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McKinzie ‘Couldn’t Be Doing Any Better’ Ahead Of Santa Anita Handicap

Multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie recorded a six-furlong breeze toward the Santa Anita Handicap on Tuesday at Santa Anita, covering the distance in 1:13.40 under Joe Talamo. Trainer Bob Baffert was very pleased with the 4-year-old son of Street Sense’s workout, according to drf.com.  “Terrific,” Baffert said. “He couldn’t be doing any better right now. […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Pegasus World Cup Card Swings Early Races

Javier Castellano guided City of Light to a dominant score in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes on Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park, which put the exclamation point on a productive first month of the racing calendar for the Venezuelan-born rider. The Pegasus was Castellano’s fourth graded stakes win on the year, securing the lead […]

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Lucky Number 13: Aztec Sense Gives Navarro 1,000th Win In Fred W. Hooper

Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense scored his 13th lifetime victory and ninth in a row in Saturday’s G3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes, giving up the lead down the backstretch only to regain it and stay strong in the lane, crossing the wire about two lengths better than late-running Breaking Lucky. The 6-year-old son of Street Sense […]

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McKinzie Officially Ruled Out Of Pegasus; Points For Santa Anita Handicap

Bob Baffert confirmed this morning that multiple Grade I winner McKinzie will pass the Pegasus World Cup next Saturday and point for Santa Anita’s marquee race for older horses, the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter on March 9, using the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Feb. 2 […]

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Accelerate To Work ‘Long’ On Friday; Malibu Winner McKinzie Still On Fence

With rain forecast in Southern California starting Friday evening in an erratic weather pattern forecast over the next few days, Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner and Horse of the Year finalist Accelerate will work at Santa Anita on Friday morning at 6:30 instead of Saturday, as previously scheduled, in advance of the $9-million Pegasus […]

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McKinzie ‘Aiming’ For Malibu Stakes, Along With Pair Of Baffert-Trained Stablemates

Bob Baffert has three likely starters for the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day next Tuesday, Dec. 26, headed by two-time Grade I winner McKinzie, who showed he is at the ready with a six furlong workout Sunday in a bullet 1:13.20, fastest of 23 drills at the distance, the average […]

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Tequilita Goes Out On Top In Rampart Stakes

Dorothy Matz’ homebred filly Tequilita will close her career with a win, having captured Saturday’s G3 Rampart Stakes at Gulfstream Park by about two lengths as the 5-2 second choice. The 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags will be bred in the spring, likely to Street Sense, according to trainer Michael Matz. Ridden by Luis Saez, […]

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Aztec Sense Tops ‘Amazing’ Claiming Crown Triple For Navarro

Aztec Sense was relentless in victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Jewel at Gulfstream Park, providing trainer Jorge Navarro with his third success in the nine-stakes $1 million Claiming Crown on opening day of the 2018-2019 Championship Meet. Navarro also notched long-shot victories with Salsa’s Return ($35.60) in the $110,000 Iron Horse and in the Misschief Maas […]

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Improbable Anything But In Street Sense Stakes

His name might be Improbable, but bettors played the 2-year-old colt like he couldn’t lose in Friday afternoon’s $100,000 Street Sense Stakes at Churchill Downs. A bright chestnut with a big white blaze, the son of City Zip easily dominated his eight rivals by 7 1/4 lengths as the 4-5 favorite. Owned by this year’s […]

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Fasig-Tipton October Yearling Sale Produces Near-Record Returns

It was a steady renewal of the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Fall Yearlings Sale, with gross and average returns falling just short of last year’s record numbers. However, the middle market was buoyant, as evidenced by a healthy jump in the median sale price. The four-day auction finished with 963 horses sold for revenues of $34,260,100, down four […]

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