Just Move On Switches Surfaces for Iroquois Stakes

Just Move On Switches Surfaces for Iroquois Stakes

Coady Photography Churchill Downs Press Release: Trainer Pat Byrne likes the turf-to-dirt angle, which is one reason why he entered recent Arlington turf maiden victor Just … Continued

Not This Time Steps Up in Iroquois Stakes

Not This Time Steps Up in Iroquois Stakes

Coady Photography Churchill Downs Press Release: Albaugh Family Stable’s Not This Time is the “total package,” according to trainer Dale Romans, who hopes that this half-brother … Continued

Casse Attempts Sweep of Iroquois, Pocahontas Stakes

Casse Attempts Sweep of Iroquois, Pocahontas Stakes

Thirstforlife (left) finishing third in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes at Churchill Downs – Coady Photography Churchill Downs Press Release: Trainer Mark Casse swept both 2-year-old stakes … Continued

McLaughlin Discusses Plans for Frosted, Other Stakes Runners

McLaughlin Discusses Plans for Frosted, Other Stakes Runners

Coglianese Photos NYRA Press Release: Essafinaat’s Mubtaahij is back training at Belmont as the Grade 1 Woodward runner-up prepares for his next start in the Grade … Continued

Runhappy Breezes Six Furlongs at Churchill Downs

Runhappy Breezes Six Furlongs at Churchill Downs

Runhappy winning the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Keeneland – Breeders’ Cup Photo © Churchill Downs Press Release:  Reigning Champion Male Sprinter Runhappy breezed … Continued

5 Breeders’ Cup Contenders You May Not Have Heard Of

5 Breeders’ Cup Contenders You May Not Have Heard Of

Alice Springs (black silks) finishing second in the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf – Breeders’ Cup Photo © When the summer meets at Del Mar … Continued

Woodward Runner-Up Mubtaahij Heads for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Woodward Runner-Up Mubtaahij Heads for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Photo by Coglianese Photos/Chelsea Durand NYRA Press Release: Returning to Belmont following his best career finish from four starts in North America, Grade 1 Woodward runner-up Mubtaahij … Continued

Effinex, Shaman Ghost Confirmed for Jockey Club Gold Cup

Effinex, Shaman Ghost Confirmed for Jockey Club Gold Cup

NYRA Press Release: Tri-Bone Stable’s multiple graded stakes winner Effinex emerged from his bullet work Saturday morning in good order and will target the Grade 1, … Continued

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