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LoPresti: Wise Dan Horse of Year Three-Peat ‘Furthest Thing From My Mind’

Ten-time Grade 1 winner Wise Dan is set to race for the first time in nearly four months in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap. The last thing on trainer Charlie LoPresti’s mind, he says, is a third straight Horse of … Continue reading

To Honor and Serve’s Sister Angela Renee Leads Spinaway Field

Trainer Todd Pletcher, who perennially dominates the 2-year-old landscape at Saratoga Race Course, will have two big chances in Sunday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway for juvenile fillies when he sends out Angela Renee and Curalina. A full-sister to 2012 Woodward … Continue reading

Goldencents to Make Turf Debut in Shadwell Turf Mile

Goldencents, impressive winner of the G2 Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del Mar, will make his next start in the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland, the Blood-Horse reports. The Shadwell Turf Mile would mark the turf debut for the 4-year-old … Continue reading

Startup Nation Cruises to Victory in With Anticipation

 Three weeks after debuting with a professional maiden victory, Startup Nation returned to Saratoga Race Course with an even more impressive encore. Making just his second start and first in open company, the 2-year-old New York-bred colt rallied from last … Continue reading

Wise Dan to Face Eight Rivals in Bernard Baruch

Seventeen weeks since his last race, and 106 days removed from emergency colic surgery, two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan is set to make his return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga Race Course. The … Continue reading

Oklahoma Tornado Survivor Stormtoremember Rolls to First Career Victory

The Moore, Okla. tornado of May 20, 2013 devastated thousands of lives in and around the central Oklahoma suburb of Oklahoma City. Horses, and the farms where they resided in the area, were not spared from the destruction. Wednesday night … Continue reading

Quintet of Promising Maiden Winners Step up in With Anticipation

A quintet of recent local maiden winners will return to Saratoga Race Course for their stakes debut in Thursday’s Grade 2, $200,000 With Anticipation for 2-year-olds on the Mellon turf course. Trainers H. Graham Motion and Todd Pletcher will each … Continue reading

Moreno Hunting for Second Grade 1 Score in Woodward

What a difference a race makes. Southern Equine Stable’s Moreno has long held a reputation as a fast and dangerous horse that fights hard all the way but gets caught at the end of the biggest graded stakes events. The … Continue reading

Los Alamitos Futurity Added to 2014-2015 ‘Road to the KY Derby’ Series

The $500,000 Los Alamitos Futurity (Grade I) has been added to the list of races that comprise the 2014-15 “Road to the Kentucky Derby.” The series of 35 select races – 19 “Prep Season” races and 16 “Championship Series” races … Continue reading

See You in September? Shared Belief Could Take on ‘Chrome’ in PA Derby

Shortly after Shared Belief charged to victory in Sunday’s TVG Pacific Classic, racing fans began looking forward to a matchup between the undefeated champion and Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner, California Chrome, which figured to come in the G1 Breeders’ … Continue reading