Racing

Buffum makes rare Aqueduct visit for Godolphin

Traditionally, horses from Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin Stable don’t make the trip from Dubai to New York until the Belmont meet but this year Buffum will buck that trend and compete for the $200,000 Bay Shore Stakes.

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Unzip Me to carry 127 pounds in Las Cienegas

Multiple graded stakes winner Unzip Me, a 5-year-old mare out of City Zip, will attempt to become the third horse at Santa Anita since 1990 to win carrying 127 pounds in this weekend’s Grade III Las Cienegas Handicap. Other notables include Tanda and Megahertz Stakes winner It Tiz.

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British Isles imports make up majority of Providencia field

Five of the nine 3-year-old fillies entered in the Grade II Providencia Stakes on turf at Santa Anita are British Isles imports. The lead-in to the Santa Anita Derby, this 1 1/8 mile race is led by La Habra Stakes winner Cambina who went last to first to take the Grade III race by a […]

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Morning Line the morning line favorite in Carter

Press Release Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito still hasn’t fully gotten over Morning Line’s loss last fall in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. The Zabeel Racing International colt turned back his early challengers in a punishing pace battle and then opened up a clear lead in the stretch before Dakota Phone ran him […]

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Caracortado solid choice of seven in Arcadia

Press Release Trainer, co-owner and breeder Mike Machowsky’s California-bred gelding Caracortado, who seems to have found a home on turf, figures to be a solid choice among seven entrants in the 24th running of the Arcadia. After six months on the sidelines following a dull showing in last May’s Preakness Stakes, Caracortado returned to win his […]

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Kathmanblu tops in Ashland field

A deep field that includes four graded stakes winners, Golden Rod winner Kathmanblu is the early favorite for the Ashland Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday. The daughter of Bluegrass Cat, she enters the race on a three-race win streak. Other notables include Dancinginherdreams, Lilacs and Lace and Delightful Mary.

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Turfway’s stable closings could mean bad news for Ellis Park

With stables being closed during the year at Turfway due to costs, the biggest loser may be Ellis Park. The fear is many of the horses that would have been stationed at the Northern Kentucky racetrack will instead move to states like Pennsylvania where the purses are higher. “Some of the younger guys are going […]

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Evangeline Downs opens Thoroughbred meet

Evangeline Downs will begin its 2011 Thoroughbred reacing season tonight. The 89-day meet runs through Labor Day with a Wednesday-through-Saturday racing schedule.

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Maclean’s Music to make next start at Churchill

Earning some under-the-radar buzz for his record debut Beyer Speed Figure of 114, Maclean’s Music will make his next start at the Churchill Downs spring/summer meet.

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Pluck headlines Transylvania field

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck headlines the Grade III Transylvania Stakes on opening day of the Keeneland spring meet this Friday. Other notables include Ronin Dax and Air Support.

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