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Horsepuckey: What’s behind the Dosage Index?

Not sure exactly what goes into creating the Dosage Index or what it even means? The Paulick Report’s Scott Jagow in his Horsepuckey blog (and fresh off his fancy University of Louisville edumacation) has given a strong in-depth view of the history and practical usage of a number many use to handicap, especially in races […]

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Ruidoso Downs racetrack suffers little damage in fire

Ruidoso Downs racetrack was largely unharmed after a 6,500-acre forest fire swept through the town in New Mexico by the same name. The corner of one barn was burned. “We are very fortunate,” said Jean Stoddard, the general manager of Ruidoso Downs. “We are very thankful for the courageous work of firefighters, the police, and […]

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Amazombie wins bob in Potrero Grande

Amazombie had the final say in the Grade 2, $150,000 Potrero Grande Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita Park.  Amazombie and Captain Cherokee broke away from the field in mid-stretch and battled to the wire, with Amazombie, under Mike Smith, getting the bob at the wire.  The winning time for six and a half furlongs was […]

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S.S. Stone scores in Skip Away Stakes

S.S. Stone did his best running late, getting clear in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $100,000 Skip Away Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sunday. With Julien Leparoux riding, S.S. Stone wore down pacesetter Colizeo and kept Jackson Bend at bay late to win by two lengths in 1:55.73 for 1 3/16 miles.  S.S. Stone […]

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Little Mike again proves impossible to catch

His rivals tried to pressure him, but Little Mike proved too tough to catch once again, going gate to wire in the Grade 3, $100,000 Emirates Airlines Appleton Stakes at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Under Joe Bravo, Little Mike got his third wire-to-wire victory of the Gulfstream meet, holding off two late challengers to win by […]

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Travelin Man gets easy win in Swale

Sent off at 2-5 in a five-horse field, Travelin Man ran to his odds, taking the Grade 2, $150,000 Swale Stakes for three-year-olds at Gulfstream Park Sunday. Travelin Man sat second off a fairly slow early pace down the backstretch, then glided to the front with only mild encouragement from rider John Velazquez to score […]

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Ward saddles five winners in Woodbine opener

Trainer Wesley Ward visited the winner’s circle five times during opening day at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto.  It was the first time a trainer saddled five winners on one card at Woodbine since 1991.  Ward had only seven winners at Woodbine for all of 2010.

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R Heat Lightning dominates Gulfstream Oaks

R Heat Lightning gave her connections a stakes double Saturday with a rousing victory in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Oaks. Under a hand ride from John Velazquez, R Heat Lightning pulled away from her six rivals in the stretch to win by five lengths in 1.49.27 for 1 1/8 miles.  Longshots Island School and […]

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Awesome Maria lives up to her name in Rampart

Odds-on favorite Awesome Maria drew off in the stretch with seeming ease to capture the Grade 3, $150,000 Ramart Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. With John Velazquez aboard, Awesome Maria looped around the frontrunners rounding the far turn and sailed away from her five rivals to win by seven lengths in 1:49.09 for 1 1/8 […]

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Gilded Gem flies to victory in Las Flores

Trainer Bob Baffert had a pretty good chance to win the Las Flores Stakes Saturday since three of the five runners were trained by him.  He did indeed come away with the victory, as Gilded Gem glided through the stretch for a one-length win over stablemate Subsidized. Gilded Gem, with Joel Rosario on board, stalked […]

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