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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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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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‘Headstrong’ Dual-Surface Star Catholic Boy To Stay On Dirt, Point For Woodward

Robert V. LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm, and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ Catholic Boy earned a 102 Beyer Speed Figure for his runner-up effort to Preservationist in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban, a 1 1/4 mile test on Big Sandy. Last year, the dual-surface star won the turf Grade 1 Belmont Derby and Grade 1 […]

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Voodoo Song Will End Nine-Month Layoff In Friday’s Forbidden Apple

Barry Schwartz’s Grade 1 winner Voodoo Song will race off a nine-month layoff, taking on six other graded stakes winners in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Forbidden Apple going one mile over the inner turf at Saratoga. Trained by Linda Rice, the New York-bred son of English Channel hasn’t raced since finishing 12th in the Grade […]

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‘He Found The Hole And He Was There’: Travers The Target For Code Of Honor

Bill Farish’s homebred Code of Honor had no trouble in his return earning a 97 Beyer Speed Figure for his impressive 3 1/4 length score in Saturday’s Grade 3 Dwyer at Belmont Park, traveling last-to-first in his first race since being placed second following the disqualification of Maximum Security in the Grade 1 Kentucky Derby. […]

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‘Clean Trip’ Propelled ‘Serious Contender’ Henley’s Joy To Belmont Derby Upset

Bloom Racing Stable’s Henley’s Joy kicked off the Turf Trinity with a rousing score in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Mike Maker for Bloom Racing Stable, Henley’s Joy rated in third position in the 10-furlong test on the inner turf and showed good acceleration down […]

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Belmont’s Stars & Stripes Festival Generates Record Handle Of $25 Million

Saturday’s 11-race Stars & Stripes Racing Festival card, highlighted by an upset victory by Henley’s Joy in the 70th running of the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, generated all-sources handle of $25,766,176, the highest handle figure since the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) launched the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival in 2014. […]

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Preservationist Finds More At The Rail, Defeats Catholic Boy In Suburban

Centennial Farm’s Preservationist stepped up into graded stakes company in a big way for Saturday’s G2 Suburban, ceding his lead to 6-5 favorite Catholic Boy in the backstretch and gamely pulling away from that rival in the stretch to win by 4 1/2 lengths. It was the third win in a row for the 6-year-old […]

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Montauk Daddy First North American Winner For Daddy Long Legs

Taylor Made Stallions’ Daddy Long Legs was represented by his first North American winner on Saturday when Montauk Daddy won a maiden special weight at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Lezcano for trainer Linda Rice, Montauk Daddy shot to the front shortly after the start of the six-furlong turf test. He shrugged off early pace […]

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