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Eyeinthesky Goes Well Clear In Foggy Mizdirection Stakes

Gary Barber’s Eyeinthesky provided jockey Manny Franco his fourth win on the card with a dominant front-running effort in a foggy renewal of the $100,000 Mizdirection for sophomore fillies on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Mark Casse, the Sky Mesa bay arrived at the six-furlong sprint over an outer turf course rated ‘good’ off […]

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Plenty Of Grace Stakes: ‘Everything Went Perfect’ In Fifty Five’s Seasonal Debut

Peter Brant’s Fifty Five started her 2019 campaign in the same victorious fashion in which she ended 2018, surging in the stretch to overtake pacesetter Coffee Crush and outkicking Conquest Hardcandy to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Plenty of Grace by 1 3/4 lengths on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Fifty Five, making her […]

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Another Broad Rewards New Connections With Top Flight Score

Another Broad made her Aqueduct Racetrack debut a winning one with a dramatic late rally under Manny Franco in Saturday’s $200,000 Top Flight Invitational, a nine-furlong test for older fillies and mares. Trained by Todd Pletcher for owners Madaket Stables, Elayne Stables and Brian Martin, the 4-year-old daughter of Include settled at the back of […]

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Rushing Fall Adds Another Grade 1 To Resume In Jenny Wiley

E Five Racing Thoroughbreds’ brilliant Rushing Fall took the lead out of the gate and held off a late bid from stablemate Rymska (FR) by a length to win the 31st running of the $350,000 Jenny Wiley (G1) for fillies and mares before a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon crowd of 34,527 at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. […]

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Oaklawn Handicap: Quip Emerges Victorious In Five-Horse Blanket Finish

Quip, making just his second start since finishing far behind Justify in the 2018 Preakness, held off a fast-closing Lone Sailor to win Saturday’s $750,000, Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap by a neck. Pioneer Spirit finished another neck back in third, a neck in front of Remembering Rita, who was a neck in front of Giant […]

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Bourbon Resolution Posts Ben Ali Upset For First Stakes Win

Sent off an 18-1 outsider under Chris Landeros, Bourbon Lane Stable’s Bourbon Resolution won Saturday’s $200,000, Grade 3 Ben Ali by 4 1/2 lengths to register his first stakes win in nine career starts for trainer Ian Wilkes. Nun the Less, sent off at 9-1 odds, finished second, with 7-1 outsider Third Day third in […]

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Mitole Outduels Whitmore In Count Fleet Sprint Handicap At Oaklawn

Sent off the 2-5 favorite in the field of five older runners, William and Corinne Heiligbrodt’s Mitole won Saturday’s $500,000 Count Fleet Sprint Handicap by 2 3/4 lengths over a sealed sloppy racetrack at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., outdueling second choice Whitmore in the six-furlong contest timed in 1:09.36. Trained by Steve Asmussen […]

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Round 2: Midnight Bisou Vs. Elate In Apple Blossom At Oaklawn

A small, but select six-horse field is entered in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) Sunday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. The 1 1/16-event for older fillies and mares highlights the first day of the track’s new “Stay Until May” racing calendar. Probable post time for the Apple Blossom, which goes as the eighth […]

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Winx Closes Out Storied Career With 33rd Consecutive Victory

Australian champion mare Winx provided a fairy tale ending to an historic Thoroughbred racing career on Saturday at Royal Randwick in Sydney, defeating males in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes for the third consecutive career and extending her winning streak to 33 races. Twenty-five of those wins for the 7-year-old daughter of Street Cry […]

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Positively Awesome, Half Brother To Jackson Bend, Sparkles In Gulfstream Debut

Positively Awesome, a 2-year-old half-brother to multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Jackson Bend, made a positive impression while capturing his debut in Friday’s fifth race at Gulfstream Park. Jacks or Better Farm’s homebred son of Awesome of Course showed the kind of grit and determination in the 4 ½-furlong sprint that helped Jackson Bend amass more […]

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