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Princess of Sylmar

The Long-Shot “Princess of Sylmar” ran amazingly to win the $1 million Kentucky Oaks on Friday at Churchill Downs. She is one of four fillies trained by Todd Pletcher and this 38-1 horse upstaged the 3-2 favorite Dreaming of Julia. This puts Pletcher in the mix for a weekend sweep Saturday in the Kentucky Derby, where he has a record-tying five entries – including Verrazano. A slow starting Dreaming of Julia lagged behind before recovering in the stretch to finish fourth. By then, Princess of Sylmar was amazing a crowd of 113,820 with her third win in four starts this…

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Russdiculous Transfers away from Pitino

Russ leaves Pitino   Rick Pitino’s 3-year-old colt honoring Russ Smith, Louisville’s favorite basketball player was dropped in for a maiden $30,000 claiming race at Santa Anita Thursday. The $145,000 auction purchase last year finished second and was claimed out of the race for the $30,000. After losing 4 times in maiden special weight company, you have to wonder whether  the real Russ Smith may have been able to do better.     Before feeling too sorry for Rick, remember that The University of Louisville Athletic Association, Inc.  extended his contract through the 2021-22 season, adding five years to his existing agreement and…

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New Soccer Stadium Vision Confirmed with donation

The 5,300-seat stadium, which will be named the Dr. Mark and Cindy Lynn Stadium, will have a 15,500-square-foot training center with identical locker rooms for the U of L men’s and women’s soccer teams. It is expected to be completed in September 2014 and will be located at Floyd Street and Byrne Avenue.