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No Dozing Leaves No Doubt In Bold Ruler

Lael Stables’ No Dozing notched his first graded stakes win, staying close to the early pace, taking command before the turn and clearing away for an emphatic 9 ¾-length win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Friday, Opening Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 43rd running of the Bold […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Chalon ‘Peaking Now’ For Delacour

Lael Stables’ Chalon, a Laurel Park stakes winner in her 4-year-old debut this spring, breezed Saturday morning ahead of her next engagement in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) Nov. 3. Chalon went five furlongs in 1:01.80 over the all-weather track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., where […]

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True Timber, Coal Front Clash In Bold Ruler Handicap At Belmont

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will return to stakes competition coming off back-to-back impressive wins in optional claimers when he competes against five others in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y The 43rd running of the Bold Ruler, contested at seven furlongs on […]

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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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