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Irish Xenobia Scores First North American Win In Athenia

Augustin Stable’s Xenobia opened up a lead by the half-mile mark and repelled a late charge from Sweet Bye and Bye in the rain to post a 1 ½-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $200,000 Athenia for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up at Belmont Park. A group stakes winner in her native Ireland, Xenobia […]

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Come Dancing ‘Sensational’ In Six-Furlong Work For Breeders’ Cup

Multiple graded-stakes winner Come Dancing continued to impress trainer Carlos Martin in her morning works. She worked six furlongs in 1:10.20 on Saturday over the Belmont training track under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano. Owned by Marc Holliday’s Blue Devil Racing, the 5-year-old Malibu Moon dark bay will make her next start in the Grade […]

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Empire Classic Winner Mr. Buff Had ‘Plenty In Reserve,’ Will Target G1 Clark Next

Chester and Mary Broman’s 17.2 hands-tall Mr. Buff muscled his way to the lead and showed strength and determination to fend off the late charge of diminutive Dynamax Prime to capture Saturday’s $300,000 Empire Classic by a length on Empire Showcase Day at Belmont Park. Mr. Buff, under Junior Alvarado, commanded the lead in the […]

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Jose Ortiz Rides Four Winners On Belmont’s Empire Showcase Day

Jockey Jose Ortiz registered four victories while owner-breeders Chester and Mary Broman connected with three winners to lead the way on Saturday’s annual Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park, featuring eight stakes races worth $1.75 million. Jose Ortiz, who won an allowance event in the day’s opener with Southern King, recorded three stakes wins […]

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Pletcher Following Effective ‘Blueprint’ For Classic Contender Vino Rosso

Repole Stable and St. Elias Stables’ Vino Rosso visited the Belmont Park training track on Friday for the second time since being disqualified and placed second in the Grade 1 Jockey Club Gold Cup on September 28. The multiple graded-stakes winner breezed five furlongs in 1:01.58, with Irad Ortiz, Jr. up. Under the watchful eye […]

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Coastal Storm, High Winds Prompt NYRA To Cancel Thursday Card At Belmont

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) has canceled Thursday’s live racing program at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., due to dangerously high winds forecast to impact Long Island throughout the day. In the wake of a strong coastal storm that made its way through Long Island and the New York Metropolitan area overnight Wednesday, […]

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Lucullan Takes Knickerbocker At Belmont; Catholic Boy Fourth In Return

Godolphin Stable’s Lucullan utilized a patient trip to register his first career graded stakes win, running down pacesetter Dr. Edgar in the final furlong and prevailing against Olympico’s late charge to capture Monday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Knickerbocker by a length at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Lucullan, who had posted a runner-up and third-place finish […]

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Middle Move Nets Red Knight A Second Stakes Win In Point Of Entry

Trinity Farm’s homebred Red Knight sat well off the front end, made an aggressive move halfway through the race and was able to get the job done in notching a second stakes win in Sunday’s $100,000 Point of Entry over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park. The New York-bred son of Pure Prize arrived […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Come Dancing ‘Getting Better And Stronger’

Trainer Carlos Martin saw just what he wanted out of Come Dancing in her second work following the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, where she drilled through five furlongs, with Rajiv Maragh up, in 1:00.44 on Saturday morning over the Belmont Park training track, which was the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Owned […]

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Code Of Honor Cruises Through ‘Easy’ Work Toward Classic

W.S. Farish’s Code of Honor resumed serious business on Saturday morning with an easy half-mile move in 50.65 seconds over a fast main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Hall of Famer Shug McGaughey, the homebred chestnut Noble Mission sophomore logged his first serious breeze since being elevated to first in the Grade 1 Jockey […]

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