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Will Timely Writer fill?

Gulfstream Park has a good news/bad news situation on their hands. Good News: 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Uncle Mo is coming to town Bad News: The newly written Timely Writer may not fill knowing Uncle Mo is coming to town “Having the Eclipse Award winner and Kentucky Derby favorite run here is a bonus […]

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Dubai Race Night: Taking a look at the potential World Cup field

Pat Cummings at Dubai Race Night has put together his likely field of 14 runners in this year’s Dubai World Cup along with projected morning lines. After an impressive win in the Maktoum Challenge Round 3, it’s hard to find fault with Twice Over as the early favorite. What do you make of his early […]

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Who was Timely Writer?

With Uncle Mo making his three-year-old debut in the newly written Timely Writer Stakes, one could make the mistake of thinking it was a clever play on words considering the timeliness of being able to draw the Kentucky Derby favorite in an ungraded and unraced stakes race. But the real Timely Writer, the co-highweight in […]

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Positive Response makes statement in Kentucky debut

Northern California invader Positive Response rolled into Kentucky blew away the locals to take Saturday’s $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial by seven lengths in his Bluegrass State debut. The favored son of Pomeroy, co-owned by trainer William Morey, led most of the way as he covered 1 1/16-miles on Turfway Park’s synthetic Polytrack surface in 1:45.13 […]

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Misremembered shakes off rust in Santana

Last year’s Big ‘Cap winner Misremembered made his first start since in the Santana Mile on Sunday at Santa Anita and won handily by three lengths. He was ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert and scored the victory in a quick 1:33.50 on the a fast track.

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Daughter of Azeri wins debut at Oaklawn

Three-year-old filly Arienza, out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, won her debut at Oaklawn Park as the 9-10 favorite in a field of nine. The daughter of Giant’s Causeway shook free of the field in the six furlong maiden by 2 1/2 lengths.

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Setsuko sustains leg injury in Big ‘Cap

Trainer Richard Mandella said Santa Anita Handicap runner-up Setsuko came out of the race with a left front leg injury.  Setsuko was bumped several times in the stretch by Twirling Candy. “He came out of the race with a cut on his left front leg,” Mandella said. “He’s got a lot of swelling in the […]

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Baffert: PDI #11 The Factor headed for Rebel

Trainer Bob Baffert said Sunday he was pointing his colt, The Factor, toward the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park March 19. The Factor has won his two starts at Santa Anita this winter, but he has yet to go two turns or 1 1/16 miles, the distance of the Rebel. “I think he […]

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PDI #1 Uncle Mo turns in final work

Uncle Mo breezed an easy half-mile Sunday at the Palm Meadows training center – his final work before a start on Saturday, March 12.  Trainer Todd Pletcher said the Timely Writer Stakes at Gulfstream is still the first choice, but the Tampa Bay Derby is a back-up. “We need to run on Saturday,” said Pletcher. […]

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Zito stablemate upsets PDI #2 Dialed In

Trainer Nick Zito won the race, but not with his top Kentucky Derby contender, Dialed In.  Instead, Dialed In’s four-year-old stablemate Equestrio beat the colt to the wire and captured a $62,500 restricted optional claimer at Gulfsteam Park Sunday. Under Jose Lezcano, Equestrio got the jump on Dialed In turning for home, and despite veering […]

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