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Filly & Mare Turf: Tactical And Mature, Lady Montdore Takes Aim At Grade 1 Flower Bowl

Godolphin’s Grade 2 Glens Falls winner Lady Montdore will try for her third straight win in a field of seven vying for a coveted Breeders’ Cup spot in Sunday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl for fillies and mares on the inner turf at Belmont Park. Lady Montdore is undefeated in two starts on American turf […]

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‘A Lot Of Marbles On The Table’: Diversify Bids For Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

Lauren Evans and Ralph M. Evans’ New York-bred millionaire Diversify will vie for his second straight victory in the 100th running of the Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup against a field of eight on Super Saturday at Belmont Park. Carrying an all-fees-paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic as a  “Win and You’re […]

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American Pharoah’s Half Sister Chasing Yesterday Faces 11 In Spinaway

Chasing Yesterday, Summer Wind Equine’s homebred half-sister to American Pharoah, will make her stakes debut on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course as part of a field of 12 juvenile fillies for the Grade 1, $350,000 Spinaway at seven furlongs. Carded as Race 10, the 127th running of the Spinaway – a “Win and You’re In” […]

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Finley’sluckycharm Hopes To Continue Pattern In Grade 1 Ballerina

Carl R. Moore’s multiple graded stakes winner Finley’sluckycharm will try to become the third filly in six years to sweep the Grade 2 Honorable Miss and the Grade 1, $600,000 Ketel One Ballerina as she heads a competitive field of nine on the Travers Day undercard Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 40th running of […]

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Hofburg Takes Aim On Travers After Five-Length Curlin Victory

It’s on to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers for Juddmonte Farm’s Hofburg, who cruised to a five-length victory in his prep for the Midsummer Derby, taking Friday’s $100,000 Curlin for 3-year-olds at 1 1/8 miles at Saratoga Race Course. The Curlin marked Hofburg’s first start since finishing third to Justify in the Grade 1 Belmont on June […]

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Oscar Performance Ties World Record Time In Poker Triumph

On Saturday at Belmont Park, Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance made his long-awaited return a memorable one, driving to a 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up at a mile on the Widener turf course in a record-setting time of 1:31.23. Oscar Performance’s final time was .40 seconds better than Elusive […]

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Brown’s Wake Forest Aiming For Repeat In G1 Man o’ War

Multiple graded stakes winner Wake Forest will try to duplicate his winning 2016 effort in a field of 10 in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf Saturday at Belmont Park. Carded as Race 11 with a post time of 6:50 p.m. ET, the 60th running of […]

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Pacific Wind Breezes To Ruffian Victory

Pacific Wind breezed by her competition Sunday at Belmont Park, earning her first stakes victory with a one-length score in the 42nd running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian for fillies and mares at a mile. Pacific Wind broke cleanly under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and settled a close fourth through the early going as […]

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Brown, Irad Ortiz, Klaravich Solidify Aqueduct Titles Over Final Weekend

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct Racetrack season with respective three-win days on Sunday to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet. Ortiz and Brown teamed up to win the $100,000 Memories of […]

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