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Tenacious Big Macher Hangs Holds Off Rousing Sermon in Cary Grant Stakes

Displaying the gameness that he has become known for, Big Macher, the 7-5 favorite ridden by Rafael Bejarano, fought off the two-pronged attack of longshot Rousing Sermon and previously unbeaten Red Outlaw to win  the featured $100,000 Cary Grant Stakes … Continue reading

Field of Ten Set for Hollywood Turf Cup

Holiday Star and Alakazan Alakazan, shippers from Kentucky for trainer H. Graham Motion, top a field of 10 entered for Thursday’s Hollywood Turf Cup. The first 1 ½-mile grass race in track history will go as the seventh on an … Continue reading

Easter Gift Prepares for Second Clark Appearance

When Robert V. LaPenta’s Easter Gift finished a solid third to eventual 3-year-old champion Will Take Charge and future Hall of Famer Game On Dude in last year’s Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Health Care (Grade I), trainer Chad Brown … Continue reading

Spinster Winner Don’t Tell Sophia Heads Falls City Entries

Phil Sims and Jerry Namy’s Don’t Tell Sophia, a $1,000 yearling purchase who has thrilled racing fans this year with a victory in Keeneland’s Grade I Juddmonte Spinster and a runner-up finish in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (GI), heads a … Continue reading

Calgary Cat Captures Kennedy Road

Calgary Cat put in a strong closing run on the outside to win his fifth of seven races this year in the Grade 2, $200,000 Kennedy Road Stakes at Woodbine on Sunday. The 4-year-old gelding, trained by Kevin Attard and … Continue reading

Jacobson Entry Tops Fall Highweight

Thanksgiving Day at Aqueduct Racetrack will find horses and humans packing on a few extra pounds when a field of 10 gathers ’round for the 101st running of the Grade 3, $300,000 Fall Highweight Handicap, the traditional holiday feature at … Continue reading

California Chrome Works Turf Half-Mile for Hollywood Derby

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome made his first appearance of the year at Del Mar on Sunday morning, breezing a half-mile on the turf in 52 seconds under regular jockey Victor Espinoza with trainer Art Sherman looking … Continue reading

Gulfstream Park West’s Juvenile Showcase Attracts 187 Nominations

The Juvenile Showcase of six stakes for 2-year-olds on Saturday, Nov. 29 at Gulfstream Park West attracted 187 nominations. Highlighting the closing weekend of the inaugural Gulfstream Park West meeting, each stake will offer a guaranteed purse of $75,000 with … Continue reading

Motion Sending Quartet to Take On Del Mar’s Holiday Weekend Stakes

H. Graham Motion escaped the frozen East on Friday for considerably warmer and sunnier Del Mar – but only for a matter of hours. The nation’s eighth-leading trainer for 2014, conditioner of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom and recent … Continue reading

Three Hearts All Heart in Red Carpet Upset

Team Valor International’s Three Hearts, winless since April of 2013, ended her losing streak in a big way Saturday with a surprise victory at odds of 29-1 in the featured $100,000 Red Carpet Handicap before 18,083 fans. Three Hearts, ridden … Continue reading