Racing

Delaware Park still hasn’t decided on race dates

With no agreement between horsemen and Delaware Park on racing dates, the Delaware Thoroughbred Racing Commission is planning to set its own schedule for 2011 on Feb. 9 during its next meeting.

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Snaafy shoots down competition in Jebel Ali Mile

Seven-year-old Snaafy took the delayed Jebel Ali Mile at the Jebel Ali Racecourse by 4 3/4 lengths. The son of Kingmambo was bred at Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky.

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Penn National cancelling Friday and Saturday racing

Press Release This week’s barrage of winter storms has claimed another racing victim with the cancellation of this weekend’s live racing programs at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. “The storm on Wednesday in our area was freezing rain and ice” said Mark Loewe, VP of Racing, “and then above freezing temperatures on Thursday […]

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Rule ready for the Donn

Press Release After being away from the races for nearly 10 months, Rule returned to the races on January 8 with renewed enthusiasm, finishing a solid second behind impressive winner Soaring Empire in the Hal’s Hope (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Roman Ruler, who was turned out last spring when Todd Pletcher found […]

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Let’s Here It For The Girl? Justaroundmidnight to challenge guys in Gulfstream Park Turf

Press Release All along, trainer Patrick Biancone was planning on running a girl against the boys in a Grade 1 race this Saturday at Gulfstream Park. He just expected it to come on the main track. While multiple Chilean Group 1 winner Belle Watling will not be tackling the boys in Saturday’s Donn (G1), Grade 3 winner […]

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Eng: Future looks bright for Dialed In, Turbulent Descent

Richard Eng celebrates the potential stardom of Dialed In and Turbulent Descent in his most recent column today.

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They Are Off: Machen a truly rising star

After going 2 for 2 at the Fair Grounds after another victory this weekend, the Neil Howard-trained Machen will be pointed to the Risen Star. Of course, a strong showing there will lead to a run in the Louisiana Derby. On the other hand, his latest Beyer figure was only 76 while he posted a […]

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Could Square Eddie spring a Donn surprise?

After a brief retirement, Square Eddie came back to the track and broke the 6 1/2 furlong record at Santa Anita on Jan. 14. It was his first race in over a year. Now he’ll have to face some much stiffer competition with the likes of I Want Revenge, Fly Down, Rule, Morning Line, Giant […]

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Aggie Engineer looks to keep winning ways in the San Antonio

Likely pacesetter Aggie Engineer looks to be the favorite in this weekend’s San Antonio Handicap after winning back-to-back stakes races in the Native Diver and San Pasqual. Joe Talamo will be on board for Sunday’s ride.

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Thunder Road could send Victor’s Cry overseas

If all goes well Saturday for Victor’s Cry in Santa Anita’s Thunder Road Handicap, trainer Eoin Harty may be thinking about shipping the Grade I winner to Dubai for the Duty Free. “If he runs the type of race I think he can run, I’d consider a trip to Dubai,” Harty said.

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