Racing

Leucothea Dominates Anoakia Stakes By 8 1/2 Lengths

With a return to sprinting and a clean break, Leucothea rocketed from the starting gate and went on to a dominating 8 ½ length win in Sunday’s $75,000 Anoakia Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Abel Cedillo and trained by Peter Miller, the chestnut filly by Midshipman got six furlongs in 1:10.81. A 14 ½ […]

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Middle Move Nets Red Knight A Second Stakes Win In Point Of Entry

Trinity Farm’s homebred Red Knight sat well off the front end, made an aggressive move halfway through the race and was able to get the job done in notching a second stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Point of Entry over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. The New York-bred son of Pure Prize arrived […]

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Bodexpress ‘More Mature’ Ahead Of Monday’s Maiden Race

Bodexpress is scheduled to make a run at a belated graduation on Monday’s Columbus Day program at Gulfstream Park West, but the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister is hardly just another unaccomplished maiden. Owned by Top Racing LLC, Global Thoroughbreds and trainer Gustavo Delgado’s GDS Racing Stable, Bodexpress will bring a rather imposing resume into the […]

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Catholic Boy, Glorious Empire Top Monday’s Knickerbocker Field

Grade 1-winners Catholic Boy and Glorious Empire headline a competitive field of eight in Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker for 3-year-olds and upward going 1 1/8 miles over the inner turf at Belmont Park. A dual Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf as a sophomore, Catholic Boy arrives at the Columbus Day feature off […]

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Just Grazed Me Draws Away Late In California Distaff Handicap

Patiently handled by Geovanni Franco, Nick Alexander’s homebred Just Grazed Me drew off to an impressive 1 ¾ length win in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old gray filly by Grazen got 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:01.82. Breaking from the far outside in a field […]

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Fan-Favorite Bodexpress Will Make His First Start Since Preakness On Monday

Bodexpress, who finished a clear second behind Maximum Security in this year’s $1 million Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream, is slated to make his first start since the May 18 Preakness Stakes (G1) on Monday’s Columbus Day program at Gulfstream Park West. Bodexpress, who reared at the start of the Preakness and unseated jockey John […]

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Cambier Parc Delivers As Favorite In Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup

Larry Best’s Cambier Parc made it back-to-back Grade 1 wins on Saturday, adding the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup to her resume with a 3/4-length score at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro won the G1 Del Mar Oaks in her prior start, and was favored at 9-5 in the QEII. Trained by Chad […]

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Desert Encounter Bursts Through The Pack To Repeat In Canadian International

Despite missing the break and finding himself in last position on the turn for home, Abdulla al Mansoori’s Desert Encounter was able to weave his way through the pack and burst to the front for a repeat score in the Grade 1 Canadian International. Ridden by Andrea Atzeni on behalf of trainer David Simcock, the […]

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Starship Jubilee Triumphant In E. P. Taylor

Blue Heaven Farm’s Starship Jubilee scored her first Grade 1 victory in Saturday’s E. P. Taylor Stakes, improving from her fourth-place finish in this race last season. The 6-year-old daughter of Indy Wind and jockey Luis Contreras ran 1 1/4 miles over Woodbine’s turf course rated “good” in 2:03.29, scoring as the 3-1 favorite in […]

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City Boy Steps Up At 24-1 In Nearctic Stakes

The Estate of Gustav Schickedanz and Donald Howard’s City Boy made the jump to graded stakes company a successful one on Saturday, gamely hanging on to win the G2 Nearctic Stakes by a head at odds of 24-1. The 5-year-old City Zip gelding, ridden by Jesse Campbell for trainer Michael Keogh, ran six furlongs over […]

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