Racing

Drop in class may be what soothes Soul Candy in Tokyo City Cup

After finishing fourth in the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap, Soul Candy will seek his first graded stakes win as the likely favorite in the Grade 3 Tokyo City Cup, a 1 1/2 mile marathon at Santa Anita. Joe Talamo will be taking over for the Dubai-bound Garrett Gomez.

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Gio Ponti draws post 5 for World Cup

The draw for the Dubai World Cup, Dubai Duty Free and Dubai Sheema Classic are in courtesy of Dubai Race Night along with suggested odds. Gio Ponti draws the 5 post with Fly Down on the rail, Gitano Hernando in 8th position, Richard’s Kid at 11 and early favorite Twice Over the 12.

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Fly Down Staying Put?

After the Dubai World Cup, millionaire Fly Down may stay in the Middle East and after racing in Saudi Arabia, retired to stud. “He was bought specifically to race in the Dubai World Cup and then to progress on to race in Saudi Arabia before going to stud,” said Frank McGovern, general manager of the […]

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Dubai Race Night: Best move at Meydan by Buena Vista

Despite a pedestrian overall time, Buena Vista wowed many with her finishing kick. With 200-meter fractions of 15.66, 14.92, 15.10 and 14.91, she made an impressive move when asked to quicken and ran the last two fractions in 11.96 and 10.27.

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Will Parx Racing plan to be BC prep destination pan out?

Parx Racing moved the Pennsylvania Derby away from the Travers in hopes of drawing a top three-year-old before the Breeders’ Cup. It almost worked with the connections of Lookin At Lucky seriously considering the race. But with Breeders’ Cup winners and near misses all across their top fall races in 2010, Parx Racing may be […]

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Dubai Race Night: Richard’s Kid ‘gotta have his own way in the race’

With two American runners this Saturday, trainer Satish Seemar is taking over for two out of Bob Baffert’s barn in Conveyance (Godolphin Mile) and Richard’s Kid (Dubai World Cup). How are they prepping? You’ll have to visit Dubai Race Night to find out!

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Video: Maclean’s Music record Beyer debut

The son of Distorted Humor, Maclean’s Music debuted at Santa Anita with a 114 Beyer Speed Figure, the fastest debut since numbers have been kept in 1991.

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No Ascot for Caracortado

After being rumored he would ship to England to run at the Royal Ascot, trainer, breeder and co-owner Mike Machowsky announced an American spring schedule for Caracortado. The schedule will include the Grade 2 Arcadia Handicap at Santa Anita, the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve at Churchill Downs and the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile at Hollywood […]

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Giant Oak out to prove his status

As Jason Shandler of the Blood-Horse says, Giant Oak may be the best older horse of the year so far with back-to-back grade I wins under his belt. The five-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway will try to further solidify that claim with a win against six rivals in the New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds […]

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Gitano Hernando sold to Chechen President

Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov purchased Dubai World Cup contender Gitano Hernando for what is believed to be $4 million from Team Valor and Gary Barber. While the son of Hernando will eventually be switched to South African trainer Herman Brown’s barn, the Daily Racing Form reports that he will be saddled this Saturday by current […]

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