Rich Virginia Gold Cup goes to Grinding Speed

Michael Wharton’s Grinding Speed’s affinity for Great Meadow in Virginia was proven once again with a dazzling six and a three-quarters-length score in the course’s rich spring timber fixture, the $75,000 Virginia Gold Cup, on Saturday, May 4.

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Delaunay named Fair Grounds “Horse of the Meet”


Maggi Moss’s Delaunay, a Maryland-bred son of Smoke Glacken who swept all three of Fair Grounds’ major stakes for older sprinters, was named Horse of the Meet and sprinter of the meet for the 141st Thoroughbred racing season.

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Pimlico press box named for Joe Kelly


Before he died last November at age 94, newspaperman and historian Joe Kelly spent nearly 70 years spreading words and wisdom, grace and humor throughout the Pimlico Race Course press box.

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Ain’t Da Beer Cold leads all the way in Native Dancer

Ain’t Da Beer Cold took control of the mile and an eighth Native Dancer Stakes early and never looked back, holding on to win by a head on Saturday, April 13 at Laurel Park.

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Intrepid Dream powers her way to Heavenly Cause win

Intrepid Dream continued what might be one of the longest five-race win streaks in racing history on Saturday, April 13 at Laurel Park, taking the Heavenly Cause Stakes in her stakes debut.

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Kennebec relishes distance and turf for first stakes win

Kennebec continued his hot streak on Thursday, April 11, when he won the Wildcat Stakes at Turf Paradise in Phoenix, Ariz. 

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