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Garter And Tie Breaks His Maiden In Florida Sire Stakes’ Affirmed Division

Jacks or Better Farm’s Fred Brei was given even more incentive to win the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes at Gulfstream Park Saturday after former trainer Stanley Gold saddled Arindel’s Cookie Dough for a triumph in the $200,000 Susan’s Girl Division of the series for 2-year-olds sired by nominated stallions standing […]

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Blended Citizen, Draft Pick Headline Los Alamitos Derby Nominees

Graded stakes winners Blended Citizen and Draft Pick are among the 11 3-year-olds nominated to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which is scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, will be run for the fifth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 14. Owned by C R K Stable LLC and trained by Peter Eurton, Draft […]

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Draft Pick Upsets Heavily Favored Solomini In Affirmed Stakes

With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC […]

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Santa Anita’s Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot Offers $168,759 Carryover Sunday

With six winning tickets each returning $33,139.60 on Saturday, there is a Santa Anita Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot carryover into Sunday of $168,759. With a nine-race card on tap, Sunday’s main event, the Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, for 3-year-olds at a mile and one sixteenth, has been carded as race eight.  Bob Baffert’s Solomini, who will be ridden […]

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Solomini Heads Field Of Six In Grade 3 Affirmed

Well beaten in the Kentucky Derby, Bob Baffert’s Solomini returns to Santa Anita on Sunday as he heads a field of six sophomores in the Grade 3, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes at a mile and one sixteenth. A winner of the G1 Los Alamitos Futurity prior to being disqualified to third, Solomini appears to be the […]

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Soutache Sets New Stakes Record In Florida Sire Stakes’ Affirmed Division

GoldMark Farm’s Soutache ($10) rallied from off the pace to capture the $200,000 Affirmed Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes in record time Saturday at Gulfstream Park. One of four entrants trained by Ralph Nicks in the seven-furlong event for 2-year-old colts and geldings sired by nominated stallions standing in Florida, Soutache eclipsed Three Rules’ 2016 […]

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Sin Ninguna Batalla, Battle Of Midway Galopa El Affirmed Stakes

Si hubo algo que no hizo Battle of Midway el pasado sábado fue batallar. Con el retiro de Arms Runner, el Affirmed Stakes (G3, $100,000) quedó reducido a solo cuatro participantes, con el hijo de Smart Strike partiendo como favorito casi unánime de 1/9 en las apuestas. Montado por Flavien Prat, el pupilo de Jerry […]

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No ‘Battle’ For ‘Midway’ In Facile Affirmed Victory

Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm’s Battle of Midway, third-place finisher in the Kentucky Derby, returned to the races on Saturday at Santa Anita in fine style, winning the G3 Affirmed Stakes by nearly four lengths over B Squared. The sophomore son of Smart Strike, ridden by Flavien Prat for Jerry Hollendorfer, covered 1 1/16 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Closing Out Royal Ascot

Closing out the end of the Royal Ascot meeting on Saturday, televised on NBC, the top contests are the Group 2 Hardwicke Stakes and the Group 1 Diamond Jubilee Stakes. The Queen’s Dartmouth, trained by Sir Michael Stoute, will try to score Her Majesty back-to-back victories in the Hardwicke, while trainer Bill Mott’s Long On […]

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Kentucky Derby Third-Place Finisher Battle Of Midway Returns In Affirmed Stakes

Jerry Hollendorfer’s talented Battle of Midway, most recently third in the Grade I Kentucky Derby, stands out among a field of five sophomores in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes, to be run at a mile and a sixteenth over Santa Anita’s main track. Trained by the late Lazaro Barrera, the great Affirmed won the […]

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