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Prince Of Hempt Makes It Four In A Row In City Of Laurel

Thomas McClay’s Prince of Hempt, racing for the first time outside of his native Pennsylvania for his stakes debut, kept his perfect record intact by rallying along the inside in deep stretch to upset Saturday’s $100,000 City of Laurel on Ben’s Cat Day at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong City of Laurel for 3-year-olds was the […]

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Spring Quality Edges Call Provision In Red Smith

Augustin Stable’s Spring Quality thrived in the longest race of his career, edging Call Provision in deep stretch to win the Grade 3, $200,000 Red Smith for 3-year-olds and up Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Under Hall of Fame jockey Edgar Prado, Spring Quality stayed just off 49-1 shot Memories of Peter’s early speed, going a […]

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Arles Proves Deserving Favorite In Long Island Handicap

Team Valor International and Green Lantern Stable’s Arles delivered as the even-money favorite in the Grade 3, $200,000 Long Island Handicap on Saturday, leading every step of the way en route to her first North American victory in the turf marathon for fillies and mares at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 5-year-old French-bred mare by Monsun took an […]

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Clever Mind Breaks Maiden In Maryland Million Nursery; Limited View Overcomes In Lassie

Richard Golden’s Clever Mind made an auspicious career debut Saturday at Laurel Park, rallying from last to capture the $100,000 Maryland Million Nursery by two lengths. The Graham Motion-trained juvenile son of Buffum broke slowly from the starting gate as even-money favorite Jamaican Don quickly sprinted to the lead on his way to setting solid fractions of […]

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Maker Foursome Arrive For Pattison Canadian International Card

Michael Maker trainees Oscar Nominated and Enterprising, for the Grade 1 Pattison Canadian International; Kitten’s Joy, for the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor; and Gorgeous Kitten, for the Grade 3 Ontario Derby, checked into Woodbine on Friday evening following a 12-hour van ride from Louisville. “Everything looks good, everybody’s training well,” said Nolan Ramsey, grandson of […]

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Miss Ella Aims For Repeat Performance In Friday’s Franklin County Stakes

Jack Swain III’s Miss Ella headlines a field of 12 fillies and mares and four also-eligibles entered Tuesday for Friday’s 21st running of the $100,000 Buffalo Trace Franklin County (G3) to be run at 5½ furlongs on the Keeneland turf course. The Buffalo Trace Franklin County will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race […]

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Party Boat, Frankel’s Rubilinda Headline Saturday’s $200,000 Pebbles Stakes

After back-to-back graded stakes appearances, Hope Jones’ Party Boat will look to capitalize on class relief as part of a field of nine 3-year-old fillies in Saturday’s $200,000 Pebbles on Belmont Park’s Widener turf. One of two stakes on the day’s docket, including the 127th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity, the Pebbles, carded […]

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Beach Patrol Y Fanciful Angel Repiten La Exacta Del Arlington Million En El Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Al igual que en el Arlington Million, Beach Patrol y Fanciful Angel volvieron a llegar primero y segundo, esta vez en Belmont Park. La única diferencia fue que en esta ocasión Fanciful Angel fue presentado por vez primera por Chad Brown, lo que le acreditó entonces la exacta en el Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1, […]

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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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Blacktype Vs. Ring Weekend In Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup At Laurel

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype could be the bridge from the Commonwealth Turf Cup and the renamed Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup (G2) to be run Saturday at Laurel Park. Blacktype, a French-bred son of Dunkerque trained by Christophe Clement, prevailed by a half-length in last year’s extremely competitive Commonwealth Turf. He returns to Laurel to try […]

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