Racing

Dancinginherdreams on course for Kentucky Oaks

Three-year-old filly Dancinginherdreams is about three weeks away from her first start of the year, according to trainer John Ward.  Ward said he expects Dancinginherdreams to have three preps for the Kentucky Oaks May 6 at Churchill Downs. Dancinginherdreams won her two starts of 2010 in impressive fashion – one at Keeneland, the other at […]

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Buena Vista wins HOTY in Japan

Five-year-old mare Buena Vista was named Horse of the Year in Japan, despite finishing second in four Group 1 races, including the Japan Cup where she was placed second after a stewards inquiry. Buena Vista won two Group 1 events in 2010 – the Tenno Sho and the Victoria Mile.

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Sam Houston meet shorter, bigger purses

The 2011 racing season in Texas will begin with a shorter meet at Sam Houston on Jan. 21. The 27-day meet will boast an average daily purse structure of $160,000.

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Boys At Tosconova, Amen Hallelujah get works in at Gulfstream Park

Press Release It was a busy Friday morning around the barn of trainer Rick Dutrow Jr., who sent out of pair of graded-stakes winners at Gulfstream Park in preparation for upcoming races. Boys At Tosconova, winner of the Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga this summer and one of the leading contenders for the Kentucky Derby, worked beneath […]

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Morning Line looking to get Zito’s year off right

Press Release When Morning Line suffered a hard-luck second in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Churchill Downs in his 2010 finale, trainer Nick Zito could only shake his head and offer an uneasy chuckle. “It was so tough in 2010. In 10 major races, I had horses finish second, including that one,” Zito said. “He […]

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Small field of four expected for San Pasqual

With three-fourths of the expected field having run against each other in the Native Diver Handicap at Hollywood Park last month, this Saturday’s running of the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes will be run among familiar faces. Aggie Engineer, Spurrier and Dakota Phone who finished first, second and fourth respectively will see newcomer Quindici Man […]

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Aqueduct open for live racing Friday

Press Release Aqueduct Racetrack will be open for live racing as scheduled on Friday, January 7.  In addition to the live racing card, simulcasting will be available at Aqueduct and the Belmont Café along with through NYRA Rewards telebet and internet wagering.  There is no charge for admission or general parking at Aqueduct or the […]

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Field of fourteen entered in Grade III Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream

A Grade III turf race for older fillies and mares, the Marshua’s River Stakes at Gulfstream Park will feature a stocked field of horses that should make this race a popular one among bettors.

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May Day Rose looks to bounce back in Santa Ysabel

Facing only a field of four rivals, May Day Rose looks to bounce back in this Saturday’s Grade III Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita after fading to fourth in the Hollywood Starlet last month. Trainer Bob Baffert looks to push her front-running style, something she got away from in her last race. “She should […]

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Iowa paper celebrates Paddy O’Prado’s Eclipse nomination

Described as the most successful Thoroughbred racehorse ever owned by Iowans, the Des Moines Register celebrated Paddy O’Prado’s Eclipse nomination for best three-year-old colt even if they recognize it is unlikely the gray colt will win. “To be one of the three finalists is pretty special,” said Ray Smith who along with his wife Judi […]

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