Racing

Laura’s Light Looms The Horse To Beat In Saturday’s Honeymoon Stakes

In what appears to be an outstanding betting race, Gary Barber’s well-accomplished Laura’s Light heads a solid field of nine sophomore fillies going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita. Hronis Racing’s Stela Star, a big second in her U.S. debut here on March 7 […]

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Sophomore Filly Altaf ‘Has An Exciting Future’ After Impressive Maiden Win At Churchill

Chad Brown-trained Shadwell homebred sophomore filly Altaf went into her one-mile maiden special weight on Saturday at Churchill Downs as one worthy of attention, being a daughter of Medaglia d’Oro switching to the dirt after a turf debut that did not go as planned. She came out of the race the star of the show, […]

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Unbeaten Contrail Seeking To Add To His Resume In Second Leg Of Japan’s Triple Crown

The 87th running of the Tokyo Yushun (Japanese Derby) will take place this coming week (May 31) at Tokyo Racecourse once again. The second colts’ Classic of the year is run over 2,400 meters (about 1 1/2 miles) on the turf. There have been 23 nominations, including Satsuki Sho (Japanese 2000 Guineas) winner Contrail, as […]

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‘We’ve Got Her Figured Out Now’: Baltas High On Horologist Ahead Of Sunday’s Santa Maria

Richard Baltas hopes the fifth time’s the charm when he runs Horologist in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Maria Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Santa Anita Park. A rarity in that she is a New Jersey-bred racing in California, the four-year-old daughter by […]

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Raging Bull Punches Ticket To Breeders’ Cup With Shoemaker Mile Victory

In a race that looked oh-so-close on paper, French-bred Raging Bull turned Monday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Shoemaker Mile into a grassy walk in the Santa Anita Park, as he wheeled six-wide turning for home en route to a comfortable 2 1/4-length score under Joel Rosario.  Trained by Chad Brown and owned by Peter M. Brant, […]

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Jolie Olimpica Avenges Lone Defeat, Takes Monrovia At Santa Anita

Heavily favored Brazilian-bred Jolie Olimpica got back to sprinting and ran to the betting in winning Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Monrovia Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., by a half length.  Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by Richard Mandella, the 4-year-old filly by 2010 Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer got 5 ½ furlongs on […]

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McCarthy Considering His Options For Stable Star Ce Ce

Ce Ce, determined winner of the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas by a head over Ollie’s Candy on April 18, is nominated to next Sunday’s Grade 2 Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., but trainer Michael McCarthy and owner/breeder Bo Hirsch were mulling their options Monday morning. […]

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Saturday’s Mint Julep Field At Churchill Deep In Graded Stakes Winners

Multiple graded stakes winner Beau Recall (IRE) is set for her 2020 campaign along with Grade 3-winning stablemate Juliet Foxtrot (GB) as they face 12 rivals, including six other graded stakes winners, that were entered in Saturday’s 44th running of the $100,000 Mint Julep (Grade 3) at Churchill Downs. Run at 1 1/16 miles on the Matt Winn Turf Course, […]

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Mia Mischief, Spiced Perfection Clash In Saturday’s Winning Colors Stakes

Graded stakes winners Break Even, Bell’s the One, Mia Mischief and Spiced Perfection top an extremely competitive nine-horse affair in Saturday’s 17th running of the Grade 3, $100,000 Winning Colors at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The six-furlong Winning Colors is the co-featured event on Saturday’s card along with the $100,000 Mint Julep (G3) for fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles […]

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