Racing

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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Foolish Pleasure: Juvenile fillies to open Keeneland meet

It’s rare that a maiden juvenile race for fillies gets an in-depth look but when you are the first race for the much-anticipated Keeneland spring meet, anything goes. Foolish Pleasure doesn’t see much to get excited about here but for those attending opening day or planning to play the ponies, her column is worth the […]

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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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