Racing

Nick Alexander's Enola Gray and jockey Tyler Baze win the $200,000 Melair Stakes
Enola Gray Stretches Out To Easy Melair Victory

Nick Alexander’s homebred Enola Gray made her stakes debut a winning one in Saturday’s listed $200,000 Melair Stakes, restricted to California-bred or sired 3-year-old fillies. Stretching out to two turns for the first time, the gray daughter of Grazen coasted home the 2 1/4-length winner in a final time of 1:42.64 for 1 1/16 miles […]

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Alan Garcia guides Are You Kidding Me to victory in the Grade II, $200,000 dollar Eclipse Stakes
Are You Kidding Me Leads Gate To Wire To Defend Eclipse Title

Are You Kidding Me, with a prominent performance, successfully defended his title in Saturday’s Grade II $209,200 Eclipse Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Roger Attfield for owners Ronald K. Kirk, John C. Bates and Michael Riordan, the Run Away and Hide bay was named Canada’s champion older male in 2015 on the back of Grade […]

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SURGICAL STRIKE winning the Arlington Classic at Arlington International on 5/28/16. James Graham up
Surgical Strike Just Up For First Graded Victory In Arlington Classic

Edward Seltzer and Beverly Anderson’s homebred Surgical Strike captured Saturday’s Grade 3 Arlington Classic by a head, covering the 1 1/16 miles in 1:47.51 over the yielding turf course. This was the first career graded stakes win for the sophomore son of Red Giant trained by Ben Colebrook. Ridden for the first time by James […]

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Diva Express (inside) and I'm A Looker dead heat for the win in Churchill's Winning Colors Stakes.
Diva Express, I’m A Looker Dead Heat In Winning Colors Stakes

John Oxley’s Diva Express, a 4-year-old daughter of Afleet Express, and Glenmare Farm’s I’m A Looker, a 4-year-old daughter of Henny Hughes, were declared to have dead-heated for the win in Saturday’s Grade 3 Winning Colors Stakes at Churchill Downs. The two fillies, trained by Mark Casse and Patrick Dupuy, respectively, stopped the clock in […]

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FLIPCUP winning the Arlington Matron at Arlington International on 5/28/16. Chris Emigh up
Flipcup Turns Away Challengers In Arlington Matron

Team Penney Racing, Wachtel Stable and Brous Stable’s Flipcup was the determined winner by a neck in Saturday’s Grade 3 Arlington Matron Stakes. Restricted to fillies and mares, 3-years-old and up, the race was held over the fast all weather track at nine furlongs. A 5-year-old daughter of Milwaukee Brew, Flipcup covered the distance in […]

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Stellar Wind wins the G1 Santa Anita Oaks on April 4, 2015.
Stellar Wind Marks Final Breeze Before Showdown With Beholder

Anticipation is gaining momentum hour by hour for Santa Anita’s Spring Meet showdown between champions Beholder and Stellar Wind in next Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Vanity Mile for fillies and mares, three and up. Three-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder, winner of 12 of 13 races at Santa Anita and 16 of 21 overall, eyes her […]

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Tepin's connections celebrate her Derby Day victory
‘It’s A Big Concern’: Tepin’s Trip To Royal Ascot Uncertain Due To Nasal Strip Rules

Trainer Mark Casse reported Saturday morning that Tepin’s trip to Royal Ascot is being reevaluated; the team recently found out that she would not be able to wear her customary nasal strip overseas. Working without the strip at Churchill Downs, as well as without Lasix, jockey Julien Leparoux suggested to bloodhorse.com that the mare made […]

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California Chrome
California Chrome Looks ‘Stronger And Fitter’ In Los Alamitos Breeze

Saturday morning, 5-year-old California Chrome rolled through his third breeze since returning to trainer Art Sherman’s barn at Los Alamitos. Covering a half-mile in :48 4/5, according to the official clocker, with a gallop out to five furlongs in 1:01 4/5. “I’m just really happy the way everything is going right now,” Sherman told bloodhorse.com. […]

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Hronis Racing's Nancy From Nairobi and jockey Abel Lezcano, right, outleg Faufiler (Drayden Van Dyke), left, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Royal Heroine Stakes
Nancy From Nairobi Bids For Fourth Win In A Row In Monday’s Gamely

Hronis Racing’s Nancy From Nairobi will be bidding for her fourth consecutive win as she heads a field of nine in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita.  For fillies and mares three and up, the Gamely will be contested at a mile and one eighth on turf. Named for William Haggin Perry’s […]

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The Pizza Man wins the 2014 Stars and Stripes Stakes at Arlington Park under Florent Geroux
The Pizza Man ‘Back To His Old Self’ En Route To Arlington Million

Midwest Thoroughbreds’ The Pizza Man returned to the work tab last month after a short rest in preparation for a summer campaign that could include a prep at Arlington International Racecourse for his return to the Grade I Arlington Million. The 2015 Million winner made his most recent start in the Grade I Gulfstream Park […]

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