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Elliott Guides What A View To Front-Running Victory In American At Santa Anita

Veteran California-bred gelding What a View liked what he saw on the front-end in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita and he proceeded to lead six rivals on a merry chase all the way to the finish line, taking the one mile turf fixture by a neck under Stewart Elliott.  Trained by […]

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Hunt Splits Rivals For Eddie Read Score

Michael House’s Hunt bid between rivals to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Eddie Read Stakes at Del Mar, reaching the wire a length in front of the favored Ashleyluvssugar. The 5-year-old Irish-bred son of Dark Angel, ridden by Flavien Prat, covered nine furlongs over the firm turf in 1:47.62. The Eddie Read is the Phil D’Amato […]

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Pee Wee Reese Steals Home For Owner/Breeder Alexander In American Stakes

If the late Dodger Hall of Famer, Harold “Pee Wee” Reese were still alive, he’d be grinning from ear to ear, as his namesake, a 4-year-old California-bred colt named Pee Wee Reese, stole home today at Santa Anita, taking the track’s closing day Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Joe Talamo. […]

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Independence Day Racing Action: Om Featured In American Stakes

The July 4 stakes schedule across the United States features a pair of graded stakes races, as well as several interesting listed stakes to attract the horseplayer’s dollar. Gulfstream’s Martha Washington Stakes (2:21 PM ET), a mile turf event for 3-year-old fillies, attracted a field of eight (including a main-track-only entrant). Trainer Todd Pletcher, who wrapped […]

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Om Hoping For Fireworks In Tuesday’s American Stakes At Santa Anita

What could be more fitting than running the American Stakes on the Fourth of July? Not much, which is why Santa Anita is on board patriotically and then some next Tuesday with the Grade III American Stakes for three-year-olds and up at a mile on turf. Dan Hendricks has a horse well-suited to the conditions […]

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Longshot Home Run Kitten Rallies To Off-Turf American Victory

Shifted from turf to dirt late in the afternoon due to unexpectedly heavy rains, Friday’s $100,000 American Stakes went to 14-1 longshot Home Run Kitten, who rallied to take the lead in the shadow of the wire and prevailed by a half length under Joe Talamo.  Trained by David Hofmans and owned by Tarabilla Farms, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Talk Derby To Me

It’s finally here, this first weekend in May that we’ve been anxiously awaiting all year. A record-setting “Thurby” crowd of nearly 40,000 people came to Churchill Downs on Thursday, and talk of sunshine is expected to bring near-record crowds through the Louisville oval’s gates on Friday and Saturday. Those fans will be treated early on […]

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Bal A Bali Sprints To American Stakes Victory

In his first stateside start, highly-regarded Brazilian import Bal a Bali burst through horses for an eye-catching score in Saturday’s Grade 3, 100,000 American Stakes at Santa Anita. A champion and Triple Crown winner in Brazil, Bal a Bali is owned by Fox Hill Farms and Siena Farms LLC. Richard Mandella, who has trained South […]

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Brazilian Star Bal A Bali To Make U.S. Debut In G3 American Stakes

Bal a Bali, winner of 11 of 12 starts in his native Brazil where he earned $510,078, makes his U.S. debut in next Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 American Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf. Flavien Prat, tied for the riding lead with Tyler Baze at six wins each through Saturday, has […]

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Obviously Much the Best in American Stakes

Making his seasonal debut, multiple graded stakes winner Obviously romped home an easy winner against three others in Saturday’s Grade 3 American Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The 6-year-old gelding settled into his accustomed spot on the lead and set fractions of :22.36 and :45.55, receiving a little pressure from Silentio down the backstretch. Joe […]

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