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Draft Pick Vs. Pair From Baffert, O’Neill Stables In Los Alamitos Derby

Draft Pick, who upset heavily-favored Solomini in the Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes June 10, will try for his third consecutive victory in the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds and scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby will go as the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday is […]

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Blended Citizen, Draft Pick Headline Los Alamitos Derby Nominees

Graded stakes winners Blended Citizen and Draft Pick are among the 11 3-year-olds nominated to the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby. The Grade III, which is scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, will be run for the fifth time at Los Alamitos Saturday, July 14. Owned by C R K Stable LLC and trained by Peter Eurton, Draft […]

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$500,000 Indiana Derby Attracts 47 Nominees; Pair From O’Neill Barn, Five From Baffert

The Grade III $500,000-guaranteed Indiana Derby, presented by Miller Lite, has drawn nominations from 47 3-year-old colts and geldings. Indiana’s richest horse race will be the featured event Saturday, July 14, among six stakes races on the evening card totaling more than $1.1 million. Heading the list of nominations is a pair of horses from […]

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Justify Will Make Triple Crown Bid From The Rail In 150th Belmont Stakes

Can he do it? Can Justify join Seattle Slew as the only undefeated Triple Crown winner, and become the 13th 3-year-old to accomplish that feat, before an expected sellout crowd of 90,000 in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets? Can he negotiate the vast 1 ½-mile […]

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Public Workout A Mental Advantage For ‘Cadillac’ Blended Citizen

The SayJay Racing, Greg Hall and Brooke Hubbard-owned Blended Citizen, winner of the Grade 3 Peter Pan on May 12, breezed a commanding five furlongs in 1:00.64 over the Belmont Park main track just before the first race on Saturdayafternoon, his final serious move before his anticipated start in Saturday’s 150th running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes. The […]

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‘Faith In My Horse’: Frey Excited For First Grade 1 Mount In Belmont Stakes

Of the more than 4,100 races jockey Kyle Frey has ridden, the 150th running of the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, presented by NYRA Bets, will be the most significant ride of his life. Frey, 26, will be riding in his first Grade 1 on Saturday, June 9, when he is given a leg up by […]

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Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen Lays Down Sharp Half-Mile For Belmont Stakes

Trainer Doug O’Neill said he is happy with his multiple graded stakes winner and Belmont Stakes hopeful Blended Citizen, who offered his first workout since his 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3 Peter Pan at Belmont Park on May 12. The Proud Citizen colt threw a speedy half-mile in 47.55 seconds over Belmont’s main […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘Blended’ Friendship, Hometown Dreams

There’s a small town in Kentucky called Tompkinsville, nestled into the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of the Tennessee border. A decline in the local garment industry hit the area hard over the past several decades, and a striking 30 percent of the approximately 2,000 locals live at or below the poverty line. […]

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Bloodlines: Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen Does His Racing Family ‘Proud’

Victory in the Grade 3 Peter Pan Stakes at Belmont Park was the second graded stakes success for Blended Citizen (by Proud Citizen), who now falls under suspicion as a candidate for the Belmont Stakes on June 9. The Peter Pan is a logical prep for the longest classic in the States, and the race has […]

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Peter Pan Winner Blended Citizen, Derby Seventh Hofburg Under Consideration For Belmont

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill will keep Saturday’s Grade 3 Peter Pan winner Blended Citizen “right where he is,” and point to the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9. The colt enjoyed a nice quiet Sunday morning at Belmont Park with a brisk walk and some grazing alongside his groom Danny Robles. The colt will remain at Belmont […]

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