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Quality field shaping up for Zenyatta Stakes

The top fillies and mares on the west coast are setting their sights on Saturday’s Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita. The 1 1/16-mile contest, which was formerly run as the Lady’s Secret Stakes, is a ‘Win and You’re In’ race for the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic.  Many of the top distaffers in California […]

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A Gleam Handicap turns on Switch for Sadler mare

Jockey Garrett Gomez proved a perfect match for late-charging Switch who earned herself a ticket to the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint with a win in the Grade 2 A Gleam Handicap. More to follow… Jockey Quotes GARRETT GOMEZ, SWITCH, Winner: “It kind of set up for her today.  Things kind of worked […]

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Switch hoping to shine in A Gleam

Grade 1 winner Switch will be trying to regain her top form when she takes on seven rivals in the $200,000 A Gleam Handicap (gr. II) at Betfair Hollywood Park July 14. The seven-furlong contest is one of four stakes races at Betfair Hollywood, which wraps up its spring/summer meet Sunday. The A Gleam is […]

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Switch works 5 furlongs, confirmed for Filly & Mare Sprint

C R K Stable’s Switch, who was pre-entered in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (GI) as well as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (GI), worked five furlongs in 1:00.20 under exercise rider Edwin Orozco after the renovation break. Fractions for the work, which was the second fastest of 33 at the […]

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Switch set for Keeneland debut Saturday in Grade 2 sprint

C R K Stable’s Switch, a multiple Grade 1 sprint winner, is scheduled to make her Keeneland debut on Saturday when she takes on 10 other fillies and mares in the 31st running of the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) at six furlongs on the main track. The Thoroughbred Club of America, a “Win […]

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TCI: Time to get serious about Breeders’ Cup

Now that it’s September, the TCI is back in action with its first Breeders’ Cup Edition.  This week, Jon Siegel and Joel Cunningham get right to the heart of the matter:  Who are the current top contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic? Click below to watch.

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Zazu to stay home, face older in Clement Hirsch

Zazu looked to be shipping east to Saratoga to face fellow three-year-old fillies in the Alabama Stakes later this month, but instead, she’ll stay in California to meet older rivals in Saturday’s Clement Hirsch at Del Mar. The Clement Hirsch features a field of seven that includes St. Trinians and Zazu’s stablemate Switch from John […]

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Scott: Another year for the ladies?

With a lackluster three-year-old season that saw three winners of the three Triple Crown races and no real standout, Jeff Scott wonders if 2011 will be another year for the ladies of racing. Havre de Grace, Blind Luck and Awesome Maria are currently 1, 2 and 7 in the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll and the field […]

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West coast’s best older females face off in Vanity

The three mares facing each other for the first time, Blind Luck, Switch, and St Trinians lead contenders for Saturday’s Grade 1 Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park, reports Steve Anderson in the Daily Racing Form. “The thing about this race is how strong it is,” said John Sadler, who trains Switch. “You’ve got the big […]

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Havre De Grace sweeps home in Apple Blossom

Havre De Grace came charging through the lane to grab victory in the Grade 1, $500,000 Apple Blossom Handicap at Oaklawn Park Friday. Under a confident ride from Ramon Dominguez, Havre De Grace did her best running late and caught Switch in deep stretch to win by a length in 1:42.19 for 1 1/16 miles.  […]

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