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Unbeaten Fancy Dress Party May Target Eight Belles Stakes On Kentucky Oaks Day

LNJ Foxwoods’ undefeated Fancy Dress Party passed a huge class test Sunday when she turned back a couple of challenges to win the $150,000 Beaumont (G3) Presented by Keeneland Select. “Luis Saez made all the difference,” trainer Ben Colebrook said of his jockey. “He ran them off their feet.” Saez put Fancy Dress Party on the lead, fended off […]

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Fancy Dress Party Goes Wire-To-Wire In Beaumont

LNJ Foxwoods’ Fancy Dress Party took the lead at the start and doggedly held sway through the wire in Sunday’s G3 Beaumont Stakes at Keeneland. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings and jockey Luis Saez covered seven furlongs in 1:28.18 on the sloppy main track. Still undefeated through four career starts for trainer Ben Colebrook, Fancy […]

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J. S. Choice Retired To Stand In Korea

J. S. Choice, the first runner owned by the Korean Racing Authority to earn graded stakes black type in the U.S., has been retired from racing and was exported to South Korea on March 8 to begin his stallion career. The 5-year-old son of Congrats finished his on-track career with one win in 17 starts […]

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Instagrand Set For First Start Back In Gotham; Knicks Go A Maybe

OXO Equine’s undefeated Instagrand will make his 2019 debut in the Grade 3 $300,000 Gotham Stakes, slated for Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham, a one-turn mile, offers qualifying points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers. The Gotham headlines a lucrative card that also […]

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Knicks Go Honored As Maryland-Bred Horse Of The Year

Grade 1-winning juvenile Knicks Go took home top honors as Maryland-bred Horse of the Year and champion 2-year-old male at the second annual Renaissance Awards, which recognizes excellence in Thoroughbred racing and breeding in Maryland in the past year. The event was held on Tuesday evening, Feb. 12, at the American Visionary Art Museum in […]

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‘Proven’ Knicks Go A Deserving Favorite, But No Sure Thing In Sam F. Davis

Most of the trainers with runners in Saturday’s Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs view the mile-and-a-sixteenth race for 3-year-olds on the main track as a wide-open affair. “I think it’s a good race for everybody to see what kind of level their horse can compete at,” said Arnaud Delacour, […]

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Knicks Go Kicks Off 2019 Season In Sam F. Davis At Tampa Bay Downs

Grade 1 winner Knicks Go heads a field of 10 3-year-olds entered in Saturday’s 39th edition of the G3, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes, the centerpiece of Festival Preview Day 39 Presented by Lambholm South at Tampa Bay Downs in Oldsmar, Fla. The Sam F. Davis, contested at a distance of 1 1/16 miles on the […]

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‘Serious Work’: Knicks Go Fires 58 2/5 Bullet Toward Sam F. Davis

The Grade III, $250,000 Sam F. Davis Stakes for 3-year-old Triple Crown hopefuls is expected to draw Breeders’ Cup Juvenile runner-up Knicks Go, among others. The mile-and-a-sixteenth stakes at Tampa Bay Downs is a Road to the Kentucky Derby points race, with the top four finishers being awarded points on a 10-4-2-1 scale toward qualifying […]

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Luis Saez’ Dozen Wins Earn 2019’s First Jockey Of The Week Title

In the first ballot of 2019, Luis Saez was named named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for December 31, 2018 through January 6, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than 950 riders in […]

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Boxwood Up Late In Ginger Brew; Fancy Dress Party Stays Undefeated In Ginger Woman

William L. Pape’s homebred Boxwood, making her season and stakes debut, found her way to the lead early and held off late-running favorite Pivottina in the final yards to win Saturday’s $100,000 Ginger Brew by a neck at Gulfstream Park. The 7 ½-furlong Ginger Brew on turf and the $75,000 Glitter Woman at six furlongs […]

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