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Whoa Nellie Auditioning For Azeri In Monday’s Bayakoa

Whoa Nellie was 20-1 in the program for her stakes debut last month, but she’s the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares Monday at Oaklawn. That’s the power of a sparkling 4 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Pippin Jan. 25, Oaklawn’s first of three preps for the […]

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Hard Not To Love ‘Getting Better And Better,’ Dominates Santa Monica

In what appeared to be her best race to date, heavily favored Hard Not to Love drew clear late to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by 3 ½ lengths under Mike Smith. Trained by John Shirreffs, the sight-impaired 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun got seven furlongs in 1:22.19 at Santa Anita. In […]

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Finite Kicks Away From Champion British Idiom In Rachel Alexandra

Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s Finite now owns back-to-back victories on the Fair Grounds trail to the Kentucky Oaks, defeating 2019 champion juvenile filly British Idiom (4-5 favorite) by 4 3/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes. The 3-year-old Munnings filly (5-2 second choice), ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. […]

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Cookie Dough Gets The Job Done In Royal Delta

Arindel’s homebred Cookie Dough, who had gamely finished second or third in five of six previous graded stakes, got the elusive grade Saturday at Gulfstream Park when she won the $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) by three-quarters of a length over Golden Award. Saddled by Saffie Joseph Jr., for the first time and ridden by Paco […]

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Factor This Denies Synchrony In Fair Grounds Stakes

Gaining Ground Racing’s Factor This grabbed the lead at the start of Saturday’s G3 Fair Grounds Stakes, and jockey Shaun Bridgmohan had enough left to fend off defending two-time winner Synchrony (2-1 favorite) by a length on the wire. The 5-year-old son of The Factor, trained by Brad Cox and sent to post at 8-1 […]

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Silver Dust Digs In For Mineshaft Repeat

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust has now won back-to-back editions of the G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, capturing this Saturday’s contest by three-quarters of a length over Gun It. The 6-year-old son of Tapit ran 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:43.40, living up to his 9-5 favoritism. Brian Hernandez, Jr. […]

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Firenze Fire Blows Them Away In General George

Mr Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire made a victorious 2020 debut Saturday at Laurel Park, notching his ninth career stakes victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park. The General George, a seven-furlong sprint for 4-year-olds and up, co-headlined Saturday’s Sprintfest Winter Carnival program with the $250,000 Barbara Fritchie, a seven-furlong sprint for older […]

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‘Hard-Knocking’ Majestic Reason Makes The Grade In Barbara Fritchie

Hillwood Stable and Richard Golden’s homebred Majestic Reason, just days after being crowned Maryland’s champion older mare of 2019, celebrated in style by becoming a graded stakes winner in Saturday’s $250,000 Runhappy Barbara Fritchie (G3) at Laurel Park. The 68th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older shared top billing […]

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Alwaysmining Shows Tenacity In John B. Campbell Victory

Runnymoore Racing’s Alwaysmining flashed his championship form Saturday at Laurel Park, fighting back tenaciously in deep stretch to capture the $100,000 John B. Campbell. The 4-year-old son of Stay Thirsty, who was honored as the champion Maryland-bred 3-year-old of 2019, claimed his second consecutive stakes victory of 2020 in the about 1 1/16-mile stakes for […]

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Ward Trainees Invader, Karak Dominate Sophomore Stakes At Turfway

Both stakes for 3-year-olds Friday at Turfway Park went into the win column of trainer Wesley Ward, with Invader taking the $100,000 John Battaglia Memorial (listed) and Karak obliterating her competition in the $75,000 black-type Cincinnati Trophy. Jockey Albin Jimenez contained Invader as long as he could, but once let loose the colt bore down […]

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