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Hunter O’Riley Looking For Repeat In This Year’s Bowling Green

Hunter O’Riley made an impression in the 2017 edition of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, capturing the 1 3/8-mile turf route as the longest shot on the board at 16-1. On Thursday, trainer Jimmy Toner said the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful remains on target for the race’s 2019 edition, set for Saturday, […]

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Improved By Belmont Effort, Former Claimer Tax Targets Grade 2 Jim Dandy

Tax has trained forwardly following his fourth-place finish in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Trainer Danny Gargan said Tax, who breezed four furlongs in 48.20 seconds on July at Belmont Park, has settled in well at Saratoga and will point to the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy at nine furlongs […]

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Curlin Fillies Give Catherine Day Phillips Strong Hand In Ontario Matron

Stakes winner Dixie Moon and stakes placed Katie Baby provide trainer Catherine Day Phillips with a solid one-two punch in Saturday’s Grade 3 $125,000 Ontario Matron, at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada. The 1 1/16-mile main track feature for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and upward, has drawn a competitive field of 11 starters, including Day Phillips’ […]

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Crystal Ocean’s Royal Ascot Win Takes Over Atop World’s Best Racehorse Rankings

After an impressive performance during Royal Ascot, CRYSTAL OCEAN (GB) [127] has taken over as the highest rated horse in the world in the fifth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2019. The previous leading trio of BEAUTY GENERATION (NZ) [125], CITY OF LIGHT (USA) [125], and WINX (AUS) [125] is now […]

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Stormy Rush Takes Woodbine Turf Sprint Series Opener On New Inner Turf Course

Veteran sprinter Stormy Rush kicked off the Woodbine Turf Sprint Series on Wednesday evening at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, with an 11-1 upset in the $55,000 first qualifying round. With Jesse Campbell picking up the mount, True North Stable’s 11-year-old gelding Stormy Rush ($24.40) prevailed in a three-across finish in the first five-furlong sprint under the […]

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Favored Mr. Money Has To Overcome Outside Post In Indiana Derby

The field is set for the 25th running of the Grade 3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., Saturday, July 13. Mr. Money, the talented 3-year-old son of Goldencents, has been tagged as the morning line favorite at odds of 6-5 despite the outside post 11 in the race. Mr. Money, owned […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner One Bad Boy Eyes Second Leg Of Canadian Triple Crown

The Queen’s Plate champion One Bad Boy took to the track on Wednesday morning at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Canada, in preparation for the second jewel of the OLG Canadian Triple Crown. The 3-year-old son of Twirling Candy, who has remained at Woodbine following his impressive Plate triumph on June 29 over 1 1/4 miles […]

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Street Band, Chocolate Kisses Top Overflow Field For Indiana Oaks

The Grade 3, $200,000-guaranteed Indiana Oaks at Indiana Grand in Shelbyville, Ind., has assembled the largest group of 3-year-old fillies in the 24-year history of the race. Indiana’s first graded stakes event will lead into the G3 $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby Saturday, July 13, as the eighth race with a post time of 9:15 p.m. ET. […]

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MATCH Series Races Share Spotlight With Delaware Handicap On Saturday

A rematch in the Filly and Mare Sprint—Dirt Division and a chance for several horses to pad their respective divisional leads are among the highlights as the MATCH Series returns to Delaware Park July 13 as part of the Delaware Handicap program. The four $100,000 MATCH stakes are carded as races 4 through 7, with […]

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Fan Favorite Mr Havercamp Readies For Forbidden Apple, Woodbine Mile Long-Term Goal

Sean and Dorothy Fitzhenry’s homebred Mr Havercamp, named for a character in the film Caddyshack, makes his return to Saratoga in Friday’s Grade 3 Forbidden Apple, a one-mile test for 4-year-olds and up on the inner turf. After winning his first two career starts at Woodbine in impressive fashion for trainer Catherine Day Phillips, Mr Havercamp […]

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