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Breeders’ Cup is One for the Good Guys

Breeders’ Cup is One for the Good Guys

| November 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

Although nine previous Breeders’ Cup winners were included in races of Breeders’ Cup 30 at Santa Anita, the days leading up to the race were notable for questions raised about the readiness of the best of the repeating winners and speculation about which horses were ready for star turns during the two days of racing.

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Wide Open Classic Tops Attractive Breeders’ Cup 2013

Wide Open Classic Tops Attractive Breeders’ Cup 2013

| October 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

This weekend’s renewal of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita offers plenty of firepower – nine previous Breeders’ Cup winners and reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan will be among those competing in the 14 races – and lots of fine wagering opportunities.

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Promise And Potential Highlight Fall Meet

Promise And Potential Highlight Fall Meet

| October 24, 2013 | 0 Comments

The launch of Churchill Downs’ Fall Meet promises a celebration of the end of another good year at the home of the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, but the 25-day meet that begins on Sunday, Oct. 27 is also a celebration of potential and high hopes.

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Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Darrell Wayne Lukas has won more Breeders’ Cup races and earned more money in thoroughbred racing’s big year-end weekend than any trainer, and believes he has a hand for the 2013 renewal that provides him with a significant chance to extend both of his records.

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Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

Lukas Bids For Breeders’ Cup Trifecta

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Darrell Wayne Lukas has won more Breeders’ Cup races and earned more money in thoroughbred racing’s big year-end weekend than any trainer, and believes he has a hand for the 2013 renewal that provides him with a significant chance to extend both of his records.

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Derby, Oaks 114 Real ‘Big Picture’ Events

Derby, Oaks 114 Real ‘Big Picture’ Events

| October 10, 2013 | 0 Comments

If we flashed a picture of Kentucky Derby and racing legend Secretariat on the new 15,224 sq. ft. video board that will be in place at Churchill Downs for Derby and Kentucky Oaks 140, would we have to change his nickname?

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Fort Larned Among Winners On Big Weekend

Fort Larned Among Winners On Big Weekend

| October 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

For admirers of Thoroughbred racing, last weekend – a five-hour gap on Saturday, in particular – was a very good day.

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Wilkes Recalculates With Fort Larned In Homecoming Classic

Wilkes Recalculates With Fort Larned In Homecoming Classic

| September 26, 2013 | 0 Comments

As an admirer of an NPR radio show called “On Being,” most of my Sundays begin with the sound of host Krista Tippett chatting with people from all walks of life about the big and small questions surrounding the experience of being alive.

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Wise Dan Delivers A Moment, Fort Larned Stays Home

Wise Dan Delivers A Moment, Fort Larned Stays Home

| September 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

There are many thrills and special moments in Thoroughbred racing, but nothing is more exciting than “the moment.”

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Got Terrific Twos Enliven Churchill’s September Opener

Got Terrific Twos Enliven Churchill’s September Opener

| September 12, 2013 | 0 Comments

One can find many reasons to smile during a visit to a racetrack, but for true believers there are few things more exciting than a performance by a promising young horse.

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