Racing

Synchrony Impresses With Big Late Run In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony had not seen racing action in nine months, but nevertheless was still able to prove himself against a deep field when taking Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap. Sent off as the 9-2 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Tapit sat well off a moderate pace that was led by 56-1 longshot Great Wide Open (Ire.) who produced […]

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Streamline Reaffirms Her Love Of Oaklawn With Bayakoa Victory

Nancy A. Vanier and Cartwright Thoroughbreds LLC.’s Streamline, never worse the third in nine previous Oaklawn races, reaffirmed her affinity for the Oaklawn oval with a come from behind victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3). With Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens in the irons, Streamline raced in last place among the six-horse field as Defy […]

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Longshot Fault Scores For New Connections In Buena Vista

Under patient handling from an upstart Geovanni Franco, longshot Fault charged home to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Buena Vista Stakes by one length. Trained for the first time by Phil D’Amato, Fault, who was previously based in the Midwest, got a mile on turf in 1:33.49 and won going away. Sixth in a field […]

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X Y Jet Cruises To Pelican Stakes Victory At Tampa; Dubai On The Docket

X Y Jet was already home free in the $100,000 Pelican Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs when jockey Emisael Jaramillo tapped the strapping gray 6-year-old gelding with his stick at the 1/8-mile pole. “It’s not because the horse was getting tired. This horse wants competition,” said trainer Jorge Navarro after X Y Jet’s 7-length victory […]

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Ms Locust Point Makes It Four Wins In A Row With Barbara Fritchie

Cash is King and Jim Reichenberg’s Ms Locust Point pushed her win streak to four races with her fourth career stakes victory and first graded triumph in Saturday’s $300,000 Barbara Fritchie (G2) at snowy Laurel Park. The 66th running of the Barbara Fritchie for fillies and mares 4 and older and the 42nd renewal of the $250,000 General George […]

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Monomoy Girl Last-To-First In Rachel Alexandra

Off as the 4-5 favorite, Michael Dubb, Monomoy Group, Bethlehem Stable and The Elkstone Group’s Monomoy Girl was a dominant winner of Saturday’s G2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes. The 3-year-old daughter of Tapizar was last early on, then came flying around the far turn under Florent Geroux to take the lead at the head of the […]

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Something Awesome Just Up In Sloppy General George

Stronach Stable’s Something Awesome rallied from off a contested early pace to score a narrow victory in the $250,000 General George (G3) at Laurel Park, earning the first graded-stakes triumph of his career in the seven-furlong sprint for older horses, one of six stakes on the Winter Carnival program headlined by the $300,000 Barbara Fritchie […]

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The Player Not Messing Around In Mineshaft Handicap

The Player, a colt known for his laid-back personality and silly stable antics in trainer Buff Bradley’s barn, was a total professional in Saturday’s G3 Mineshaft Handicap at the Fair Grounds. Owned and bred by Bradley and Carl Hurst, the 5-year-old son of Street Hero led from gate-to-wire under Calvin Borel to win by about […]

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Hit It Once More Goes Gate-To-Wire In Haynesfield

Yellow Moon Stable’s Hit It Once More surged to the lead and never relinquished the advantage, going gate-to-wire to capture his first stakes win since 2016 in the third running of the $100,000 Haynesfield for New York-bred 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Off as the longest shot on the board at 16-1, […]

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Curlin’s Approval, Lewis Bay Up For Rematch In Monday’s Royal Delta

Multiple graded-stakes winners Curlin’s Approval and Lewis Bay are entered for a rematch in Monday’s $200,000 Royal Delta Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Alter’s Racing Stable and Bridlewood Farm’s Curlin’s Approval tried to fight off race-long pressure from Alpha Delta Stable’s Lewis Bay in the Dec. 16 Rampart (G3) at Gulfstream before settling for second, 1 ½ lengths behind […]

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