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‘Honest’ Arklow Thriving On Grass, Should Be ‘In The Mix’ Early In Pegasus Turf

When Donegal Racing purchased a yearling colt in 2015 later named Arklow, it projected the son of Arch as a Triple Crown series prospect. Five years later, Donegal is an accomplished distance grass horse likely to be one the favorites in the Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational (G1) presented by Runhappy on Jan. 25 at […]

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Tenfold ‘In A Great Rhythm’ Ahead Of Pegasus; Javier Castellano Will Ride Asmussen Trainee

Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Tenfold worked a leisurely half-mile in 51 seconds flat at the Fair Grounds on a frigid Monday morning, his last training session before flying from New Orleans to South Florida Tuesday for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup (G1) presented by Runhappy. The workout time ranked 43 out of 52 works at the […]

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Upsetter Ms Peintour Takes 1 1/2-Mile Astra Stakes For Koriner, Siegel

Winless in her last eight races at shorter distances, Samantha Siegel’s Ms Peintour relished a mile and one half on turf Sunday at Santa Anita as she rallied to register a comfortable two length win in the Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes under Brice Blanc. Trained by Brian Koriner, the 5-year-old daughter of Paynter got […]

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Six-Time Connally Winning Trainer Mike Maker Enters Four In 2020 Edition

The second graded stakes of the Houston Racing Festival is the Grade 3, $200,000 John B. Connally Turf Cup, to be run at the distance of one and one-half miles. A field of 12, including four turf specialists from the barn of Mike Maker, will be run as the ninth race of next Sunday’s matinee […]

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Serengeti Empress Takes On Street Band In Houston Ladies Classic

One week from today, Sam Houston Race Park will host the most prestigious day of its annual live Thoroughbred racing season. The draw for the six Houston Racing Festival stakes took place this morning for each of the features, including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Now in its eighth running, the Houston Ladies […]

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Pegasus Turf: Albertrani Says Sadler’s Joy Is ‘Up For The Challenge’

Trainer Tom Albertrani said he’s been pleased with the progress of his stakes-contender contingent training at Palm Meadows in Florida, with four-time graded stakes-winner Sadler’s Joy remaining on target for the Grade 1, $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf on January 25 at Gulfstream Park. Owned by Woodslane Farm, Sadler’s Joy has been steadily working […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston ’50-50′ For Jazil Due To Tender Hoof

Tracy Farmer’s Grade 1 Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets winner Sir Winston, who was expected to make his first start since finishing 12th in the Woodchopper on December 28 at Fair Grounds, was downgraded from probable to possible for the $100,000 Jazil on January 25 at Aqueduct according to trainer Mark Casse. Casse said […]

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‘Like A Porsche’: Omaha Beach Cruises Through Final Pegasus Breeze

Omaha Beach cruised through a five-furlong work in 1:00.72 Sunday morning at Gulfstream Park, his final breeze for Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1). Entries will be taken Wednesday for the $3 million Pegasus and Omaha Beach, owned by Rick Porter’s Fox Hill Farms, is expected to be the heavy morning-line favorite for the 1 […]

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‘Big Work’ Has Higher Power Ready For Pegasus Challenge

Hronis Racing’s Higher Power put in a five-furlong breeze in :59.60 on Saturday that has trainer John Sadler excited about next weekend’s Pegasus World Cup, reports drf.com. The 5-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro will ship to South Florida on Tuesday. “I loved it,” Sadler told drf.com. “(Jockey Flavien) Prat was on him for his second consecutive […]

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Nelson Homebred Wound Tight Runs Away With Unusual Heat Turf Classic

It what was virtual walk in the park, Matt Nelson’s homebred Wound Tight was in complete control throughout as he waltzed to a front-running 3 ½ length victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Bob Hess, Jr., the 5-year-old gelding by top […]

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