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The Factor looking at Grade 1 Woody Stephens

Edited Press Release Bob Baffert trainee, The Factor, is scheduled to breeze Monday morning at Churchill Downs. Seventh in the Grade 1 Arkansas Derby on April 16, after which he underwent a myectomy, The Factor is targeting the Grade 1 Woody Stephens presented by VisitNassauCounty.com on the Belmont Stakes day undercard.

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Japanese champion falls in the Grade 1 Victoria Mile

Buena Vista, last year’s horse of the year, lost by a neck to filly’s Triple Crown winner Apanane in the Victoria Mile (G1) in Tokyo. Buena Vista is winless since a disappointing finish in the Dubai World Cup.

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Embur’s Song takes Grade 3 Hendrie

Embur’s Song, under Patrick Husbands, won her second consecutive graded stakes with a 3 1/2 length win in the Grade 3 Hendrie on the Woodbine Polytrack.  The 4-year-old Unbridled Song filly is owned by Fares Farm and trained by Todd Pletcher.

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Decathlon Stakes goes to This Ones for Phil

PRESS RELEASE OCEANPORT, N.J. – This Ones for Phil captured the featured $75,000 Decathlon Stakes, “Jersey Joe” Bravo won three races, and a crowd of 10,847 enjoyed opening day festivities as Monmouth Park kicked off the 2011 Thoroughbred racing season in winning style on Saturday. The crowd represented a 5.4 percent increase over opening day […]

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Acclamation defends his title in the Jim Murray (G2)

Acclamation, under a hand ride by Joel Rosario, won his second straight Jim Murray (G2) by 6 1/2 lengths. Trained by Donald Warren, he sat second, seven lengths behind pacesetter All Saint until he made his move at the turn. The son of Unusual Heat quickly grabbed the lead and opened up in the stretch […]

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Crown of Thorns on to Met Mile

Recent winner of the Grade 2 Mervyn LeRoy, Crown of Thorns, is likely to make his next start in the Metropolitan Handicap May 30 at Belmont Park. “That’s a serious consideration,” trainer Richard Mandella said on Friday. “I just started him back to the track and he looks fine.” The runner-up of the 2009 Breeders’ […]

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Canford Cliffs sets sights on Goldikova after Lockinge Stakes win

Canford Cliffs makes the Lockinge Stakes his fourth Group 1 victory in a row at Newbury Racecourse today, setting up a showdown with Goldikova in the Queen Anne Stakes on June 14th. Trainer Richard Hannon is confident about his horse’s chance at Royal Ascot. “I’m relishing the season. Goldikova, I’m looking forward to Ascot, and […]

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Two-time Grade 1 winner Evening Jewel retired

Two-time Grade 1 winner and 2010 Eclipse finalist Evening Jewel has run her last race according to trainer Jim Cassidy. The decision came after her sixth place finish in the G1 Humana Distaff at Churchill Downs on May 7th. Owner Marilyn Braly is currently finalizing a private sale with Aaron and Marie Jones.

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Fall racing will resume at Santa Anita

Santa Anita will once again offer live racing during the autumn months after taking a one-year hiatus.  The traditional Oak Tree meet was hosted by Hollywood Park last year while Santa Anita installed its new dirt surface.  Six Breeders’ Cup Challenge races will be part of the schedule.

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