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Trainer Kenny McPeek and owner Nancy Polk must be hoping that Kentucky Oaks runner-up Daddys Lil Darling is getting any rough start out of the way before she actually races in the June 2 Investec Oaks at historic Epsom Downs Racecourse. Daddys Lil Darling will be the first Kentucky Oaks

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By Gary West, for TurfTalk360.com In 1962, a former bookmaker from Cleveland caused a brouhaha when he traveled to Paris with a diminutive racehorse and, somewhat shockingly, the boldly stated goal of winning the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Asked why they were there, Jack Price said he just figured

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Always Dreaming continues to dream of the U.S. Triple Crown while preparing for Saturday’s Preakness Stakes but, across the Atlantic, the picture for the original Derby in England remained in soft focus after weekend races on both sides of the Channel. A European invader took the Grade I Man o’

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Bob Kieckhefer, who writes about racing for United Press International, closely follows the European season. Here’s his weekly stakes preview, as well as recap of Thursday’s action from England’s Chester Racecourse: While keeping an eye on Triple Crown doings at Pimlico, Thoroughbred racing this weekend focuses on Chester in northwest

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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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