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Stakes Veteran On Leave ‘Better Than Ever,’ Leads Belmont’s Athenia Field

Stuart S. Janney III’s On Leave will look to notch her second consecutive stakes win when she competes against a talented nine-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The penultimate of the 18 total graded stakes for the Belmont […]

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Fresh Chalon Will Try To Make Up For ‘Lost Time’ In TCA

Under new management, Chalon has returned to Keeneland for a run in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) for fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the main track. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner getting a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at […]

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Uni One Of Two For Chad Brown In Noble Damsel

Michael Dubb and Head of Plains Partners’ Uni will be seeking her third consecutive stakes win when she headlines a field of six in the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday on Belmont Park’s Widener turf in Elmont, N.Y. The 31st running of the Noble Damsel, carded […]

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Comebacking Battle Of Midway Ships East, Carries Top Weight In Kelso Handicap

Alydar winner Realm will make his graded stakes return as part of a field of seven in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap for 3-year-olds and up at a mile at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Carded as Race 8 with a scheduled post time of 5:18 p.m. ET, the 38th running of the Kelso […]

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No Dozing The Sleeper Pick In Forego; Hawksmoor Should Handle Soft Turf In Ballston Spa

Mr and Mrs. M. Roy Jackson’s No Dozing put in his final work before Saturday’s Grade 1 Forego at Saratoga, breezing four furlongs in 51.22 seconds on the Oklahoma training track Monday morning. The Forego is a “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile this fall at Churchill Downs. Trainer Arnaud Delacour […]

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In-Foal Amapola Delivers In Monmouth’s Incredible Revenge Stakes

Amapola, four months in foal, made what was likely her last race before motherhood a memorable one, drawing off to win the $75,000 Incredible Revenge Stakes by 5½ lengths on Saturday at Monmouth Park. The 4-year-old filly, in foal to Divining Rod, sat off an early two-horse speed duel before making an explosive mood midway through the turn to […]

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Paulita Honors Late Breeder By Winning Stakes Race Named In His Honor

More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor. Hat Creek Racing’s Paulita ($3.40) stalked pacesetter Secret Or Not for a half-mile before putting […]

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Code Warrior, Lull Among 10 Fillies Contest Royal North At Woodbine

Back-to-back Grade 3 Hendrie Stakes winner Code Warrior headlines the local contingent amid a talented field of 10 distaffers set to contest the $175,000 Royal North Stakes (Grade 2) on Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course this Sunday afternoon. The Royal North is one of two six-furlong sprint stakes co-featured on the 1 p.m. program at […]

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Smiling Causeway Takes MATCH Lead In Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Division

Mr Amore Stable’s Vision Perfect and Audley Farm Stables’ Smiling Causeway were both sharp in victory in two MATCH Series turf sprints July 7 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Vision Perfect, trained by Jason Servis, took the grade III, $200,000 Parx Dash, while Smiling Causeway captured the $100,000 Turf Amazon Stakes for trainer Arnaud Delacour. […]

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Virginia-Breds In Spotlight With Quartet Of Stakes At Laurel

Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s homebred Special Envoy, who capped last season with three consecutive stakes victories, is set to launch his 7-year-old season against familiar company in Saturday’s $75,000 Edward Evans Stakes at Laurel Park. The one-mile Edward Evans is among four $75,000 stakes restricted to Virginia-bred/sired horses 3 years old and up over […]

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