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Casey Laughter

Who Are the Top Derby Hopefuls Heading Into 2017?

December 16, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Over the past few weeks some horses have emerged to look like main contenders for the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI) in May while others have either dropped off or are on the sidelines due to better looking youngsters emerging late in the year. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) winner Classic Empire, however, stays […]

Talented Fillies Make March Toward Kentucky Oaks

December 13, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Kentucky Oaks (GI), the sister race to the Kentucky Derby (GI) and contested the first Friday of every May at Churchill Downs, is the main target for 3-year-old fillies every spring. In years past, the filly to wear the blanket of lilies under the Twin Spires has gone on the win […]

Mastery Leads Baffert Derby Parade into 2017

December 5, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert is no stranger to the finer horses in life. He has conditioned a Triple Crown winner and had some of the best horses throughout recent history. While Ameri can Pharoah has come and gone, Baffert is looking onward to 2017 to regain Kentucky Derby (GI) glory […]

Who Are the Top Early Candidates for Kentucky Derby 143?

November 27, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The road to the 2017 Kentucky Derby (GI) has already begun, even though the race is not for another 5 1/2 months. However, the top colts are already starting to emerge and give racing fans a taste of what the potential field could look like. Some of these colts do not even […]

Gun Runner Looms Large in Clark Handicap

November 24, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Clark Handicap (GI) at Churchill Downs has been consistently won by top racehorses, many of which moved on to be champions or important stallions. This year’s renewal will again be contested at nine furlongs, which has been the set distance since 1955, and is worth $500,000 once again on Friday. This […]

Young Stallion Will Take Charge Fulfilling Hopes

November 19, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Champion Will Take Charge is on the path to take charge of the freshman sire class of 2018, when his first crop will be 2-year-olds. Currently, the stallion is the #1 freshman weanling sire at auction with his highest weanling bringing $350,000 at Keeneland last November. Will Take Charge stands at Three […]

Next Chapter For Beholder: A Date With Uncle Mo

November 12, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter Spendthrift Farms’ three-time champion Beholder went out on top with a final effort in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), capturing her final career race by a determined nose after a very uncharacteristc three-race losing streak. Beholder was $180,000 yearling purchase in 2011 before becoming a champion in her 2-year-old season in […]

Classic Empire Holds On to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Score

November 5, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) is the pinnacle race for any 2-year-old colt. The winner is usually – not always – named the champion 2-year-old male and while the 1 1/16-mile test is not always as exciting as some hope, this year was a standout exception. While the four undefeated colts that […]

Champagne Room Pops Winning Cork in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

November 5, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter This year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (GI) was a wide-open edition, with no one filly showing any real advantage over the rest. That left this field to be a tough one to choose one potential winner in the 1 1/16-mile main track event and in the end it proved the truth as […]

Betting on the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile: Best Preps

November 5, 2016 |

By Casey Laughter The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (GI) is one of the pivotal races at the Breeders’ Cup, likely deciding the Champion 2-year-old male Eclipse Award winner. This year, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile features four undefeated juvenile colts who are coming into the race and hoping to exit with an unblemished record. How does a […]