Frosted Leads McLaughlin Contingent In ‘Stallion-Making’ Met Mile

Returning to Belmont Park after visiting his stables at the Greentree Training Center in Saratoga over the weekend, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin discussed his group of possible starters set for the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Multiple graded stakes winner Frosted, who has not raced since returning from Dubai where he finished fifth in the Group 1 […]

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Eagle gets his first graded stakes victory in the Ben Ali Stakes
Eagle Breezes Through ‘Major Work’ For Stephen Foster

William Farish’s Eagle continued serious preparation for the $500,000 Stephen Foster (GI) at Churchill Downs on June 18 in what trainer Neil Howard described as his “major work” for the race. The 4-year-old son of Candy Ride went six furlongs in 1:12.60 over a fast main track at Churchill Downs on Monday morning. Churchill Downs […]

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Shotgun Kowboy would not be denied in the Oklahoma Derby
Shotgun Kowboy Headlines Lone Star Park Handicap

The Grade 3 $200,000 Guaranteed Lone Star Park Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth on dirt for three-year-olds and up, will be the ninth and featured race on the Memorial Day 10-race program Monday. Gates open at noon. First race post time is 2:05 p.m. Approximate post time for the Handicap is 5:58 p.m. […]

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Luis Paz Rodriguez and Queen Pearl following the son of Stephen Got Even's victory in the Clasico Presidente de la Republica
Queen Pearl Upsets Clasico Presidente De La Republica In Panama

Alberto Paz “Droopy” Rodriguez had three runners in quest of his eighth victory in Sunday’s Clasico Presidente de la Republica, the premier race of the year at Hipodromo Presidente Remon in Panama City, Panama, but it was son, Luis, who stole the spotlight with a 62-1 longshot winner named Queen Pearl. Luis Paz Rodriguez and […]

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Si Sage takes the Charles Whittingham
Si Sage Leads Gate-To-Wire In Charles Whittingham

Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal, and Vayaconsuerte’s Si Sage led from gate to wire in Sunday’s Grade to Charles Whittingham Stakes, drawing away to win by about three lengths in the end. The 6-year-old son of Sageburg covered 10 furlongs over Santa Anita’s firm turf course in 1:59.48 for trainer James Cassidy. “If he didn’t […]

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Lexie Lou (pink silks black cap) wins the $200,000 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine
Lexie Lou Surprises At 12-1 In Nassau Stakes

In her first victory since her Canadian Horse of the Year season in 2014, Gary Barber’s Lexie Lou sprang a 12-1 upset of Sunday’s Grade 2 Nassau Stakes at Woodbine. Racing over the firm turf, the 5-year-old daughter of Sligo Bay covered a mile in 1:32.98 for trainer Mark Casse, defeating eight other fillies and […]

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Songbird breezes five furlongs in 1:00 at Santa Anita
No ‘Agenda’ For Songbird After Stellar Minute Workout

On an overcast Sunday morning, Songbird, racing’s perfect filly, worked five furlongs on Santa Anita’s fast main track shortly after daybreak in a minute flat with exercise rider Edgar Rodriguez aboard. While published reports have mentioned the Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks on June 18 as Songbird’s comeback race, trainer Jerry Hollendorfer indicated that was […]

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Blue Tone Returns To All-Weather In Monday’s All American

Blue Tone will make his long-waited return to an all-weather surface when he faces a full field in the Grade 3, $100,000 All American for 3-year-olds and up on Monday at Golden Gate Fields. The one-mile All American was carded as the sixth race on the nine-race Memorial Day card. Hall of Fame jockey Kent […]

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Tepin, seen winning the Churchill Distaff Turf Mile
‘All Systems Are Go’ For Tepin’s Royal Ascot Trip

When Breeders’ Cup Mile champion Tepin’s connections discovered that she would be unable to wear her customary nasal strip at Royal Ascot, plans for the trip were suddenly up in the air. Owner Robert Masterson and trainer Mark Casse underwent extensive discussion about the mare’s chances, and late Saturday evening they made the decision to […]

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Diamante Negro and jockey Moises Gonzalez
Diamante Negro Wins Handicap De Las Americas Third Year In A Row

Diamante Negro became the first horse in Mexican racing history to win the country’s premier race for older horses for the third year in a row. Saturday evening, he captured the Longines Handicap de Las Americas at the Hipodromo de las Americas in Mexico City. In capturing the race for the third consecutive year, the […]

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