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Canadian Champion Interpol Joins Team O’Neill As Newest Lead Pony

Grade 1 winner and Sovereign Award champion Interpol has joined the ranks of Doug O’Neill’s racing stable at San Luis Rey Downs as a lead pony, the trainer announced on Facebook this week. An 8-year-old son of English Channel, Interpol won five of his 16 starts to earn just shy of half a million dollars […]

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‘Miracle Child’ Manitoulin Hoping To Regain Top Form At Ellis Park

Before he ever hit the ground and got the chance to make good on the purple bloodlines flowing through his chestnut frame, the two mantras that would sum up Manitoulin’s entire being were already set. Patience and faith are preached by many a learned horsemen but, in the case of the strong-bodied Phillips Racing Partnership […]

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Mominou Upsets Caress With Front-Running Vicgtory

Sean Shay’s Mominou, racing for the first time in nine weeks, led from start to finish under jockey Kendrick Carmouche to spring a 29-1 upset of Sunday’s $200,000 Caress at Saratoga Race Course. The eighth running of the 5 ½-furlong Caress for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on the grass was the second of […]

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Hunter O’Riley Looking For Repeat In This Year’s Bowling Green

Hunter O’Riley made an impression in the 2017 edition of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, capturing the 1 3/8-mile turf route as the longest shot on the board at 16-1. On Thursday, trainer Jimmy Toner said the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful remains on target for the race’s 2019 edition, set for Saturday, […]

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‘Timing Is Right’ To Point Hunter O’Riley For Bowling Green Repeat

Following a triumph in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday at Monmouth Park, veteran trainer Jimmy Toner said Hunter O’Riley could target the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course next. Owned by Sean Shay and Michael Ryan, the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful notched his first […]

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Hunter O’Riley Circles Field In United Nations

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley was able to run down Zulu Alpha in the final sixteenth of Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes, earning his first top-level score at the age of six. The gelded son of Tiz Wonderful, ridden by Paco Lopez for trainer Jimmy Toner, covered 1 3/8 miles over Monmouth […]

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Former Educator Kelly Rubley’s Unique Career Path To The Preakness

When the 2000s began, Kelly Rubley seemed destined for a life of academia. But, even as she climbed the ladder from middle school science teacher to administrator, the horses kept calling. Before the decade was over, Rubley answered the call. She left behind the security of a career in education for the unpredictability of Thoroughbred […]

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Hawkish Kicks Clear In Penn Mile

Robert LaPenta, AJ Suited Racing, and Madaket Stable’s Hawkish lugged in at the eighth pole, but was three lengths clear of his rivals crossing the wire to win Saturday’s $500,000, Grade 2 Penn Mile. The 3-year-old son of Artie Schiller, ridden by Manny Franco for Jimmy Toner, was sent to the post as favorite at […]

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Grade 1 Winner Time And Motion Retired From Racing

Time and Motion, winner of the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup in 2016, has been retired from racing, according to a report in the BloodHorse. Time and Motion raced as a homebred for Phillips Racing Partnership. During her racing career, the 4-year-old daughter of Tapit won five of 15 starts and earned $967,519. In addition to […]

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Hunter O’Riley Last-To-First For Bowling Green Upset

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley surprised the G2 Bowling Green field at 16-1, rolling from last-to-first under Florent Geroux to win by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Jimmy Toner, out-legged Bigger Picture in the final sixteenth for the victory, covering 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm […]

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