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Gronkowski ‘Going The Right Way’ For Bin Ghadayer In Dubai

Trainer Salem bin Ghadayer is entering the first big card of the UAE season on Thursday with proverbial guns blazing and the biggest piece of his arsenal appears to be Phoenix Thoroughbreds and Khalid bin Mishref’s $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) runner-up Gronkowski who makes his first start since losing […]

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‘A Major, Major Boost’: Jamaica Returns To Clasico Del Caribe After Many Years

For an island nation that many call the “Heart of the Caribbean,” Jamaica has in recent years been largely invisible in the eyes of the racing world, an annual no-show in the Clasico Internacional del Caribe. No longer. Two Jamaican-bred colts are expected to take part in Sunday’s Clasico at Gulfstream Park, ending a long […]

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Melbourne Cup Runner Up Prince Of Arran Has ‘Unfinished Business’ In Hong Kong

Charlie Fellowes has a charm and approachability that is probably nudging Group 1 class, but talking to Prince Of Arran’s trainer gives the impression of restless ambition. His comments regarding Sunday’s G1 LONGINES Hong Kong Vase start to illustrate this. “We have unfinished business in Hong Kong,” the 33-year-old Newmarket trainer declared firmly. The “unfinished […]

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Got Stormy All Class In Matriarch

The heroine of the Grade 1 Fourstardave over males earlier this summer at Saratoga, Gary Barber’s Got Stormy had to settle for second in her next two starts, the G1 Woodbine Mile and the G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile. This Sunday, Gary Barber’s 4-year-old daughter of Get Stormy defeated a field of 10 other fillies and […]

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Oscar Dominguez Holds United At Bay To Win Hollywood Turf Cup

Bruce Sands and Nancy Messineo’s Oscar Dominguez was able to hold off the late charge of Breeders’ Cup runner up United by a neck, winning Sunday’s Grade 2 Hollywood Turf Cup on closing day at Del Mar. The 6-year-old gelding by Zoffany raced near the rear of the field and angled out on the far […]

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Smooth Like Strait Goes All The Way In Cecil B. Demille

Smooth Like Strait, a 15-1 longshot piloted by Geovanni Franco, sprinted to the lead out of the gate and never looked back in scoring a wire-to-wire victory Sunday in the Grade III $100,000 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes for two-year-olds on closing day of Del Mar’s 2019 fall Bing Crosby season. Well-rated by Franco, Smooth Like […]

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Cigar Mile: True Timber Will Try To Go One Better, Bal Harbour Has Been ‘Holding Good Company’

Calumet Farm’s True Timber and Shadwell Stable’s Ajaaweed breezed in company on Saturday as the talented contingent for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin continued their preparation for the Cigar Mile Day card on December 7 at Aqueduct Racetrack. True Timber was the runner-up in last year’s Grade 1, $750,000 Cigar Mile and will look to make the […]

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Versatile Mugaritz Draws Clear In Berkeley Handicap

Rain, sun, turf, dirt or Tapeta…4-year-old gelding Mugaritz can do it all. The son of Dialed In went off as the 6-5 post time favorite in Saturday’s feature, the Grade 3 Berkeley Handicap on a rainy afternoon at Golden Gate Fields, and proceeded to beat 9 other rivals in an eye-catching effort. Mugaritz, ridden to […]

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Mo Forza Proves Deserving Favorite In Hollywood Derby

OG Boss and Bardy Farm’s homebred Mo Forza continued to roll in Southern California, scoring his third consecutive victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Hollywood Derby. Under the guidance of jockey Paco Lopez, the Peter Miller-trained colt had to battle the length of the stretch with Neptune’s Storm but was able to prevail by three-quarters of […]

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Longshot Next Shares Finds Room On The Inside To Win Seabiscuit

It was all about the trip in Saturday’s Grade 2 Seabiscuit Handicap, Jose Valdivia, Jr. manufactured a perfect one for 6-year-old gelding Next Shares. Riding the rail around the far turn, the son of Archarcharch got to the lead in mid-stretch with enough left to hold off the late bid from unlucky 7-5 favorite Sacred […]

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