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Horse: King's Ovation

King’s Ovation and Shadow Matter Take On New Stakes at Churchill

King’s Ovation and Shadow Matter, back at their home track after a summer away when the Churchill Downs barn area was closed, will see how friendly the confines are Saturday when they tackle a pair of new stakes worth $275,000 apiece for 3-year-old males. King’s Ovation, the runner-up in the Grade 3 Swale Stakes earlier […]

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King’s Ovation Delivers Fitting Win for Dale Romans, DeShawn Parker

King’s Ovation brought together jockey DeShawn Parker and trainer Dale Romans for a fitting tribute Monday in an allowance victory at Indiana Grand. Dale said his late father, Jerry, and DeShawn’s father, Daryl, were best friends. They rubbed shoulders around the racetrack, the senior Romans as a respected trainer and the senior Parker in a […]

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O Besos Picks Up Kentucky Derby Points

Not quite a bullseye but O Besos did fire a strong shot in Saturday’s Risen Star Stakes, nosing out 5-to-2 Senor Buscador for fourth place behind the same top three who ran 1-2-3 in the Lecomte Stakes a month earlier at Fair Grounds. O Besos had never raced beyond six furlongs prior to the mile-and-an-eighth […]

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King’s Ovation, Lady Traveler Step Up in Grade 3s at Gulfstream

Pressed into unexpected duty, 3-year-olds King’s Ovation and Lady Traveler both responded with big performances at Gulfstream Park on Saturday. King’s Ovation encountered trouble at the top of the stretch but kicked on to finish second in the Grade 3 Swale Stakes. About 90 minutes later, Lady Traveler checked in second in the filly equivalent […]

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King’s Ovation Tests Derby Trail in Fountain of Youth

King’s Ovation responded to a big challenge in his 3-year-old debut by rallying to finish second in the Grade 3 Swale Stakes. On Saturday, the chestnut colt will proceed to the Kentucky Derby trail with a heady assignment in the $300,000 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park. West Point races the son of Not […]

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