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Preakness Notes: Abiding Star, Awesome Speed Breeze

ABIDING STAR – Stonehedge Farms’ Abiding Star breezed four furlongs in 50.16 seconds Tuesday morning at Parx Racing in anticipation that a quarantine at the Philadelphia-area track would be lifted later in the day. “Abiding Star just ran two weeks ago, so all I needed to do was blow him out a little bit,” trainer […]

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Preakness Notes: Nyquist Visits Starting Gate, Schools In Paddock

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Race Course Monday morning, taking a break between circuits of the racetrack to school in the paddock in preparation for a highly anticipated start in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner walked nonchalantly in the paddock under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, stopping […]

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Preakness Notes: Lani ‘Stretches Out’ In Half-Mile Breeze

LANI – Koji Maeda’s Lani turned in a leisurely, unofficial half-mile work of approximately 50 seconds at Belmont Park Sunday morning during the 45 minutes he spent on the main track. Keita Tanaka, who serves as Maeda’s agent, said the Tapit colt made two laps of the 1½-mile track in a canter – approximately what […]

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Awesome Speed Confirmed For Preakness; Nyquist To Jog Wednesday At Pimlico

Colts Neck Stables LLC’s Awesome Speed was confirmed for the Preakness Stakes Tuesday morning after breezing six furlongs at his owner’s New Jersey farm. “He went three-quarters in [1:13], which is pretty good out here,” trainer Alan Goldberg said. “He seemed to come back good and he might do an easy half-mile next week.” Awesome […]

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Nyquist ‘Looks Like A Million Bucks’; Few Derby Contenders Following Him To Preakness

Nyquist greeted fans and media outside his barn Sunday morning, a day after being crowned the newest Kentucky Derby champion. Paul Reddam’s undefeated colt looked well after the win, grazing contentedly and appearing to not be bothered by the throng of admirers there to see him. “He’s doing great,” Doug O’Neill said, arriving to check […]

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Rosario ‘Ready’ For Return To Action Wednesday At Keeneland

Joel Rosario stopped by the Gulfstream Park jockey’s room Sunday afternoon. The 31-year-old jockey, who has been idle since breaking a wrist in a Feb. 20 spill, said he will make his return to action at Keeneland Wednesday. “I’m ready. I’ve been getting on some horses,” he said. “I’m feeling good.” Despite missing the final […]

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Equibase Analysis: Pace Scenario Key To Fountain Of Youth

The 74th running of the Grade 2 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth Stakes offers a pretty nice $400,000 purse, but at this point on the Road to the Kentucky Derby, points may be more important. In 2015, the cutoff point for the 20th horse eligible to run in the Derby was 30 points. Mohaymen not only […]

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Zulu, Awesome Speed Post Final Works For Fountain Of Youth

Undefeated Zulu breezed four furlongs at Palm Beach Downs Sunday in 48.21 seconds in preparation for his scheduled stakes debut in Saturday’s $400,000 Fountain of Youth (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “It went very well. He went in 48-and-1 (seconds). He breezed by himself with John Velazquez aboard. He got into a nice comfortable rhythm and […]

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Five Saturday Wins Propel Rosario To Jockey Of The Week Honors

Jockey Joel Rosario tallied five winners on the Saturday card at Gulfstream Park including a pair of stakes races on his way to being named the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for December 28th – Jan 3rd. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the […]

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