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Brown, Irad Ortiz, Klaravich Solidify Aqueduct Titles Over Final Weekend

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. and trainer Chad Brown wrapped up the Aqueduct Racetrack season with respective three-win days on Sunday to secure top honors for the spring meet at the Big A. Seth Klarman’s Klaravich Stable emerged as leading owner for the 13-day meet. Ortiz and Brown teamed up to win the $100,000 Memories of […]

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Hofburg Breezes Five Furlongs At Payson Park, Ships To Churchill Monday

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg breezed five furlongs in company at Payson Park in Indiantown, FL Sunday morning in preparation for a scheduled start in the May 5 Kentucky Derby (G1). The Bill Mott-trained colt was timed in 1:01.40 after breezing for the second time since finishing second in the $1 million XpressBet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park March 31. […]

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Nessy Shows Up In San Juan Capistrano

Ridden with confidence by Mike Smith, Florida invader Nessy ran to his 4-5 post time odds in taking Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Juan Capistrano Stakes at Santa Anita by a measured length while getting the marathon mile and three quarters on turf in 2:48.03.  Trained by Australian-born Ian Wilkes, whose biggest moment in racing came in […]

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Moore ‘Fascinated’ By Kentucky Derby, Likely To Choose Mendelssohn Over A 2000 Guineas Mount

Aidan O’Brien expects Ryan Moore to partner Mendelssohn in the Kentucky Derby over riding in the Qipco 2000 Guineas. Moore has had a long-held ambition to win the Churchill Downs spectacular, and appears to have every chance after Mendelssohn put up a breathtaking performance in running away with the UAE Derby at Meydan last month. […]

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‘Confident’ Midnight Bisou Right On Target Ahead Of Kentucky Oaks

Potential favorite for the Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks, Midnight Bisou breezed at Santa Anita Park at about 4:30 a.m. on Sunday morning. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old daughter of Midnight Lute covered five furlongs in 1:01.60 under jockey Martin Pedroza. “She’s getting better,” trainer Bill Spawr said. “She’s scary. Her bodyweight is right. She’s confident in […]

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Mandatory Payout: Pick 6, NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 Offer Carryovers On Aqueduct’s Closing Day

A pair of longshot winners on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack triggered carryovers into the Pick 6 and NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 wagers into Sunday’s closing day card with a mandatory payout. The $18,071 Pick 6 and the $48,700 NYRA Bets Late Pick 5 carryovers became strong possibilities in Race 7 when Vip Nation ($127.50) closed late […]

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Tesio Victory Earns Preakness Berth For Diamond King

It’s likely on to the 143rd,Grade 1 Preakness Stakes next month for Cash Is King, D.J. Stable and LC Racing’s Diamond King after the 3-year-old put away unbeaten stakes winner Noble Commander and held off late-running Holland Park to win Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the Tesio for 3-year-olds at […]

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Bobby Abu Dhabi Takes Kona Gold; Ten Blessings Injured, Euthanized

Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen’s Bobby Abu Dhabi (5-2) was able to repel the late bid of 7-5 favorite Ransom the Moon on Saturday, winning the Grade 2 Kona Gold Stakes by 1 1/4 lengths. It was the first graded stakes triumph for the 4-year-old son of Macho Uno, who was ridden to victory by […]

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One Go All Go Leads All The Way In Elkhorn; Bullards Alley Euthanized For Left Hind Fracture

Rodney Paden’s One Go All Go took the lead out of the gate in Saturday’s Grade 2 Dixiana Elkhorn Stakes, and refused to relinquish it all the way down the lane to win by about a half-length over Oscar Nominated and Itsinthepost. The 6-year-old son of Fairbanks, ridden by Chris Landeros for trainer Scooter Dickey, […]

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Something Awesome Digs Deep For Charles Town Classic Triumph

Stronach Stables’ homebred Something Awesome dug in late to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Charles Town Classic by a head over War Story, earning the second graded stakes victory of his career. The 7-year-old son of Awesome Again, ridden by Edgar Prado for trainer Jose Corrales, covered 1 1/8 miles over the fast main track in […]

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