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Irish Champion Colin Keane Snapped up to Ride US Raiders at Royal Ascot

However unlikely it seemed back in the autumn when the syndicate was formed, the members of the Dew Sweepers LLC have been provided with reason to believe their dream of securing a Royal Ascot winner can become a reality with the news that Irish Champion Jockey Colin Keane has committed to riding both of their runners next week. It makes sense, too. The Dew Sweepers LLC, formed and managed by Jack Goldthorpe, features several Irish ex-patriots and they will be cheering on Keane as he gets the leg over Late...

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Churchill to Cut Back On Usage of New Turf Course

Churchill Downs will be curtailing usage of its newly installed $10-million turf course for the remainder of the meet by capping grass races to a maximum of two per day and moving 19 races listed in condition books two and three to the main dirt track. The news arrived Sunday in the form of a note on the overnight for the June 10 races. On Monday, Churchill's senior director of communications, Darren Rogers, explained the reasoning to TDN via email. "We've decided it's best to limit turf racing to two...

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Gear Jockey Ridden to Perfection in Turf Sprint

Gear Jockey (Twirling Candy), third at 67-1 as a maiden in the 2019 GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita, delivered a career high while punching his ticket to the GI Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. The Calumet Farm homebred sat just off the pacesetting Bombard (War Front) in second, took over under confident handling as they hit the quarter pole and took care of business from there to win for fun. Longshot Diamond Oops (Lookin At Lucky) nosed out Bombard for second. Gear Jockey, a maiden winner at ninth...

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Golden Goose

Five sophomore fillies face off against a compact but well-bred bunch in Saturday's GII Mother Goose S. at Belmont Park. Heading the quintet is Three Chimneys Farm's Always Carina (Malibu Moon), who earned her TDN Rising Star status only two days removed from her superstar sire's death at age 24. A fourth-length winner going six panels in her debut at the Big A Apr. 11, the Chad Brown trainee blew the doors off with a dominating 9 3/4-length score while stretching to a mile against optional claiming company here May...

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Medaglia d'Oro Filly Serves Up Impressive Performance in Ellis Unveiling

1st-Ellis, $46,200, Msw, 8-21, 2yo, f, 5 1/2fT, 1:06.71, fm. NAVRATILOVA (f, 2, Medaglia d'Oro--Centre Court {GISW, $961,048}, by Smart Strike), backed as the tepid 5-2 favorite with a standout pedigree among this group, flew home late to ace her maiden test. Far back early among a very strung-out field, the bay first caught the eye when rolling into fourth entering the stretch. She continued to gobble up ground down the center of the course and blew by the tiring leaders to prevail by a widening 2 1/4 lengths. Fellow...

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Grade I-Winning Millionaire Concrete Rose to be Offered at Keeneland November

Grade I winner and millionaire Concrete Rose (f, 4, Twirling Candy--Solerina, by Powerscourt {GB}) will be offered as a racing or broodmare prospect during the premier Book 1 of this year's Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale, which begins Monday, Nov. 9, and follows the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Nov. 6-7. Concrete Rose has won six of seven career starts and has bankrolled $1,218,650, led by wins in the 2019 GI Belmont Oaks Invitational S. and Saratoga Oaks Invitational S. She will be consigned by Lane's End, agent for...

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In Their Footsteps: Bo Bromagen

Glenn "Bo" Bromagen might bear the same name as his dear old dad, but he's very much his own (horse)man. A bloodstock agent and racing manager for his family's Ashbrook Farm in Versailles, Ky., Bromagen came about working with horses in a unique way. The 36-year-old said, "Honestly, when I was growing up, my dad owned a few and it's more of kind of a spectator sport for me as a kid. We didn't have horses on the farm; we had cattle growing up." And by the time Bromagen graduated...

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