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Iron Fist, Albano Headline Quality Field Of 11 In Sam Houston’s Maxxam Gold Cup

The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. Nationally prominent horsemen are shipping in runners for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, which drew an excellent field of 11 horses for the mile and one-eighth main track event. Al Stall, Jr. has saddled two […]

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Ride On Curlin Favored In Saturday’s Maxxam Gold Cup

The Maxxam Gold Racing Festival is set for Saturday night at Sam Houston Race Park and will feature four stakes. Nationally prominent horsemen are shipping in runners for the $100,000 Maxxam Gold Cup, which drew an excellent field of 12 horses at a mile and one-eighth on the main track. Ride On Curlin owned by […]

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Valid ‘Looks Ready To Go’ For Iselin Start

Valid looks to get back to the Monmouth Park winners circle a second time for a graded stakes win as he takes on five other older horses in Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Iselin Stakes going a mile and a sixteenth. “He trained over the track well on Thursday and galloped on Friday,” said trainer Marcus […]

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Kid Cruz Returning To Maryland For Pimlico Special

Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds and Black Swan Stable’s Kid Cruz is set for a return to Pimlico Race Course on Black-Eyed Susan Day, May 15, a year after competing in the 2014 Preakness Stakes (G1). The Linda Rice-trained 4-year-old is scheduled for an attempt to make amends for a subpar performance in the Preakness last […]

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Graham Gets 2,000th Victory With 22-1 Call Me George In New Orleans ‘Cap

Jockey James Graham rode his 2,000th winner when Call Me George ran down Albano and favored Moreno at odds of 22-1 to win Saturday’s Grade 2, $400,000 New Orleans Handicap at Fair Grounds. Final time for the mile and an eighth was 1:51.07. A former claimer, the Grant Forster-trained Call Me George was third in […]

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Albano Impresses In Maxxam Gold Cup

Trainer Larry Jones continues to pick the ideal spots for his stakes horses, and Saturday evening at Sam Houston Race Park, he took home two more trophies! Jones shipped in Albano, a 4-year-old son of Istan, bred and owned by Brereton Jones.  As a 3-year-old, the colt showed promise, winning the Grade 3 Pegasus Stakes […]

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Bayern Shines in Haskell Romp

Just like that – in an outstanding wire-to-wire effort devoid of drama – Bayern gave trainer Bob Baffert his seventh victory in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational (G1) at Monmouth Park Sunday, running off to a seven and a quarter-length score. Kaleem Shah Inc.’s Bayern, who was expected to use his speed early, […]

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Haskell Contenders Put In Final Preparations

As the 47th running of the summer centerpiece of Monmouth Park’s racing season, the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational draws near, trainers are making final preparations with their Grade 1 runners. The following highlights what the nation’s top 3-year-olds have been doing to prepare for Sunday’s mile and one eighth event. Encryption trained just […]

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Haskell Contenders Continue Preparations as Race Day Draws Near

Encryption “galloped his regular gallop” Friday morning according to trainer Kelly Breen. He also said that his graded stakes placed runner is “doing good, everything is good.” Trained by six-time Haskell winner Bob Baffert, Bayern set to the track for a one mile gallop this morning in Oceanport after shipping in from California on Thursday. […]

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Albano Gears Up for Haskell

With little time remaining between now and the 47th running of the Grade 1 William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park on July 27, horses and their conditioners are gearing up in anticipation, including Albano and trainer Larry Jones. Albano has hit the board in all but one of his seven career starts, including an […]

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