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Just Howard Keeps Win Streak Alive In Commonwealth Derby

Skeedattle Associates’ Just Howard won his fourth straight race and earned his first graded stakes victory Saturday by three-quarters of a length over Voodoo Song in the $200,000 Commonwealth Derby (G3) at Laurel Park. Under jockey Feargal Lynch, who won four races, three of them stakes, on the ‘Class on the Grass’ program, Just Howard […]

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Johnny Bear Noses Out Hawkbill In Northern Dancer Turf

Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear just got his nose in front of 3-5 favorite Hawkbill to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine Racecourse. At odds of 9-1, the 6-year-old son of English Channel covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:28.34 under jockey Luis Contreras. It was the first […]

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Heart To Heart In Front All The Way In Bernard Baruch

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart took the field from gate-to-wire in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, crossing the wire 1 1/4 lengths ahead of Forge and Delta Prince. The 6-year-old son of English Channel was taken to the lead by Irad Ortiz, Jr., who set well-timed fractions to have plenty of horse […]

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Half-Brother To Irish War Cry, Irish Strait Favored In Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile

Trainer Graham Motion was a bit surprised hear Irish Strait is the 2-1 morning-line favorite in Wednesday’s $400,000 Tourist Mile at Kentucky Downs. But the 5-year-old gelding is arguably the most consistent horse in the field of eight, especially on the turf. The son of turf champion English Channel won Monmouth Park’s Grade 3 Red […]

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Voodoo Song Takes Saranac For Record-Equaling Fourth Win Of Saratoga Meeting

It hadn’t been done since Native Dancer set foot at the Spa 65 years ago, but Barry K. Schwartz’s Voodoo Song captured four consecutive starts at this summer’s Saratoga meeting. He began in a $40,000 claimer, and on Saturday, he capped off the streak with his first graded stakes win in the G3 Saranac, besting Yoshida […]

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Half-Brother To Irish War Cry, Irish Strait Earns Black Type In Red Bank

The 5-year-old half-brother to Wood Memorial winner Irish War Cry, Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish Strait earned his first graded stakes victory Saturday at Monmouth Park. Guided by Orlando Bocachica, Irish Strait took the lead immediately out of the gate in the G3 Red Bank, holding it all the way around the course to win […]

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Longer Vacation Should Lead To Top-Notch Season For The Pizza Man

Richard and Karen Papiese’s 8-year-old Illinois-bred gelding The Pizza Man is on track to return to the spotlight in 2017, according to bloodhorse.com. Unraced since Nov. 24, The Pizza Man turned in his first major workout of the year at Churchill Downs’ Trackside training center on Tuesday, breezing a half in :50 flat as trainer […]

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Heart To Heart Wire-To-Wire In Commanding Canadian Turf Performance

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart gave jockey Julien Leparoux his fourth win on the afternoon in Saturday’s G3 Canadian Turf Stakes, taking the field from gate to wire in a dominating performance that saw him win by three-quarters of a length. The 6-year-old son of English Channel covered a mile on Gulfstream’s firm turf course […]

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Heart To Heart Nears Million-Dollar Mark After El Prado Victory

With an eye on bigger prizes at Gulfstream Park this winter, Heart to Heart got off to a hot start at the 2016-17 Championship Meet by winning the $100,000 El Prado on Saturday afternoon. Piloted by Julien Leparoux, the 5-year-old son of English Channel set a pressured pace in the 7 1/2-furlong turf race and […]

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Travers Winner V.E. Day Retired, To Stand At Waldorf Farm In NY

Johnathan Miller, representing owner Mrs. Magalen Bryant, announced the retirement of Grade I Travers Stakes winner V. E. Day. “He is shipping back to the U.S. from France and will take up stud duties next year at Dr. Jerry Bilinski’s Waldorf Farm,” commented Miller. “We are extremely excited to stand the leading North American money […]

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