Racing

Santa Margarita: Switch can prove she’s on top

With a win in Saturday’s Santa Margarita Invitational Stakes at Santa Anita, four-year-old Switch can make her mark atop the older female division in California. Switch will face six rivals, including St. Trinians, in the Grade 1, $300,000 race at 1 1/8 miles.

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Australia: Sprinter Black Caviar bids for 10 straight

Australian filly Black Caviar will try to make it 10 for 10 lifetime Saturday at Flemington Race Course in the Lexus Newmarket Handicap. With a victory, Black Caviar would also set the modern-day weight-carrying record for a female runner.

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Heel bruise forces Rogue Romance to skip Louisiana Derby

Due to a heel bruise causing the Derby contender to miss his scheduled workout this weekend, trainer Ken McPeek reported Rogue Romance will be pulled out of the Louisiana Derby. Hoping to see the son of Smarty Jones recover in time for the Derby, his connections are considering Arkansas Derby and Blue Grass Stakes for […]

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Triple Crown Insider: PDI #6 Stay Thirsty ‘a very useful comeback’

The boys at Triple Crown Insider break down the Gotham and Dialed In’s narrow defeat in Sunday’s allowance race and the coming weekend’s races. Additionally, Kaitlynn Douglas interviews Peachtree Stable’s John Fort who has a potential Derby contender in Flashpoint for the WinStar Farm Dream Big Moment of the Week.

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Pluck changes course, to run in Tampa Bay allowance race

Originally scheduled for the Grade III Palm Beach Stakes at Gulfstream Park, Team Valor’s Pluck will instead make his 2011 debut in a $30,000 allowance race on turf at Tampa Bay Downs. “I am sure that this will look funny to some people,” said Pluck’s trainer, Graham Motion. “Here we are, the favorite for a […]

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Russo: Ariezna, Wilburn better late than never

Arienza, the second foal out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, and Wilburn, a son of Bernardini, both made their debuts over the weekend and did not disappoint. Better late than never says Nicole Russo of The Saratogian.

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I Want Revenge headed to Dubai Godolphin Mile

Having originally been pointed towards the Dubai World Cup, connections for I Want Revenge have instead pointed the once Derby favorite I Want Revenge towards the Dubai Godolphin Mile. “I’m really disappointed I Want Revenge did not get invited to the World Cup,” Dutrow said on Wednesday according to the Daily Racing Form. “I don’t […]

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Zabeel Mile final chance for those seeking World Cup night berth

Today marks the final meet of the 2011 Dubai International Racing Carnival and a last chance for those seeking to join the Dubai World Cup night card. Qatar’s Hearts of Fire looks to be the favorite for trainer Ibrahim Al Malki after two strong runs during the Carnival so far although the field is considered […]

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Charles Town Classic may be next target for Setsuko

After finishing a controversial second in last weekend’s Santa Anita Handicap, Setsuko may compete in the Charles Town Classic next according to trainer Richard Mandella.

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