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Alicia Wincze Hughes

Better together: Trainer Brown, Grade I winner Flintshire fueling each other’s best seasons

One could argue trainer Chad Brown has found a kindred spirit in the form of his multiple Grade I-winning charge Flintshire. While each has had wildly successful results prior to this year, the 2016 season could lead each to some year-end hardware — cases that figure to be strengthened when Flintshire starts in the $600,000, 1 ½-mile Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, one of eight Grade I races taking place between Belmont and Santa Anita this weekend.

Alicia Wincze Hughes

Keeneland September yearling sale bucks market trends

While selectivity indeed took its toll in the latter sessions, contributing to cumulative across-the-board declines from its 2015 indicators, the Keeneland September yearling sale demonstrated there is still resilient strength to be found in the middle market, heartening the outlook of participants at all levels.

Alicia Wincze Hughes

Could Kentucky Oaks winner Cathryn Sophia be the one to take down undefeated Songbird?

It was just a handful of months ago that Cathryn Sophia was mentioned as one who possibly had enough ability to seriously challenge Songbird’s ruthless steamroll of her fellow classmates. On Saturday, the Kentucky Oaks heroine will get her crack at the filly widely hailed as the best 3-year-old of either gender when the two meet as part of the six-horse field for the Grade I, $1 million Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing.

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Keeneland 2016 September Sale wrap-up

Key statistics from the two-week sale, which ended Sunday
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Keeneland 2016 September Sale wrap-up 1:02

Keeneland 2016 September Sale wrap-up

Retired champion Wise Dan paraded at Churchill Downs 0:15

Retired champion Wise Dan paraded at Churchill Downs

Watch Preakness hopeful Collected win Lexington Stakes at Keeneland 2:41

Watch Preakness hopeful Collected win Lexington Stakes at Keeneland

Derby fans react to most exciting two minutes in sports 2:19

Derby fans react to most exciting two minutes in sports

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