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Santiva looks to pick up where he left off

After an eventful 2010 2-year-old season that ended with a win over Astrology in the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes, Santiva will make his first start of 2011 in the Risen Star. “He’s just a grinder, a tough little horse,” said traienr Kenneally. “He fought hard that day in the Kentucky, and I think that’s the […]

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Kathmanblu looks much the best in Rachel Alexandra Stakes

In preparation for the Kentucky Oaks, Kathmanblu will run on dirt for only the third time in her eight-race career at the Fair Grounds on the Risen Star undercard. This will be the first running of the Rachel Alexandra Stakes under its new name. The race was formerly known as the Silverbulletday Stakes.

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UAE 2000 Guineas a valant run for Zanazamar

Despite losing by a length, the talented Zanzamar faced much adversity in the UAE 2000 Guineas. Traffic blocked his trip and when he finally found some daylight, the horse was inadvertently struck in the face by the whip of the rider of Sonoran Sands. Zanzamar eventually fell short to Splash Point and is expected to […]

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No racing in North Dakota in 2011

Despite having nearly paid off the outstanding debt, Fargo, North Dakota will not see Thoroughbred racing this year. The state racing commission declined a request for about $308,000 to fund three weekends of racing at North Dakota Horse Park.

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Knee chip sidelines Tapizar after disappointing performance at Santa Anita

Tapizar, who finished off the board after being rank and setting fast fractions in Saturday’s Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita Park, has been sidelined with a knee chip that will require surgery, reports Gary West of the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. The Tapit colt, owned and bred by Winchell Thoroughbreds and trained by Steve […]

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Drape: Uncle Mo leads the way

Joe Drape introduces the storyline of Uncle Mo to the general public with his piece on the superstar son of Indian Charlie and his immensely likeable owner Mike Repole in the New York Times. For any fan of Uncle Mo or as an introduction piece to those who may not usually follow racing, this is […]

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PDI #10 Rogue Romance the Risen Star favorite

Rogue Romance, a Catesby Clay homebred for Runnymeade Farm, will be installed as the early favorite to win the Risen Star this Saturday at the Fair Grounds. Others of note in the field are Mucho Macho Man, Machen, Santiva and Justin Phillip.

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PDI #17 J P’s Gusto, Elite Alex work for Southwest at Oaklawn

J P’s Gusto, under new trainer Joe Petalino, breezed six furlongs in 1:15.60 this morning at Oaklawn. Elite Alex, who also looks to run in next Monday’s Southwest Stakes, breezed seven furlongs in 1:27 with Calvin Borel aboard.

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PDI #1 Uncle Mo Leads in Derby Graded Stakes Earnings

Press Release Uncle Mo, the flashy unbeaten winner of the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs in November, enters this year’s 3-year-old season atop the Graded Stakes Earnings list that will likely determine the participants in the field for the 137th running of the $2 million Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (Grade […]

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Newbury considers rescheduling Saturday card after horse deaths

In what may have been an accidental electrocution, two horses died in the paddock at Newbury on Saturday and the card was postponed. The post mortem on what happened to Fenix Two and Marching Song has not been completed yet.

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