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Churchill Downs Notes Team LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, May 3, 2017) – Gunpowder Farms’ Divisidero will face 11 rivals Saturday as he bids to repeat in the $500,000 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic (Grade I), one of seven graded stakes on the 14-race program that is highlighted by the 143rd running of

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by Churchill Downs Notes Team Holding Gold and Green Mask, the 1-2 finishers in last month’s Shakertown (GII) at Keeneland head a field of 13 for the Twin Spires Turf Sprint. The Twin Spires Turf Sprint will go as the afternoon’s seventh race with a 2 p.m. post time. Owned

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by NYRA Press Office The New York Racing Association announced today a long-distance turf bonus program for the upcoming 2017 Belmont Park Spring/Summer meet. The program will be applicable to all maiden and first-and-second-level allowance races at distances of 1 1/4 miles [10 furlongs] and beyond carrying a purse of

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Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott makes his Royal Ascot debut with American Patriot.
Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Monday, May 1, 2017) — WinStar Farm’s American Patriot, who earned a likely trip to England’s revered Royal Ascot by capturing Keeneland’s Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile, is the Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for April. American Patriot, a son of Claiborne Farm’s popular stallion War Front,

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Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott makes his Royal Ascot debut with American Patriot.
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From The Blood-Horse Staff Todd Pletcher told officials at Ascot Racecourse that he is seriously considering the Queen Anne Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot for American Patriot. The straight mile contest on turf is the first race of the five-day spectacular, scheduled for June 20 at 2:30 p.m. local time.

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Keeneland Barn Notes The career of Wes Welker and Sheep Pond Partners’ Undrafted includes wins in the 2015 Diamond Jubilee (G1) at Royal Ascot and in Keeneland’s 2016 Shakertown (G2), three starts in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) and earnings of $1,300,813. On Friday, the Purim gelding, who is

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Keeneland Barn Notes Red Baron’s Barn LLC’s Itsinthepost (FR), winner of the San Luis Rey (G2) at Santa Anita on March 25 in his most recent start, heads a field of 11 entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 32nd running of the $250,000 Dixiana Elkhorn (G2) for 4-year-olds and up. Run at

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By Michael Adolphson for The Blood-Horse The Pizza Man has 17 wins from 33 starts, $2.1 million in earnings, a pair of grade 1 victories, and a dozen stakes tallies from a well-managed six-season career. The Midwest Thoroughbreds’ homebred has little more to prove, but that does not mean his competitive

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By Frank Angst for The Blood-Horse Stretching out to two turns proved no problem for Pee Wee Reese, who battled a contested pace early before registering a clear victory in his longest start to date April 15 at Santa Anita Park. The Nick Alexander homebred, named after the Dodgers Hall

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Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott makes his Royal Ascot debut with American Patriot.
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Press Release LEXINGTON, KY (April 14, 2017) – WinStar Farm’s American Patriot, seventh at midstretch, caught Heart to Heart in the shadow of the wire to win the 29th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) for 4-year-olds and up by a neck before a Friday afternoon crowd of

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