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Green Light Go Earned 84 Beyer In Saratoga Special, Pointed To Champagne

After recording an 84 Beyer Speed Figure for his 3 ¾ length triumph in Saturday’s Grade 2 Saratoga Special, conditioner Jimmy Jerkens reported Stronach Stables’ 2-year-old Green Light Go, now unbeaten in two starts, exited his victory in good order. The Stronach Stables homebred successfully won his debut wire-to-wire on July 4 at Belmont Park […]

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Jockey Club Derby Invitational Likely Target For A Thread Of Blue

Trainer Kiaran McLaughlin will likely target the inaugural $1 million Jockey Club Derby Invitational at Belmont Park with A Thread of Blue, who won the Saratoga Derby Invitational in wire-to-wire fashion under jockey Luis Saez on Sunday. Leonard Green’s dark bay son of Hard Spun scored his third stakes victory in the Saratoga Derby, which came […]

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Celtic Chaos Doubles Up In John Morrissey Stakes

Zilla Racing Stables’ Celtic Chaos made a sweeping move at the top of the stretch and got his nose on the wire in time to best Build to Suit in Sunday’s $100,000 John Morrissey for New York-breds going 6 ½ furlongs over the Saratoga Race Course main track. Celtic Chaos sat off the pace while […]

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Concrete Rose Has It All Her Way In Inaugural Saratoga Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose continued to dominate her division with a front-running performance in Friday’s first running of the $750,000 Saratoga Oaks, crossing the wire at 4 3/4 lengths clear of her nearest rival. The 3-year-old daughter of Twirling Candy set a mild pace and easily put away her four challengers in […]

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Belmont Releases Fall Stakes Schedule, Meet Split With Aqueduct During Construction

The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) today announced race dates for the 37-day Belmont fall meet, including 45 stakes worth $11.525 million in purse money – an increase of $1.45 million over 2018 – starting at Belmont Park from September 6 to October 6, and concluding at Aqueduct Racetrack, with Belmont at the Big A from […]

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Suburban Win Vaults Preservationist To Third In Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Centennial Farms’ 6-year-old Preservationist (247 votes) , runaway winner of Saturday’s Suburban Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park, has jumped to No. 3 in the latest Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings poll, while Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie (247 votes) retains the No. 1 position, followed by Godolphin’s 5-year-old two-time Dubai World Cup […]

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Lost And Found Presented By Horseware: Former Trainer Hauswald Still ‘A Part Of Racing,’ In Different Role

When Phil Hauswald disbanded his small stable in 2006, he figured he would be back in business within a year with a barn of quality runners. His plan never materialized and instead he has found a comfortable niche as a Belmont Park-based shipping agent for Sallee Horse Vans. From the late 1980s through the 1990s, […]

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Catholic Boy Holds Final Spot In NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

A runner-up finish by Catholic Boy in the Grade 2 Suburban Stakes on July 6 provided the only movement in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Catholic Boy, a Grade 1 winner on turf and dirt, ran second as the favorite behind Centennial Farms’ Preservationist in the 1 ¼-mile Suburban at Belmont Park. That defeat […]

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Lezcano Earns First Belmont Riding Title; Brown, Klarman Repeat

Trainer Chad Brown registered his fourth consecutive Belmont Park spring/summer individual meet title in runaway fashion with 38 wins, while Jose Lezcano captured his first New York riding title with 44 victories as the 48-day meet concluded on Sunday. Klaravich Stables posted 12 wins to lead all owners, compiling earnings of more than $1.5 million. […]

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Class Relief Helps Prince Lucky Rebound In State Dinner

Daniel McConnell’s homebred Prince Lucky won an early tussle for the lead with Sunny Ridge and stayed the course to capture Closing Day Sunday’s $100,000 State Dinner at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Corinthian gelding entered the 1 1/16-mile trip over a fast main track from a pair of disappointing efforts at […]

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