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Brazilian Group 1 Winner Love ‘N’ Happiness To Make U.S. Debut Sunday

When it comes to searching far and wide around the globe for Thoroughbred talent, few owners have made names for themselves the way Team Valor CEO Barry Irwin has. Irwin’s recent international acquisition Love ‘n’ Happiness – a Group 1 winner in her native Brazil – will make her first American start in a Sunday […]

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Never Say Never: An Incredible Recovery In New Zealand Jumps Racing

Veteran handicappers warn that you should never rip up a ticket until after the horses cross the wire. At New Zealand’s Awapuni, jockey Aaron Kuru made an emphatic statement to that effect when he and his mount recovered from a fall at the first fence to win the race. Des De Jeu “probably landed a […]

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‘Talented’ Derby Runner Combatant Hopes To Rebound In Matt Winn

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton’s ultra-consistent Combatant will try for just his second-career victory as the 4-1 second choice on the morning line in Saturday’s $100,000 Matt Winn (GIII) for 3-year-olds at Churchill Downs. “He needs to get over the hump,” Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen said. “I think he needs a little more […]

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Royal Ascot: Both Yoshida, Bucchero Arrive At Newmarket In Good Form

The American-trained Yoshida was the three-quarter length winner of the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes at Churchill Downs on May 5 and the Japanese bred four-year-old heads for the G1 Queen Anne Stakes over the straight mile on Royal Ascot opening day, Tuesday, June 19. Riley Mott, son and assistant trainer to father Bill, […]

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Walsh Confident Honorable Duty In ‘Top Form’ Heading Into Stephen Foster

Honorable Duty joined a list of 55 horses that eventual Horse of the Year Gun Runner defeated in 2017 after finishing second in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances (GI) but trainer Brendan Walsh hopes the 6-year-old can redeem himself in Saturday’s 37th running of the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs. […]

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Santa Anita Announces Early Post Time June 23 To Accommodate Justify Parade

Santa Anita Park has announced it will go with a special early first post time of 12 noon on Saturday, June 23, in order to accommodate an on-track appearance between races by undefeated Triple Crown winner, Justify, who is scheduled to return to The Great Race Place this Sunday. A winner of the Grade I, […]

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The MATCH Series Enters Round Two With Mr. Prospector, Regret At Monmouth

Contentious fields have been drawn for two sprint stakes at Monmouth Park June 17 as the MATCH Series enters its second round in two of five divisions. The New Jersey racetrack will host the $75,000 Regret Stakes (Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division) and $75,000 Mr. Prospector Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Dirt Division) on a Sunday […]

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No Rocking Chairs Here: Emerald Downs Cards Race For Trainers 90 Years Old And Up

In honor of Father’s Day, Emerald Downs’ is carding one of the most unique races in Thoroughbred history. Sunday’s sixth race — “The Not in Any Rocking Chair Starter Allowance” — is for 3-year-olds and up which have started for a claiming price of $3,500 or less in 2017-18 and whose trainer was born on […]

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World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Winx Stays On Top; Justify Fourth

WINX (AUS) [130] remains the highest-rated horse in the world, followed by GUN RUNNER (USA) [129] and CRACKSMAN (GB) [125], in the fourth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018. Of the Top 5 horses, two raced over the course of the last month. Cracksman took the Investec Coronation Cup (G1), while JUSTIFY (USA) [124] won both the Preakness Stakes (G1) and Belmont Stakes Presented […]

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Chocolate Martini Invades From Kentucky For Santa Anita’s Summertime Oaks

A Grade II winner in New Orleans two starts back, trainer Tom Amoss’ Chocolate Martini ships west from her Kentucky base to take on Bob Baffert’s Grade I stakes-placed Thirteen Squared and four other 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/16 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Summertime Oaks at Santa Anita. CHOCOLATE MARTINI Owner:  Double Doors […]

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