Lucky 13: Black Caviar stays perfect

Australian mare Black Caviar improved to a perfect 13 for 13 in the BTC Cup at Doomben for trainer Peter Moody Saturday.  With a crowd of 20,134 looking on, the mare was covered up behind the early leaders until jockey Luke Nolen pushed the button rounding for home.  “Once she flattened out I knew she […]

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Queen gets a fair Sheik with Carlton House

Two international leaders with little in common except their monarchies and a love for horse racing have become unlikely friends in the racing industry.  After the Queen of England gave Sheikh Mohammed eventual Meydan winner Highland Glen, the Dubai leader reciprocated the gesture by eventually sending the Monarch Carlton House who has since become the […]

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Quinonez reaches milestone

Jockey Luis Quinonez recorded victory number 3,000 Thursday evening at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, TX.  The win came in the seventh race when he blasted the  field by 8 3/4 lengths with Hit It Hard.  “It is a lot of wins,” Quinonez said of the milestone. “I’ve been blessed to win that many.”

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2011 Hall of Fame Inductees Announced

PRESS RELEASE SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — Trainer Jerry Hollendorfer and the fillies Open Mind, Safely Kept and Sky Beauty have been elected to the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame. The Class of 2011 will be inducted on Friday, August 12 at 10:30 a.m. at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion. The ceremony is free and […]

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Early Triple Crown contender Runflatout finds spot in Laz Barrera

After disappointing in the San Felipe in March, former Triple Crown contender Runflatout will settle on the Grade III Lazaro Barrera Memorial Stakes at Hollywood Park this Sunday.

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Carlton House Installed as Favorite for 2011 Epsom Derby

Carlton House was made 2-1 favorite for the June 4th Epsom Derby after his decided win in the Dante Stakes in York on Thursday.  The three-year-old son of Street Cry is trained by the multiple Derby winning trainer Sir Michael Stoute and is owned by the Queen.  She bought the horse privately from Sheikh Mohammed […]

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Acclamation heads six-horse Jim Murray field

Acclamation will face off against five other horses in the Jim Murray this Saturday, trying to end a four race losing streak. He won last year’s edition of the 1 1/2 mile turf race.

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Embur’s Song Returns to Woodbine in the Hendrie Stakes

Fares Farm’s Embur’s Song, who set a new record for 1 1/16 miles on Keeneland’s Polytrack surface while winning the Doubledogdare Stakes April 22, drops back in distance for Saturday’s Hendrie Stakes at Woodbine in Canada where she faces a field of six other fillies and mares. The Todd Pletcher-trained 4-year-old by Unbridled’s Song goes […]

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89 Horses Entered for Saturday’s 11-Race Monmouth Opener

Press Release Oceanport, N.J. — Monmouth Park opens this Saturday, May 14, with an 11-race program attracting a total of 89 entries.  Topping Saturday’s card is the $75,000 Decathlon Stakes for three year olds and upward, which attracted seven entrants, including Ben Perkins Sr.’s Wildcat Brief, a stakes winner last summer at Monmouth Park. The […]

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