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Eddie Olczyk (right) will be part of Saturday's coverage on NBC
Travers Anchors ‘Win And You’re In’ National Coverage On NBC

Preakness Stakes winner Exaggerator and Belmont Stakes winner Creator headline a full field of 14 3-year-olds set to battle this Saturday, August 27 at 4:30 p.m. ET on NBC in the $1.25million Travers Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., as the 2016 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by […]

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Runhappy
Back To Work: Champion Runhappy Turns In First Work Of 2016

Champion male sprinter Runhappy returned to the worktab for the first time this year when he worked three furlongs at Keeneland early Thursday morning. According to the Blood-Horse, the 4-year-old Super Saver colt vanned to Keeneland from his base at the Kentucky Training Center. The colt went three furlongs in :34 4/5, then galloped out a half-mile in :46 and […]

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Lady Eli winning the 2015 G1 Belmont Oaks
‘A Long Way Back’: Lady Eli Makes Long-Awaited Return In G2 Ballston Spa

Thirteen months after her last start, Sheep Pond Partners’ undefeated Lady Eli will look to make a triumphant return in Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on the turf at Saratoga Race Course on Travers Day. Trainer Chad Brown saw Lady Eli, who is 6-for-6 in […]

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Mohaymen powers to victory in the Fountain of Youth Stakes
Mohaymen Shortens Up, Hopes To Bounce Back In G1 King’s Bishop

After winning the first five starts of his career, four of them Grade 2 stakes, Shadwell Stable’s Mohaymen stood at the head of the 3-year-old class this past spring with the Triple Crown just around the corner. Three straight off-the-board finishes ensued, however, most recently a fourth as the favorite in his return to action […]

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Exaggerator pulls away from American Freedom to win the G1 Haskell Invitational
Exaggerator Draws Post Seven Of 14 In Travers Stakes

Big Chief Racing, Rocker O Ranch and Head of Plains Partners’ Exaggerator drew the center post number 7 of the 14-horse G1 Travers field at Saratoga this Saturday. Trained by Keith Desormeaux and ridden by jockey Kent Desormeaux, the sophomore son of Curlin enters the Travers off a strong victory in the Haskell Stakes at […]

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Tepin wins by five lengths in the Coolmore Jenny Wiley
Casse Starts ‘Tightening The Screws’ On Tepin

The Mark Casse-trained Tepin put away any doubts about her condition with a breeze over Saratoga’s Oklahoma turf Tuesday morning, skipping through a half-mile in :47.13 in company with Airoforce. With less than a month to go before her next scheduled start in the Woodbine Mile on Sept. 17, Casse and his son, assistant trainer […]

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Saratoga
New York-Breds Shine On Friday’s Showcase Day At The Spa

More than 100 New York-breds will take center stage at Saratoga Race Course on Friday for New York Showcase Day, featuring an all-state-bred card including six stakes worth $1.15 million. An accomplished field of stakes winners will comprise the $200,000 Fleet Indian for 3-year-old fillies on the main track. Super Surprise, the Maid of the […]

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Enola Gray winning the Fleet Treat Stakes
Unbeaten Enola Gray ‘Poetry In Motion’ Preparing For First Graded Start

Nick Alexander’s Enola Gray has not been beaten in her three career starts, including a pair of California-bred stakes races. This weekend, the sophomore daughter of Grazen will take on open company in her first graded stakes race, the G3 Torrey Pines at Del Mar. A one-mile event for 3-year-old fillies, the race has been […]

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Fallen Leaf attempts to jump the inside rail during Gulfstream Park's 11th race Saturday. (Lauren King/Coglianese Photo)
‘And There We Go With The Antics’: Easy Winner Stops Short At Gulfstream Park

When a Thoroughbred is learning how to be a racehorse, some are a little quicker to pick up on the idea than others. In Gulfstream Park’s 11th race this past Saturday, a 2-year-old filly named Fallen Leaf proved that while she has some talent, she still has a bit of learning left to do. Approaching […]

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Firing Line, seen winning the 2015 Sunland Park Derby. The colt has suffered another training setback and will not race at Del Mar Aug. 24
Minor Injury Will Force Firing Line To Miss Planned Start At Del Mar

Firing Line, winner of the 2015 G3 Sunland Derby and runner-up in the Kentucky Derby that year, will be forced to miss his intended start in Wednesday’s Harry Brubaker Stakes after suffering a minor setback. Trainer Simon Callaghan told the Blood-Horse that the colt appears to have strained a muscle. “He’s just a bit tight behind,” […]

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