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Daddys Lil Darling’s pursuit of the Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs Racecourse came to a thundering halt Friday when Normandy Farm’s 3-year-old filly spooked from a lightning bolt en route to the starting gate, with jockey Olivier Peslier bailing and the Kentucky Oaks runner-up scratched by officials. Enable went on

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Trainer Kenny McPeek said he understands why Daddys Lil Darling is listed at 33-1 odds by Unibet, official betting partner of the Investec Derby Festival, to make her one of the longest shots in the field of ten 3-year-old fillies. But the Kentucky-based horseman expressed great optimism on the eve

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EPSOM, England (Wednesday, May 31, 2017) – Rhododendron takes on nine rivals in the £500,000 Group One Investec Oaks (4.30pm) at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Ladies’ Day, Friday, June 2. The 1 1/2-mile classic is the highlight of a seven-race card on Investec

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Keeneland press release: LEXINGTON, KY (May 30, 2017) – Keeneland-based trainer Wesley Ward sent out seven runners on Tuesday, including European champion Lady Aurelia, for works over the turf course here in preparation for stakes at Royal Ascot in England in June. All seven Royal Ascot-bound horses were winners at

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Ireland: Churchill completes English-Irish Guineas sweep Churchill might have been the favorite for next week’s Derby. Instead, he completed a sweep of the UK 2,000 Guineas races with a handy win over soggy going in Saturday’s Tattersalls Irish 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh. The Galileo colt, with Ryan Moore riding

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Saturday proved a huge day for prominent owner Sol Kumin, who through his various partnerships won three major stakes: Lady Eli in the Grade 1 Gamely and Illuminant in the Grade 2 Monrovia, both at Santa Anita, along with Cowboy Culture in Chicago’s Arlington Classic. The details: Lady Eli: ‘Her

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On Facebook.com/TurfTalk360: Video of Daddys Lil Darling getting acquainted with Epsom Downs. From British-based RaceNewsOnline.com: EPSOM, ENGLAND (Saturday, May 27, 2017) – Ante-post favourite Rhododendron heads 16 acceptors for the premier fillies’ Classic, the Group 1 Investec Oaks at Epsom Downs on the first day of the Investec Derby Festival, Investec

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Santa Anita is the stage of the top American turf racing this weekend, including Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli traveling cross-country to the $300,000 Gamely. Here’s a look: $100,000 Gamely (G1): The Chad Brown-trained Lady Eli is less than a length from being undefeated in 10 lifetime starts, her defeats

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