Stakes Results

Havre de Grace Upsets Blind Luck in Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing

Havre de Grace wasn’t about to play second fiddle to Blind Luck for a third straight race.  The three-year-old filly held off Blind Luck’s late charge to win the Grade 2, $750,000 Cotillion stakes at Parx Racing in Philadelphia on Saturday. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> With Jeremy Rose aboard, Havre de Grace had a 3 […]

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TWIRLING CANDY: TO DQ OR NOT?

By Ray Paulick Jenny Craig’s Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel Rosario, causing Summer […]

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DISCREETLY MINE WIRES FIELD IN KING’S BISHOP

By Ray Paulick Taking advantage of what appeared to be a pretty strong speed bias, E. Paul Robsham Stables’ Discreetly Mine went right to the front at the start, and was never seriously threatened while winning the Grade 1 King’s Bishop Stakes at Saratoga on Saturday by 1 1/4 lengths. Under John Velazquez, the […]

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AFLEET EXPRESS IN A TRAVERS THRILLER

By Ray Paulick Afleet Express, one of three sons of the hot young stallion Afleet Alex in the field of 11 3-year-olds going postward in the 141st running of the Grade 1 Travers Stakes, won a desperate nose decision over the Mineshaft colt Fly Down in the $1-million Midsummer Derby at Saratoga on Saturday. First […]

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RICHARD’S KID REPEATS IN PACIFIC CLASSIC

By Ray Paulick Richard’s Kid became the third horse in 20 runnings of Del Mar’s Grade 1 Pacific Classic to score back-to-back victories in the $1-million race, coming from  far back early to beat Crowded House by three-quarters of a length under Mike Smith. San Diego Handicap winner Dakota Phone flew late to get third, […]

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PERSISTENTLY PERSONAL

By Ray PaulickHorse of the Year Rachel Alexandra was good enough to put away Life At Ten after a mile-long duel, but she couldn’t hold off the late charge of Persistently in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Personal Ensign Stakes on Sunday. Persistently, a 4-year-old daughter of Smoke Glacken,got up in the final yards to beat Rachel […]

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DEBUSSY UPSETS GIO PONTI IN MILLION

By Ray Paulick American champion Gio Ponti surged to the lead with a powerful move at the top of the stretch, but Debussy ran him down nearing the wire to post a half-length upset at 11-1 odds in the 28th running of the Grade 1 Arlington Million at Arlington Park on Saturday. Tazeez finished […]

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UPTOWNCHARLYBROWN SCRATCHED FROM HASKELL DUE TO FEVER

OCEANPORT, N.J. * Fantasy Lane Stable’s Uptowncharlybrown was scratched from the $1 million IZOD Haskell Invitational on Sunday morning after the colt spiked a fever just before getting on a van at Belmont Park.      “He was running a 103-104 fever this morning,” said trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. “The timing was terrible. It’s unfortunate for […]

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LUCKY CRUSHES HASKELL FOES

By Ray Paulick.Preakness winner Lookin At Lucky made a powerful three-wide move down the backstretch of Monmouth Park’s $1-million Haskell Invitational Stakes on Sunday, a move that carried him to a dominating four-length victory over six others and solidified last year’s juvenile champion as the clear-cut leader of the 3-year-old class of 2010. Under […]

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SMILING TIGER UPSETS THE BING CROSBY

By Ray Paulick Trainer Jeff Bonde got his first Grade 1 victory Sunday at Del Mar when Smiling Tiger took advantage of a bad start by odds-on favorite Cost of Freedom and posted a wire-to-wire 1 1/2-length victory in the $250,000 Bing Crosby under Victor Espinoza. Smiling Tiger went right to the front […]

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