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Catholic Boy ‘Recovered Very Quickly,’ Executes Solid Breeze Toward Classic

Multiple Grade 1 winner Catholic Boy got back to his serious Breeders’ Cup Classic preparations on Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a five-furlong breeze in company in his first appearance on the worktab since September 30. Catholic Boy, a 3-year-old colt by More Than Ready, worked outside his stablemate, graded stakes winner March, with […]

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Fire Key Sparks Floral Park Upset; Stella Di Camelot Prevails In Pebbles

Backwards Stable homebred Fire Key, sent to post at odds of 7-1, provided a minor upset with a wide-rallying effort in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Floral Park at Belmont on Saturday, a six-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards. Trained by Patrick Kelly, the 5-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, patiently […]

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‘Sensational Mind’ Gives Sippican Harbor A Leg Up On Other Juvenile Fillies

Trainer Gary Contessa is enjoying a resurgent 2018 campaign with 46 wins on the season, already 12 more victories than he recorded a year ago. The veteran conditioner reflected on his success during Thursday’s nightcap at Belmont Park as Poshsky splashed to victory in the slop to provide Contessa with his 13th win of the […]

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Belmont And Yonkers Offer Thoroughbred/Standardbred Pick 4 On Oct. 13

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) and Yonkers Raceway at Empire City Casino will partner to offer horseplayers a special all-stakes Thoroughbred/Standardbred Pick 4 on Saturday, October 13. The latest in NYRA’s fall series of special Pick 4 Wagers, the Belmont-Yonkers Pick 4 includes the $1 Million Yonkers International Trot and the $250,000 Harry […]

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Flattered By Restless Rider, Sippican Harbor ‘Just So Good Right Now’

The two-length winner of Saratoga’s Grade 1 Spinaway, Sippican Harbor is on track for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies next month at Churchill Downs. Trainer Gary Contessa watched his star pupil breeze six furlongs in 1:13.81 over Belmont’s training track on Monday, her third work since the Spinaway. “She’s just so good right now,” said […]

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Lonely Road Gives Clement Third Win On The Card In Matron

Robert Evans’ homebred Lonely Road took advantage of a beautiful rail-skimming trip to win Monday’s Grade 3 Matron Stakes at Belmont Park, holding off the late rush of Monette (9-2) by a head on the wire. Off at odds of 18-1 under David Cohen, the juvenile daughter of Quality Road covered six furlongs over the […]

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Blacktype Earns Millionaire Status By A Neck Over Hi Happy In Knickerbocker

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype earned a repeat victory in Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park, defeating the 8-5 favorite Hi Happy by a neck on the wire. Off at odds of 7-2 to be the co-second choice, the 7-year-old gelded son of Dunkerque completed nine furlongs over the inner turf course rated “good” in […]

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‘Time’ The Key Factor For Chilean Import Wow Cat In Beldame

Wow Cat continues to do well following her victory in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame and is now on target to head to the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff on November 3 at Churchill Downs, co-owner Peter Brant said. Wow Cat earned her first win in three starts since arriving from Chile, outkicking Divine Miss […]

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‘Visibly Impressive’ Frizette Win Has Jaywalk Strolling Toward Breeders’ Cup

Leonard Green and Cash is King Stable’s Jaywalk came out of her gate-to-wire 5 ¾-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Frizette for 2-year-old fillies in good order, trainer John Servis said by phone Monday morning. Jaywalk led the seven-horse field on the fast Belmont main track, going a quarter-mile in 22.63 seconds and the […]

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Fourstar Crook Breezes Last-To-First In Flower Bowl

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables and Gary Aisquith’s Fourstar Crook got her Grade 1 win by two lengths on Sunday, cruising from last-to-first despite a very slow early pace in the Flower Bowl at Belmont Park. The 6-year-old New York-bred daughter of Freud completed 1 1/4 miles over the “good” turf in 2:03.28, earning an expenses-paid […]

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