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‘Real Fighter’ Voodoo Song To Be Aimed At Breeders’ Cup Mile

Barry K. Schwartz’s Voodoo Song came out of his gate-to-wire win in the Grade 1 Fourstardave Handicap in good order, trainer Linda Rice said Sunday morning. The 4-year-old English Channel colt bested a six-horse field over a one-mile inner turf course that has taken heavy rain throughout the Saratoga meet, earning his first career Grade […]

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Channel Maker, Glorious Empire Dead Heat In Bowling Green

After 1 3/8 miles of Saratoga’s Mellon turf course, Channel Maker and Glorious Empire were unable to be separated at the wire; placing judges declared the finish a dead heat in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes. Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire led all the way, and Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker came rolling […]

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Fahan Mura Continues Love Affair With California Turf In Osunitas

Fahan Mura, a four-year-old filly who’s found a home competing over the grass in California, scored her fifth victory in as many starts Friday in the Golden State as she led from wire-to-wire to win the featured $82,125 Osunitas Stakes for older fillies and mares on Friday at Del Mar. Taking command shortly after the break and […]

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Franco Sweeps Belmont Stakes On Three-Win Saturday

Jockey Manny Franco capped a three-win day on the penultimate card for the Belmont Park spring/summer meet with a sweep of both stakes for owner Barry K. Schwartz on Saturday, winning the $150,000 Forbidden Apple with Voodoo Song and the $100,000 Rockville Centre aboard La Fuerza. Franco, who stands third in the jockey standings with […]

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Belmont Derby: ‘Reliable’ Catholic Boy Breezes, Pletcher Pair ‘Holding Form’

Grade 3 Pennine Ridge winner Catholic Boy put the final touches on his Grade 1, $1.2 million Belmont Derby Invitational preparations with a four-furlong breeze Saturday morning over the Oklahoma turf course at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Jonathan Thomas, the 3-year-old More Than Ready ridgling went in company with Eagle Pass, an unraced 3-year-old […]

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Cosequin Presents Aftercare Spotlight: A Kentucky ‘Sanctuary’ For Retired Racehorses

People get into Thoroughbred racing or breeding for a wide array of reasons. For some it’s about the handicapping or strategy in mating the right mare and the right stallion to create an athlete destined for greatness. For others, it’s the thrill of competition and the idea that, by owning a racing stable, you in […]

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Heart To Heart Takes It Up A Notch In Maker’s 46 Mile

Second in both the 2016 and 2017 editions of the Grade 1 Maker’s 46 Mile, Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart went one better this year to score a solid 1 3/4 length victory. The 7-year-old son of English Channel, ridden by regular rider Julien Leparoux, covered a mile on Keeneland’s firm turf in 1:34.71. Under […]

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Just Howard Named Maryland-Bred Horse Of The Year, Champion 3-Year-Old, Turf Horse

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard, winner of the Grade 3 Commonwealth Derby at Laurel Park as part of a four-race win streak over the summer of 2017, took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year, champion 3-year-old male and champion turf horse. The announcements were made at the inaugural Renaissance Awards, a cooperative effort […]

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Heart To Heart Finalmente Logra Un Grado 1 Al Ganar El Gulfstream Park Turf

Heart to Heart, propiedad de Terry Hamilton, mostró su clase a los siete años de edad, ganando con valentía el Gulfstream Park Turf (G1) el sábado 10. El hijo de English Channel tomó la delantera con facilidad, y luego se mantuvo en la vanguardia para ganar por pescuezo sobre Kurilov. Cotizado 5/2 en las apuestas, […]

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Heart To Heart Very Game Late In Gulfstream Park Turf

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart showed his class at 7 years of age, gutting out a win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Gulfstream Park Turf. The son of English Channel made the lead easily, then stayed on well late to win by about a neck over Kurilov. Off at odds of 5-2, Heart to Heart and […]

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