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Dynamic Holiday surges clear in Herecomesthebride

Dynamic Holiday scored her fourth straight victory Sunday, winning the Grade 3, $150,000 Herecomesthebride Stakes for three-year-old fillies on the Gulfstream Park turf. With Ramon Dominguez riding, Dynamic Holiday showed a swift turn of foot to take the lead and draw clear for a two and a half length victory in the 1 1/8 mile […]

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Always A Princess retired from racing

Four-year-old filly Always A Princess was retired from racing Sunday following an injury in deep stretch during the Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes at Santa Anita Saturday. Jim Barnes, assistant to trainer Bob Baffert, said Always A Princess was “moving comfortably” Sunday and was scheduled to undergo surgery on her left front ankle.  She took a […]

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JP’s Gusto puts in sharp drill for Rebel

Kentucky Derby hopeful JP’s Gusto drilled a five-furlong bullet in :59 2/5 Sunday morning at Oaklawn Park.  Trainer Joe Petalino said the colt had been doing things too easily of late. “We were looking for something a little sharper,” said Petalino.  “That’s what he needs because the water is getting a little deeper now.” Ramon […]

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Could Uncle Mo go in Florida Derby instead of Wood?

Uncle Mo’s connections have been saying for weeks now that he is pointed toward the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct for his final Kentucky Derby prep.  But after yesterday’s easy win in the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream, trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Mike Repole hedged a bit, according to the Blood-Horse: Pletcher said after the […]

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Pluck still on course for Europe despite loss

Trainer Graham Motion said he’s still planning to send Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck to the French Guineas, despite a disappointing fourth in a one-mile allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday. “The pace wasn’t ideal, but it was good to see him fly home,” Motion said. “With the short stretch, I figured there […]

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It Happened Again beats stablemate in Razorback

Trainer Steve Asmussen owned the exacta Saturday when It Happened Again beat stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit in the Grade 3, $125,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. The half-length victory at 1 1/16 miles was the third straight win for It Happened Again, out of Quiet Lucky by Quiet American.

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Premier Pegasus romps in San Felipe

Premier Pegasus proved much the best Saturday in the Grade 2, $250,000 San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds at Santa Anita. Under Alonso Quinonez, Premier Pegasus (7-1) rolled to the front at the top of the lane and drew clear to win by seven lengths in 1:41.23 for 1 1/16 miles.  Favorite Jaycito finished second, while […]

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45-1 Miss Match noses Switch in Santa Margarita

Odds-on favorite Switch looked like a winner in mid-stretch, but 45-1 Miss Match came storming late to pull off a major upset in the Grade 1, $300,000 Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes at Santa Anita Saturday. The race was marred by the apparent breakdown of Always A Princess in the stretch.  But the filly did walk […]

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Tackleberry does it again, takes Gulfstream Park Handicap

Tackleberry proved tough as nails once again in virtually going gate to wire in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap Saturday – his seventh win in his last eight starts. With Javier Santiago on board, Tackleberry assumed the lead down the backstretch and would not give it up in the lane, despite furious late […]

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Joyful Victory crushes Honeybee field

Joyful Victory scored an open-lengths win in the Grade 3, $125,000 Honeybee Stakes for three-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Joyful Victory sat mid-pack down the backstretch, then looped the field rounding the far turn and scooted away for a six-length win in 1:44.83 for 1 1/16 miles.  Holy Heavens was second.  […]

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