Racing

Victor’s Cry streaks to victory in Citation at Hollywood

At 11-1, Victor’s Cry split the field with an explosive turn of foot to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Citation Handicap on the Hollywood turf Saturday. Under Victor Espinoza, Victor’s Cry sat well back in the field until the top of the stretch, when he streaked through an opening in the middle of the pack to […]

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Comma To The Top wires Generous at Hollywood, gets 4th straight win

Comma To The Top set the pace and drew off to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Generous Stakes for two-year-olds on the Hollywood Park turf Saturday. For the fourth straight race, Comma To The Top led at every call and won by open lengths, taking the Generous by two and a half lengths over Moment of […]

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Santiva upsets G2 Kentucky Jockey Club at Churchill

Santiva won a grueling stretch duel with two rivals to take the Grade 2, $150,000 Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes for two-year-olds at Churchill Downs Saturday. Under Shaun Bridgmohan, Santiva surged to the front rounding the far turn, was headed in the stretch, then rerallied between favorites, Astrology and Major Gain, to win by three-quarters of a length […]

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Close but no Cigar: Jersey Town nips Haynesfield

Jersey Town, the longest shot in a field of nine runners, caught Haynesfield at the wire to win the Grade 1, $250,000 Cigar Mile Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Cornelio Velasquez, Jersey Town stalked a hot pace and traded jabs with Haynesfield to the wire before prevailing by a nose in 1:34.43. Jersey Town is […]

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Kathmanblu crushes field in G2 Golden Rod Stakes at Churchill

Kathmanblu, who finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, returned to the Churchill Downs main track Saturday and blew away a field of six rivals to win the Grade 2, $150,000 Golden Rod Stakes. Under Julien Leparoux, Kathmanblu stalked the pace and exploded in the stretch to win by eight lengths over Missyoulikecrazy.  The winning time […]

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No Such Word captures G1 Gazelle Stakes at Aqueduct

Awesome Maria did much of the work on the front end, but she couldn’t hold off No Such Word, who won the Grade 1, $250,000 Gazelle Stakes for three-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Terry Thompson, No Such Word stalked the tepid pace set by Awesome Maria, then rolled by the field to win by […]

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Remsen Stakes: To Honor And Serve goes gate to wire at Aqueduct

To Honor And Serve made it three wins in a row Saturday by wiring a field of five two-year-olds in the Grade 2, $200,000 Remsen Stakes at Aqueduct. With Johnny Velazquez on board, To Honor and Serve broke well and controlled the pace before pulling away in the stretch to win by a length and three-quarters over […]

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Dixie City wires field to win Grade 2 Demoiselle Stakes at Aqueduct

Dixie City went to the front, held the lead and ran off in the stretch to win the Grade 2, $200,000 Demoiselle Stakes for two-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Saturday. In her four previous starts, Dixie City had stalked the pace, but under new jockey Jose Lezcano, she seized the early lead in the Demoiselle and never […]

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South African Gypsy’s Warning takes Hollywood’s Matriarch

Gypsy’s Warning won her first Grade 1 race in North America, coming from behind to take the $250,000 Matriarch Stakes on the Hollywood Park turf Friday.

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Giant Oak wins Clark after DQ of Successful Dan

Churchill Downs track announcer Mark Johnson may have said it best when describing Friday’s running of the Clark Handicap: It was like a Nascar race. The rough stretch run resulted in two disqualifications, one of which put Giant Oak on top.

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