March To The Arch Storms Home On Top In Wise Dan

Charlotte Weber’s Live Oak homebred March to the Arch got his first graded stakes win in Saturday’s G2 Wise Dan at Churchill Downs, sparking a 10-1 upset by a neck over 71-1 longshot All Right on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Arch, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Twinspires.com Weekend Stakes: Where To Watch

Graded stakes racing is on the light side this weekend with just a Grade 2 featured at Santa Anita, along with a pair of Grade 3s, and another Grade 3 at Gulfstream on Saturday, the Marshua’s River. The 1 1/16-mile fixture drew a full field of 14 fillies and mares with two also-eligibles, led by […]

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Gulfstream: Daveron tackles full turf field in Marshua’s River Stakes

Live Oak Plantation’s 7-year-old German-bred mare Daveron won three straight turf stakes last year for trainer Graham Motion and Michel Jean Zerolo’s 4-year-old filly Louvakhova was impressive capturing the Frances A. Genter Stakes on Oct. 15 at Calder in her American debut for trainer Marty Wolfson. The two will meet as the likely choices in […]

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Ballston Spa gives Daveron third straight stakes win

German-bred Daveron made it a hat trick for Team Valor International, trainer Graham Motion, and jockey Eddie Castro, winning Saturday’s  Grade 2 Ballston Spa for the 6-year-old mare’s third consecutive stakes victory. The $200,000 Ballston Spa kicked off the stakes action on Travers Day at Saratoga. Pacesetter Tapitsfly finished second, 1 3/4 lengths behind the […]

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Aqueduct: Mekong Melody Rides Rail in Upset of G3 Long Island Handicap

By Scott Jagow Mekong Melody scooted through an opening on the rail and surged clear to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Alex Solis, the five-year-old mare pulled away from Daveron, Tarrip and heavy favorite Changing Skies to win by five lengths in the 1 1/2 mile race on […]

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