Luis Saez

Maximum Security Survives Stewards’ Inquiry For Haskell Victory

There were tense moments for the team surrounding Maximum Security after Saturday’s Grade 1 Haskell Invitational, watching as the “Inquiry” sign lit up on Monmouth Park’s tote board. Gary and Mary West’s talented sophomore colt had crossed the wire first, as he had in the Kentucky Derby, but an incident with King For A Day […]

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War Story Gritty To The Wire In Monmouth Cup

Imaginary Stable and Glen Ellis’ War Story hadn’t won a race since March of 2018, but the gutsy chestnut didn’t let that stop him from prevailing in Saturday’s G3 Monmouth Cup. Despite being passed at the head of the lane, the 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet dug in gamely to defeat Bal Harbour by a […]

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Regal Glory Best In Scratch-Depleted Lake George

Chad Brown had saddled the first, second and third-place finishers in a stakes race before at Saratoga Race Course. But on Friday, the two-time Saratoga leading trainer knew he would be taking a trip to the winner’s circle even before his trio of contenders loaded into the gate, as his charges were the only entrants […]

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‘Very Talented’ Global Campaign Preparing For Jim Dandy

Sagamore Farm and WinStar Farm’s Global Campaign is scheduled to breeze over Saratoga’s Oklahoma training track Saturday morning, a week ahead of an anticipated start in the Grade 2, $600,000 Jim Dandy presented by NYRA Bets. Global Campaign, a sophomore son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, is slated to work at 5:30 a.m. […]

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Lezcano Earns First Belmont Riding Title; Brown, Klarman Repeat

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title in runaway fashion with 38 wins, while Jose Lezcano captured his first New York riding title with 44 victories as the 48-day meet concluded on Sunday. Klaravich Stables posted 12 wins to lead all owners, compiling earnings of more than $1.5 million. […]

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Nine Juvenile Fillies Top Opening-Day Schuylerville At Saratoga

A field of nine 2-year-old fillies will all make their respective stakes debuts in the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville contested at six furlongs on Thursday, Opening Day, at historic Saratoga Race Course. One of two graded stakes run on the lid-lifter for the Spa’s 40-day meet, including the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call for 3-year-olds, […]

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Promises Fulfilled Cruises All The Way In John A. Nerud

A stumbling start by Killybegs Captain left Bob Baron’s Promises Fulfilled all alone on the front end in Saturday’s G2 John A. Nerud Stakes, and jockey Luis Saez took full advantage. Setting mild fractions, the 4-year-old son of Shackleford had plenty left in the stretch to cruise under the wire 4 1/2 lengths the best […]

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Diamond Oops ‘Better’ On Dirt, Sparkles In Smile Sprint Triumph

Multiple stakes winner Diamond Oops, back on dirt after two failed tries over turf, came with a steady run on the far outside to reel in pacesetting favorite Jalen Journey and edge clear late for a three-quarter-length victory in Saturday’s $250,000 Smile Sprint (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The Smile Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was […]

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Majid Avoids Trouble In Easy Goer

A little jostling in the stretch among the challengers was not a problem for Majid, who led from the start and held on to win the $150,000 Easy Goer for 3-year-olds on Saturday at Belmont Park. The 1 1/16-mile Easy Goer kicked off a Belmont Park card extravaganza of 10 stakes, including eight Grade 1’s […]

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‘Crafty’ Broadway Run Steps Up For Thursday’s Intercontinental

Curragh Stables’ Broadway Run will look to build on her success in taking a step up in class as she makes her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Thursday at Belmont Park. The sixth running of the Intercontinental is one of three stakes on […]

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