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O’Brien Sending Hunting Horn And Magic Wand Over For Grade 1 Man o’ War

A star-studded field of nine will square off in the Grade 1, $700,000 Man o’ War, a mile and three-eighths test over the inner turf as the headliner on a bumper card that will feature five stakes as part of Saturday’s Man o’ War Racing Festival at Belmont Park. The top-quality card also includes the […]

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Another Broad Rewards New Connections With Top Flight Score

Another Broad made her Aqueduct Racetrack debut a winning one with a dramatic late rally under Manny Franco in Saturday’s $200,000 Top Flight Invitational, a nine-furlong test for older fillies and mares. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owners Madaket Stables, Elayne Stables and Brian Martin, the 4-year-old daughter of Include settled at the back of […]

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‘A Highlight For Me’: Exercise Rider Green Traveling The World With Audible

Exercise rider Amelia Green and New York-bred Dubai World Cup contender Audible have turned heads during morning track work at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Audible, trained by Todd Pletcher for China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm, has won five of nine career starts, and last year’s Grade 1 Florida […]

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Young Trainer Atras ‘Hit The Ground Running’ At Aqueduct’s Winter Meet

As Daria’s Angel walked circles in the paddock ahead of Saturday’s opening race at Aqueduct Racetrack, 34-year-old conditioner Rob Atras, clad in an Assiniboia Downs jacket and New York Yankees cap, watched with crossed arms and a focused eye. The Winnipeg native, formerly an assistant to Robertino Diodoro, made the decision to go out on […]

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‘Versatile’ Bal Harbour Cuts Back For G3 Toboggan

Red Oak Stable homebred Bal Harbour will turn back in distance from a solid third-place effort in the Queens County when he takes on a talented field of five in Saturday’s featured Grade 3, $100,000 Toboggan for 4-year-olds and up at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old son of First Samurai won the […]

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Life in Shambles Rallies Late To Win Fall Highweight Handicap

Ara Aprahamian’s Life in Shambles made the grade with a strong late kick to win Thanksgiving Thursday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight Handicap at Aqueduct Racetrack in New York. Trained by Jason Servis and patiently piloted by Irad Ortiz, Jr., the 7-year-old Broken Vow gelding collared the dueling Heartwood and Always Sunshine late in the […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner Holy Helena Returns To Woodbine For Dance Smartly

Fan favorite Holy Helena, who won last year’s editions of the Woodbine Oaks, presented by Budweiser, and the Queen’s Plate, returns to the scene of her high-profile triumphs in the $175,000 Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes, part of Saturday’s stellar, star-stacked Plate undercard at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. A daughter of Ghostzapper, Holy Helena will […]

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Turf Veterans Tower Of Texas, Shakhimat Give Attfield Strong Hand In King Edward

Tower of Texas, who has been riding high both home and on the road for several years now, tops a field of eight for Saturday’s Grade 2 King Edward at Woodbine. The King Edward, a one-mile turf stakes for 3-year-olds and upward, offers a purse of $175,000. Tower of Texas, a 7-year-old gelding, will be […]

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Long On Value Seeks Turf Sprint Berth In Woodbine’s ‘Win And You’re In’ Highlander

The Highlander Stakes, always an attractive event, offers some additional enticements this year. There’s the new Grade 1 status of the $250,000 six-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and upward. There’s the fact that the Highlander again is a “Win and You’re In”Challenge Series event for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, with the winner earning an […]

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Dubai World Cup: 8,000 Miles No Sweat For Contender Pavel

He’s a long way from home but the lightly-raced Pavel has handled the 13, 381 km (8,315 miles) journey from Santa Anita, California to Meydan Racecourse in Dubai with great maturity. Trainer Doug O’Neill has previous form travelling horses, having captured the 2007 edition of the Group 2 Godolphin Mile with Spring At Last. A 17-year partnership […]

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