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Itsmyluckycharm ‘Won’t Be Denied’ In Azalea

Trainer Eddie Plesa Jr. had a difficult decision to make when he was pondering whether or not to race Itsmyluckycharm in Saturday’s $75,000 Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream Park. Plesa didn’t care for her No. 1 post and considered scratching the filly. Now he has an even tougher decision on his hands after Itsmyluckycharm recorded her […]

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Breeders’ Cup Top Two Bulletin, Chelsea Cloisters Make 2019 Debuts Thursday At Keeneland

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club and SF Racing’s Bulletin, winner of last fall’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs, will make his 2019 debut Thursday when he headlines a field of 14 and two also-eligibles for the inaugural running of the $100,000 Palisades Turf Sprint for 3-year-olds. The 5½-furlong grass test will serve […]

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‘Proven’ Knicks Go A Deserving Favorite, But No Sure Thing In Sam F. Davis

Most of the trainers with runners in Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs view the mile-and-a-sixteenth race for 3-year-olds on the main track as a wide-open affair. “I think it’s a good race for everybody to see what kind of level their horse can compete at,” said Arnaud Delacour, […]

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‘Serious Work’: Knicks Go Fires 58 2/5 Bullet Toward Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-old Triple Crown hopefuls is expected to draw Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go, among others. The mile-and-a-sixteenth stakes at Tampa Bay Downs is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, with the top four finishers being awarded points on a 10-4-2-1 scale toward qualifying […]

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Uno Mas Modelo Goes Looking For One More In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector

Loooch Racing Stables’ Uno Mas Modelo will seek his sixth victory in his last seven starts Saturday at Gulfstream Park, where the 5 year-old gelding will face 10 rivals in the $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3). Favored at 2-1 in the morning-line for a bid for his third straight stakes victory, Uno Mas Modelo had won […]

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A Bit Special Proves It In Wait A While; Classic Fit Upsets Hut Hut

Linda Shanahan, Mrs. M.V. Magnier and J.P. Magnier’s A Bit Special lived up to her name Saturday at Gulfstream Park, rallying on the far outside through the stretch to edge stubborn pacesetter Fortunate Girl by a neck in the $75,000 Wait a While Stakes. The one-mile Wait a While on grass was the last of […]

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Ward Sends Out Potent Duo In Astoria

Trainer Wesley Ward, a name to be feared in the entry box for juvenile races across the globe, will send out a potent one-two punch in Thursday’s 107th running of the $150,000, 5 ½-furlong Astoria for 2-year-old fillies at Belmont Park. The Ward pair of Athens Queen and Wonder Stone are each exiting an impressive […]

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Jiminez Reaches New Milestone, Voted Jockey Of The Week

After an impressive four-win day and reaching a new career milestone, Albin Jimenez was named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for February 21-26, 2017. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in North […]

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Jiminez Rides ‘Very Exciting’ 1000th Career Winner At Turfway

Jockey Albin Jimenez, 25, hit the 1,000 career-win mark Sat., Feb. 25, when Zarman led gate to wire in the fourth race at Turfway Park, drawing off to break his maiden by a decisive 5 1/4 lengths. “It’s very exciting,” Jimenez said. “I want to thank God first, and (trainer) Wesley (Ward) for the opportunity. […]

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Rafael Hernandez To Miss Five Weeks After Spill At Turfway

Veteran jockey Rafael Hernandez was unseated during the second race at Turfway Park on Friday evening, when his mount clipped heels and stumbled down the backstretch. According to the Daily Racing Form, Hernandez suffered a laceration to his right knee which will force him to miss five weeks of racing. Following the race, a stewards […]

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