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Penny Lynn Gives Trainer A ‘Special’ Family Victory On Father’s Day Weekend

Last weekend at Mountaineer was especially emotional for trainer Ben Delong. Not only did the 32-year-old dad saddle a winner on Father’s Day Sunday, the first win for owner Ashley McCamish, but on Monday he won another race with a filly he owns himself. That filly is named for Delong’s late aunt; Monday happened to […]

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Leading South African Trainer Mike De Kock To Reduce Stock After ‘Bitter’ Groom Strike

Eight-time champion trainer in South Africa, Mike de Kock has been frustrated by this week’s groom strike at Rand. The trainer suffered heart problems during the strike, and in a blog post on his website on Sunday, de Kock announced that he would be reducing his racing stock by 40 percent. “When members of my […]

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Updated: Magnum Moon Undergoes Successful Surgery For Career-Ending Injury

Sophomore colt Magnum Moon sustained a “career-ending” injury after a workout at Belmont Park on Saturday morning, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Malibu Moon, winner of the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby for trainer Todd Pletcher, was galloping out when he suffered a “structural injury” to his forelimb. The racing manager for owners Robert and […]

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Mikki Rocket Fends Off Werther In Takarazuka Kinen

Mizuki Noda’s 5-year-old Mikki Rocket (JPN), at odds of 13-1, held off former Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Werther (NZ), by a neck to win Sunday’s 59th running of the 1 3/8-mile, $2,955,000 Takarazuka Kinen (G1) at Hanshin Racecourse and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. […]

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$821,858 Pick 6 Carryover With Mandatory Payout Sunday At Santa Anita

A massive three-day combined Pick 6 carryover of $821,858 will await fans at Santa Anita on closing day, Sunday. With mandatory payouts in effect in all exotic wagers, track officials project Sunday’s total Pick 6 pool will approach $4 million. With a two-day carryover of $160,472 to shoot at on Saturday, $900,769 in “new” money […]

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American Anthem Overpowers St. Joe Bay In San Carlos

In a thrilling finish that highlighted a spectacular day, Bob Baffert’s American Anthem prevailed by what appeared to be a scant nose, but was actually labeled a head, in Saturday’s Grade II, $250,000 San Carlos Stakes.  Ridden by Mike Smith, American Anthem, who dueled with St. Joe Bay and Tyler Baze from the quarter pole to the […]

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Hotshot Anna Sets New Track Record In Chicago Handicap

Hotshot Anna brought the heat in Saturday’s Grade III $100,000 Chicago Handicap when the 4-year-old daughter of Trappe Shot broke the seven-furlong track record over the all-weather surface Arlington International Racecourse. Owned and trained by Hugh Robertson, Hotshot Anna was guided by jockey Harry Hernandez and sat just off of Rags Racing Stable’s Ingrid Mason-trained […]

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UPDATED: Hantavirus Ruled Out As Cause Of Belmont Stable Employee’s Death

The New York State Department of Health on Saturday announced that confirmatory testing of clinical specimens from a recently-deceased Belmont Park backstretch worker sent to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention returned a negative result for hantavirus. The samples were sent to the CDC for confirmation, per Department protocol, following a positive result […]

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Shahroze Takes Stakes Debut In Woodbine’s Singspiel

Shahroze, invading from Maryland and making his stakes debut for trainer Graham Motion, rallied from last place in the field of eight for a powerful two-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Singspiel Stakes, at Woodbine. Locally-based Alan Garcia rode Shahroze for the first time in the Singspiel, a 1 ½ mile race for 3-year-olds […]

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Astrollinthepark Draws Clear In Roxelana Overnight Stakes

Dreamchaser Thorobreds’ 4-year-old homebred filly Astrollinthepark contested the pace from the outside, put away 9-5 favorite Vertical Oak in deep stretch and held off a late run by Winning Colors (Grade III) winner Miss Kentucky to win Saturday’s ninth running of the $75,033 Roxelana Overnight Stakes at Churchill Downs by two lengths. Trained by Larry Jones and ridden by Florent Geroux, Astrollinthepark ran six furlongs over […]

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