Racing

Heck Yeah Impresses In California Cup Derby

Despite being pressured heavily on the early lead, Bob Baffert’s Heck Yeah went on to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in Monday’s $200,000 California Cup Derby, his first time going two turns. Ridden by Mike Smith, the California-bred colt by Acclamation got a mile and one sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track in 1:46.60. […]

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Martini Glass Gets First Graded Stakes Win In Royal Delta

Martini Glass rallied from off the pace to capture Monday’s $200,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park, earning her first graded-stakes success in the mile stakes for older fillies and mares. Second twice in Grade 1 stakes, including a runner-up finish behind Songbird in the Delaware Handicap last year, the 5-year-old daughter of Kitalpha overtook […]

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$15,000 Claim Hawaakom Wins $500,000 Razorback Handicap

Hawaakom had already proven to be a highly lucrative claim for owner-trainer Wesley Hawley, with total earnings of $625,405 going into Monday’s $500,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. After emerging victorious from the Grade 3 race with an exciting ride up the rails under Corey Lanerie, the 8-year-old gelding by Jazil is approaching millionaire status, […]

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Selcourt Delivers In Las Flores; Skye Diamonds Third

Always highly regarded by her connections, Selcourt stepped to the plate and delivered on Sunday at Santa Anita, as she registered her first ever graded stakes win in taking the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes under Tyler Baze.  Trained by John Sadler, the lightly raced 4-year-old filly by Tiz Wonderful got six furlongs in 1:09.65. Sent […]

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Monomoy Girl ‘In Good Order,’ Likely For Keeneland’s Ashland In April

With a graded stakes victory under her belt and a security of 50 points on the Kentucky Oaks Leaderboard in the Gr. II Rachel Alexandra Stakes, Monomoy Girl will likely make her next start in the Gr. I $500,000 Central Bank Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on Apr. 7, according to trainer Brad Cox. “Moving forward plan A is […]

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Sonneteer Going For Two In A Row In Monday’s Razorback

Calumet Farm’s Sonneteer attempts to win consecutive races for the first time in his career in the $500,000 Razorback Handicap (G3) for older horses Monday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Razorback, which goes as the eighth of 10 races, is 4:35 p.m. (Central.) Doors open Monday at 11 a.m., with first post 1:05 p.m. The well-traveled Sonneteer, who is […]

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Nonkono Yume Becomes First Horse To Qualify For 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic

Kazumasa Yamada’s 6-year-old gelding Nonkono Yume (JPN) closed powerfully down the stretch to catch defending champion Gold Dream (JPN) to win Sunday’s one mile, US$1,964,000 February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse by a neck and became the first horse this year to qualify for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The […]

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Synchrony Impresses With Big Late Run In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony had not seen racing action in nine months, but nevertheless was still able to prove himself against a deep field when taking Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap. Sent off as the 9-2 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Tapit sat well off a moderate pace that was led by 56-1 longshot Great Wide Open (Ire.) who produced […]

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Streamline Reaffirms Her Love Of Oaklawn With Bayakoa Victory

Nancy A. Vanier and Cartwright Thoroughbreds LLC.’s Streamline, never worse the third in nine previous Oaklawn races, reaffirmed her affinity for the Oaklawn oval with a come from behind victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3). With Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens in the irons, Streamline raced in last place among the six-horse field as Defy […]

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Longshot Fault Scores For New Connections In Buena Vista

Under patient handling from an upstart Geovanni Franco, longshot Fault charged home to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes by one length. Trained for the first time by Phil D’Amato, Fault, who was previously based in the Midwest, got a mile on turf in 1:33.49 and won going away. Sixth in a field […]

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