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Upstart 'fine' after FL Derby; Carroll weighing KY Derby, Queen's Plate for Ami' 12:30 am

Upstart (outside) was unable to overcome Materiality in the Florida Derby (Brian Caputo/Adam Coglianese Photography) Upstart (Flatter) was reported to be "fine" Sunday morning at Palm Meadows Training Center following his runner-up effort in Saturday's Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park."He's a little tired, but otherwise he's OK," trainer Rick Violette Jr. said.Sent...

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Peace and War arrives for Ashland 9:30 am

Peace and War seeks a rare Alcibiades-Ashland double at Keeneland (Keeneland/Coady Photography) Peace and War (War Front) made quite the impression in her U.S. debut at Keeneland last fall when sweeping from the back of the pack to win the October 3 Alcibiades S. (G1) by a half-length.The victory secured a spot in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita...

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Hong Kong legend Ambitious Dragon retired 6:00 pm

"The Dragon" was "as good as you get," according to trainer Tony Millard (Hong Kong Jockey Club Photo) The Hong Kong Jockey Club announced Thursday that Ambitious Dragon (Pins), one of the greatest champions in the history of Hong Kong horse racing, has retired.Twice crowned Hong Kong's Horse of the Year, the New Zealand-bred gelding was also named champion miler twice and...

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Unitarian goes for title defense in Elkhorn 6:00 pm

Unitarian will try for a second straight Elkhorn victory at Keeneland (Keeneland/Coady Photography) A contentious field of 11 grass runners has been entered to go 1 1/2 miles over Keeneland's turf on Saturday in the $250,000Elkhorn S. (G2). Among that group is last year's victor, Unitarian (Pulpit), who is seeking to become the fourth consecutive winner of that contest....

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American Pharoah earns superlatives 3:00 pm

American Pharoah was hailed as "unbelievable," "amazing" and a "superhorse" following the Arkansas Derby (Coady Photography) The top three finishers from Saturday's $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1) at Oaklawn, including runaway winner American Pharoah, emerged from the 1 1/8-mile race in good order, their connections said Sunday morning. American Pharoah earned a 102 Brisnet...

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Divining Rod, other Lexington Day runners doing well 3:00 pm

Divining Rod exited his Lexington score in good condition (Keeneland/Coady Photography) Trainer Arnaud Delacour was all smiles Sunday morning after the performances Saturday of Lael Stables' Divining Rod (Tapit) and Ageless (Successful Appeal) at Keeneland.Divining Rod bounced back from a third-place finish in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) to win the Lexington S. (G3) by...

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Monmouth Park kicks off 58-day meet with Decathlon 3:00 pm

Horses will be working and racing at Monmouth Park through September 27 (Bill Denver/Equi-Photo) Following back-to-back years with attendance and handle gains, Monmouth Park will look to do it again as the Oceanport, New Jersey, racetrack ushers in its 70th season of racing on Saturday.And while expectations have been surpassed since the New Jersey Thoroughbred...

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Vincent Powers, Billy Kelly elected to Hall of Fame 3:00 pm

Vincent Powers, a champion flat and steeplechase jockey and later a champion steeplechase trainer, and Billy Kelly, an elite racehorse during the first quarter of the 20th century, have been elected to the National Museum of Racing's Hall of Fame by the Museum's Historic Review Committee.Powers and Billy Kelly will be inducted into the Hall of Fame along with contemporary selections Chris Antley...

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