Tag Archives: Juvenile

Dak Attack Dominated Ellis Park Juvenile

Touchdown, Dak Attack! Albaugh Family Stables’ 2-year-old colt Dak Attack poured it on down the stretch for a three-length victory over 81-1 shot Northern Trail, with Churchill Downs’ Grade 3 Bashford Manor winner Ten City another 1 3/4 lengths back in third in Sunday’s $ 75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile at Ellis Park. “He went down there and did what he was supposed ...

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Ellis’ Juvenile Races ‘Definitely Tougher Than Five Years Ago’

Though much of the attention on Sunday’s $ 75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile and Ellis Park Debutante has centered on the Kenny McPeek-trained favorites Ten City and Sunny Skies, the capacity fields for both stakes are well-stocked with promising 2-year-olds. Ten City is the 8-5 favorite in the seven-furlong EP Juvenile off a 2-for-2 record spanning a seven-length romp April 19 at Keeneland, which was ...

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Ellis Park: McPeek Seeks Repeat Of Juvenile Stakes Sweep

Sunny Skies became the first stakes winner for her sire, Animal Kingdom, when she took the Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs Trainer Kenny McPeek took both of Churchill Downs’ closing-night stakes for 2-year-olds with the colt Ten City and the filly Sunny Skies and now shoots for a sweep repeat in Sunday’s $ 75,000 Ellis Park Juvenile and Ellis Park ...

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Britain: Racetrack Drama As 50-1 Juvenile Winner Later Found To Be Older Stablemate

Controversy reigned at Yarmouth when it was discovered that the Charlie McBride-trained Mandarin Princess, winner of the opening two-year-old race, was in fact stablemate Millie’s Kiss. The mistake was only discovered after the 50-1 outsider had overturned the 4-6 favorite Fyre Cay on her racecourse debut in the six-furlong novice auction stakes for juveniles. Millie’s Kiss, a three-year-old with plenty of ...

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Eight Juvenile Fillies Set For Thursday’s $150,000 Astoria

A field of eight budding 2-year-old fillies will gather Thursday for the 106th edition of the $ 150,000 Astoria, one of three stakes for fillies at Belmont Park as the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, presented by NYRA Bets, gets underway. The Astoria, to be run as Race 5, will join a pair of Grade 3 turf races, the $ 250,000 ...

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Champion Juvenile Churchill Completes Classic Double; Thunder Snow Second

Last year’s champion 2-year-old continued his dominance on the European circuit with a 2 1/2-length win in Saturday’s Irish 2000 Guineas at the Curragh, completing a classic double with the Newmarket equivalent already on his resume. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Churchill, who gave the trainer his fourth dual-classic winner, was partnered by Ryan Moore, laying off the pace early and storming ...

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Buy Sell Hold Prevails In Kentucky Juvenile

Kirk and Judy Robison’s Buy Sell Hold held off a late bid from Amberspatriot by a neck to win the 24th running of the $ 100,000 Kentucky Juvenile for 2-year-olds. Trained by Steve Asmussen and ridden by Florent Geroux, Buy Sell Hold covered the five furlongs on a “good” main track in :58.33. Favored McErin broke on top but was ...

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