Star Guitar will go for millionaire status in Louisiana Champions Day Classic

Star Guitar, son of Quiet American, will attempt to go over the $1 million mark Saturday when he defends his title in the Louisiana Champions Day Classic Stakes.

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Queens County looks to be a clash of Arson Squad, Stormy’s Majesty

Carrying a top weight of 123 pounds, veteran Arson Squad faces off against Stormy’s Majesty in a field of six.

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Grade I Wood highlights Aqueduct spring stakes schedule

Press Release The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced the stakes schedule for Aqueduct Racetrack’s 2011 winter/spring meet, with the Grade 1, $750,000 Wood Memorial on April 9 the centerpiece of 11 graded stakes worth $2.35 million for the 80-day meet which begins on January 1. The remainder of the 2011 NYRA stakes schedule […]

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Rich history of winners make for always compelling Hollywood Starlet

Hollywood Park boasts the final two Grade I events of the year in consecutive weekends. The Hollywood Starlet, whose history of successes include 14 winners to go on to other graded stakes victory (10 Grade I’s) and two eventual 3-year-old champion (Blind Luck likely to be the third), runs this weekend.

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Yoko Oh No!

“Imagine, Yoko wins” cried Laurel Park track announcer Dave Rodman. But the glory didn’t last. The hunch play at Laurel Park Wednesday afternoon, on this 30th anniversary of the shooting death of music legend John Lennon, was a horse named Yoko. While Yoko Ono, the widow of the ex-Beatle, was holding a quiet vigil in […]

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Veitch: A look at seven horses not yet on your Derby radar

Everyone is aware of the bigger-named horses Uncle Mo, To Honor and Serve and Boys at Tosconova. They’ve all won top races so far in 2010 and will be early favorites to face off in the Kentucky Derby. But what about recent maiden and allowance winners that you may not yet know about? Michael Veitch, […]

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Zipse at the Track: Future star watch – Alcindor

Brian Zipse is high on the late-developing three-year-old Alcindor, named after basketball great Lew Alcindor better known as Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. A son of Unbridled’s Song purchased for $1.15 million by Thoroughbred Legends Racing Stable in 2008, he could become the next in a long line of graded stakes winners for Hall of Fame trainer Bob […]

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Tampa Bay Downs to get winter/spring meet started this weekend

This promises to be an exciting season at Tampa Bay Downs with two upgraded stakes races in the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) and Tampa Bay Stakes (G3). “We’ve worked hard to make the stakes program here as competitive and exciting as possible, and it is gratifying to see Tampa Bay Downs continue to become a […]

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Mambo Meister the one to beat in Fred W. Hooper Handicap

Facing a field of eight, Mambo Meister will be the one to beat coming out of the seventh post. His previous graded stakes wins include the Spend a Buck Handicap (GIII), Miami Mile Handicap (GIII) and the Memorial Day Handicap (GIII).

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