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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Zipessa became the sixth horse to go from Kentucky Downs to victory in the first two days of Keeneland’s fall meet, taking the $400,000, Grade 1 First Lady by 1 1/2 lengths over Hawksmoor before a Saturday crowd of 28,763. Zipessa led most of the way before

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Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Tuesday, October 3, 2017) — Beach Patrol’s dominant five-length victory Saturday over stablemate Fanciful Angel in Belmont Park’s $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic has earned the 4-year-old colt Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for September honors on the all-things grass-racing website, TurfTalk360.com. Owned by James Covello, Sheep

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Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month

Louisville, Ky. (Saturday, September 2, 2017) — Live Oak Plantation’s World Approval got back on the winning track with an impressive 2¼-length win over European invader Time Test in the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga and for his efforts was named the Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for

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Bob Kieckhefer rounds up the past week’s turf stakes with an eye on the Breeders’ Cup grass races Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar: Turf Hunt tracked down the leader at mid-stretch in Saturday’s $250,000 Grade II Del Mar Handicap and fended off a late bit by Itsinthepost to win by

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Bob Kieckhefer chronicles the Arlington Million for TurfTalk360 ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, Ill. — Beach Patrol entered Saturday’s 35th running of the Arlington Million winless in six starts since taking the Grade I Secretariat Stakes on last year’s Million undercard. He fixed that in 2 minutes, 2 seconds and change. With a

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Bob Kieckhefer rounds up the Arlington Million undercard stakes: It’s the International Festival of Racing but the winners of the biggest stakes on the undercard ran their previous races in Delaware and New York. Oscar Performance scored his second straight Grade 1 win Saturday in the Secretariat Stakes for 3-year-olds

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Bob Kieckhefer – with his special take on things – tells us what to watch for in the Arlington Million, Beverly D., Secretariat and America St. Leger: A former winner, last year’s second- and third-place finishers and last year’s Secretariat Stakes victor all grace the field forSaturday’s Arlington Million, centerpiece

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Bob Kieckhefer’s stakes round-up, always with an eye toward the Breeders’ Cup Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar: Turf Bricks and Mortar found a handy spot behind the leaders in Friday’s $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga, shifted outside those at mid-stretch and rallied to win

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From Racenewsonline.com CHICHESTER, West Sussex, England (Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017) — Here Comes When pulled off a 20/1 shock when landing today’s £1m G1 Qatar Goodwood Sussex Stakes, which was run in pouring rain.  The Andrew Balding-trained gelding, ridden by champion jockey Jim Crowley in the colours of Fitri Hay,

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Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017) — Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli overcame prematurely busting through the starting gate, a discombobulation perhaps leading to a bobbled start, but rallied to out-game front-running Quidura for a head victory in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Diana Stakes. That July 22 performance in the $500,000

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