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Zito loaded for Donn with Fly Down, Morning Line

Dialed In gave Nick Zito a big boost with his impressive victory in the Holy Bull Stakes. He will now try to capture the top prize for older horses at Gulfstream Park’s winter meet when he sends Fly Down and Morning Line to Saturday’s Grade I Donn Handicap.

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Fly Down pointed towards Donn Handicap

After a third place finish in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Fly Down is continuing preparations for his 2011 debut in the Donn Handicap. He worked a half-mile in 48.60 at Palm Meadows.

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Breeders’ Cup Thursday Notes: The Classic

PRESS RELEASE   An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic:   Zenyatta   The reigning Breeders’ Cup Classic champion left Barn 41 at 9:15 a.m. and was followed by hundreds of adoring fans, including owners Jerry and Ann Moss and trainer John Shirreffs.   With regular exercise rider Steve Willard aboard, the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Classic

PRESS RELEASEAn update on the runners in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, November 6th, post time 6:45 PMĀ ET: Zenyatta The defending Breeders’ Cup Classic champion jogged on the training track at Hollywood Park at 9:00 PT Monday morning with exercise rider Steve Willard aboard ahead of her trip Tuesday morning aboard the Tex Sutton Forwarding […]

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American Graded Stakes Standings brought to you by Keeneland: Sometimes Numbers Don’t Tell the Whole Story

Sometimes numbers don’t tell the whole story. Take the case of Hall of Fame trainer Nick Zito, who with Morning Line’s game victory in the $1-million Pennsylvania Derby last Saturday was winning just his third American Graded Stakes of the year. There’s still three months to go in 2010, but so far it’s been a […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

The summer racing season has been gearing up toward this weekend which promises to showcase the country’s top talent, especially in the 3-year-old division. At Saratoga, the Grade 1 Travers has attracted a field of 11 of sophomore stand-outs, with the exception of Lookin At Lucky, who has remained at his Southern California base […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

From sprints to routes, Jersey Shore to where the Turf Meets the Surf, there is a wide offering of graded stakes this weekend. The Grade 2 Cougar II Handicap will be run at Del Mar on Friday with Richard’s Kid entered as a prep in defense of his Pacific Classic title. Trainer Bob Baffert […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: A ‘MOTT’ MORE THAN MEETS THE EYE

By Ray Paulick Nineteen eighty-four was a big year for trainer Bill Mott. In the space of eight days in April he won the first and second Grade 1 races of his career, taking the Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park with John Franks’ Heatherten and the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland with William Lucas’ […]

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DROSSELMEYER UPSETS 142ND BELMONT STAKES

By Ray Paulick Drosselmeyer, who failed to get into the Kentucky Derby field because he lacked enough earnings in Graded stakes, got up in deep stretch under jockey Mike Smith to win Saturday’s 142nd Belmont Stakes by three quarters of a length over Fly Down, with front-running First Dude third. The win, accomplished in a […]

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