Racing

Silver Reunion wires G3 Endeavour

Silver Reunion had it her own way on the front end and never relinquished the lead, taking the Grade 3, $125,000 Endeavour Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday. Under Ramon Dominguez, Silver Reunion set moderate fractions in the 1 1/16 mile race on the turf, leaving her with enough left in the stretch to win […]

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PDI #4 Tapizar toasted in Robert B. Lewis

Heavy favorite Tapizar was keen on getting the lead, and it proved to be his undoing Saturday at Santa Anita Park, as he wilted in the stretch of the Grade 2, $250,000 Robert B. Lewis Stakes.  Anthony’s Cross won a photo finish with Riveting Reason to take the 1 1/8 mile race in 1:48.3. Tapizar […]

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Tackleberry wins again, takes Gulfstream Sprint

Tackleberry has won seven of 11 lifetime starts after taking the Grade 2, Gulfstream Park Sprint Championship Saturday. The usually frontrunning Tackleberry stalked the pace this time and accelerated in the stretch to win by a length and a half over odds-on favorite Soaring Empire.  The final time was 1:22.84 for seven furlongs. Tackleberry is […]

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PDI #7 Brethren coasts home in Sam F. Davis

Brethren stayed unbeaten from three starts Saturday after a commanding five-length win in the Grade 3, $225,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday. Under Ramon Dominguez, Brethren stalked the pacesetter, took over rounding the far turn and cruised to victory in 1:45.07 for 1 1/6 miles. Brethren is owned by his Kentucky […]

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PDI #5 Boys At Tosconova off Derby trail

The Daily Racing Form reports that Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Boys At Tosconova has been taken off the Kentucky Derby trail.  Trainer Rick Dutrow said Saturday that Boys At Tosconova has been sent to the farm in Kentucky. “He just wasn’t right,” said Dutrow. “All the tests we took came back negative. I’m not sure […]

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Two horses die in Newbury paddock, electrocution suspected

Officials in Britain are investigating the unusual deaths of two horses before the first race at Newbury Saturday afternoon. Fenix Two and Marching Song both collapsed within ten yards of each other in the paddock.  A racecourse vet said he suspected that an electrical shock might have occurred. The other horses in the first race […]

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Risen Star: PDI #10 Rogue Romance, #12 Santiva among hopefuls

Next Saturday’s Grade 2 Risen Star Stakes at Fair Grounds looks like it could have a field of top Kentucky Derby contenders. Entries will be drawn Monday, but so far, it appears that Rogue Romance, Santiva, Machen, Mucho Macho Man and possibly Wilkinson could all go in the Risen Star. Rogue Romance was third in […]

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Kershner: Derby Futures usually a bad investment

At the Buffalo News, racing blogger Gene Kershner warns horseplayers about diving too deeply into the upcoming Derby Futures pools: “… although last year’s winner, Super Saver, paid $43.20 for $2 wagered in Pool 1, only eight of the 23 horses in the pool actually made it to the gate. Meaning a wager on any […]

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Dubai WC: Giant Oak, no; I Want Revenge, yes

Trainer Chris Block says Donn Handicap winner Giant Oak will not be pointed to the Dubai World Cup in late March.  Instead, Block says Giant Oak’s mid-season goal will most likely be the Grade 1 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs in June. However, the horse that finished fourth behind Giant Oak in the Donn is […]

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Oaklawn forced to cancel Friday; sixth lost program in a row

To say it’s been a rough winter at Oaklawn Park would be a huge understatement. The Hot Springs, Ark., track was forced to cancel Friday’s live program — the sixth consecutive lost day and eighth cancellation in the first 18 days of the winter-spring season. Five inches of snow hit the area on Wednesday, and […]

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