Horse Racing: Kentucky Oaks

These 2022 Kentucky Oaks horses are the best in the rain, mudders

These 2022 Kentucky Oaks horses are the best in the rain, mudders

With a 90% chance of rain in Friday's forecast, the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs could be decided by which filly takes best to a sloppy track. Fortunately for bettors, there is a bit of history to provide a glimpse at which horses might fare well in such a situation. Of the 14 fillies in the Kentucky Oaks field, six have raced on an "off" track…
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Aqueduct Replay [Kentucky Oaks]

Aqueduct Replay [Kentucky Oaks]

The Jorge Abreu-trained Jody's Pride won the 2024 Busher Stakes at Aqueduct, a prep race for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Jody's Pride, last seen finishing a close second to Champion 2-Year-Old Filly Just F Y I in the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, made her seasonal debut a winning one with a game score in Saturday's Listed $200000 Busher, a…
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The Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for February 29

The Kentucky Oaks Top 10 for February 29

Things are starting to heat up. Saturday's Busher S. at Aqueduct and Saturday's GII Davona Dale S. at Gulfstream both have the potential to shake things up. The Davona Dale will feature the return of 2-year-old champion filly Just FYI (Justify) and what looks to be an up-and-coming star in Leslie's Rose (Into Mischief). The Busher will…
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Kentucky Oaks 2018 results: Monomoy Girl pulls away down the stretch

Kentucky Oaks 2018 results: Monomoy Girl pulls away down the stretch

One of the favorites, Monomoy Girl, came through with a fight down the stretch to hold off Wonder Gadot to win the 2018 Kentucky Oaks on Friday afternoon at Churchill Downs. Monomoy Girl, a 5/2 race at post time, took the lead around the halfway point of the race after Take Charge Paula did just that for the first half mile. Wonder Gadot, at 16-1…
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Kentucky Oaks prep: Recharge is 3-for-3 after Sunland victory

Kentucky Oaks prep: Recharge is 3-for-3 after Sunland victory

Undefeated in three races, Recharge led from the first callto the last, fending off a late challenge from Candy Aisle to win Sunday's$250000 Sunland Park Oaks, a black-type stakes that was a points prep for theGrade 1 Kentucky Oaks. Joel Rosario, who had two earlier stakes wins and one later on the SunlandPark card, rode Recharge (2-1) for trainer…
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Winchell Homebred Recharge Collects 20 Kentucky Oaks Points At Sunland

Winchell Homebred Recharge Collects 20 Kentucky Oaks Points At Sunland

Recharge (Gun Runner) wound up banking 20 points in her Kentucky Oaks checking account after she got the money at Sunland Park on Sunday afternoon. The homebred arrived in El Paso with two wins to her credit in as many races. Breaking her maiden by nine lengths in mid-December at Remington Park, the filly shipped to Houston and passed the two-turn…
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Deja Vu! Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' Tarifa Best in Rachel Alexandra

Deja Vu! Godolphin's 'TDN Rising Star' Tarifa Best in Rachel Alexandra

Raise your hand if this sounds familiar: a 3-year-old filly in the Godolphin blue captured the GII Rachel Alexandra S. at Fair Grounds to earn 50 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. So far, Tarifa (f, 3, Bernardini-Kite Beach, by Awesome Again) is following the script laid out last year by Pretty Mischievous (Into Mischief) perfectly. Like her…
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G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes Preview: V V's Dream Returns to Action

G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes Preview: V V's Dream Returns to Action

G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes Preview: V V's Dream Returns to Action (Alpine Princess / Hughes Photo & Courtesy of the Fair Grounds) From the Fair Grounds Media Team / Kevin Kilroy: MJM Racing and Magdalena Racing's V V's Dream will make her sophomore debut on Saturday Feb. 17 in the $300000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes presented by Fasig-Tipton (G2) at…
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Fair Grounds Picks Kentucky Oaks

Fair Grounds Picks Kentucky Oaks

Aaron previews the 2024 Rachel Alexandra Stakes (G2) from Fair Grounds Race Course, then gives his top picks from this Kentucky Oaks (G1) prep race. MJM Racing and Magdalena Racing's V V's Dream will make her sophomore debut on Saturday Feb. 17 in the $300000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes presented by Fasig-Tipton (G2) at Fair Grounds Race Course &…
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Tampa: Power Squeeze wins Suncoast, 20 Kentucky Oaks points

Tampa: Power Squeeze wins Suncoast, 20 Kentucky Oaks points

Power Squeeze pulled off a mild surprise in the 44th running of the $150000 Suncoast Stakes for 3-year-old fillies, accelerating through an opening along the rail in the stretch and powering on to a 2 3/4-length victory from Whocouldaskformo. The 2-5 wagering favorite, Life Talk, failed to deliver an expected kick, with jockey Jose Ortiz wrapping…
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Santa Anita Picks: Rescheduled Kentucky Oaks Prep

Santa Anita Picks: Rescheduled Kentucky Oaks Prep

A rainy weekend in California washed a Kentucky Oaks prep off the slate of races. The Las Virgenes has been rescheduled for Saturday's card which also features other graded stakes contests. Check out our Santa Anita picks! Bet all of today's selections with signup bonuses and promotions at BetDSI. Post: 12:30 PM PT; $67k Allowance Optional Claiming…
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No More Time makes all in Sam F. Davis, Power Squeeze best in Suncoast

No More Time makes all in Sam F. Davis, Power Squeeze best in Suncoast

A trouble-free start and trip helped No More Time bounce back from a season-opening loss to win the $200000 Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs on Saturday. Fifth in the Mucho Macho Man S. at Gulfstream on New Year's Day after hopping at the start and failing to settle, No More Time was far more alert in the Davis over 1 1/16 miles. Making the…
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Mystik Dan Surprises in Sloppy Southwest Stakes

Mystik Dan Surprises in Sloppy Southwest Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has often captured the Southwest Stakes at Oaklawn Park, winning the race six times since 2010, but this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve prep on Feb. 3 belonged to trainer Kenny McPeek - as well as the supporting Martha Washington Stakes for 3-year-old fillies on the card. Teaming with primary…
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Kentucky Oaks 2014: Untapable a 4-5 favorite in Friday's field of 13

Kentucky Oaks 2014: Untapable a 4-5 favorite in Friday's field of 13

The 140th Kentucky Derby runs Saturday at Churchill Downs, but the big event Friday in Louisville is the Kentucky Oaks, a 13-horse race that headlines Derby eve and has gained popularity in recent years despite being just as old as the Run for the Roses. The race, run only by fillies over 1 1/8 miles at Churchill Downs, will post at about 5:45 p.m.…
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2024 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade now taking submissions

2024 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade now taking submissions

Nominations for the 2024 Kentucky Oaks Survivors Parade now open STORY. I HAVE TO DO CHEMO. THERE'S GOING TO BE SURGERY. THERE'S GOING TO BE RADIATION. AND I WAS JUST LIKE, I'M ONLY 36 LIKE THIS CAN'T BE HAPPENING ON FEBRUARY 13TH, 2018. JENNIFER CHEEKS BREAST CANCER DIAGNOSIS TURNED THIS PEDIATRIC NURSE INTO A PATIENT. ONE OF THE MAIN RISK FACTORS…
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Noel’s Weekend Winners: Value Plays on Lecomte Stakes Undercard

Noel’s Weekend Winners: Value Plays on Lecomte Stakes Undercard

Welcome to Noel Michaels' Weekend Winners, the place to go for weekend best bets and spot plays from veteran handicapper and tournament-play pioneer Noel Michaels. Check back every week for a couple of highlighted selections designed to help you cash a few bets and make some money. Noel's selections have been featured just about everywhere horse…
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Santa Anita: Kopion leads whole way vs. 3 to win Santa Ynez

Santa Anita: Kopion leads whole way vs. 3 to win Santa Ynez

Heavilyfavored after a big debut win, Kopion overcame a touch of greenness early toregister an impressive 5 3/4-length score against only three rivals in Sunday'sGrade 3, $100000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa Anita. The race was a points prep for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). With so fewhorses, the points normally given to the top five finishers were…
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Busanda Stakes: Odds and analysis for Kentucky Oaks prep

Busanda Stakes: Odds and analysis for Kentucky Oaks prep

The $100000 Busanda is the third of five qualifying races at Aqueduct on the New York road to the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks. The 1 1/8-mile prep race, which drew a field of five 3-year-old fillies, is the first to offer the increased points of 20-10-6-4-2 this year. Recent winners of the Busanda include Occult last year who became a Grade 3 winner,Here…
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Santa Ynez Stakes 2024 [KY Oaks]

Santa Ynez Stakes 2024 [KY Oaks]

The Richard Mandella-trained Kopion won the 2024 Santa Ynez Stakes (G3) at Santa Anita Park, a prep race for the Kentucky Oaks (G1). Heavily favored following a big first-out maiden win, Richard Mandella's Kopion overcame a touch of greenness early to register an impressive 5 ¾ length score in Sunday's Grade III, $100000 Santa Ynez Stakes at Santa…
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Fair Grounds Oaks Predictions, Picks, Odds (Fair Grounds)

Fair Grounds Oaks Predictions, Picks, Odds (Fair Grounds)

The 2023 Kentucky Oaks trail through New Orleans will conclude on Saturday when stakes winners Hoosier Philly, Pretty Mischievous, and The Alys Look clash in the Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks. Trained by Tom Amoss, Hoosier Philly is the likely favorite despite coming off a third-place finish last time in the local Rachel Alexandra Stakes in her…
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Kentucky Oaks 2020 Post Time: Odds, Horse Racing Expert Predictions

Kentucky Oaks 2020 Post Time: Odds, Horse Racing Expert Predictions

The Derby and Oaks anchor 8 hours of live broadcasts from NBC Sports on Sept. 4 and 5. This Friday, Sept. 4, NBCSN will broadcast the Kentucky Oaks and other stakes races from Churchill Downs on a 3 hour series from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Post time for the 146th Kentucky Oaks is 5:45 p.m. ET. When exploding onto the scene in March, the brilliantly…
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Aqueduct: Life Talk wins Demoiselle; Dr B takes Go For Wand

Aqueduct: Life Talk wins Demoiselle; Dr B takes Go For Wand

Life Talk made a bold statement in Saturday's Grade 2, $250000 Demoiselle, a 1 1/8-mile event around two turns for 2-year-old fillies at Aqueduct. Trainedby Hall of Famer Todd Pletcher, who won his record extending ninth Demoiselleand fourth in a row, Life Talk notched her first graded-stakes score with afront-running victory and earned 10…
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Latest 2023 Kentucky Oaks odds: Favorites, current odds before Lillies for the Fillies race at Churchill Downs

Latest 2023 Kentucky Oaks odds: Favorites, current odds before Lillies for the Fillies race at Churchill Downs

Update 6:05 p.m. Pretty Mischievous takes home the Kentucky Oaks. The race video and full payout results are here. The biggest race of the year for the female horses has arrived, as the 2023 Kentucky Oaks will be run on Friday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky with a post time of 5:51 p.m. The race for three-year-old fillies has a total…
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Golden Rod Stakes 2023

Golden Rod Stakes 2023

Intricate won the 2023 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs, a prep race for the 2024 Kentucky Oaks (G1). The Brendan Walsh trainee crushed her competition by over 5 lengths. Intricate patiently waited for running room at the top of the stretch and when she did at the three-sixteenths pole, she exploded home to comfortably win Saturday's…
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Churchill Downs: Patient Intricate rolls to easy Golden Rod score

Churchill Downs: Patient Intricate rolls to easy Golden Rod score

Intricate patiently waited for running room at the top of the stretch and then exploded home to comfortably win Saturday's 80th running of the Grade 2, $399498 Golden Rod at Churchill Downs by 5 1/4 lengths over 4-5 favorite Thorpedo Anna. Intricate, who ran 1 1/16 miles over a fast track in 1:45.01 in a field of seven 2-year-old fillies, collected…
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Notes, Quotes From G3 Mrs. Revere Stakes: Heavenly Sunday

Notes, Quotes From G3 Mrs. Revere Stakes: Heavenly Sunday

Notes, Quotes From G3 Mrs. Revere Stakes: Heavenly Sunday (Heavenly Sunday wins the G3 Mrs. Revere Stakes at Churchill Downs on Saturday / Photos by Holly M. Smith) From the Churchill Downs Media Team: HEAVENLY SUNDAY WINS BY FIVE IN G3, $298250 MRS. REVERE Heavenly Sunday, who made her first career start on dirt after eight previous starts on…
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Churchill Downs: Heavenly Sunday cruises in Mrs. Revere

Churchill Downs: Heavenly Sunday cruises in Mrs. Revere

Heavenly Sunday, who made her first career start on dirt after eight previous starts on turf, rolled past pacesetter Callie's Grit at the top of the stretch and widened her margin to win Friday's 31st running of the off-the-turf Grade 3, $298250 Mrs. Revere for 3-year-old fillies at Churchill Downs by five lengths. Owned by William B. Harrigan's…
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Pretty Mischievous wins Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

Pretty Mischievous wins Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs

An equipment change helped Pretty Mischievous bounce back from a disappointing tuneup with a statement performance in the Kentucky Oaks. Wearing blinkers for the first time, the Brendan Walsh-trained filly took charge in the stretch and survived a late push by Gambling Girl to win the $1.25 million Oaks by a neck on Friday at Churchill…
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Churchill Downs Preview & FREE Picks

Churchill Downs Preview & FREE Picks

Dr. Miranda previews & gives her FREE picks for the 2023 Golden Rod Stakes (G2) from Churchill Downs, a prep race for the 2024 Kentucky Oaks (G1). Brookdale Racing and Mark Edwards' undefeated 2-year-old filly Thorpedo Anna will return on just two weeks rest and face seven rival fillies in pursuit of Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) qualifying points in…
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Barn Tour: Norm Casse on graded winners, other top talent

Barn Tour: Norm Casse on graded winners, other top talent

Norm Casse's training operation just keeps gaining momentum. He has three graded-stakes wins this year with different horses, matching his prior career total. Now in his sixth year of training, he has earnings of $3.3 million so far this year, his highest figure yet. "I think overall we just have horses and clients that support me," Casse…
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Post Time: Breeders' Cup Saturday features big rematch in Sprint

Post Time: Breeders' Cup Saturday features big rematch in Sprint

ARCADIA, Calif. - The Breeders' Cup undercard on Saturday includes a number of talented thoroughbreds on day two of the world championships at Santa Anita Park. With nine total Breeders' Cup races on tap for Saturday afternoon, there's a full schedule of betting opportunities. The Breeders' Cup will be televised live on NBC, Peacock and USA…
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Keeneland Hosts 2 Breeders’ Cup Preps: Sunday, October, 8 Selections

Keeneland Hosts 2 Breeders’ Cup Preps: Sunday, October, 8 Selections

Keeneland returned to racing on Friday. The race is a pivotal part of the horse racing calendar that leads up to the Breeders' Cup in November. On Sunday's racing card, there are two races that will earn the winners automatic entry into the year end world championships. The Juddmonte Spinster is a prep race for the Longines Distaff. The dirt race…
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Breeders’ Cup Site Stamps Tickets: Santa Anita Saturday Analysis

Breeders’ Cup Site Stamps Tickets: Santa Anita Saturday Analysis

Racing will continue at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. The site will play host to the 2023 Breeders' Cup in November. Among the races carded are 3 key preps. The Grade 1 American Pharoah, the Grade 2 Chandelier, and the Grade 2 Rodeo Drive will all earn the victor an automatic bid the races which take place at Santa Anita on November 3rd and…
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Flying Connection returns to winning form at Albuquerque Downs

Flying Connection returns to winning form at Albuquerque Downs

Filly dominates as overwhelming favorite in Charles Taylor Derby ALBUQUERQUE - Picking up her first victory since capturing the Sunland Park Oaks last March, Flying Connection snapped a three-race losing streak in emphatic fashion Saturday night at Albuquerque Downs, drawing off in deep stretch under jockey Felipe Valdez to win the $75000 Charles…
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Churchill Downs' Barn Notes: Gaffalione Off to Fast Start

Churchill Downs' Barn Notes: Gaffalione Off to Fast Start

Churchill Downs' Barn Notes: Gaffalione Off to Fast Start (Jockey Tyler Gaffalione / Coady Photography) From the Churchill Downs Media Team: GAFFALIONE OFF TO FAST START AT CHURCHILL DOWNS SEPTEMBER MEET Nine-time Churchill Downs leading rider Tyler Gaffalione was off to a hot start at the September Meet where he's already recorded 12 winners…
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V V's Dream Proves Good On Favoritism In Oaks Prep

V V's Dream Proves Good On Favoritism In Oaks Prep

V V's Dream won the 2023 Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs, a prep race for the 2024 Kentucky Oaks (G1), while proving good on her 6/5 post time favoritism. There's a reason we're the #1 trusted source for premium racing picks & info. V V's Dream, owned by Michael J. Mackin's MJM Racing, sat just off pacesetters Hot Beach and Youalmosthadme…
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'Rising Star' V V's Dream A Reality In Pocahontas Victory

'Rising Star' V V's Dream A Reality In Pocahontas Victory

V V's Dream (Mitole) already is showing an affinity for Churchill Downs. She picked up her second victory over the track in the GIII Pocahontas S., earning the first 10 points available on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. Debuted sprinting as the favorite over the dirt May 19, the gray filly earned' TDN Rising Star' status with a 6 1/2-length win…
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Churchill Downs undercard: V V’s Dream rolls in Pocahontas

Churchill Downs undercard: V V’s Dream rolls in Pocahontas

V V's Dream sat just off pacesetters Hot Beach and Youalmosthadme inthe early stages of the race before easily running past those foes down thestretch to win Saturday's 55th running of the Grade 3, $300000 Pocahontas Stakes for 2-year-old fillies by a widening 8 3/4 lengths overYoualmosthadme at Churchill Downs. Owned by Michael Mackin's MJM…
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Pocahontas Stakes Predictions, Best Bets, Odds

Pocahontas Stakes Predictions, Best Bets, Odds

The 2024 Kentucky Oaks trail officially begins on Saturday as V V's Dream, Hot Beach, and Youalmosthadme top a contentious field of nine 2-year-old fillies set for the Grade 3 Pocahontas Stakes at Churchill Downs. V V's Dream could go favored off a strong second-place finish to division leader Brightwork in the Debutante Stakes back in early…
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Idiomatic Leads Every Step To Win Big At Saratoga

Idiomatic Leads Every Step To Win Big At Saratoga

Idiomatic won the 2023 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga over several top Distaff rivals including division leader Nest, who dominated the Shuvee Stakes (G2) last time out. In a race that was advertised as a showdown between 2022 Champion 3-Year-Old Filly Nest and multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Clairiere, it was Juddmonte's fifth…
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Malloy Steps up to the Task in G1 Personal Ensign

Malloy Steps up to the Task in G1 Personal Ensign

Malloy breaks her maiden Oct. 25, 2020, at Churchill Downs (Coady Photography) NYRA Press Office SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y.- Three-time winner Malloy will step up to the plate for trainer Wayne Catalano in Friday's Grade 1, $500000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Bob Cummings and Annette Bacola's Coffeepot Stables, Malloy enters from…
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Personal Ensign Stakes (Saratoga) Predictions, Odds & Picks

Personal Ensign Stakes (Saratoga) Predictions, Odds & Picks

Fresh off an impressive return victory, Nest looks to continue her Saratoga domination when she headlines a field of six older females entered in Friday's Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes at Saratoga. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the daughter of Curlin was the champion 3-year-old filly in the nation last year. She returned in fine fettle last month with…
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Sports betting, casinos and more: Churchill Downs’ ambitions beyond the racetrack

Sports betting, casinos and more: Churchill Downs’ ambitions beyond the racetrack

Churchill Downs Inc. plans to bring horse racing to downtown Louisville. But unlike the Run for the Roses, attendees will wager on past races, digitally replicated on slot-like machines. When it opens at 4th and Market Streets, expected by the end of this year, the city's second Derby City Gaming venue will join a growing array of historical racing…
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Barn Tour: 12 for Brian Lynch include Oscar Performance colts

Barn Tour: 12 for Brian Lynch include Oscar Performance colts

Mention the name Brian Lynch, and the name of one particularhorse comes to mind right away. Oscar Performance is not just a triumphantmemory from the 2016 Breeders' Cup. Now he is siring prospects in Lynch's Kentuckystable. "The oldest are 3," Lynch said, referring in part to lastweekend's Ellis Park Derby winner Tumbarumba. "But I have a nice…
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At Saratoga, Pretty Mischievous Aims At 3rd Straight Grade 1

At Saratoga, Pretty Mischievous Aims At 3rd Straight Grade 1

Dr. Miranda previews the 2023 Test Stakes (G1) from Saratoga, then gives her top picks & long shots. The Kentucky Oaks (G1) and Acorn Stakes (G1) champion Pretty Mischievous sets her sights on winning her 3rd straight race at horse racing's highest level. Godolphin's Kentucky homebred Pretty Mischievous vies for sovereignty atop the sophomore filly…
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