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Fifty Five Battles To Repeat Victory In John Hettinger

Peter Brant’s Fifty Five continued to find her best stride at Belmont Park, staying off the speed before overtaking Wish Upon at the top of the stretch and fending off War Canoe’s late challenge to win the $125,000 John Hettinger for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up for a second straight year on […]

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Dot Matrix Stubborn In Ashley T. Cole Stakes

Ten Strike Racing’s Dot Matrix outfought a stubborn Voodoo Song down the Belmont Park stretch to notch his second career stakes victory in Sunday’s $150,000 Ashley T. Cole over the Widener turf course. Dot Matrix, a gelded bay son of Freud, arrived at the 1 1/8-mile event for New York-breds off of a runner-up finish […]

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New Millionaire Pat On The Back Has ‘Shown Everyone He Can Be Competitive’

Pat On the Back, owned by Harold Lerner, AWC Stables and Nehoc Stables, surged to a half-length score in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park, pushing his earnings to more than $1.1 million. The 5-year-old Congrats chestnut, trained by Jeremiah Englehart, had won seven stakes against fellow New York-breds heading into the […]

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Come Dancing ‘Nice And Easy’ In Gallant Bloom Victory

Sent off as the 1-5 post-time favorite, Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing didn’t disappoint her backers earning her fourth win from five starts this year, capturing the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on Sunday at Belmont Park for fillies and mares over the main track. Breaking form post 3 with Hall of Fame […]

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Pat On The Back Hangs On Late In Kelso

Pat On the Back again displayed a comfort level racing at one mile, overtaking 6-5 favorite Prince Lucky from the outside in the stretch and fending off a late charge to register a half-length victory in the 39th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. […]

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John Velazquez Equals Jerry Bailey’s Record 660 Graded Stakes Wins

Stephanie Seymour Brant’s Significant Form racked up a third graded stakes win on Saturday afternoon in the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel at Belmont Park under a perfectly timed ride by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez. The victory put Velazquez on even terms with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey for most North American […]

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Cleon Jones Nails Photo Finish In Bertram F. Bongard

Gold Square’s Cleon Jones, the 6-1 fourth choice in a field of five, prevailed in a three-way photo finish to capture Friday’s $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard, a seven-furlong sprint for New York-bred juveniles at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, who also saddled 3-2 mutuel second-choice Moonachie, Cleon Jones settled in fourth position under Irad […]

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Juvenile Filly Wicked Title Showed ‘Grit’ To Earn Spot In Miss Grillo

Wicked Title, trained and part-owned by Chad Summers, will make a third attempt at her turf debut in the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf tilt slated for Sunday, September 29 at Belmont. The Wicked Strong chestnut, out of the Curlin mare Shesacurlinmytoes, was purchased for $25,000 at the April OBS […]

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Jerkens ‘Can’t Knock’ Preservationist Ahead Of Jockey Club Gold Cup

Trainer Jimmy Jerkens hopes that the next couple of weekends are prosperous ones for his barn with two of his stable stars slated for Grade 1 action at Belmont Park. Coming fresh off a victory in the Grade 1 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets, Preservationist is targeting next Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Jockey Club Gold […]

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Catholic Boy ‘Coming Back Into Form,’ Still Under Consideration For Kelso

Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Siena Farm and Twin Creeks Racing Stables’ multiple graded stakes winner Catholic Boy visited the Belmont training track on Saturday, breezing four furlongs in 51.59 seconds. “I thought it was a good workout,” said conditioner Jonathan Thomas. “I feel like he’s coming back into form and so far, so good. This […]

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