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Top 3-Year-Old? Turf Star Oscar Performance Could Sway Eclipse Voters

Amerman Racing homebred Oscar Performance could have a legitimate chance at the year-end Eclipse Award for top 3-year-old male, suggested Vance Hanson at brisnet.com. The ridgling son of Kitten’s Joy is a “clear standout” in his age division on the turf, having rattled off three consecutive victories highlighted by a pair of Grade 1 stakes. Sophomore […]

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Mohaymen Scheduled For Return To Kentucky After Colt Was Eased In Alydar

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin reported Monday that Mohaymen will travel to Shadwell Farm in Kentucky in the upcoming days as his owner, Shadwell Stable, decides his future. The 4-year-old son of Tapit returned to the dirt in Sunday’s $100,000 Alydar at Saratoga, where he finished last in the five-horse field after being eased to the wire […]

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Keen Ice In ‘Superb Form’ For Whitney

Donegal Racing and Calumet Farm’s multiple graded stakes winner Keen Ice wrapped up his major preparations for next weekend’s Grade 1, $1.2 million Whitney at Saratoga Race Course with a half-mile work Saturday morning. The recent three-length winner of the Grade 2 Suburban on July 8 at Belmont Park, Keen Ice took to the main track early in company […]

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‘Really Special’: Maragh Back In The Winner’s Circle At Saratoga

Big Mara’s 8 ¼-length victory in Friday’s opener was the first win at Saratoga since 2014 for jockey Rajiv Maragh, following his injury in a spill suffered at Belmont Park in the summer of 2015. Friday’s victory helped erase the memory of the 32-year-old rider’s long road to recovery that was riddled with endless hours of pain and rehabilitation […]

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Belmont: Request For Development Proposals Approved By New York Franchise Oversight Board

An official request for proposals is expected to be issued in the coming days, but the New York Franchise Oversight Board has given its approval to release the RFP for development of up to 43 acres of Belmont Park, according to bloodhorse.com. Specifically, the areas in question include a 28-acre overflow parking lot and an eight-acre […]

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‘Naturally Fast Horse’: Pletcher Trainee Mr. Crow Romps By 11 1/2 Lengths In Saratoga Maiden

Twelve-time Saratoga training champion Todd Pletcher earned his first victory of the summer meet in impressive fashion Saturday when KRA Stud Farm’s Mr. Crow went gate-to-wire to break his maiden by 11 ½ lengths. It was the second start for the 3-year-old bay Tapizar colt, beaten a neck in his unveiling June 24 at Belmont Park, […]

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Brown, Jose Ortiz Close Belmont Meet With Second Consecutive Titles

Trainer Chad Brown won his second straight Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title, while Jose Ortiz posted two victories on Sunday, closing day, to clinch the riding title for a second straight year. Michael Dubb was the meet’s leading owner with 18 victories and earnings of $1,121,189. Brown, the New York Racing Association’s leading trainer […]

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Jim Dandy Works: Always Dreaming ‘Nice And Relaxed,’ Cloud Computing ‘Well Within Himself’

In their preparations for the July 29 Grade 2 Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga, both Derby winner Always Dreaming and Preakness winner Cloud Computing have been progressing well, reports drf.com. The Todd Pletcher-trained Always Dreaming covered five furlongs at Saratoga in 1:01.16, while Chad Brown trainee Cloud Computing worked a half-mile in :48.29 at Belmont Park. […]

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Night Racing At Belmont? ‘That’s The Smart Way For Us To Go In The Future’

The New York Racing Association has been pursuing legislation which would allow it to run night-time racing at Belmont Park, revealed NYRA CEO and president Chris Kay on a Thoroughbred Daily News podcast this week. The bill actually passed through the New York Senate, but has yet to reach the State Assembly and so will not […]

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World Record-Holder Disco Partner Stretches Out For Forbidden Apple Victory

Making his first start since setting a world record in the Grade 3 Jaipur and stretching out to a mile for the first time in his career, Patricia Generazio’s Disco Partner picked up his third consecutive win of the year capturing the $150,000 Forbidden Apple on Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking alertly from post 9 […]

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