Racing

King And His Court, State Of Honor Breeze Toward Queen’s Plate

Mark Casse was at the Royal Ascot meeting on Friday to saddle La Coronel to a fifth-place run in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes. Next Sunday, Casse will be at Woodbine to watch King and His Court and State of Honor compete in the 158th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate, the 1 ¼ […]

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Bradley’s The Player Returns To Action In Kelly’s Landing

William “Buff” Bradley and Carl Hurst’s The Player is slated to make his 4-year-old debut in the $65,000-added Kelly’s Landing Overnight Stakes on closing night of Churchill Downs’ Spring Meet, Friday, June 30. The Kelly’s Landing is one of three stakes races on the prime-time racing program billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Stella […]

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Asmussen Expecting ‘Sharp’ Effort From Untrapped In Ohio Derby

Third choice on the morning line at 9-2, Untrapped is one of four Kentucky Derby (G1) starters entered in Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (G3) at JACK Thistledown. Unplaced in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Untrapped earned his way to the Run for the Roses with runner-up finishes in the LeComte (G3) and Risen Star (G2) stakes […]

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Caravaggio Remains Perfect With A Game Victory In Commonwealth Cup

Caravaggio maintained his unbeaten record with a superb display in the Commonwealth Cup at Royal Ascot. The six-furlong contest was billed as one of the races of the week, as the Aidan O’Brien-trained Caravaggio, so impressive in the Coventry Stakes at last year’s meeting, took on a couple of major Godolphin-owned contenders in Harry Angel […]

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Go Big Or Go Home: Aurora Way Taking On Queen’s Plate In Second Career Start

Aurora Way will be facing a tall order in the Queen’s Plate, slated for July 2, as he will be making just his career second start. But, despite that lack of experience, trainer Stu Simon believes the Chiefswood Stable homebred could prove equal to the task. “I know he’s a pretty talented horse,” said Simon, […]

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Ben’s Cat Hopes To Regain Winning Form In Mister Diz Stakes At Laurel Park

Popular 11-year-old gelding Ben’s Cat, a 26-time stakes winner and earner of more than $2.6 million in lifetime purses, returns for another shot at ending his career-high losing streak in Saturday’s $75,000 Mister Diz at Laurel Park. The 34th running of the Mister Diz for 3-year-olds and up and 30th running of the $75,000 Jameela […]

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Santa Anita: Songbird Returns To Work Tab, Breezes Half-Mile Thursday Morning

Champion Songbird turned in her first work since capturing the G1 Ogden Phipps Stakes when she breezed a half-mile in 48.20 seconds at Santa Anita June 22. The Daily Racing Form reported that clockers recorded Songbird’s work as “breezing”, meaning she wasn’t urged by her rider. Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer told the Form that Songbird had recovered quickly from her victory […]

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Big Orange Holds Off Late Charge Of Order Of St George To Win Ascot Gold Cup

Big Orange repelled the late thrust of defending champion Order Of St George to win the Gold Cup at Royal Ascot. Trained by Michael Bell and ridden by James Doyle in the absence of the injured Frankie Dettori, the 5-1 shot was towards the head of affairs throughout and showed incredible heart to hold the […]

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Californian Winner Collected Tops Field Of Five For Precisionist Stakes

Bob Baffert’s rapidly improving Collected seeks his third consecutive win on Saturday as he takes on solid group of five older horses, including Accelerate, Cat Burglar and Donworth in Santa Anita’s Grade III, Precisionist Stakes, to be contested at a mile and one sixteenth.Named for Fred Hooper’s brilliant homebred son of Crozier, Precisionist was a […]

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Kentucky Derby Third-Place Finisher Battle Of Midway Returns In Affirmed Stakes

Jerry Hollendorfer’s talented Battle of Midway, most recently third in the Grade I Kentucky Derby, stands out among a field of five sophomores in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, to be run at a mile and a sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track. Trained by the late Lazaro Barrera, the great Affirmed won the […]

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