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Irish War Cry: Motion Taking Advantage Of ‘Extra Week’ Before Wood Memorial

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Grade 2 winner Irish War Cry, back on familiar ground at the Fair Hill Training Center in Fair Hill, Md., continued preparations for his next start with a six-furlong breeze over its main track. Recently named the New Jersey-bred champion 2-year-old of 2016, Irish War Cry was timed in 1:13.40, the […]

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Cuomo Budget Proposal Includes Re-Privatization Of NYRA

New York Racing Association president and CEO Chris Kay said the association’s board of directors supports legislation included in Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s executive budget that would return NYRA to private control. Citing dissatisfaction with how the association was being run, Cuomo executed a state takeover of NYRA by forming a reorganization board of directors in 2012. […]

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Two-Day Carryover Fuels Big Santa Anita Pick Six Pool; Jackpot Now $212,103

With a two-day carryover helping to create a total Pick Six pool of $1,537,686 on Friday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., there were 10 perfect tickets, each worth $101,623.60. Santa Anita’s newly created Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot was not hit on Friday, so with three days of Winter Meet racing in the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Last Weekends At Del Mar And Saratoga

The final weekend of racing at both Saratoga and Del Mar is bittersweet, as it serves notice to racing fans that summer will be ending soon. On a positive note, it also marks the kickoff of the race meeting with the highest purses in the country: Kentucky Downs. Saturday is the first day of racing […]

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Weekend Lineup: Songbird In The East, Pacific Classic In The West

Another fantastic weekend of racing is upon us this weekend, with the appearance of Songbird on the entry sheets at Saratoga as well as a Pacific Classic showdown for the ages at Del Mar. Kicking things off on Friday is the re-drawn G2 Adirondack Stakes at Saratoga, for juvenile fillies going 6 1/2 furlongs on […]

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Win A Lunch With American Pharoah: Online Auction Benefits YMCA

A private luncheon awaits you and up to nine of your closest friends in Ashford Stud’s stunning boardroom in central Kentucky, after which a professional photographer will capture the moment that you all meet the Triple Crown-winning stallion American Pharoah. Known almost as well for his kind nature as he is for his exploits on […]

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Weekend Lineup: The Gold Cup At Santa Anita

This weekend’s graded stakes action is highlighted by the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita Park, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” event that will grant the winner an all-entry fees paid berth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic this fall. Kicking off the action on Saturday is the G3 Chicago Handicap at […]

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‘I Can’t Thank Everybody Enough’: Ward Breezes Royal Ascot Hopefuls At Arlington

Trainer Wesley Ward sent out a small group of 2-year-old fillies for their first turf works at Arlington International Racecourse on Friday. Headlining the group was Lady Aurelia, a $350,000 Keeneland September Yearling Sale purchase who won in her debut at Keeneland last month. Ridden by Julio Garcia in the 4½-furlong maiden special weight on […]

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Portland Meadows Introduces $100,000 Guaranteed New Wager Monday

Portland Meadows will introduce its unique new wager, the National Racing Club 6 Sweepstakes, with a $100,000 guaranteed pool featuring six, two-furlong races Monday, Jan 11. The wager was to be introduced Jan. 4 but inclement weather conditions forced the cancellation of the program. The wager has also been changed from a 10-cent minimum wager […]

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Runhappy To Rest After Malibu Stakes; 2016 Plans Undetermined

Runhappy, the winner of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the center of much controversy since, is on target for a start in the Malibu Stakes on Dec. 26 at Santa Anita. According to the Daily Racing Form‘s Steve Andersen, the 3-year-old colt will get a vacation for the months of January and February. Owner Jim […]

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