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Avery Island Llega A Salvo A La Meta Y Se Lleva El Withers Stakes En Aqueduct

Muchas veces, un cambio oportuno en la estrategia de una carrera puede marcar la diferencia entre ganar y perder. En el caso de Avery Island, su jinete Joe Bravo tomo la decisión correcta en los primeros metros del Withers Stakes (G3, $250,000) y llevó a feliz término la actuación del pupilo de Kiaran McLaughlin que […]

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Avery Island Holds Strong Late For Withers Victory

Godolphin Racing’s homebred Avery Island made a successful start to his 2018 season, finishing up strongly to win the G3 Withers by about two lengths over Firenze Fire and Marconi. Off at even money, the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee was hounded early by Coltsandmississippi, then shot to the lead around the far turn and never relinquished […]

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Baffert Taking His Time With Sham Winner McKinzie

McKinzie, who stamped himself as a leading Kentucky Derby contender based on his authoritative 3 ½-length victory in the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile on Jan. 6, worked four furlongs in 49.40 at 7:55 on a picturesque Saturday morning under jockey Drayden Van Dyke at Santa Anita. Going in company with Downtowner, McKinzie was outside his workmate […]

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Avery Island, Firenze Fire Square Off In G3 Withers

Godolphin Racing’s homebred Avery Island will return to the site of his biggest races to date as he makes his 3-year-old debut on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the Grade 3, $250,000 Withers at 1 1/8 miles. The Withers, which is followed by the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham on March 10 and the Grade 2, […]

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Tiger Moth Up Late To Win Houston Ladies Classic

It was a tremendous afternoon of racing at Sam Houston Race Park with thrilling performances by Tiger Moth in the Grade 3, $400,000 Houston Ladies Classic and another win for trainer Mike Maker in the Grade 3, $200,000 Connally Turf Cup. It was also an exceptional day for jockey Jose Ortiz, who posted two stakes wins on the afternoon card, and was warmly […]

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Undefeated McKinzie Professional For In-Hand Sham Victory

Racing without blinkers, Karl Watson, Mike Pegram, and Paul Weitman’s McKinzie was the consummate professional in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old son of Street Sense sat off the pace under Mike Smith, then drew even with the frontrunner All Out Blitz at the head of the lane. McKinzie, named for […]

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Carmouche Scores Win Number 3,000 At Parx Tuesday

With a victory aboard Good Save in the fourth race Tuesday afternoon at Parx Racing, jockey Kendrick Carmouche notched the 3,000th win of his career.  Riding for owners Pewter Stable & MJM Stable and trainer Kate DeMasi, Carmouche rallied the 4 year-old gelded son of Street Sense to the lead turning for home and drew […]

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City Plan Develops Winning Strategy, Springs 25-1 Upset In Gold Rush Stakes

Southern California shippers have dominated in stakes races at the 2017 Golden Gate Fields Fall meet and that trend continued on Saturday when City Plan, trained by Eoin Harty, flew up north and proceeded to beat nine other rivals in The $75,000 Gold Rush Stakes for 2-year-olds. City Plan stopped the clock for one mile […]

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Baffert’s Solomini, McKinzie Expected For CashCall Futurity At Los Al

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, who has won the Los Alamitos CashCall Futurity all three times the race has been run here, will be well-represented in the Grade I when it is offered Saturday, Dec. 9. Baffert, whose local CashCall Futurity victories have come with Dortmund (2014), Mor Spirit (2015) and Mastery (2016) after he […]

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Avery Island Goes For Third Straight Victory In G2 Remsen Stakes

Godolphin Racing’s Avery Island will look to register his second straight graded stakes victory as part of a field of 10 juveniles in the 104th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Remsen as part of four graded stakes on Saturday, Cigar Mile Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 9 on the 10-race program, the […]

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