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Hard-Knocking Whitmore Will Target Hot Springs Stakes For 2020 Debut

Whitmore will target a familiar spot for his 7-year-old debut – the $150,000 Hot Springs Stakes for older sprinters March 7 at Oaklawn, co-owner/trainer Ron Moquett said Sunday morning. Among the country’s most accomplished sprinters, Whitmore has won the last three runnings of the 6-furlong Hot Springs, Oaklawn’s final major prep for the $500,000 Count […]

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Talented Filly Donna Veloce Will Get Time Off To ‘Decompress,’ Return In March

Kaleem Shah and Coolmore’s juvenile filly Donna Veloce will now be given a couple months away from the races, reports drf.com. The runner-up in Saturday’s Grade 1 Starlet had previously finished a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, which was just her second career start. “She came out of it really good,” trainer […]

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Belmont Winner Sir Winston Targets Comeback Race On The Turf

Tracy Farmer’s Sir Winston, who has not raced since posting a 10-1 upset in the Belmont Stakes (G1) in June, posted a bullet half-mile work of :47 3/5 (fastest of 90) on Sunday morning at Fair Grounds for trainer Mark Casse and top assistant David Carroll, who handles the local string. After running a game […]

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Preakness Winner War Of Will Getting ‘Well-Deserved Break’ Before 2020 Campaign

Following a highly successful and somewhat adventurous 2019 campaign, Gary Barber’s War of Will is enjoying some well-deserved time off. Last winter/spring at Fair Grounds, the 3-year-old son of War Front stamped himself as a Triple Crown force to be reckoned with, taking both the LeComte (G3) and the Risen Star presented by Lamarque Ford […]

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Queen Bee To You Gives Lerner First Graded Stakes Win In Bayakoa

A $50,000 claim by owners Christopher St. Hilaire and Adam Vali out of a maiden race Dec. 1, 2016, Queen Bee to You became a graded stakes winner Sunday with a last-to-first victory in the $100,351 Bayakoa Stakes at Los Alamitos. The impressive score in the Grade III over a track labeled good was also […]

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‘Dream Come True’: 45-1 Longshot The Brother Slew Wins Clasico Del Caribe For Venezuela

The Brother Slew, a 45-1 long shot ridden by Paco Lopez, prevented a sweep by Mexico of the five Clasico Internacional del Caribe stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday while scoring an upset victory for Venezuela in the $300,000 Clasico del Caribe. “This is the best thing that ever happened in my life,” owner/trainer Paul Valery […]

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Kukulkan Delivers Popular Victory In Copa Confraternidad

Cuadra San Jorge’s Kukulkan was a popular and powerful winner in his return to Gulfstream Park, getting a well-timed ride from Irad Ortiz Jr. and dominating his four rivals with a six-length victory in Sunday’s $100,000 Copa Confraternidad del Caribe. The 1 ¼-mile Copa Confraternidad was the first of four supporting stakes on a Clasico […]

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Happy Farm Scores In Rescheduled Fall Highweight

M and A Racing’s Happy Farm, with Jorge Vargas, Jr. up for trainer Jason Servis, held off a late charge from Wonderful Light to capture Sunday’s rescheduled Grade 3, $200,000 Fall Highweight by three-quarters-of-a-length in the final stakes event of the Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet. Happy Farm, who made his stakes debut in the six […]

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Mott Keeping Options Open For Demoiselle Winner Lake Avenue

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott is keeping all options open for Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle winner Lake Avenue, who was victorious in her two-turn debut at Aqueduct in Ozone Park, N.Y., on Saturday, garnering an 82 Beyer Speed Figure. Breaking to the outside in the field of 10 under Junior Alvarado, Lake Avenue broke a […]

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Career Best 111 Beyer Speed Figure For Maximum Security In Cigar Mile; Pegasus Next?

Gary and Mary West’s Maximum Security was a little bit tired but no worse for the wear on Sunday morning after earning his third Grade 1 victory of the season in the $750,000 Cigar Mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in Ozone Park, N.Y. The 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day trained by Jason Servis bolstered his bid for […]

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