Trainer Mark Casse unveiled a much-hyped juvenile in the finale of a blockbuster Saturday card at Keeneland and the youngster did not disappoint. CURLIN’S HONOR, who went postward as the 9-10 favorite in a full field, made his debut a winning one beneath Julien Leparoux, taking a head lead turning...|
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Firenze Fire wins the Champagne Stakes (Coglianese Photos) Champagne Stakes Winner Firenze Fire by Alastair Bull Florida-bred Firenze Fire has already given his first-season sire Poseidon’s Warrior a huge boost. It remains to be seen if he can give him the boost that only comes with a...|
Free Drop Billy wins the Breeders' Futurity (Coady Photo/Keeneland) Breeders' Futurity Winner Free Drop Billy by Alastair Bull Free Drop Billy looked like he had potential Kentucky Derby class when he romped away to win the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland Oct. 7. His pedigree also...|
by DICK POWELL So what did I learn from all the Breeders' Cup prep races run over the past two weekends? Nothing, zilch, nada. I learned that I am going to have to do a lot of work to get ready for this year's Breeders' Cup that will be held for the first time at Del Mar. Charts, videos and trend...|
It was the last Grand Circuit week in TwinSpires country, with the classic Kentucky Futurity the program’s climax on Sunday, Oct. 8 at The Red Mile. A degraded Hurricane Nate sprayed the Kentucky track with moisture on Sunday and the sparkling stakes fields were presented with a surface...|
by SCOTT SHAPIRO Sunday's feature at Santa Anita is the L.A. Woman (G3) run at 6 1/2 furlongs over the main track. The sprint for fillies and mares is headlined by the return of star filly #5 Unique Bella for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. The $400,000 daughter of Tapit brings a four-race...|
Saturday’s smorgasbord of Breeders’ Cup stepping stones at Belmont and Keeneland is likely to come up pretty formful, but there’s a shot at real value in the Cross-Country Pick 4 anchored by the Shadwell Turf Mile (G1). Here are my thoughts on the terrific stakes action: Belmont Turf Sprint (G2...|
Keeneland Race Meet Betting Guide The fall meeting at the beautiful Keeneland racetrack October 6-28 is loaded with high-quality racing. There are 17 graded stakes races at the Lexington, Kentucky track – and of these, nine are Breeders’ Cup Challenge races. This Keeneland FallStars betting...|