Louisville Thoroughbred Society

Louisville Thoroughbred Society To Host Ground Breaking “Preview Party”

Interested in joining or being a part of the new Louisville Thoroughbred Society, a private membership club that is currently under construction in downtown? Interested in getting a sneak preview of what will become the new home and premises? Interested in the latest addition to the Renaissance going on along Main Street and the...

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Breeding

Keeneland’s Opening Weekend — Set to Begin on Friday, Oct. 5 — Could Be Special

(Whitmore winning at Keeneland in 2017 / Photo Courtesy of Keeneland) From the Media Team at Keeneland: Defending Champions Suedois (FR), Whitmore, Miss Sunset and Bucchero among Nominees to Keeneland’s Star-Studded Fall Stars Weekend LEXINGTON, KY (Sept. 25, 2018) – Four graded stakes winners from Keeneland’s 2017 Fall Stars Weekend, including Suedois (FR), who...

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Handicapping

Raining On Our Parade At Churchill Downs

Day Results 10-1-3-1 2018 Overall 1451 539-529-636 Win % of Top Pick 37.15% Payoff % of Top 3 Picks Overall 39.15% Top Selection ITM / CD: 48-70 68.57% Top Selection Win / CD: 26-70 37.14% Ever since the heavy rains arrived in Louisville on midday Saturday, turning Churchill Downs into Churchill Drowns, our picks have...

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Confirmed: KY Downs Will File Application for New Racetrack License at Oak Grove

According to sources very close to the situation, “The Pressbox” has learned that Kentucky Downs — the rural, all-grass racetrack located in Franklin, KY. — will submit an application this week to build, own, and operate a racetrack in Oak Grove, KY. Corey Johnsen, the President of Kentucky Downs, responded to a text request just a few...

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Opinion

Cleaning Out the Ole’ Muck Pit: “Horseshoes Down”

(Monomoy Girl and Florent Geroux celebrated the win in the KY Oaks. On Saturday, that pleasure was taken from them in the Cotillion Stakes at Parx / Photo by Holly M. Smith) Every so often, we will be addressing a few things: comments, decisions, people, whatever that – for one reason or another –...

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Perspective

Grandsons, Ford and Jack, Go Off To School / Time Marches On

(Ford and Jack head into school for the first time / Photo by Kate Bunnell McLean) It wasn’t that long ago, or so it seems, that I walked by son, Brad, and daughter, Alex, down the street to catch the big, yellow, school bus for the first time. As soon as they climbed on...

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Quotes

This filly is fast. She was doing everything on her own up the backstretch. I just grabbed a hold of her and she moved easily. I’m proud of her race. She tried hard the entire time.”

James Graham, Jockey of Jean Elizabeth

She ran really well. We’re proud of her effort and I think she’ll move forward off of this.”

Paul McGee, Trainer of Go Google Yourself

I’m so happy for Carl (Hurst, co-breeder and owner) and Buff,” Borel said. “This filly has been training so well and she put things all together in this race. The horse in front (Jean Elizabeth) was getting out a bit so it left the rail open and we got a great trip.”

Calvin Borel, Rider of the winner

This one was for The Player (a superstar colt for the barn and the same ownership group, who was severely injured at the Fair Grounds this past winter),” said Bradley, who trains both horses. “It’s been such an emotional week for us and to be able to bring The Player home yesterday and win this afternoon means a lot.”

Buff Bradley, Trainer of Divine Queen

He (Whereshetoldmetogo, runner-up) tried to bite me,” Ortiz Jr. said. “Jeremy [Jockey Jeremy Rose] told me he tried to bite me but nothing happened. My horse broke so good oout of the gate and he just pulled me. I wanted to stay close and when I asked him he just went.”

Irad Ortiz, Jr., Rider of the winner:

Podcast

The Pressbox Show September 22 Pennsylvania Derby

The Pressbox Show Saturday September 22. The Pressbox show is hosted by world renowned broadcaster Dave Baker and Gene McLean. Drop us an email or give us a shout on Twitter or Facebook as we entertain and educate on this week’s great, upcoming Stakes schedule.

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Workouts

Workouts That May Work Out For You: Today’s Focus On Covfefe, Tobacco Road, Marley’s Freedom, West Coast

(Trainer Brad Cox may have a really talented one — again. This time in 2YO filly Covfefe / Photo Courtesy of Churchill Downs) Every day, we scour the work tabs at racetracks all over the country.  We are looking for workouts that may be of interest and helpful to you — as both race...

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