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MATCH Series: Dirt Sprint Division Remains Wide Open Into Labor Day Card At Parx

The three winners of stakes in the 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint–Dirt Division are among the nominees for the fourth leg of the MATCH Series, which shifts to Parx Racing in Pennsylvania Labor Day, Sept. 2. The Bensalem Stakes, at six furlongs, is one of four $100,000 MATCH Series stakes on the holiday program. The others […]

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Allard Hoping ‘Older, Wiser’ Always Sunshine Is Also Better As He Prepares For Grade 3 Maryland Sprint

Two years after picking up his first graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 ClearSpan Maryland Sprint (G3), Always Sunshine returns to Pimlico Race Course Saturday in search of another in the six-furlong race, one of eight stakes, four graded, on the undercard of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1). “He’s older, wiser, and who knows, possibly better,” […]

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De Francis Dash Attracts Switzerland, Always Sunshine In MATCH Series Sprint Finale

Switzerland and Always Sunshine, whose lone graded stakes success each came in the same Maryland race two years apart, and a trio of multiple stakes winners are among nine older sprinters entered in a wide-open edition of the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park in Maryland. The 27th […]

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Always Sunshine ‘Doing Super’ Ahead Of De Francis Memorial Dash

Gilbert Campbell’s homebred graded-stakes winner Always Sunshine breezed Sunday morning in his final serious piece of work ahead of a scheduled start in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 15 at Laurel Park. Regular exercise rider Michelle Peoples was up as Always Sunshine, coming off an impressive victory in the […]

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Always Sunshine Bursts Clear In Tale Of The Cat

Always Sunshine ran down My Boy Tate in the stretch, overtaking his challenger from the outside to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat for 3-year-olds and up on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Stonehedge and trained by Ned Allard, Always Sunshine won his second consecutive stakes start overall […]

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Always Sunshine Draws Clear In MATCH’s Hockessin Stakes

Trainer Edward “Ned” Allard said Always Sunshine has had his ups and downs, but the 6-year-old horse put it all together July 14 in the $75,000 Hockessin Stakes, third of five legs in the MATCH Series 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint–Dirt Division, at Delaware Park. Winner of the grade III Maryland Sprint Stakes in 2016, Stonehedge […]

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Private Zone Makes 2016 Debut In Friday’s True North

Good Friends Stable’s Private Zone will look to make his 2016 debut a memorable one as the Brian Lynch-trained bay gelding headlines the Grade 2, $250,000 True North for 4-year-olds and up over six furlongs on the main track Friday as part of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. Private Zone finished fifth last out in […]

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Always Sunshine Draws Away In Maryland Sprint Handicap

On a cloudy and cool Saturday afternoon, Always Sunshine broke through with his first career graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 30th running of the Maryland Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was the first of eight stakes and four graded stakes on a spectacular 14-race […]

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