Racing

Australia’s Black Caviar makes case for world’s best

Black Caviar’s phenomenal performance in the Group 1 Lightning Stakes Saturday at Flemington puts her in the conversation of the world’s best runners.  Racing Post has credited her five furlong victory with a 131+ rating.  How good is that?  The Racing Post adds some perspective:  “The winner’s RPR (Racing Post Rating) of 131 is quite […]

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Smiling Tiger up in time in San Carlos

Smiling Tiger came from well off the pace this time and got up just before the wire to win the Grade 2, $150,000 San Carlos Handicap at Santa Anita Park Saturday. After fallling behind early, Smiling Tiger, under Joel Rosario, came with a late rush on the outside to win by a head over Captain […]

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Mucho Macho Man the best in Risen Star

Mucho Macho Man finally put it all together Saturday, winning the Grade 2, $300,000 Risen Star Stakes for three-year-olds at Fair Grounds. Under Rajiv Maragh, Mucho Macho Man outfinished his rivals in the stretch, winning by nearly two lengths over Santiva in 1:43.98 for 1 1/16 miles.  Rogue Romance finished third, while Machen was fourth. […]

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Prince Will I Am streaks to victory in Mac Diarmida

Prince Will I Am exploded late to beat a field of 11 rivals in the Grade 2, $150,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes over the Gulfstream Park turf Saturday. Under Johnny Velazquez, Prince Will I Am stalked the pace, then sprinted clear in mid-stretch for a one-length victory over Rahy’s Attorney.  Musketier was third in the 1 […]

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Awesome Maria runs away with Sabin Stakes

Awesome Maria lived up to her name Saturday, pulling away from her rival, Amen Hallelujah, for a five-length victory in the Grade 3, $100,000 Sabin Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The co-favorites separated from the field of seven at the top of the lane, and it looked like it could be a stretch duel to the […]

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Demarcation charges home in Mineshaft Handicap

Demarcation outdueled a game Mission Impazible in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $125,000 Mineshaft Handicap at Fair Grounds Saturday. Mission Impazible helped set the early pace and hung around until the end, but he could not hold off Demarcation’s last-to-first surge in the 1 1/16 mile race.  Jockey Rosie Napravanik got the win […]

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Champ Pegasus wins photo in San Luis Obispo

The two favorites both battled gamely through the stretch, but it was Champ Pegasus who prevailed by a nose over Bourbon Bay in the Grade 2, $150,000 San Luis Obispo Stakes at Santa Anita Park Saturday. Under Rafael Bejarano, Bourbon Bay got the jump at the top of the lane, but Joel Rosario and Champ […]

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Kathmanblu captures Rachel Alexandra Stakes

It didn’t look as easy as her last couple of victories, but Kathmanblu got the job done Saturday, taking the Grade 3, $150,000 Rachel Alexandra Stakes at Fair Grounds. Under Julien Leparoux, Kathmanblu stalked the leaders, rolled to the front in mid-stretch and held off a late challenge from Inglorious for a one-length victory in […]

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Harissa takes G2 sprint handicap at Laurel

Harissa outdueled Aspenglow in mid-stretch to win the Grade 2, $150,000 Barbara Fritchie Handicap at Laurel Park Saturday. Aspenglow (2-1) set the pace in the seven furlong race, while Harissa (3-2) stalked in fourth under Ramon Dominguez through fractions of 22.44 and 45.20.  Turning for home, Harissa joined the frontrunner and battled neck-and-neck to mid-stretch […]

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