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Anyportinastorm Assigned High Weight For Longacres Mile

Anyportinastorm has been assigned high weight of 124 lbs for the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3), to be run Sunday, August 11, at Emerald Downs. Virtually untested in a pair of romping stakes victories this season, Anyportinastorm received three more pounds than the next highest-weighted horses–El Huerfano, Higher Power, More Power to Him and Solid Wager, […]

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Local Star Anyportinastorm Heads 21 Nominees To Longacres Mile

Fifty-six horses have been nominated to the inaugural Championship Sunday at Emerald Downs, featuring four stakes worth an aggregate $350,000 on August 11. The $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) leads with 21 nominations while the $50,000 Emerald Distaff (10), $50,000 Muckleshoot Derby (154) and $50,000 Washington Oaks (11) also drew double-digit nominations. The latter three races […]

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Anyportinastorm Makes A Statement With Authoritative Budweiser Win

Stamping himself as the top local contender for the Longacres Mile in six weeks, Anyportinastorm blitzed a solid field of older horses in Sunday’s $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at Emerald Downs. A 5-year-old by City Zip, Anyportinastorm blazed 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.35 and romped home 6 ½ lengths clear of stable mate Oh Marvelous Me […]

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Daredevil Colt Clocks Fastest Quarter At OBS June Sale’s First Under-Tack Session

Hip No. 100, a son of Daredevil consigned by Wavertree Stables, Inc., agent, breezed a quarter-mile in :20 3/5 on Wednesday to post the fastest work at the distance at the first session of the under-tack show for Ocala Breeders’ Sales Company’s 2019 June 2-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age Sale. The dark […]

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Anyportinastorm Lowers Governor’s Stakes Record To 1:07.54 For Six Furlongs

Anyportinastorm delivered a scintillating Northwest debut Sunday, romping home by 3 ½ lengths over stable mate Oh Marvelous Me in the $50,000 Governor’s Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs. Anyportinastorm ran six furlongs in a stakes record 1:07.54 and paid $2.40, $2.10 and $2.10. Juan Hernandez rode the winner at 124 lbs for […]

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Improbable Returns To Track For ‘Light Gallop,’ Barnes Says Colt ‘Ready To Go’

Improbable, who is expected to be installed as the morning-line favorite following Wednesday’s post-position draw for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes at Pimlico Race Course, went back to the track for a mile gallop Tuesday at sunrise, the day after working a leisurely half-mile in 51.80 seconds at Churchill Downs. “He galloped a very light mile,” […]

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Improbable ‘Hitting On All Cylinders’ In Easy Work Before Preakness

With Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert on the scene, Improbable worked an easy half-mile in 51.80 seconds on a chilly Monday morning at Churchill Downs in preparation for Saturday’s 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. “He worked really easy, an easy half around there,” Baffert said. “I didn’t want to do too […]

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Lack Of Maximum Security Encouraged Baffert To Enter Improbable In Preakness

In the absence of Maximum Security, Country House and Code of Honor, beaten Kentucky Derby (G1) favorite Improbable is expected to vie for favoritism in the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course May 18. Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try for his record-breaking eighth victory in the historic Preakness with Improbable, […]

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Game Winner, Roadster Arrive At Churchill Downs; Improbable ‘Likes This Track’

The media scrum piling up outside of Churchill Downs’ Barn 33 was a surefire indicator that the white-haired one himself was back on the scene. As Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert emerged to hold court for more than 20 minutes Saturday morning, he led off his Derby week testimonials by giving a hat tip […]

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Bullet Drills: Improbable Adds Blinkers, Omaha Beach ‘Great’

A pair of Arkansas Derby probables worked this at Santa Anita Park, each firing the fastest time at the distance. Omaha Beach, winner of the G2 Rebel in his most recent outing, breezed a half-mile on Friday, covering the distance in :47.80 under retired jockey Alex Solis. “I didn’t realize it was a bullet,” trainer […]

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