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Lucullan Takes Knickerbocker At Belmont; Catholic Boy Fourth In Return

Godolphin Stable’s Lucullan utilized a patient trip to register his first career graded stakes win, running down pacesetter Dr. Edgar in the final furlong and prevailing against Olympico’s late charge to capture Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker by a length at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Lucullan, who had posted a runner-up and third-place finish […]

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Juvenile Fillies Berth, Kentucky Oaks Points On Line In Sunday’s Frizette At Belmont

Quality Response will look to extend her winning West Coast ways into her first graded stakes contest, shipping her 2-for-2 record to New York as part of a seven-horse field in the Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for juvenile fillies on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 72nd running of the Frizette will offer […]

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Midnight Bisou Seeks To Maintain Perfect 2019 Record In Beldame

Midnight Bisou will look to improve to 7-for-7 in her 4-year-old campaign when she headlines a talented six-horse field in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Beldame at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park. The 81st running of the Beldame, for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up, is one of four graded stakes on Saturday’s lucrative 11-race […]

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Sparkling Sky Hopes To Spring From Maiden Score To Graded Stakes Victory In Miss Grillo

Sparkling Sky will look to springboard off an impressive maiden-breaking win as she competes in her first stakes as part of an eight-horse field of juvenile fillies in Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo at 1 1/16 miles on the Belmont Park inner turf. Owned by Barry Schwartz, Sparkling Sky was placed second in her […]

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Velazquez Poised To Set North American Record For Graded Stakes Wins

John Velazquez’s career features more milestones than the decommissioned Route 66. A small sampling includes his Hall of Fame induction in 2012; back-to-back Eclipse Awards for Outstanding Jockey in 2004-05; two Kentucky Derby victories, two Belmont Stakes triumphs and 16 wins in Breeders’ Cup races that are second-most all-time. Velazquez, who will celebrate his 48th […]

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Turf War Circles Field To Win Christiecat Stakes

Turf War rallied from last of eight to run down Brooke Marie in deep stretch and prevailed by a neck to win her first race in North America, capturing the six-furlong $100,000 Christiecat for sophomore fillies on Friday, Opening Day of the Belmont Park Fall meet. Owned by Martin Schwartz, Turf War entered her Belmont […]

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Qurbaan Bids To Go Back-To-Back In Bernard Baruch On Spa’s Closing Day

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan will look to repeat as the winner of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bernard Baruch for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/16 miles on the turf on Monday at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of two stakes on the Closing Day card of the Saratoga meet along with the Grade […]

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1-2 Adirondack Finishers Perfect Alibi, Frank’s Rockette Rematched In Spinaway

Tracy Farmer’s Perfect Alibi has already won a graded stakes this summer at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and will look to notch her first Grade 1 victory on the historic track as part of a seven-horse field of juvenile fillies in the 128th running of the $350,000 Spinaway at seven furlongs on […]

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Amoss Optimistic Long Weekend Likes Saratoga Surface Ahead Of G2 Saratoga Special

Long Weekend, an impressive five-length debut winner, will take a step up in class and distance as part of a talented eight-horse field of juveniles making their respective stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special presented by Miller Lite at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by B.C.W.T., Long Weekend bested a seven-horse maiden field […]

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Middle Leg Of NYRA’s Turf Trinity Draws International Cast On Sunday

Henley’s Joy captured the opening leg of the New York Racing Association’s newly implemented Turf Triple series with a career-best effort in the Grade 1 Belmont Derby last out and will look to add the second jewel in Sunday’s first running of the $1 million Saratoga Derby at Saratoga Race Course. The Turf Trinity for […]

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