Racing

Zenyatta Does it Again; Wins in Heart-Stopping Fashion

By Scott Jagow Zenyatta rarely makes it easy on her fans.  The champion mare once again waited until the final strides Saturday to pass a game rival and take the Grade 1, $250,000 Lady’s Secret at Hollywood Park.  The victory improved Zenyatta’s career record to 19 for 19 and set her up for a shot at ending her perfect career with a […]

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Jaycito Upsets JP’s Gusto in Norfolk Stakes at Hollywood Park

Jaycito outdueled JP’s Gusto to the wire in the Grade 1, $250,000 Norfolk stakes for two-year-olds at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Jaycito turned the tables on JP’s Gusto in the 1 1/6 mile race with the one-length win.  Last month, JP’s Gusto beat his rival by 4 1/2 lengths in the […]

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Hibaayeb Wins Yellow Ribbon at Hollywood; gives Godolphin a Stakes Double

In his first North American race, three-year-old Hibaayeb won the Grade 1, $250,000 Yellow Ribbon stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Hibaayeb’s victory in the 1 1/4 mile race on turf gave Godolphin stables their second Grade 1 win on Saturday.  Godolphin’s Girolamo captured the Vosburgh sprint stakes at Belmont Park. […]

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We Interrupt This Movie Premiere to Bring You the Real Thing

The Breeders’ Cup has every intention of capitalizing on the movie, Secretariat, which opens in theaters this week.  It kind of helps that there’s a female version of the great champion on the track right now. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> After Zenyatta’s thrilling victory in the Lady’s Secret Saturday, this video appeared on Youtube: Secretariat’s owner, Penny […]

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Air Support Outkicks Soldat to Take Grade 3 Pilgrim on Belmont Turf

In a stretch battle between two-year-old colts, Air Support prevailed over odds-on favorite Soldat in the Grade 3, $150,000 Pilgrim stakes at Belmont Park Sunday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> It was the Air Support’s first graded stakes victory in four starts for trainer Shug McGaughey.  Rajiv Maragh rode the Smart Strike colt to victory in […]

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Winter Memories Sprints Away from Rivals in Miss Grillo Stakes

Winter Memories showed an impressive turn of foot after overcoming a slow start to capture the Grade 3, $150,000 Miss Grillo stakes at Belmon Park Sunday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> With Jose Lezcano aboard, the two-year-old daughter of El Prado powered home to win by five lengths in the 1 1/16 mile race.  The JamesToner-trained […]

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Tizway Gets First Graded Stakes Win in Belmont’s Kelso

Five-year-old Tizway has competed in some pretty tough graded stakes races.  He just hasn’t won any of them.  Today, he showed his ability by scoring a four-length victory in the Grade 2, $250,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> With Rajiv Maragh riding for trainer James Harold Bond, Tizway broke away from the pack at the […]

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BOB MATTHEWS: I Touted Rachel Alexandra for 2009 Horse of the Year and She Won. But I Was Wrong.

Bob Matthews, writer for the Rochester, N.Y. Democrat and Chronicle, admitted that he made a mistake in supporting Rachel Alexandra for Horse of the Year in 2009. “Rachel Alexandra, retired from racing this week, was a tremendous filly, but she was no Zenyatta. I touted Rachel Alexandra for 2009 Horse of the Year and she […]

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Zenyatta work gets her ready for Lady’s Secret

PRESS RELEASE Zenyatta completed her serious preparation for the $250,000 Lady’s Secret Stakes, Presented by TVG, on Oct. 2 at Hollywood Park with a six furlong work Saturday morning. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Working with stablemate El Vino, the 6-year-old Street Cry mare, who is undefeated in 18 starts, was timed for the move over […]

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