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Display Stakes King and His Court Jockey Gary Boulanger
King And His Court Overcomes Poor Start En Route To Early Queen’s Plate Favoritism

It wasn’t the smoothest of starts, but it was a stellar finish for King and His Court, who came from last to take Saturday’s $125,000 Display Stakes at Woodbine. Conditioned by Mark Casse for owners Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable, the Court Vision dark bay was bumped by stablemate Vanish – also a Casse trainee […]

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Annals of Time and jockey Javier Castellano win the Grade I $300,000 Hollywood Derby Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Improving Annals Of Time Explodes Late To Take Hollywood Derby

Of the trio of runners that trainer Chad Brown entered in Saturday’s G1 Hollywood Derby, it was the one with the longest odds at 5-1 that came home an impressive winner. An improving type, Klaravich Stables and William H. Lawrence’s Annals of Time wove through traffic from the rear of the field, then exploded down […]

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Chance of Luck holds tough in Tampa Bay Downs' Inaugural Stakes
Bennett Sweeps Saturday’s Juvenile Stakes At Tampa Bay

From the time he arrived here about a month ago, trainer Gerald Bennett has told everyone within listening distance his 2-year-old colt Chance of Luck has the potential to be a contender for the Grade II, $350,000 Lambholm South Tampa Bay Derby on March 11. The gray Kentucky-bred son of Skipshot-Winning Chance, by Alphabet Soup, […]

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Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum's Vale Dori and jockey Mike Smith win the Grade II $200,000 Bayakoa Handicap Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
Vale Dori Skips Home Easily In Bayakoa

Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa al Maktoum’s Vale Dori was an easy three-length winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Bayakoa Handicap at Del Mar, sitting just off the leader and galloping away from the field in the stretch. A 4-year-old daughter of Asiatic Boy ridden by Mike Smith, Vale Dori covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast […]

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Royal Posse scores a second consecutive victory in the Claiming Crown Jewel
Royal Posse Digs Deep For Second Claiming Crown Jewel Victory

Royal Posse had to work hard for it this time, but the 5-year old gelding came away with another victory in the $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, the centerpiece of Saturday’s nine-race $1 million Claiming Crown on the Opening Day card for Gulfstream Park’s 2016-2017 Championship Meet. A dominating 2 ½-length winner last year in the […]

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Marabea wins the Claiming Crown Tiara
Marabea Gives Gaudet First Gulfstream Winner In Claiming Crown Tiara

Claimed in September for $25,000, Marabea earned her second consecutive victory for her new connections and her first in a stakes in the $125,000 Claiming Crown Tiara on the Opening Day program of Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet. Marabea, ridden by Jose Lezcano, was a neck winner over Lobella, who finished a neck in front of […]

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Chepstow wins the Claiming Crown Iron Horse
Chepstow Re-Rallies To Score In Claming Crown Iron Horse

Displaying the courage to match his speed, GLAB Racing Stable’s Chepstow grudgingly yielded the lead to favored Goodtimehadbyall in deep stretch but re-rallied along the inside for a gutsy half-length victory in the $110,000 Claiming Crown Iron Horse Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 1 1/16-mile Iron Horse for 3-year-olds and up that have started for […]

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Tormenta de Oro wins the Claiming Crown Glass Slipper
Tormenta De Oro Surprises At 44-1 In Claiming Crown Glass Slipper

Tormenta de Oro pulled a 44-1 upset in Saturday’s $110,000 Claiming Crown Glass Slipper on the Opening Day program of Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, surprising virtually everyone except owner/trainer Patrick Marcondes. “I was super confident. She breezed (Tuesday) in 45-and-4 (seconds for a half-mile) and galloped out (six-furlongs) in 1:12. She was ready to win […]

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Highway Star (5) rallies up the rail to win the Go for Wand at Aqueduct
Highway Star Scores Black Type In Go For Wand

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Highway Star overtook Wonder Gal in deep stretch to win her graded stakes debut by a nose in the 77th running of the Grade 3, $250,000 Go for Wand for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Highway Star, carrying 115 pounds, won her third consecutive […]

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Downhill Racer (#1) ridden by Andrew Wolfsont battles down the stretch against Heat Dome ridden by Frankie Pennington to win the $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes at Parx Racing
Juvenile Downhill Racer Very Game In Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes

Buttonwood Farm’s Downhill Racer overcame several issues throughout the seven-furlong $100,000 Pennsylvania Nursery Stakes, catching leader Heat Dome with a sixteenth of a mile to go and getting up late to win the Commonwealth’s biggest race for 2-year-olds by a neck.  The son of Jump Start won for the second time in two starts and […]

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