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Weather conditions cancel live racing at Penn National until Friday

Press Release Day-long freezing rain last Saturday, and the forecast of another round of frozen precipitation tomorrow, has set back the scheduled resumption of live racing until Friday, February 11, at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course. “Our crew worked very hard around-the-clock  on the track throughout the weekend,” said Mark Loewe, VP of […]

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PDI #1 Uncle Mo breezes half-mile in :49 3/5

After a scrutinzed three furlong work last week, Uncle Mo bounced back yesterday with a :49 3/5 half-mile breeze at Palm Meadows. “I thought he worked excellent,” trainer Todd Pletcher said. “Last week, he just had an easy three-eighths, and I was actually surprised how much he moved forward off of just that one easy […]

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PDI #17 The Factor gets back on track after foot bruise

Derby contender The Factor is back on track after missing three days with a bruised foot. “He had a little setback,” said trainer Bob Baffert.

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PDI #8 Comma to the Top: Bound for El Camino Real

Comma to the Top looks to be kicking off his 2011 Kentucky Derby bid with the Grade 3, $200,000 El Camino Real Derby.  Comma to the Top heads a list of 16 nominees for the February 12 race at Golden Gate Fields. Winner of the CashCall Futurity in December, Comma to the Top is on […]

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Gladding wires field in San Antonio

Gladding set the pace but still had enough left to fend off his rivals in the Grade 2, $150,000 San Antonio Stakes Sunday at Santa Anita Park. Under Rafael Bejarano, Gladding looked to have slowed things down nicely on the front end, but then faced an early challenge from Spurrier, shook it off and outsprinted […]

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Dubai World Cup: The potential field

With six weeks to go before the Dubai World Cup, it’s time to start thinking about who might contend for the world’s richest race.  Dubai Race Night has compiled a list of 27 potential starters, including this weekend’s winning duo of Giant Oak and Twirling Candy. Who do you think are the top early contenders?

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Twirling Candy: Best horse in America?

After Twirling Candy’s scintillating performance in Saturday’s Strub Stakes at Santa Anita, trainer John Sadler said he feels that Twirling Candy is the best horse in the country.  The Daily Racing Form’s Brad Free makes the same call. Are they right?  Is Twirling Candy the best horse in America right now?  If not, who is?

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Twirling Candy dominates the Strub Stakes

Twirling Candy made it look easy Saturday, rolling to an impressive five-length victory in the Grade 2, $200,000 Strub Stakes at Santa Anita Park. With only mild encouragement from jockey Joel Rosario, Twirling Candy put away pacesetter Indian Firewater at the top of the lane, then drew off to win the 1 1/8 mile race […]

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Fluke gets up in the Thunder Road

Fluke wore down frontrunning Proudinsky late to take the Grade 3, $100,000 Thunder Road Handicap on the Santa Anita turf Saturday. Under Joe Talamo, Fluke came with a run in mid-stretch to overtake the game Proudinsky, who helped set the pace with Colgan’s Chip early but could not hold off Fluke’s late bid.  Victor’s Cry […]

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Giant Oak storms home in Donn Handicap

Giant Oak came with his patented late run and this time, he left no room for doubt or controversy, winning convincingly the Grade 1, $500,000 Donn Handicap at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Under Shaun Bridgmohan, Giant Oak came storming home outside the trio of Morning Line, Rule and I Want Revenge for a two-length victory in […]

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