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Defending Marley’s Freedom Tops Nominees To Great Lady M. Stakes

Defending champion Marley’s Freedom, streaker Danuska’s My Girl and comebacker Anonymity are among a dozen fillies and mares nominated to the $200,000-guaranteed Great Lady M. Stakes. The Grade II, which will be contested at 6 ½ furlongs, will be run for the sixth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 6. Owned by Cicero Farms LLC […]

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Quip, Tom’s D’Etat Considered For Starts In ‘Win And You’re In’ Whitney

Trainer Rodolphe Brisset is considering a start in the Grade 1, $1 million Whitney Handicap on August 3 at Saratoga for Quip, who ran a game second behind Seeking the Soul in Saturday’s Grade 2 Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs. Owned by WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing, the two-time graded stakes winning […]

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Amira’s Prince Colt, Commissioner Filly Fastest At OBS Spring Sale’s Second Under-Tack Session

Enjoying ideal conditions, a colt by Amira’s Prince and a filly by Commissioner sped quarters in :20 1/5 seconds to share honors for the fastest work at the distance at the second session of the under-tack show for the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. Spring Sale of 2-Year-Olds In Training. Hip No. 240, consigned by Blue […]

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Grade 1-Placed Mucho Runs ‘A Pretty Good Race’ To Win Sophomore Debut

A day before sending out program favorite Hidden Scroll for his stakes debut in the $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott watched as Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s Grade 1-placed homebred Mucho made a triumphant return to action with a 1 ¼-length victory Friday at Gulfstream Park. Ridden by […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Marley’s Freedom Smokes Santa Monica Rivals

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom scored her eighth career win in 15 starts Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., tracking pacesetter Selcourt under Drayden Van Dyke, then taking command in deep stretch to win the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes geared down by 1 1/4 lengths. Mopotism finished third, with Escape Clause fourth and […]

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Blamed Takes Royal Delta Gate-To-Wire; Mexican Star Jala Jala Finishes Second

Cleber Massey’s Blamed took the lead at the start and held firm all the way through the stretch in Saturday’s G3 Royal Delta Stakes at Gulfstream Park, the second graded win of her career. The 4-year-old daughter of Blame, ridden by Irad Ortiz as the 4-5 favorite, covered a mile over the fast main track […]

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Blame Half-Brother Romps By 10 Lengths In Maiden Race

Keros, a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Blame, broke his maiden by a runaway 10 lengths on Saturday night at Turfway Park. The 4-year-old son of First Samurai, ridden by Malcolm Franklin and trained by Tommy Drury, covered six furlongs over the polytrack in 1:10.43. Out of the Seeking the Gold mare Liable, Keros […]

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Marley’s Freedom Battles To Go For Wand Victory

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom was the heavy 1-2 favorite in Saturday’s G3 Go For Wand Handicap, but she and jockey Mike Smith had to work hard to hit the wire a neck ahead of 9-1 chance Come Dancing. Trained by Bob Baffert, the 4-year-old daughter of Blame covered one mile over Aqueduct’s fast main track […]

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Blamed Gets First Win For Mott, Stretching Out For Comely Score

Cleber Massey’s Blamed emphatically answered the question of handling the increased distance when she raced to the front, extended her lead coming out of the final turn and outkicked a charging Remedy in deep stretch to post a gate-to-wire three-quarter length victory in the 69th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Comely for 3-year-old fillies […]

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