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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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Darley America Announces 2019 Fees, Topped By Medaglia d’Oro At $200,000

Darley America, based at Jonabell Farm in Lexington, Ky., has announced the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster. This year has seen Medaglia d’Oro enjoy fantastic returns in the sales ring. He has sired an astounding eight seven-figure yearlings, including three of the top four at Saratoga and an additional five at Keeneland September. Only Northern Dancer and Storm […]

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Doctor Mounty Upsets Defending Champ Projected In Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup

Larry Prat and Dave Alden’s Doctor Mounty provided a 25-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Baltimore/Washington International Turf Cup, just getting his nose down in front of the late-surging 1-2 favorite Projected, winner of this race last year. Doctor Mounty was ridden by Forest Boyce for Shug McGaughey in his first graded stakes win; the […]

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McKinzie, Smith Give Baffert A Third Pennsylvania Derby Win

Trainer Bob Baffert has liked McKinzie from the start, but a hind ankle injury forced the 3-year-old son of Street Sense to miss out on this year’s Triple Crown challenge. Baffert, of course, sent out Justify for his history-making run, but now that the Triple Crown winner has been retired McKinzie stepped up to fill […]

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Aztec Sense Wins Seventh Consecutive Start In PA Derby Champions

There is no denying that Aztec Sense, a 5-year old gelding, is in the big form of his career. He proved that once again on Saturday. Aztec Sense, owned by Joseph Besecker, romped to a four-length win in the $150,000 Pa Derby Champion Stakes race at 1 1/16 miles at Parx. The win kept Aztec […]

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