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Hunt, Sharp Samurai Headline Field Of 13 In Sunday’s Del Mar Mile

Irish-bred Hunt and Kentucky-bred Sharp Samurai, grass champions from the 2017 Del Mar season, head an outstanding field of 13 Thoroughbreds scheduled to compete Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile. Hunt, victor in the Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Handicap last summer to clinch older grass horse honors, will have Flavien Prat in […]

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Pacific Classic: Sadler Hopes Accelerate Can Reel In The One That’s Gotten Away

Is this the year that trainer John Sadler takes home the $1-million TVG Pacific Classic? He’s won many of Del Mar’s premier stakes races, but it’s the one that keeps getting away. Not by much as was the case in 2011 when his Twirling Candy roared down the stretch to just miss catching Acclamation at […]

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Sky Classic Could Be A ‘Slam’ For Attfield

Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield will have two shots at taking Sunday’s Grade 2 Sky Classic Stakes at Woodbine with the streaking graded stakes winner Tiz a Slam and former Breeders’ Stakes champion Danish Dynaformer headlining a field of six set to face off in the 1-3/8 mile turf event. Chiefswood Stable’s big, long-striding […]

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Pletcher: Piedi Bianchi Has Work Cut Out In Grade 1 Alabama

Piedi Bianchi will take a major step up on Saturday as she gets set to make her second start of the year in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies, said trainer Todd Pletcher on Thursday. Owned by Nice Guys Stables, Madaket Stables, Jack Bick, and Jay Oringer, the Indiana-bred filly by Overanalyze was […]

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Brown’s Saratoga Turf Contingent Targeting Lake Placid, Glens Falls; Travers Runners Prepping Well

Trainer Chad Brown sent out a plethora of turf workers to Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Thursday morning as his contingent readies for the later stages of the summer meet. A Raving Beauty, targeting the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa on Travers Day, August 25, breezed a bullet five furlongs in 1:00.65 in company […]

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Lights Out? Cox Expects A Rebound From Sassy Sienna In Monmouth Oaks

Trainer Brad Cox has gone over it his mind several times, trying to figure out why Sassy Sienna, so consistently good all winter, threw in a clunker in her last start the way she did. The only explanation he has come up with – and the common thread with the other poor performance of her […]

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Aheadbyacentury Bids For Breakthrough Win In Breeders’ Stakes At Woodbine

Aheadbyacentury heads a field of nine Canadian-bred 3-year-olds in Saturday’s $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes, third jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown, at Woodbine. The 128th edition of the Breeders’, at one and one-half miles over the E.P. Taylor Turf Course, will be televised live on TSN 2 in HD from 5-6:00 p.m., with a post […]

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Midnight Bisou Looks To Add To Resume In Alabama

Multiple graded stakes winner Midnight Bisou will look to get back on top as she leads a a field of eight in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama for 3-year-old fillies at 1 1/4 miles, one of two stakes on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. The 138th running of the Alabama, carded as Race 9, will […]

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Contention Runs Deep In Saratoga’s Lake Placid

Jim and Susan Hill’s Daddy Is a Legend will go for her second graded stakes win at Saratoga Race Course in as many months when she competes against six other 3-year-old fillies in the 35th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Lake Placid on the Mellon turf course Saturday. Listed as Race 8 on a […]

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Sassy Sienna Hopes To Regain Winter Form In Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks

Grade 3 winner Sassy Sienna, looking to regain her sharp winter form, and the Mark Casse-trained Gio Game are among nine 3-year-old fillies entered for Saturday’s Grade 3 Monmouth Oaks at Monmouth Park following Wednesday’s draw. Impressive in four Oaklawn Park races from January to April, the Brad Cox-trained Sassy Sienna won the G3 Fantasy Stakes […]

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