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Alabama-Bred Buggin Out Takes Magic City Classic For Fifth Consecutive Year

For five years in a row, Dennis Murphy’s Buggin Out ($3.60, $2.40 and $2.20) has scored a victory in the $50,000 Magic City Classic, a one mile event on the Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots for Alabama-breds. Guided to victory by jockey Corey Lanerie and trained by Ronnie Ward, the 7-year-old son of Indy was wide […]

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Hong Kong: Mercurial Pakistan Star ‘Looks Better Than Ever’

The spotlight has shone on Pakistan Star ever since his Internet-rocking debut two and a half years ago, but this week, the biggest of all in Hong Kong’s horse racing year, the mercurial one has been unusually peripheral. Pakistan Star has gone about his regular routine without hoopla; a warm-up in the trotting ring, a […]

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Clásico del Caribe: Summers Back With El Kurdo, Recent 22-Length Winner

Stud David Y Daniel’s El Kurdo, second in the Copa Invitacional during last year’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program, will have a chance to reverse that finish Saturday at Gulfstream. A 7-year-old son of Giacomo, El Kurdo enters the 1 ¼-mile Copa Invitacional with a perfect 4-0 record this year in Ecuador, where he is […]

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Springboard Mile Nominees Include Mind Control, Asmussen Crew

The trainers list of nominees for this year’s $400,000 Springboard Mile on Dec. 16, closing day at Remington Park, reads like a who’s who of horse racing with seven of the top 13 conditioners in the country according to money earned nominating horses. Steve Asmussen (second nationally with $25,219,277 earned this year) has nominated 11 […]

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Melmich Seeking Second Valedictory Win As Part Of Entry Trio For Kevin Attard

A pair of $125,000 added-money features, the Grade 3 Valedictory and Ontario Lassie Stakes, share the Sunday spotlight at Woodbine. Two standout 7-year-olds, each with 41 starts to their name, and both with seven starts on the year, will vie with seven other starters to take top honors in the 1 3/4-mile Valedictory, one of […]

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Clasico Del Caribe To Be Broadcast On ESPN Deportes And Gulfstream Park’s Website

Saturday’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe at Gulfstream Park, a five-race, $600,000 program featuring the best Thoroughbreds from Latin America and the Caribbean, will be broadcast in Spanish throughout the afternoon on GulfstreamPark.com and between 4-5 p.m. on ESPN Deportes. The shows will be hosted by Juan Carlos Palma, Alfredo Alfonzo, Claudia Spadaro and track announcer […]

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Tickets Now On Sale For 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, Set For June 28-29

Tickets are on sale now for the 2019 Queen’s Plate Racing Festival, which will run from Friday, June 28 to Saturday, June 29 at Woodbine Racetrack. Tickets can be purchased at Ticketmaster.ca for Canada’s premier horse racing festival, which culminates with the 160th running of the $1 million Queen’s Plate stakes race on June 29. The Queen’s […]

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Baffert Seeks Second Los Al Futurity/Starlet Double; Will Saddle Two Runners In Each Grade 1

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who became the first trainer to win the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity and the Starlet in the same year in 2017, will try to duplicate the feat Saturday. Baffert, who won the Futurity with McKinzie – after the disqualification of stablemate Solomini – and the Starlet with Dream Tree […]

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Rematches, Familiar Foes Highlight Clásico Del Caribe Undercard Races

The $77,500 Copa Invitacional, a 1 ¼-mile stakes for older horses on Saturday’s Clasico Internacional del Caribe program at Gulfstream Park, will feature a rematch between last year’s 1-2 finishers. Panama’s Coltimus Prime got the better of Ecuador’s El Kurdo by 2 ½ lengths last year, but that duo will have to face the ‘Music’ […]

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Unbeaten Kukulkan Draws Post 3, Bids For 14th Straight In Clásico Del Caribe

Undefeated Kukulkan will be the star attraction Saturday when the $600,000 Clásico Internacional del Caribe visits Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., for the second year in a row. Mexico’s Triple Crown champion was installed Wednesday as the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the $300,000 Clásico del Caribe in his search of a 14th straight victory […]

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