Roger Attfield

Musketier’s late kick takes Elkhorn Stakes

The nine-year-old veteran Musketier proved he’s still got it in the lane, surging home late to win the Grade 2, $150,000 Elkhorn Stakes on Keeneland’s closing day card. With Johnny Velazquez aboard, Musketier, the 2-1 favorite, rallied with a strong kick in mid-stretch to get up by just over a length in 2:32.04 for 1 […]

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Biofuel named Canada’s Horse of the Year

Biofuel was named Canada’s Horse of the Year at the annual Sovereign Awards presentation at Woodbine Race Course Friday night. The Brereton Jones Kentucky-bred by Stormin Fever won four stakes at Woodbine 2010.  She was also named top three-year-old filly.  Other Sovereign winners included Hollywood Hit as champion male sprinter, Grand Adventure as champion male […]

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Aqueduct: Mekong Melody Rides Rail in Upset of G3 Long Island Handicap

By Scott Jagow Mekong Melody scooted through an opening on the rail and surged clear to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Long Island Handicap at Aqueduct Saturday. Under Alex Solis, the five-year-old mare pulled away from Daveron, Tarrip and heavy favorite Changing Skies to win by five lengths in the 1 1/2 mile race on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Filly & Mare Turf

PRESS RELEASE An update on the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, to be run Friday, November 5th at 6:50 PM ET: Eclair de Lune The German-bred filly Eclair de Lune, winner of Arlington Park’s Beverly D. in her last start, went for a 1m jog Monday morning at Churchill Downs .   With exercise […]

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Gio Ponti Digs Down for Victory in Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland

By Scott Jagow Gio Ponti showed his determination and class in the stretch, overpowering a game rival to win the Grade 1, $600,000 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland Saturday. Under a patient ride from Ramon Dominguez, Gio Ponti surged late from the back of the pack and battled with longshot Society’s Chairman before […]

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Ave Splits Rivals Late to Upset Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont

Ave won a thrilling stretch duel to take the Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl Invitational at Belmont Park Saturday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> In deep stretch, Ave, with Javier Castellano aboard, knifed through a small opening between Changing Skies and Red Desire to win by half a length.  It was Ave’s first graded stakes victory in North […]

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