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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. (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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Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month

Off her monster performance at Royal Ascot against the best grass sprinters in the world, Stonestreet Stables’ 3-year-old filly Lady Aurelia has earned honors as Fasig-Tipton Turf Horse of the Month for June on the all-things grass-racing website TurfTalk360.com. In mastering the best turf sprinters in the world to take

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Royal Ascot features five days and 30 races valuing exceptional quality of quantity.
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Gary West — as only he can — reflects on Royal Ascot: In 1711, during a carriage ride from Windsor Castle, Queen Anne realized that Ascot Heath would be an ideal location for a racecourse. And so it was a few weeks later. Horses raced at Royal Ascot 21 years

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Highland Reel is the defending Breeders' Cup Turf champion.
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Bob Kieckhefer recaps Day 2 of Royal Ascot, coverage presented by Fasig-Tipton, home of the Sept. 10 Turf Showcase auction: Highland Reel reeled in another Group 1 victory with a gutsy win in the Wednesday’s feature race at Royal Ascot, the Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1), while French horses won

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Check back later for Bob Kieckhefer’s recap of the first day of Royal Ascot, coverage presented by Fasig-Tipton – home of the “Turf Showcase” yearling auction Sept. 10. From Royal Ascot comes the news that jockey Frankie Dettori won’t be riding the meet because of an arm injury sustained last

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By Bob Kieckhefer, special to TurfTalk360.com The Royal Ascot meeting isn’t wasting any time getting out of the gate this year. Shortly after the procession of Royal carriages deposits Her Majesty and party in the Royal Enclosure on Tuesday, some equine royalty will take the course for the first of

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The Triple Crown concludes with Saturday’s Belmont Stakes. But New York’s gangbuster card includes important stakes for the Breeders’ Cup turf divisions. Bob Kieckhefer takes a look at the turf stakes: Turf Sprint Pure Sensation and Green Mask are the early picks for Saturday’s $300,000 Grade 3 Jaipur Invitational at

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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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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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