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Delaunay gets first graded score in Churchill tour-de-force

Over a sloppy track against last year’s champion sprinter and Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1 winner Trinniberg, Delaunay shot to the head of the class among the nation’s sprint elite with a dominating performance in the $400,000 Churchill Downs Stakes-G2 on the Derby Day card on Saturday, May 4.

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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”

4/30/13

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

4/22/13

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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Blind Spot wins Our Dear Peggy in stakes debut

Going into the Our Dear Peggy Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Saturday, Sept. 17, expectations were high for the 2-year-old filly Blind Spot. She lived up to those expectations with a three-quarter-length victory.

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Spun Glass wins Camptown with strong late move

Spun Glass made it back-to-back stakes wins on Wednesday, Sept. 7, when she rallied late to win the Camptown Stakes at Colonial Downs by three-quarters of a length.

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Maryland-bred champion Include dies at age 25

Maryland-bred Horse of the Year Include was euthanized due to a worsening heart condition on July 18 at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Ky., at age 25. His death was reported on Sept. 5 by Bret Jones, vice president of Airdrie Stud.

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