Could Uncle Mo go in Florida Derby instead of Wood?

Uncle Mo’s connections have been saying for weeks now that he is pointed toward the Wood Memorial at Aqueduct for his final Kentucky Derby prep.  But after yesterday’s easy win in the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream, trainer Todd Pletcher and owner Mike Repole hedged a bit, according to the Blood-Horse: Pletcher said after the […]

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Pluck still on course for Europe despite loss

Trainer Graham Motion said he’s still planning to send Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf winner Pluck to the French Guineas, despite a disappointing fourth in a one-mile allowance race at Tampa Bay Downs Saturday. “The pace wasn’t ideal, but it was good to see him fly home,” Motion said. “With the short stretch, I figured there […]

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It Happened Again beats stablemate in Razorback

Trainer Steve Asmussen owned the exacta Saturday when It Happened Again beat stablemate Thiskyhasnolimit in the Grade 3, $125,000 Razorback Handicap at Oaklawn Park. The half-length victory at 1 1/16 miles was the third straight win for It Happened Again, out of Quiet Lucky by Quiet American.

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Premier Pegasus romps in San Felipe

Premier Pegasus proved much the best Saturday in the Grade 2, $250,000 San Felipe Stakes for three-year-olds at Santa Anita. Under Alonso Quinonez, Premier Pegasus (7-1) rolled to the front at the top of the lane and drew clear to win by seven lengths in 1:41.23 for 1 1/16 miles.  Favorite Jaycito finished second, while […]

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Tackleberry does it again, takes Gulfstream Park Handicap

Tackleberry proved tough as nails once again in virtually going gate to wire in the Grade 2, $300,000 Gulfstream Park Handicap Saturday – his seventh win in his last eight starts. With Javier Santiago on board, Tackleberry assumed the lead down the backstretch and would not give it up in the lane, despite furious late […]

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Joyful Victory crushes Honeybee field

Joyful Victory scored an open-lengths win in the Grade 3, $125,000 Honeybee Stakes for three-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Under Mike Smith, Joyful Victory sat mid-pack down the backstretch, then looped the field rounding the far turn and scooted away for a six-length win in 1:44.83 for 1 1/16 miles.  Holy Heavens was second.  […]

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Brethren falters, Watch Me Go wins TB Derby at 43-1

Brethren went to the lead early but could not hang around late, as 43-1 upsetter Watch Me Go took the Grade 2, $350,000 Tampa Bay Derby Saturday. Under Luis Garcia, Watch Me Go battled to the wire with 86-1 longshot Crimson Knight, prevailing by a head in 1:44.25 for 1 1/16 miles.  Brethren finished another […]

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Joes Blazing Aaron wires Palm Beach Stakes

Joes Blazing Aaron made it two for two on the lawn, leading all the way in the Grade 3, $150,000 Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Under Orlando Bocachica, Joes Blazing Aaron opened up daylight on the backstretch and could not be caught in the lane.  Queen’splatekitten was second.  Newsdad finished third.  The winning […]

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Uncle Mo cruises home in Timely Writer

If Uncle Mo was rusty after four months off, he didn’t show it Saturday, rolling to an easy victory against four rivals in the $100,000 Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Rider Johnny Velazquez sent Uncle Mo to the early lead, and he never relinquished it, winning by four and a half lengths over Rattlesnake […]

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