Tag: Shackleford

Stephen Foster big prep for Breeders’ Cup

Stephen Foster big prep for Breeders’ Cup

| June 15, 2011 | 0 Comments

The 2011 Triple Crown season ended last week with a running of the Belmont Stakes won by a 3-year-old that was the right horse on the day, but few aside from his owner and trainer could envision the victorious Ruler On Ice being a major factor in key events later in the year.

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The Triple Crown

The Triple Crown

| June 8, 2011 | 1 Comment

The Belmont Stakes, the 1 1/2-mile “Test of the Champion” is set for Saturday and will wrap up the Triple Crown run that started nearly five weeks ago with Animal Kingdom’s surprise romp in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands.

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Ode to a great horse: Brass Hat is retired

Ode to a great horse: Brass Hat is retired

| June 1, 2011 | 0 Comments

At a time of year when racing’s focus is firmly on the glamorous 3-year-old division and a possible rematch between Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and Shackleford, the Churchill Downs-based colt who rebounded to beat the former in the Preakness, we are watching thoroughbred racing at its essence.

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Shack, Romans victory is one for Kentucky

Shack, Romans victory is one for Kentucky

| May 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

As much as we celebrate the participation by local ownership teams, trainers and jockeys in the Kentucky Derby, it’s not very often that a true “home team” wins the big race on the first Saturday in May at Churchill Downs.

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Who will it be?

Who will it be?

| May 4, 2011 | 0 Comments

Derby 137 has wide-open field of contenders

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It’s get serious time for Derby contenders

It’s get serious time for Derby contenders

| February 11, 2011 | 0 Comments

Another significant milepost on the journey to Kentucky Derby 137 arrives this weekend when the roster of 3-year-olds nominated to the big race during its early nomination phase is released.

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