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Water White Just Up To Score Oaks Points In Busher

E.V. Racing Stable’s Water White displayed a devastating late kick and ran down longshot Kansas Kis in the final strides, pulling off a 17-1 upset in Saturday’s 41st running of the $250,000 Busher Invitational at Aqueduct Racetrack – a 50-20-10-5-point qualifier on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks. Trained by Rudy Rodriguez, who saddled Condo […]

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At Age 24, Four-Time New York Champion Gander Is Living The Good Life

They just don’t make horses like Gander anymore, at least that’s what owner Mike Gatsas would tell you. The New York-bred son of Cormorant put together a 60-race resume, which included 15 wins, six of which were stakes, and over $1.8 million in earnings. In 1999, he was named New York’s Champion 3-Year-Old and the […]

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Promising Maiden Winners Persisto, Harvey’s Little Goil Begin Oaks Trail In Busanda

A field of seven sophomore fillies will begin chasing their Kentucky Oaks dreams in Sunday’s $100,000 Busanda at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 1 1/8-mile event, which awards 10-4-2-1 qualifying points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks, will see trainer Kelly Breen send out January 10 maiden winner Persisto in pursuit of a stakes victory in […]

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Rested, Bigger And Transformed, Mind Control Launches 4-Year-Old Campaign In Toboggan

Graded stakes action kicks off at Aqueduct Racetrack in 2020 when Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control makes his long awaited return to the races, headlining a field of nine in the Grade 3, $150,000 Toboggan going seven furlongs over the main track. The dual Grade 1-winning son of Stay Thirsty has not […]

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Green Light Go Trying To Remain Unbeaten In Closing Day Hopeful At Saratoga

Stronach Stables’ Green Light Go headlines a competitive field of seven assembled for Closing Day’s 115th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Runhappy Hopeful over the main track at Saratoga Race Course on Monday. The seven-furlong event is the first Grade 1 on the calendar for juvenile males and has been a resume builder for […]

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Uni, Got Stormy Vying To Become First Female To Win Fourstardave

In its first 34 runnings, no filly or mare has won the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap at Saratoga Race Course, but two entries are looking to buck history when graded stakes winner Got Stormy and Grade 1 winner Uni face eight males in Saturday’s featured race. The one-mile event over the inner turf at […]

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Guarana’s Half Sister Magic Dance Faces Seven Other Juvenile Fillies In Adirondack At Saratoga

Three Chimneys Farm’s Magic Dance will look to stay unbeaten, drawing the outside post in the eight-horse filed assembled for Sunday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Adirondack for 2-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Hall of Famer Steve Asmussen, a two-time Adirondack winner, trains the daughter of More Than Ready, who is the field’s […]

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Kentucky Oaks Winner ‘Serengeti,’ Beaten Favorite Bellafina Shorten Up In Spa’s Test

Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress will shorten up to seven furlongs when attempting her second Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Longines Test for 3-year-old fillies over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Joel Politi’s dark bay daughter of Alternation won the Kentucky Oaks gate-to-wire on an uncontested lead and ran […]

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Mitole’s Seven-Race Win Streak On Line In Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap

Two of the country’s finest sprinters will square off in Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap when Mitole, winner of seven straight, faces defending Vanderbilt-winner Imperial Hint at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. One of the day’s three graded stakes, the six-furlong event for 3-year-olds and up […]

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