Endlessly Leads Field Of 12 In Jeff Ruby Steaks

MGSW Endlessly (Oscar Performance) will ship to Kentucky to take on 11 rivals in Saturday's GIII Jeff Ruby Steaks, a 100-point race on the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Named the 5-2 morning-line favorite, Endlessly last took the El Camino Real Derby to get back in the winner's circle off his only career defeat came in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Turfway Park's signature race drew 14 total entries for 12 spots including two runners who are cross-entered into the GII Louisiana Derby also on Saturday. Other entries...

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First World War Impresses In Return To Turf With Kitten's Joy Win

One could hardly blame trainer Brendan Walsh for trying First World War (War Front) on the main track. After all, the colt had shown promise breaking his maiden on debut over the undulating Kentucky Downs turf course in September before finishing a narrow fourth in the GII Bourbon S. Oct. 8 behind a trio of horses who'd all seen stakes success on either the dirt or the Tapeta. He made a good show of himself by checking in second on both attempts--first to 'TDN Rising Star' Parchment Party (Constitution) and...

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Noted A Determined Winner in Gulfstream's Pulpit

Noted rebounded from a disappointing ninth-place showing in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile last month to score his second stakes victory of the season in the Pulpit S. Victorious in Monmouth's Sapling S. in August after breaking his maiden at Saratoga, he missed graded victory by a nose Oct. 8 in Keeneland's GII Bourbon S. and finished way back in the field last month at the Breeders' Cup. Breaking as the 6-5 favorite and bumping with the outside runner, Noted settled in seventh for the lion's share of the race...

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Thursday Insights: High-Priced Colts Do Battle At Ellis

2nd-ELP, $120K, Msw, 2yo, 5 1/2f, 1:14 p.m. Two high-priced maidens will kick off their careers at Ellis Park Thursday. BC Stables paid $1.35 million for DAILY GRIND (Medaglia d'Oro) at last year's Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Yearling sale. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, the bay colt is out of SW Walk Close (Tapit), who also produced his full-brother Anneau d'Or, second-place finisher in the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Lambo (Uncle Mo), trained by Steve Asmussen, brought $950,000 from the Heiligbrodts and Jackpot Farm at OBS March after posting a :10 flat...

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