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Gucci Factor Nails Blanket Finish In Poker

Castleton Lyons Farms’ Gucci Factor got his nose down at the wire in a blanket photo finish to win Sunday afternoon’s Grade 3, $300,000 Poker, where the top-five finishers all finished within a nose of one another. Jockey Joel Rosario placed Gucci Factor in seventh as graded stakes winner Dr. Edgar was sent to the […]

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Suspensory Issue Forces Retirement Of Grade 1 Winner Diversify

Ralph and Lauren Evans’ two-time Grade 1 winning New York-bred millionaire Diversify has been retired due to a suspensory injury. A wire-to-wire winner of the Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney Handicap last year at Saratoga Race Course, Diversify was voted the 2018 New York-bred Horse of the Year. The 6-year-old gelded son of Bellamy Road, […]

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Brown Holds Strong Hand For Turf Triple Series With Demarchelier, Cambier Parc

The inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course, kicks off on Saturday, July 6 as part of the Stars & Stripes Festival to be broadcast live nationwide on NBC. The Turf Trinity begins with the Grade 1, […]

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Longshots Prompt Pick 6 Carryover Of $139,824 For Belmont’s Saturday Card

Aided by a bevy of longshots, the Pick 6 went unsolved for a second straight day, resulting in a $139,824.66 carryover into Saturday’s card at Belmont Park. Friday’s Pick 6 sequence commenced in Race 4 with New York-bred Mobridge, who connected as the 4-5 mutuel favorite under Irad Ortiz, Jr., returning $3.80 on a $2 […]

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Empire Racing Club Names First Horse Starlit Daydream

The Empire Racing Club, a non-profit organization whose purpose is to introduce fans to racehorse ownership, took another step forward towards putting a contender out on the track by naming it’s very first horse. The Spendthrift Farm-bred bay 2-year-old filly by Can The Man out of Five Star Daydream was named Starlit Daydream, having her […]

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‘Horses Are Running For Me’: Dylan Davis Continues To Build On Strong 2019 Campaign

Jockey Dylan Davis continues to build off a stellar start to his 2019 campaign, entering Friday tied for second with 25 wins during the Belmont Park spring/summer meet. Davis, who has amassed a 25-14-25 record in 157 mounts, is tied with Kendrick Carmouche, who are both eight wins behind leading rider Jose Lezcano. The success […]

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Pletcher Aims ‘Rearing To Go’ Marconi At Suburban, Vino Rosso To Whitney

Marconi closed out last Saturday’s Belmont Stakes Racing Festival with a victory in the Grade 2 Woodford Reserve Brooklyn Invitational, earning his first graded stakes win for owners Bridlewood Farm, Mr. and Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith. Conditioner Todd Pletcher reported the 4-year-old Tapit colt has exited the race in good order. […]

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Loose Horse Interferes With Catholic Boy Work; Colt Targeting G2 Suburban

Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, breezed a half-mile on Sunday morning in 49.48 seconds at Belmont. The 4-year-old son of More Than Ready made his 2019 debut in the Grade 2 Dixie on May 18 at Pimlico, which he won by a half-length. Trainer Jonathan Thomas is targeting the Grade […]

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Master Fencer Staying Stateside To Prepare For Switch To Turf In Belmont Derby

The creation of the Turf Trinity and Turf Tiara as part of the 2019 Turf Triple Series, offering $5.25 million in purse money for sophomores over three legs at Belmont Park and Saratoga Race Course has captured international attention with a pair of Japanese-breds – U.S. Triple Crown competitor Master Fencer and Group 2-placed filly Jodie – expected for […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival News & Notes, June 9

Since coming off of a 14-month layoff, Bricks and Mortar has done no wrong and the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway continued his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan. The Chad Brown trainee made his triumphant comeback against allowance company over the turf at Gulfstream Park in December before taking the Grade 1 Pegasus […]

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