07/30/2016 5:48PM

Raising Rumors makes it a Prairie Meadows sweep for trainer Durant

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Raising Rumors wins the Prairie Gold Juvenile on Friday night.

Raising Rumors won the $65,000 Prairie Gold Juvenile on Friday night to give owner-breeder Tom Durant, trainer Randy Morse, jockey Ken Tohill, and the sire Sing Baby Sing a sweep of two 2-year-old stakes this week at Prairie Meadows.

On Thursday, Grandma’s Princess – from the same connections and by the same stallion, whom Durant also campaigned during his racing career, won the $65,000 Prairie Gold Lassie.

Raising Rumors, a debut winner of a $50,000 maiden-claimer at Churchill Downs in June, most recently had finished a well-beaten fifth there in the Grade 3 Bashford Manor Stakes. He raced near the back of a short field behind a moderate pace before rallying five wide to win by a neck over Warrior’s Kid. Envoyer, the 7-5 favorite, had the lead at the stretch call, but faded late and finished third. Raising Rumors ran six furlongs in 1:13.06 and paid $10.80 to win.

Raising Rumors, a Texas-bred, is by Sing Baby Sing and out of the Not for Love mare Lovyasister.