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Gun Runner Could Make Trip To Dubai After Monday’s Razorback

Oaklawn General Manager Eric Jackson said he was kicking around ideas a couple of years ago to strengthen the track’s two-turn stakes program for older horses when he zeroed in on the Razorback Handicap. Jackson said he was thinking of a hefty purse hike. Racing secretary Pat Pope had an idea, too. He wanted to […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘A Kiss On Each Cheek’

When 8-year-old Blue Tone crossed the wire first in the G3 San Gabriel Stakes, there was not a single person in the grandstand cheering louder than Cathy Schroeder. She and her husband, Paul, race under the banner of Schroeder Farm, and Blue Tone had just become their first graded stakes winner. “For him to be […]

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San Gabriel Stakes Downgraded After Off-The-Turf Renewal

Following a review by the American Graded Stakes Committee, the Jan. 7 San Gabriel Stakes that was taken off the turf Jan. 7 at Santa Anita Park will not have its Grade 2 status reinstated. It will be recognized as a Grade 3 race. The winner of the San Gabriel, 8-year-old gelding Blue Tone, will […]

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8-Year-Old Blue Tone Scores Elusive Graded Victory In San Gabriel

Beverly Engelberg, Jan Steeper and Schoeder Farm’s Blue Tone was well-ridden by Kent Desormeaux to lead all the way in Saturday’s off-turf running of the G2 San Gabriel Stakes at Santa Anita, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front. The 8-year-old son of Birdstone was recording his first graded stakes win and the first […]

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Blue Tone Returns To All-Weather In Monday’s All American

Blue Tone will make his long-waited return to an all-weather surface when he faces a full field in the Grade 3, $100,000 All American for 3-year-olds and up on Monday at Golden Gate Fields. The one-mile All American was carded as the sixth race on the nine-race Memorial Day card. Hall of Fame jockey Kent […]

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Front-Running Moreno Heads Field Of Nine In Californian

Southern Equine Stables’ venerable Moreno, who comes off an epic upset of Shared Belief in his most recent start, heads a field of nine three year olds and up in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Californian Stakes at 1 1/8 miles. The final steppingstone to the Grade I, $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June […]

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Native Diver, Jimmy Durante Add Extra Intrigue to Del Mar Saturday Card

While the presence of California Chrome places the brightest spotlight Saturday on the Hollywood Derby, two other stakes earlier on the card, the Native Diver and the Jimmy Durante, do not lack for quality and intrigue. The $200,000 Grade II Native Diver, which goes as the third on a nine-race card with first post at […]

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