Belmont Park: Fields for Mother Goose, New York coming together

BELMONT PARK NOTES 6/17   ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, who got a “double wow” on Belmont Stakes day when It’s Tricky upset Turbulent Descent in the Grade 1 TVG Acorn and Trappe Shot took the Grade 2 True North presented by Emirates Airline, is hoping Alseera will make it a triple in next […]

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Concealed Identity to make first start outside MD in G-3 Pegasus at Monmouth

Monmouth Park Barn Notes 6/17: Concealed Identity, who has run against all three winners of this year’s Triple Crown events, will make his first start outside his native Maryland when he goes in Saturday’s $200,000 Pegasus Stakes (G3), a major prep for the $1 million Haskell Invitational (G1) on July 31. The bay gelding by […]

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Immortal Verse takes G-1 Coronation Stakes

and Barefoot Lady in the Group 1 Coronation Stakes at Royal Ascot Friday. Trained by Robert Collett, Immortal Verse was ridden by Gerald Mosse in the one-mile turf event. More to come. Immortal Verse came from last to first to post a decisive victory over Nova Hawk and Barefoot Lady in the Group 1 Coronation […]

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Nathaniel storms to victory in King Edward VII

John Gosden’s Nathaniel (Ire) was confidently ridden by Bill Buick to a resounding 4-length victory in Friday’s King Edward VII Stakes (G-2) at Royal Ascot. The 11-4 favorite’s decisive win over Fiorenti in second and Alexander Pope in third solidified his credentials for the St. Leger at Doncaster on Sept. 5, according to the Racing […]

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Good Heavens! Brawling, tattoos… at Royal Ascot?

Rowdy race-goers are casting a shadow over the festivities at Royal Ascot, writes Rebecca Evans of The MailOnline. Women in cheap, tawdry dresses, men shunnning the traditional tophats, and generally rowdy behavior are seen as blatant disregard for the centuries old behavioral code. “The decline in standards has not gone unnoticed, as racing commentator Sir […]

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Hinchinbook out of Ascot, retired

The Peter Moody trained star, Hinchinbrook, has been officiall retired to stud following a suspensory injury sustained Thursday at Ascot, according to the Racing Post report.  “It was a major disappointment for the whole team yesterday on discovery of his injury at Newmarket as the horse was going into the Group 1 Golden Jubilee in […]

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Animal Kingdom sidelined with hock injury

PRESS RELEASETeam Valor International’s Animal Kingdom, who encountered trouble shortly after the start of the Belmont Stakes, has exited the race with an injury to his left hind leg. Wednesday morning Dr. Dean Richardson of the New Bolton Research Center examined a nuclear scan, which indicated that something was amiss with the colt’s left hock. […]

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Animal Kingdom future uncertain

Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom’s future for 2011 is uncertain after a dust up with Isn’t He Perfect in last Saturday’s running of the Belmont Stakes. “Right now we’re evaluating him,” Barry Irwin said by phone to Tom Luicci of “He came out of the (Belmont Stakes) very stiff. We’re doing a thorough exam […]

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Yeah Mon! Midnight Interlude to give grass a chance

Okay, so not that kind of grass, but Bob Baffert’s Midnight Interlude who earlier this year won the Santa Anita Derby will make the move to grass in the Tsunami Slew Stakes at Hollywood Park on Friday.

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