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Determined Finite Gives Asmussen 1,000th Stakes Win In Silverbulletday

Trainer Steve Asmussen celebrated the 1,000th stakes win of his Hall of Fame career on Saturday at the Fair Grounds, sending out Finite to win the $150,000 Silverbulletday by a head. He is only the third trainer in history to reach this milestone; the other two are D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher. A 3-year-old […]

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‘I Learned Something From Every Barn’: Anthony Aguirre Jr. Saddles First Winner At Laurel Park

Benny Havens got Laurel Park’s fall meet off to a rousing start, swinging to the lead on the far turn and fending off Mister Frank’s Way the length of the stretch to give trainer Anthony Aguirre Jr. his first career win in the first race on Friday’s opening day program. Owned by the fledgling trainer […]

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Concrete Rose Has It All Her Way In Inaugural Saratoga Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose continued to dominate her division with a front-running performance in Friday’s first running of the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks, crossing the wire at 4 3/4 lengths clear of her nearest rival. The 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy set a mild pace and easily put away her four challengers in […]

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Miss J McKay First Starter, First Winner For Maryland Stallion Hangover Kid

Multiple stakes winner Hangover Kid, whose seven career victories included the 2014 Bowling Green (G2), got his stud career off to a successful start when Maxis Stable’s Miss J McKay captured her debut Friday at Laurel Park. Favored at 4-5 among seven 2-year-old fillies in the $33,000 waiver maiden claiming event, Miss J McKay ($3.80) […]

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Concrete Rose Upsets Newspaperofrecord In Edgewood

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose avenged her eighth-place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf this Friday with a resounding defeat of Newspaperofrecord in the G3 Edgewood. Ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Rusty Arnold, the 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy overtook that rival in the stretch to win by 3 3/4 […]

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Call Paul Gives Irad Ortiz Graded Stakes Double In Swale

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. swept the first two graded stakes on Gulfstream’s Saturday card, taking the G3 Forward Gal with 1-2 favorite Feedback and coming right back to win the G3 Swale Stakes with 3-2 top choice Call Paul. Owned by Michael Dubb, David Simon, Bethlehem Stables and Bruce Irum, the 3-year-old son of Friesan […]

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Call Paul Phones In A Saratoga Special Triumph

Michael Dubb, David Bruce, Bethlehem Stable and Bruce Irom’s Call Paul was a determined winner of Sunday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, turning back a bid from Tight Ten to win by about one length. A juvenile son of Friesan Fire bred in Pennsylvania, the colt covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track in […]

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First Gronk, Now Lebron: Phoenix Names $1.2 Million Juvenile For Another Star Athlete

Phoenix Thoroughbreds seems to have the market cornered on naming their horses after star athletes. First, New England Patriots football star Rob Gronkowski had a son of Lonhro named in his honor, who would go on to run second in this year’s Belmont Stakes. Now, Phoenix’s Triple Crown dreams are turning to juvenile “Lebron J.” […]

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Connections ‘Still Having Fun’ With Bargain-Buy Woody Stephens Winner

When Still Having Fun rattled off wins in a pair of 3-year-old stakes at Laurel Park over the winter, his connections began to dream big and wonder how far the bargain $12,000 yearling would be able to stretch his talent. Considering a race such as the Preakness Stakes (G1) was nothing out of the ordinary […]

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