Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Steve Asmussen-trained Gun Runner proved his victory five weeks ago in the Grade II $400,000 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds Race
Reddam Racing’s Doug O’Neill-trained Land Over Sea shipped in from California, dodged divisional champ Songbird and annexed a big win in The Big Easy with a 4½-length sigh of class
L T B, Inc. and Miles Childers’ Vigorous Titan has proven to be a worthwhile investment for trainer and part-owner Bernie Flint.
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The $50,000 Black Gold Stakes at 7½ furlongs on the Stall-Wilson turf course features a rematch of the top-two finishers in last month’s $50,000 Keith Gee Memorial at the same trip.