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Champion Champagne Room
Champagne Room, Unique Bella Among 96 Fillies Nominated To Central Bank Ashland Stakes

Two West Coast-based stars – champion Champagne Room and dominant two-time Grade 2 winner Unique Bella – lead the list of 96 3-year-old fillies nominated to the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) on April 8, opening Saturday of Keeneland’s 2017 Spring Meet. The 1 1/16-mile Central Bank Ashland has been a springboard to success in […]

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Winx (right) has won 14 straight, while Arrogate has earned more than $11 million in just seven races
Haslett: A Winx Vs Arrogate Dream Matchup?

The world’s best racehorse is today as much a tale of two countries and their track types as the horses themselves. Top-rated Arrogate, according to the Longines World’s Best Racehorse Rankings, has excelled on dirt courses, winning the G1 Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park last month and the G1 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita last […]

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Unique Bella, pictured at Santa Anita Jan. 30
Easy-Breezy: Unique Bella Preps For Santa Ysabel With Five Furlong Drill

Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer’s budding superstar filly Unique Bella was sent out for an impressive five furlong breeze in 1:00.20 “breezing” early Thursday morning as she prepares for what her connections hope will be her fourth consecutive win in the Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on March 4. A 3-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter […]

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Monmouth Park
G1 Haskell Invitational Headlines Monmouth Stakes Schedule

With the $1 million, Grade 1 betfair.com Haskell Invitational leading the way, Monmouth Park will offer a $3,725,000 stakes schedule for the 2017 racing season, which kicks off on Saturday, May 13. Set for its 50th renewal on Sunday, July 30, this year’s golden anniversary Haskell will once again be sponsored by Betfair, the world’s […]

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Hastings Racecourse
Hastings Racecourse Opening Day Pushed Back One Week

Opening day to the start of the 2017 Hastings Racecourse thoroughbred season has been pushed back one week to Sunday, April 23 and General Manager Darren MacDonald sees the adjustment as one of many positive developments on the horizon. “The unpleasant weather we experienced at the start of February resulted in the majority of horses […]

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Albano proves much the best in the 2015 Maxxam Gold Cup
Iron Fist, Albano Headline Quality Field Of 11 In Sam Houston’s Maxxam Gold Cup

The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. Nationally prominent horsemen are shipping in runners for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, which drew an excellent field of 11 horses for the mile and one-eighth main track event. Al Stall, Jr. has saddled two […]

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Caledonian (inside) wins the Jimmy Winkfield (Chelsea Durand/NYRA Photo)
Caledonian Upsets Jimmy Winkfield As Longest Shot On The Board

Curragh Stables’ Caledonian got up just in time as the longest shot on the board to get a nose in front in a competitive edition of the $100,000 Jimmy Winkfield for 3-year-olds at six furlongs on Monday’s President’s Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Caledonian, under jockey Eric Cancel, broke last in the field of five […]

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Gun Runner dominates the Razorback Handicap
Heavily Favored Gun Runner Takes Razorback As He Pleases

Off as the 1-5 favorite in a field of six older horses, Gun Runner took the lead out of the gate and was never seriously challenged to win Monday’s G3 Razorback Handicap by open lengths at Oaklawn Park. Owned by Three Chimneys Farm and Winchell Thoroughbreds, the 4-year-old son of Candy Ride was never really […]

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Valadorna scored in her 2017 season debut in an allowance race at the Fair Grounds
Valadorna ‘Not Coming Half-Loaded’ To Rachel Alexandra

Stonestreet homebred Valadorna captured an allowance race at the Fair Grounds to kick off her 2017 season, coming from last to win by a neck, and is scheduled to contest next Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes as her next step toward the Kentucky Oaks. Trainer Mark Casse told drf.com that the daughter of Curlin […]

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Mubtaahij's name means "elated" in Arabic
De Kock Aims Mubtaahij At Thursday Night Prep Race In Dubai

Eight-length winner of the UAE Derby in 2015, Mubtaahij also finished a very good second to world-class racehorse California Chrome in the 2016 Dubai World Cup, The 5-year-old son of Dubawi is on track to contest the $10 million race at Meydan again this year, and trainer Mike De Kock has entered the horse in […]

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