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Australia: Winx Back In Action Saturday In Grade 1 Race Named For Her

Australia’s superstar mare, Winx, returns to the spotlight this Saturday at Randwick, where she’ll be chasing an Australian record 26th consecutive victory and a 19th win in Group 1 competition. Thirteen potential rivals have entered the G1 Winx Stakes in what will be Winx’s first start since tying Black Caviar’s record of 25 straight wins […]

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Avie’s Mineshaft Defeats Dixie Moon In Wonder Where At Woodbine

Ivan Dalos’ homebred filly Avie’s Mineshaft wore down the favored Woodbine Oaks champion, Dixie Moon, in the $225,000 Wonder Where Stakes, third leg of the Triple Tiara for Canadian-foaled three-year-old fillies, on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Jockey Gary Boulanger completed a sweep of the Sunday stakes after guiding Decorated Soldier to […]

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Barkley Gives Howard Belvoir Third Longacres Mile Victory

Barkley and his big white face out finished millionaire Alert Bay and scored a 1 1/2-length victory Sunday in the 83rd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash. With Javier Matias riding at 120 pounds, Barkley charged between Alert Bay and Oh Marvelous Me to gain command past mid-stretch, […]

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Yuvetsi Surprises At 9-1 In Rancho Bernardo

Off as the 9-1 third choice in the four-horse field, Hronis Racing’s Yuvetsi proved she had what it takes in Sunday’s Grade 3 Rancho Bernardo Stakes at Del Mar. The 4-year-old Bodemeister filly emerged with the lead down the backstretch, was challenged at the head of the lane and kicked clear late to win by […]

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Champagne Problems Flies Late To Win Groupie Doll Stakes

Brad Stephens, Randy Bloch, John Seiler, Fred Merritr and David Hall’s Champagne Problems showed off a big late kick to win Sunday’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park by about four lengths. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, ridden by Calvin Borel for trainer Ian Wilkes, covered a mile over the fast main track in […]

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Laki Nets MATCH Divisional Lead After Polynesian DQ

Hillside Equestrian Meadows’ Laki moved to the top of the MATCH Series overall points standings after he was placed first on a disqualification in the $100,000 Polynesian Stakes, fourth leg of the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division, Aug. 12 at Laurel Park. In one of the closest finishes in this year’s series, favored Lewisfield and […]

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Call Paul Phones In A Saratoga Special Triumph

Michael Dubb, David Bruce, Bethlehem Stable and Bruce Irom’s Call Paul was a determined winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, turning back a bid from Tight Ten to win by about one length. A juvenile son of Friesan Fire bred in Pennsylvania, the colt covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in […]

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Tricky Escape Repels Challenge In Fasig-Tipton Waya

Jon Marshall’s Tricky Escape was a gutsy winner of Sunday’s off-the-turf Fasig-Tipton Waya Stakes, repelling a stretch challenge from 3-5 favorite Mom’s On Strike to win by 3 3/4 lengths on the wire. The third choice at 7-2, Tricky Escape was ridden by Chris DeCarlo to complete 1 1/4 miles over Saratoga’s fast main track […]

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$20,000 Claim Decorated Soldier Upsets Seagram Cup

Longshot Decorated Solider earned his first graded stakes victory upsetting an accomplished field in the $125,000 Seagram Cup (Grade 3) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Norm McKnight trains the five-year-old Proud Citizen-Lakenheath gelding, who was claimed for $20,000 on April 13 at Oaklawn Park, for owners Racer’s Edge Inc. and Maxis Stable. Gary Boulanger was aboard for the […]

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Travers-Bound Gronkowski Pleases Brown With ‘Strong Work’ On Sunday

Grade 1 Belmont Stakes runner-up Gronkowski breezed five furlongs in 1:01.44 on the Saratoga main track Sunday morning, completing his fourth work at Saratoga leading up to the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25. Trained by Chad Brown, Gronkowski worked five furlongs for a third straight week, going over a track listed as good. Jose Ortiz, who […]

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