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Blue Prize takes Juddmonte Spinster for Second Year to earn return trip to Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) ran down odds-on favorite Elate in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the 64th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) for fillies and mares by a half-length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 10,303. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV and ridden by Joe Bravo, Blue Prize earned a fees-paid berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) to be run...

Turfway Park’s 48th running of Jeff Ruby Steaks draws 151 nominations for event on March 9

The 48th running of the $200,000 Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park has drawn 151 nominations, Turfway Park racing secretary Tyler Picklesimer announced Tuesday. The 1 1/8 mile race for 3-year-olds is scheduled for March 9 and offers 34 points toward the Kentucky Derby: 20 to the winner, eight to the runner-up, four for third place and two for fourth place. “Scheduling the race a week or two earlier...

Lawn Ranger goes from promise to proven, eyes victory in Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf

Lawn Ranger with Chris Landeros up won the 2014 Dixiana Bourbon at Keeneland. Next up: the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31. (Photo from Keeneland)   By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   While attending the University of Kentucky, Rusty Jones did what so many students do—he went to the races at Keeneland. And like so many others who considered...

Lawn Ranger goes from promise to proven, eyes victory in Breeder's Cup Juvenile Turf

Lawn Ranger with Chris Landeros up won the 2014 Dixiana Bourbon at Keeneland. Next up: the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 31. (Photo from Keeneland)   By Liane Crossley KyForward correspondent   While attending the University of Kentucky, Rusty Jones did what so many students do—he went to the races at Keeneland. And like so many others who considered...