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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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Will Snow Fairy skip out on Dubai World Cup?

After originally announcing their intent to run Snow Fairy in the Dubai World Cup, her connections are now softening that stance a bit. “She’ll tell us if she’s ready to go and she’ll go only if we are happy with her,” said trainer Ed Dunlop. “We’ll put her in the World Cup, the Sheema Classic […]

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An Unusual quartet sweeps the board at Santa Anita

Four daughters of top California sire Unusual Heat made their presence known at Santa Anita on Thursday by sweeping the top four spots in the fifth race. In the order of finish, the sisters were Phi Beta Heat, Bitt a Heat, Unknown Heat and Favoloso.

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$5.7 million wagered on Gulfstream opener

Gulfstream Park opened its 2011 season with an estimated total of $5.7 million. On-track handle was about $640,000 from a crowd of 7,358. Track president and general manager Steve Calabro seemed pleased with the results. “That is very strong for a weekday opener,” said Calabro. Comparisons to last year’s opening day would be inconclusive because […]

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DRF: What goes into voting for Horse of the Year?

Is it Zenyatta or Blame? Or maybe you’re one of those who would give the award to Goldikova? Marcus Hersh of the Daily Racing Form has put together a piece looking into the voting process for Horse of the Year, background on the Eclipse Awards and how our awards compare to other mainstream sports.

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Hal’s Hope field holds intrigue with Morning Line and Rule

The Grade III Hal’s Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park should hold some intrigue for racing fans as two of 2010’s newsmakers will face off against a field of seven on Jan. 8. Morning Line, the winner of last year’s Grade II Pennsylvania Derby and beaten by a nose in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, will […]

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Left at the Gate: Why was NYRA feeling shifty on training times?

A press release by NYRA went out yesterday announcing that training hours at Aqueduct would be “shifted” in order to accommodate for the construction of the new racino. Alan Mann at Left at the Gate seems perplexed as to why they felt the need to try and spin training hour reductions to allow construction on […]

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Final Mesa has final say in Old Hat Stakes

On opening day at Gulfstream Park, Sky Mesa filly Final Mesa began her three-year-old season on a high note by taking the Grade III Old Hat Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths over long shot Pomeroys Pistol. Jockey Joel Rosario was aboard Final Mesa.

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