Dialed In to skip Fountain of Youth

The connections for Dialed In have agreed that the colt who won big in the Holy Bull earlier in the year will bypass the Fountain of Youth Stakes this weekend. “I conferred with both Bob (LaPenta) and his son Rob, and we all were in agreement that it would not be right to ask Dialed […]

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Drosselmeyer resumes training following illness

Trainer Bill Mott reported to the Daily Racing Form that Belmont Stakes winner Drosselmeyer has resumed training after an illness that kept him from running in the Mineshaft at Fair Grounds.

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No Advantage ascends in General George Handicap

Press Release Suarez Racing Inc.’s No Advantage raced wide down the backstretch, accelerated into the stretch and took command of the 35th running of the $150,000 General George Handicap (Grade II), the co-main event in Laurel Park’s SprintFest Weekend. Harissa won the $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap (Grade II) Saturday afternoon. The winner finished fourth in […]

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West: I expect another outstanding prospect to emerge from Southwest Stakes

Gary West is high on Elite Alex both in the Paulick Derby Index and his recent column handicapping the Southwest Stakes. “His trainer, Tim Ritchey, said Elite Alex probably should have won by 10. Having watched the race several times, I’m inclined to think the combination of the troubled start and the wide trip probably […]

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Blame’s sister Might runner-up in career debut

Might, the three-year-old sister to Blame, finished second in her career debut Sunday at the Fair Grounds in a six furlong maiden race.

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Breeders’ Cup Challenge adds Japanese race

Press Release The Breeders’ Cup Challenge series will be expanding to Japan this year. The Breeders’ Cup and the Japan Racing Association today announced that the Takarazuka Kinen, a Group 1 stakes race run on June 26 at Hanshin Racecourse, has joined the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge, a global series of stakes races whose winners […]

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PDI #15 The Factor wires San Vicente field

The Factor shook off an early speed duel with two rivals and held off a late-closing threat to win the Grade 2, $150,000 San Vincente Stakes for three-year-olds at Santa Anita Sunday. Under Martin Garcia, The Factor drew off in the stretch and hit the wire a length in front of the charging second choice, […]

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First Derby Futures pool odds are set

Pool #1 of the Kentucky Derby Futures wager closed Sunday evening with “All Others” slightly edging out Uncle Mo for favoritism.  “All Others” was set at 2-1, while Uncle Mo is paying 7-2.  Other notables include Dialed In at 8-1, To Honor And Serve at 10-1 and Brethren at 15-1. See the final odds for […]

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Keertana sprints home in The Very One

The field loped along for most of the race, but Keertana won the mad dash for the wire in the Grade 3, $100,000 The Very One Stakes at Gulfstream Sunday. With Jose Lezcano aboard, Keertana (5-2) outran her four rivals to win by half a length over 24-1 Zapparition in 2:19.33 for 1 3/8 miles […]

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