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Maximum Security, Midnight Bisou Get First Looks At Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse

A group of 12 American racehorses got their first look at Riyadh’s King Abdulaziz Racecourse on Feb. 19 when they touched down ahead of the $29.2 million Saudi Cup day. First off the lorry at the King Abdulaziz Racecourse Quarantine Facility was the Jason Servis-trained four-time Grade 1 winner and Saudi Cup contender, Maximum Security. […]

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Millionaire Shotgun Kowboy Retired Due To Fractured Sesamoid

Millionaire Shotgun Kowboy has been retired because of a sesamoid fracture, C.R. Trout, the gelding’s breeder/owner/trainer, said Friday morning. Shotgun Kowboy surpassed $1 million in career earnings with a Feb. 3, 2018, allowance victory at Oaklawn and bankrolled $1,548,684 in a 40-race career. An 8-year-old Oklahoma-bred son of Kodiak Kowboy, Shotgun Kowboy was a 15-time […]

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Warrior’s Charge Back On Track To Prepare For Oaklawn Handicap

Warrior’s Charge returned to the track on a frosty Friday morning at Oaklawn to begin preparations for his next major local target, the $1 million Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses at 1 1/8 miles April 18. Whether the bulk of the preparation is at Oaklawn or Fair Grounds remains to be seen. “Don’t know,” […]

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75th Running Of BC Derby, BC Cup Day Highlight 2020 Hastings Stakes Schedule

The 2020 Stakes Schedule at Hastings Racecourse will be worth $2.15 million in purse money over the course of a 51-day live racing calendar that begins Sunday, April 26 and runs through Sunday, October 18. There are 36 stakes races on the agenda with the highlight being the 75th running of the $150,000 Grade 3 […]

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Bast Retired Due To Soft Tissue Injury, Headed To Kentucky For Breeding

Thoroughbred Daily News reported Thursday that multiple Grade 1 winner Bast has been retired following a minor soft tissue injury. Trainer Bob Baffert told the TDN’s Jessica Martini that the filly was never lame, but his barn staff noted some minor filling in an ankle. Diagnostics revealed a soft tissue injury that would take at […]

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Malibu Mambo Set As Early Queen’s Plate Favorite Among 92 Nominations For Canadian Triple Crown

The 2020 Queen’s Plate Winterbook was released today featuring a list of 92 three-year-old Thoroughbreds nominated to the Canadian Triple Crown, topped by rising star Malibu Mambo. Malibu Mambo has been assessed as the early 4-1 favorite in this year’s set of predictive rankings for the 161st running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, the first […]

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Jolie Olimpica Faces Eleven, Including Lady Prancealot, In Grade 2 Buena Vista

Ultra impressive in her U.S. debut, Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica seeks to remain unbeaten as she heads a field of 12 older fillies and mares going one mile on turf in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes at Santa Anita. Recent Grade I winner Lady Prancealot, Grade III winner Carressa, and recent graded stakes-placed fillies […]

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Warrior’s Charge Carries Enough People On His Back To Fill Oaklawn’s Winner’s Circle

Other than his many local owners, nobody was likely happier to see Warrior’s Charge win Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) than Coady Photography, Oaklawn’s longtime track photographer. Warrior’s Charge is campaigned, in partnership, by Memphis, Tenn.-based Ten Strike Racing, which considers Oaklawn its home track. The syndicate side of Ten Strike offers fractional ownership of […]

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Gulfstream: Yorkton Seeks First Graded Stakes Victory On Dirt In World Of Trouble Sprint

Chiefswood Stables Limited’s Yorkton will enter Saturday’s $100,000 World of Trouble Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park as the only multiple graded-stakes winner in a field of eight older horses. The 6-year-old son of Speightstown, however, will be on a quest to win his first graded stakes on dirt in the 6-furlong sprint that will highlight […]

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