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Anyportinastorm Makes A Statement With Authoritative Budweiser Win

Stamping himself as the top local contender for the Longacres Mile in six weeks, Anyportinastorm blitzed a solid field of older horses in Sunday’s $50,000 Budweiser Stakes at Emerald Downs. A 5-year-old by City Zip, Anyportinastorm blazed 6 ½ furlongs in 1:14.35 and romped home 6 ½ lengths clear of stable mate Oh Marvelous Me […]

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Anyportinastorm Lowers Governor’s Stakes Record To 1:07.54 For Six Furlongs

Anyportinastorm delivered a scintillating Northwest debut Sunday, romping home by 3 ½ lengths over stable mate Oh Marvelous Me in the $50,000 Governor’s Stakes for 3-year-olds and up at Emerald Downs. Anyportinastorm ran six furlongs in a stakes record 1:07.54 and paid $2.40, $2.10 and $2.10. Juan Hernandez rode the winner at 124 lbs for […]

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‘I Know What He Meant To Our Family’: Awhitesportscoat Proves Lucky For Hall

In these early days of the 2019 Thoroughbred season at Hastings Racecourse, trainer Phil Hall has won three of the six stakes races. The first two came on opening day May 4 in the Brighouse Belles and Ross McLeod. Hall appears to be taking things in stride, since scoring stakes victories in recent years has […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From Father To Son, A Golden Blue Blanket

On a damp, chilly Thursday morning at Pimlico, most Preakness contenders were being walked around the shed row wearing blankets emblazoned with their name, or perhaps their trainer’s name. One was unique, however. It’s a bright blue and square wool blanket with white edges and big block letters emblazoned across the left side, and it […]

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‘Long-Striding’ Anothertwistafate Fires Six-Furlong Bullet Toward Preakness

Peter Redekop B.C. Ltd.’s Anothertwistafate breezed six furlongs in a bullet 1:14.20 Saturday at Golden Gate Fields, his final timed workout prior to the 144th Preakness Stakes (G1) on May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. Trainer Blaine Wright sent Anothertwistafate out to work in company under jockey Juan Hernandez. It was his second breeze over […]

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Anothertwistafate, Sueno Heading To Churchill Downs With ‘Fingers Crossed’

The top three finishers from Saturday’s $200,000 Stonestreet Lexington (G3) are either at Churchill Downs or soon will be, according to their connections. Rupp Racing’s Owendale, who notched his first stakes victory with a 1¾-length triumph, might head back to Churchill Monday to join trainer Brad Cox’s string there, according to Tessa Bisha, who runs […]

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Anothertwistafate ‘Faced Adversity’ At Sunland, ‘Too Early’ To Determine Derby Status

Anothertwistafate has earned 30 Kentucky Derby points, which may or may not be enough to enter the starting gate on the first Saturday in May. The 3-year-old son of Scat Daddy finished a good second in Sunday’s G3 Sunland Derby, coming up just a neck short of Cutting Humor. Trainer Blaine Wright told sfgate.com that […]

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Scat Daddy’s Anothertwistafate Scores Preakness Berth In El Camino Real Derby

Anothertwistafate settled nicely up front and kicked clear under jockey Juan Hernandez to dominate the $100,000 El Camino Real Derby by seven lengths on Saturday at Golden Gate Fields. Backed as the 6-5 favorite in the field of 11, Anothertwistafate went straight to the lead, running the opening quarter-mile in 23.38 seconds while being pressed […]

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Comebacking Alert Bay Faces Barkley, Mach One Rules In Longacres Mile

Millionaire Alert Bay drew the No. 2 post-position and was installed 9-5 morning line favorite for the 83rd renewal of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) at Emerald Downs in Auburn, Wash., on Sunday, August 12. A field of six entered the Grade 3 event, which goes as Race 8 at 5:40 p.m. PT The card […]

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Riser Assigned Top Weight In Longacres Mile

Handicap weights for the 83rd running of the $200,000 Longacres Mile (G3) were released Saturday by the Emerald Downs’ racing office. Riser, the top older horse at Emerald Downs in 2018, is high-weighted at 125 lbs, followed by Alert Bay at 121 lbs, with Barkley and Full of Luck next at 120 lbs apiece. Defending […]

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