Racing

Does PDI #4 Brethren have what it takes to make it two in a row for WinStar, Pletcher?

Brethren made a strong case for him being in the Kentucky Derby conversation with an easy win in the Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs last weekend. But he still has much to go in order to improve on his less-than-stellar speed figures and needs to prove he can beat a little stronger […]

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Gio Ponti likely to use Canadian Turf as prep for Dubai

It is no secret that the connections for Gio Ponti are planning to ship the three-time champion Gio Ponti to Dubai for the World Cup in late March. But we may now know for sure that he will prep for the world’s richest race in the Canadian Turf as he topped the list of 39 […]

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Kinsale King to race at Golden Gate Fields

Press Release Kinsale King, who traveled to Dubai last year to win the $2 million Golden Shaheen, will make his first start of 2011 at Golden Gate Fields Thursday. Kinsale King won the six-furlong Golden Shaheen by a half-length over Rocket Man at Meydan Racecourse.  Meydan, like Golden Gate Fields, conducts racing on Tapeta, a […]

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Smiling Tiger looks to rebound from Palos Verdes loss

After a disappointing finish in the Palos Verdes Stakes last month, Smiling Tiger will have a new jockey aboard when Joel Rosario replaces Russell Baze for the San Carlos Handicap.

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Fountain of Youth looks to be stocked with talent

A possible starters list that includes To Honor and Serve, Dialed In, Soldat, Bowman’s Causeway, Casper’s Touch, Shackleford and Gourmet Dinner, the Fountain of Youth looks to feature an impressive field of contenders on Feb. 26.

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Delaware Park schedules 22 stakes for 2011 meeting

Delaware Park has retained all of its 22 stakes from last year. Aside from seven fewer days of racing, the only other changes in the schedule was a $50,000 boost in purse for the Grade II Delaware Oaks, now worth $300,000, and the shuffling of the order of a few stakes.

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Uncle Mo favored in opening Kentucky Derby Future Wager pool

Press Release Repole Stable’s Uncle Mo, the unbeaten 2-year-old champion of 2010 and winner of last fall’s Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Grade I) at Churchill Downs, is a strong individual favorite in the first of three betting pools in Churchill Downs’ 2011 Kentucky Derby Future Wager (“KDFW”).  But the mutuel field, or “All Others”, […]

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Santiva looks to pick up where he left off

After an eventful 2010 2-year-old season that ended with a win over Astrology in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Santiva will make his first start of 2011 in the Risen Star. “He’s just a grinder, a tough little horse,” said traienr Kenneally. “He fought hard that day in the Kentucky, and I think that’s the […]

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Kathmanblu looks much the best in Rachel Alexandra Stakes

In preparation for the Kentucky Oaks, Kathmanblu will run on dirt for only the third time in her eight-race career at the Fair Grounds on the Risen Star undercard. This will be the first running of the Rachel Alexandra Stakes under its new name. The race was formerly known as the Silverbulletday Stakes.

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UAE 2000 Guineas a valant run for Zanazamar

Despite losing by a length, the talented Zanzamar faced much adversity in the UAE 2000 Guineas. Traffic blocked his trip and when he finally found some daylight, the horse was inadvertently struck in the face by the whip of the rider of Sonoran Sands. Zanzamar eventually fell short to Splash Point and is expected to […]

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