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Accelerate Romps In San Diego Handicap; Arrogate Fourth

In a huge upset performance, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate dominated Saturday evening’s G2 San Diego Handicap by 8 1/4 lengths, ending the seven-race win streak of World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate. That streak includes the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup and Dubai World Cup, and while the San Diego looked like an easy win for the colt […]

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Hunt Splits Rivals For Eddie Read Score

Michael House’s Hunt bid between rivals to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar, reaching the wire a length in front of the favored Ashleyluvssugar. The 5-year-old Irish-bred son of Dark Angel, ridden by Flavien Prat, covered nine furlongs over the firm turf in 1:47.62. The Eddie Read is the Phil D’Amato […]

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Lady Eli All Heart In Thrilling Diana Victory

Sheep Pond Partners’ Lady Eli laid her heart on the line this Saturday, showing every ounce of her courage to defeat Quidura by a head in the Grade 1 Diana Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Divine Park, who battled through laminitis to return to Grade 1-winning glory, covered nine furlongs over Saratoga’s firm turf in […]

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Firenze Fire Hangs On Late In Sanford

Mr Amore Stables’ Firenze Fire held off the challenge of favored Free Drop Billy to win Saturday’s G3 Sanford Stakes by a length. The juvenile son of Poseidon’s Warrior, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr., covered six furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in 1:11.50. Trained by Jason Servis, Firenze Fire has now won both of […]

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Ami’s Mesa Steps Up For Ontario Matron Victory

Ivan Dalos’ homebred Ami’s Mesa showed a big turn of foot to take Saturday’s G3 Ontario Matron Stakes at Woodbine, rallying the length of the stretch to catch runaway leader Ice Festival and beating that rival to the wire by three-quarters of a length. The 4-year-old daughter of Sky Mesa, ridden by Luis Contreras, earned […]

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‘Unbelievable’: Racehorse Hit By Patron-Operated Drone In Killarney Paddock

A “reckless” incident on Tuesday at Ireland’s Killarney Racecourse could have resulted in serious injury, officials told racingpost.com. A tourist was operating a drone, flying it over the paddock during the races, and attempting to land it on the back of Keith Watson-trained runner St Killenagh. Watson ended up being kicked by one of the horse’s […]

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‘The Ship Is Sinking’: CHRB Members Argue For Fewer Race Dates

The California Horse Racing Board had its second discussion in 2017 regarding a reduction in race dates, and, once again, received significant pushback from those in attendance at a committee meeting on Friday. According to bloodhorse.com, executive director Rick Baedeker presented the CHRB with three different calendars, each of which would reduce racing by 17-18 days. Thoroughbred […]

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Proctor’s Ledge Makes The Grade In Lake George

Patricia Moseley’s homebred Proctor’s Ledge earned her first graded stakes victory in Friday’s G3 Lake George at Saratoga, rallying from fifth in the early going to score by 1 3/4 lengths on the wire. A sophomore daughter of Ghostzapper, Proctor’s Ledge and Javier Castellano completed 1 1/16 miles over the firm turf in 1:41.47 for trainer […]

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Weekend Lineup: Arrogate Returns

The highlight of this weekend’s graded stakes action is the return of champion Arrogate in the G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar on Saturday. The streaking gray son of Unbridled’s Song is racing for the first time since his Dubai World Cup victory in March, and looks to be on top of his game for […]

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Dream It Is Maintains Her Perfect Record With Schuylerville Romp

Hoolie Racing Stable’s Dream It Is has now won all three of her career starts, including Friday’s G3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga by nine lengths. The 2-year-old daughter of Shackleford had previously won both of her starts at Woodbine, including a listed stake, but those had come over the Tapeta. Trainer Barbara Minshall shipped the […]

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