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Calder celebrates 40th year with $6 million in purses

Calder Race Course plans 146 days of racing for the remainder of 2011, offering more than $6 million in purses between its two back-to-back meets.  Calder’s 40th anniversary Calder meet will run from April 25 to September 30.  The Tropical meet picks up October 1 and runs until December 2. The annual Summit of Speed […]

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Air Support nips Great Mills in Transylvania

Great Mills ran a game race on the front end, but he couldn’t hold off Air Support’s furious late rally in the Grade 3, Transylvania Stakes for three-year-olds on Keeneland’s opening day card Friday. Under Rajiv Maragh, Air Support came from the back of the pack at the top of the stretch and nipped Great […]

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Del Mar unveils schedule, cuts four stakes purses

Del Mar has released the schedule for its 37-day summer meet.  The meet will run from July 20 through September 7 and will again feature 42 stakes races. Four of the 2011 stakes will see their purses trimmed by $50,000 each to allow the track to stay within stakes purse percentage guidelines, as laid out […]

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First Dude drops into allowance seeking win

First Dude has been pretty competitive at the highest levels of racing, but he just hasn’t been able to win.  His resume includes a runner-up finish to Lookin At Lucky in the Preakness and a third place finish to Drosselmeyer in the Belmont Stakes.  But for his career, First Dude is still only one for […]

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Life At Ten Returns

Press Release Trainer Todd Pletcher had indicated that DeBartolo Stable’s 6-year-old mare Life At Ten might make her season debut in next weekend’s Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park, but has found another option closer to her winter home at Palm Meadows, entered in Sunday’s $80,100 optional/allowance feature at Gulfstream Park. Jockey John R. […]

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Misremembered bolsters strong but small field in Oaklawn Handicap

While only drawing a field of six, this year’s edition of the Oaklawn Handicap will be a strong one with morning-line favorite Misremembered joining It Happened Again, Win Willy and Winslow Homer for the Saturday race in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

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Hollywood Park spring/summer meet begins April 21

Press Release Hollywood Park will have live racing Thursday-Sunday for a majority of its 54-day Spring/Summer meet, which begins Thursday, April 21.The two exceptions are special Monday racing on May 30 (Memorial Day) and July 4. Regular post time will be 1 p.m. Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays with the traditional 7:05 p.m. start Friday nights. […]

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D’Funnybone returns to Gulfstream Park

Press Release Paul Pompa, Jr.’s 4-year-old D’Funnybone, winner of last year’s Hutcheson Stakes (G2) and Swale Stakes (G2), is entered to make his highly-anticipated return to competition in Saturday’s $60,000 Sunshine State Stakes going seven furlongs at Gulfstream Park. Jockey Joe Bravo picks up the mount on D’Funnybone for trainer Rick Dutrow in the field […]

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Colonial Downs opens up Turf Cup to older horses

Claiming a desire by connections of past Virginia Derby winners to come back to Colonial Downs after their 3-year-old season, the racetrack has now opened up the Colonial Turf Cup to older horses as well.

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Dutrow looks to have three in Carter Handicap

With Mr. Nasty Stakes winner Be Bullish, General George Handicap runner-up Laysh Laysh Laysh and 2010 Gotham and Illinois Derby runner-up Yawanna Twist, trainer Rick Dutrow will have three contenders to go after favorite Morning Line in the Carter Handicap at Aqueduct.

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