Clark

    Eclipse Award hopeful Game On Dude worked a strong four furlongs at Betfair Hollywood Park Nov. 24 and afterward trainer Bob Baffert said he would ship to Churchill Downs Nov. 27 to compete in the Clark Handicap (gr. I).

  • Potomac River upsets the River City Handicap at Churchill Downs.

    Potomac River Springs River City Upset

    A patient ride from jockey Juan Vargas and a grinding late run brought Potomac River to the winner's circle at the end of the 1 1/8-mile turf event Nov. 23 at Churchill Downs, trainer Sergio Baez's first graded stakes score.

  • Will Take Charge breezed five furlongs Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs in 1:01.

    Will Take Charge Turns in Pre-Clark Breeze

    Willis Horton's Will Take Charge, gearing up for a bid in the Nov. 29 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I), breezed five furlongs Nov. 22 at Churchill Downs in 1:01 for Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas.

  • Churchill Reduces Stakes Purses

    Churchill Downs has announced a reduction in purses that will affect four races scheduled during the eight days remaining in the 25-day fall meet that continues through Saturday, Nov. 30.

  • Daddy Nose Best will try for his fourth win in a row in the River City Handicap.

    Daddy Nose Best Heads River City Field

    Cathy and Bob Zollars' Daddy Nose Best will attempt to notch his fourth consecutive victory when facing a full field of 13 other rivals in the Nov. 23 River City Handicap (gr. IIIT) at Churchill Downs.

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    Wise Dan Appearance at Churchill Nov. 30

    Wise Dan, a leading contender to repeat as Horse of the Year after a second straight win in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), will be paraded in the paddock at Churchill Downs on closing day, Saturday, Nov. 30.

  • Ken Ramsey

    Ramseys Drop Effort to Have Claim Voided

    Ken Ramsey, who along with his wife Sarah operate the most successful racing stable in North America this year, says the couple is dropping efforts to have a claim of one of their horses voided.

  • Emotional Kitten rolls home to win the Mrs. Revere Stakes.

    Emotional Kitten Claws to Mrs. Revere Win

    A drop from grade I competition paid off for Emotional Kitten, who came roaring down the stretch to sweep past outsider Effie Trinket and win the $205,100 Mrs. Revere Stakes for 3-year-old fillies the night of Nov. 16.

  • River Seven overtakes Frac Daddy late to win the Commonwealth Turf Stakes.

    Surging River Seven Takes Commonwealth Turf

    After tracking the early leaders through the far turn, River Seven edged past Frac Daddy in deep stretch to win the $115,400 Commonwealth Turf Stakes (gr. IIIT) the night of Nov. 16 on the turf at Churchill Downs.