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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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Jim Dandy Pegged To Be Triple Crown Reunion With War Of Will, Tacitus, Tax

Gary Barber’s War of Will has already proven he can compete against the top 3-year-olds in the country when he won the Grade 1 Preakness on May 18 at Pimlico. After running in all three legs of the Triple Crown, the War Front colt will again face top-level talent as part of a six-horse field […]

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California-Bred Listing Rallies To Win Spa’s Opening Day Quick Call On Yielding Turf

Reddam Racing’s California-bred Listing enjoyed stakes success in the Golden State and continued his winning ways on the opposite coast, surging from second-to-last to overtake Neverland Rock and fend off Elektronic in deep stretch for a half-length win in the 10th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call for 3-year-olds on Thursday at Saratoga […]

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Plus Que Parfait Makes Switch To Turf For G1 Belmont Derby, To Face Master Fencer Again

Imperial Racing millionaire Plus Que Parfait already has bested a talented field of international contenders on dirt when he captured the Group 2 UAE Derby in March. The Brendan Walsh trainee will look for similar success as he transitions to turf as part of a full 14-horse field of 3-year-olds in the 70th running of […]

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Dunbar Road’s Easy Mother Goose Win ‘Will Set Her Up For Later’

Peter Brant’s Dunbar Road patiently stayed off the lead and made a strong stretch-drive move from the outside to overtake Classic Fit and clear away for a 2 ½-length score in the 63rd running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Mother Goose for 3-year-old fillies on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trainer Chad Brown notched his second […]

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Wings Of Dawn Trying Dirt For First Time In Mother Goose At Belmont

John Oxley’s Wings of Dawn will be making her stakes debut in her first career start on dirt as part of a six-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s 63rd running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Mother Goose at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Wings of Dawn posted back-to-back wins over Woodbine’s Tapeta synthetic track, […]

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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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