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Next Shares Slips Up The Rail, Finally Gets His Grade 1 Win In Shadwell Turf Mile

Michael and Jules Iavarone, Jerry McClanahan, Chris Dunn, William Marasa, Ritchie Robershaw and Mark Taylor’s 5-year-old gelding Next Shares showed up with another upset on Saturday’s Fall Stars card at Keeneland, surprising at 23-1 in the Grade 1 Shadwell Turf Mile. The son of ArchArchArch, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione for Richard Baltas, covered a mile […]

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Hunt, Sharp Samurai Headline Field Of 13 In Sunday’s Del Mar Mile

Irish-bred Hunt and Kentucky-bred Sharp Samurai, grass champions from the 2017 Del Mar season, head an outstanding field of 13 Thoroughbreds scheduled to compete Sunday in the Grade II $200,000 Del Mar Mile. Hunt, victor in the Eddie Read Stakes and Del Mar Handicap last summer to clinch older grass horse honors, will have Flavien Prat in […]

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Bowies Hero Up In Time To Win Mathis Brothers Mile

Kroy had what looked to be an insurmountable lead at the three-sixteenths pole, but Agave Racing Stable’s Bowies Hero came with a strong late run under Kent Desormeaux to win Tuesday’s Grade 2 Mathis Brothers Mile by a half-length at the wire. The 3-year-old son of Artie Schiller, earning a fifth lifetime victory at the […]

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Big Score Likely Favorite In Wide-Open Mathis Brothers Mile On Santa Anita Turf

In what appears to be a completely wide-open race, Big Score, Bowies Hero, Colonist and Harbour Master all rate solid chances among a field of eight sophomores in Tuesday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile on turf at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. One of four graded stakes on Santa Anita’s nine-race opening day […]

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Un “Transformado” Mo Town Mantiene Su Invicto En La Grama Al Ganar El Hollywood Derby En Del Mar

Mo Town había mostrado capacidad corredora como dosañero, ganando dos de sus tres actuaciones, incluyendo el Remsen S. (G2) en Aqueduct. A principios de 2017 el hijo de Uncle Mo era uno de los tempranos aspirantes para el Kentucky Derby (G1), pero luego de dos salidas decepcionantes en el Risen Star (G2) y en el […]

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Starr: Mo Town The Pick To End Sharp Samurai’s Winning Streak In Hollywood Derby

The 76th running of the Grade 1, $300,000 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar on Saturday (seventh race, post time 6:30 p.m. EST) could be a repeat of the Grade 2 Twilight Derby, run just four weeks ago, or of the Grade 3 Del Mar Derby, run in September. Both those mile and one-eighth stakes races for […]

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Mr. Big Relocating To Harris Farm In 2018

Mr. Big, sire of Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes winner Big Score, will move to John Harris’ Farm near Coalinga, CA for the 2018 breeding season. Owned and campaigned by George Krikorian, the son of Dynaformer is out of the stakes winning G2 placed Fappiano mare, Fashion Delight. Mr. Big’s first two dams are both stakes […]

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Sharp Samurai Proves Best In Del Mar Derby

Under a beautifully-timed ride by Hall of Famer Gary Stevens, 2-1 favored Sharp Samurai proved best by a half-length Sunday in the 73rd running of the Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby for three-year-olds. “Lot of progress with this horse,” Stevens said. “His confidence level has gone sky high and he’s really liking what he’s doing. Been getting […]

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Castellano Again Tops Penn Gaming Racing Challenge; Ortiz Brothers Second And Third

Despite not finding the winner’s circle in any of the four unrestricted stakes on Saturday’s Penn Mile program at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Racecourse, jockey Javier Castellano assumed his standard position atop the rider standings for the Penn Gaming Racing Challenge.  The soon-to-be Hall of Famer is the only rider to top the final […]

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Frostmourne Explodes Late For Penn Mile Victory

Green Lantern Stables’ homebred Frostmourne demonstrated a stunning turn of foot to win Saturday’s G2 Penn Mile by 1 1/4 lengths under jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. The 3-year-old son of Speightstown covered a mile on Penn National’s firm turf in 1:35.04 for trainer Christophe Clement, earning his first graded stakes victory. Time to Travel took […]

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