Horse Racing News by Byron King

Jockey James Graham was up to his same race-stealing tactics Saturday, riding Daisy Devine to a comfortable wire-to-wire victory in the Grade 1, $300,000 Jenny Wiley Stakes at Keeneland.
Went the Day Well took command in Saturday's Grade 3, $500,000 Vinery Racing Spiral Stakes to give owner Team Valor International and trainer Graham Motion their second consecutive victory in the race.
In a surprising year which two Turfway Park maiden winners, Hansen and Gemologist, are leading Kentucky Derby prospects, it's apropos that another Turfway maiden winner, In Lingerie, has a chance to shine Saturday in a minor Kentucky Oaks prep.
After several days of deliberation on the part of trainer Nick Zito, Jackson Bend was entered Monday morning in the Breeders' Cup Sprint rather than in the Dirt Mile.
Gio Ponti, winless in five starts since winning the 2010 Shadwell Turf Mile, found a return to Keeneland the answer to correct a losing streak.
Most races have some unknowns - uncertainties regarding horses or the race conditions that cloud the picture of how the race will unfold.
On a day when favorites mostly ruled the day, Future Prospect proved a stunning winner of Saturday's Grade 2, $200,000 WinStar Kentucky Cup at Turfway Park as the longest priced horse in the race at 18-1
Trainer Mike Maker didn't give Victor Lebron any instructions in the paddock before Lebron rode Matthewsburg in Saturday's Grade 3, $100,0000 Speightstown Kentucky Cup Sprint at Turfway Park.
In a poor economic and racing climate over the past few years, many trainers have seen their stables dwindle in numbers, if not in quality - as owners have eliminated or downsized their stables.
Heading into Saturday's Grade 3, $109,300 Debutante Stakes at Churchill Downs, favorites Shocktime and Culotte had the highest speed figures and the most eye-catching victories.

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