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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Mile

Beethoven John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Derrick Smith’s Beethoven walked the shedrow again on Monday, awaiting clearance from quarantine, which was expected to come by 5 p.m. He arrived at Churchill Downs on Saturday. Traveling head lad Pat Keating said that he, like all the runners from Ballydoyle, “traveled well, and we couldn’t be […]

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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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