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Hog Creek Hustle Leads Parade Of Longshots In Woody Stephens

Something Special Racing’s Hog Creek Hustle overtook favorite Honest Mischief and pacesetter Strike Silver in the final furlong and outkicked a charging Nitrous by a neck to capture the 35th running of the seven-furlong Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont Park, N.Y. Off at 18-1, Hog […]

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Never A Time ‘I Felt Like I Was Going To Get Beat’: Connections Reflect On Justify’s Triple Crown

Some legends don’t need long careers to make an indelible mark on their sport. Running backs Jim Brown and Barry Sanders both retired from Hall of Fame careers before turning 31. Injuries forced Mike Bossy, one of the NHL’s best all-time goal scorers, out of the league at a similar age. Sandy Koufax called it […]

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Feel Glorious Shortens Up In Belmont’s Soaring Softly

Feel Glorious will cut back in distance while making her graded stakes debut, headlining an eight-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the seven-furlong Grade 3, $100,000 Soaring Softly on Saturday, Preakness Day, on the Widener turf at Belmont Park. The English-bred Feel Glorious will be returning to sprinting after starting her North American career 2-for-2 […]

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Man o’ War Stakes A ‘Tough Race’ Honoring A Legendary Horse

Author Tom Wolfe once said of the Empire State: “One belongs to New York instantly, one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.” Man o’ War’s total racing career wasn’t much longer than those five minutes. But his legacy, built on historic success across four New York tracks, made him an […]

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Streaking Prince Lucky Faces 7 In Belmont’s Westchester

Daniel McConnell’s Prince Lucky will go for his third consecutive graded stakes win and fourth straight victory overall in challenging an eight-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 90th running of the Westchester, contested at one mile, is one of three […]

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St. Lewis: The Longer, The Better For Discreet Lover Ahead Of G3 Excelsior

A well-rested Discreet Lover will make his first start since running eighth in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic when he bids to repeat as the winner in Saturday’s 107th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Excelsior for 4-year-olds and up at Aqueduct Racetrack. Discreet Lover received a five-month freshening after finishing eighth-of-14 in the […]

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Vino Rosso Back On Familiar Ground In G1 Carter Handicap

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable’s Vino Rosso will look to make Wood Memorial Day a winning one for a second straight year, headlining an eight-horse field in the Grade 1, $400,000 Carter Handicap for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Vino Rosso will return to graded stakes company after posting a three-quarter […]

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Rubin To Be Honored In Aqueduct Winner’s Circle Presentation April 6

Exactly a half-century ago, Barbara Jo Rubin became the first female jockey to win a race in the Empire State, drawing national attention after piloting Bravy Galaxy to victory in front of a packed grandstand at Aqueduct Racetrack. Rubin, who will be honored with a winner’s circle presentation at Aqueduct Racetrack on Saturday, April 6, […]

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‘Green And Learning,’ Mind Control Takes Jerome On Front End

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control set the early pace and maintained that edge in the stretch, outkicking a charging Our Braintrust to win the 149th running of the $150,000 Jerome for newly minted 3-year-olds on Tuesday, New Year’s Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. The Jerome, the Big A’s first […]

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Historic Remsen ‘Ignites The Flame’ For Triple Crown Dreamers

The calendar will insist it is indeed fall when a seven-horse field of talented juveniles break from the gate in the 105th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen on Saturday as part of Cigar Mile Day at Aqueduct Racetrack. Despite the colder temperatures and early sunsets that serve as hallmarks of racing at the […]

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