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Lawrence Rewarded With ‘Dream-Come-True Season’ After Working To ‘Understand’ Glorious Empire

Glorious Empire won five of nine starts in Europe, but after winning just one of his first 10 races in North America, it seemed as though the son of Holy Roman Emperor would never realize his full potential. Claimed out of his seventh North American start for $62,500, the Irish-bred gelding won at first asking […]

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Eclipse Finalist Glorious Empire ‘Picking Up The Pace’ Toward 2019 Debut

Matthew Schera’s multiple graded-stakes winner Glorious Empire, a finalist for the Eclipse Award as the top male turf horse of 2018, continues to progress toward his 8-year-old debut. Sidelined since an impressive triumph in the Fort Lauderdale (G2) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park over a field that included 13 graded-stakes winners, five of them Grade […]

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Channel Cat Won’t Be Denied In Bowling Green

Calumet Farm homebred Channel Cat took the lead out of the gate and was dead game in stretch to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green by a half-length over Ya Primo. The 4-year-old son of English Channel and Luis Saez ran 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 2:14.43, marking the colt’s first graded […]

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Hunter O’Riley Looking For Repeat In This Year’s Bowling Green

Hunter O’Riley made an impression in the 2017 edition of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green, capturing the 1 3/8-mile turf route as the longest shot on the board at 16-1. On Thursday, trainer Jimmy Toner said the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful remains on target for the race’s 2019 edition, set for Saturday, […]

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Miss J McKay First Starter, First Winner For Maryland Stallion Hangover Kid

Multiple stakes winner Hangover Kid, whose seven career victories included the 2014 Bowling Green (G2), got his stud career off to a successful start when Maxis Stable’s Miss J McKay captured her debut Friday at Laurel Park. Favored at 4-5 among seven 2-year-old fillies in the $33,000 waiver maiden claiming event, Miss J McKay ($3.80) […]

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‘Timing Is Right’ To Point Hunter O’Riley For Bowling Green Repeat

Following a triumph in the Grade 1 United Nations on Saturday at Monmouth Park, veteran trainer Jimmy Toner said Hunter O’Riley could target the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green on July 27 at Saratoga Race Course next. Owned by Sean Shay and Michael Ryan, the 6-year-old bay gelded son of Tiz Wonderful notched his first […]

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Channel Maker, Glorious Empire Dead Heat In Bowling Green

After 1 3/8 miles of Saratoga’s Mellon turf course, Channel Maker and Glorious Empire were unable to be separated at the wire; placing judges declared the finish a dead heat in Saturday’s Grade 2 Bowling Green Stakes. Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire led all the way, and Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker came rolling […]

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Hi Happy, Sadler’s Joy Rematched In Saratoga’s Bowling Green

La Providencia’s Hi Happy will look to add a third graded stakes win in the current campaign when he makes his Saratoga Race Course debut Saturday, headlining a field of nine in the 60th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Bowling Green for 4-year-olds and up at 1 3/8 miles on the inner turf. One […]

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Hunter O’Riley Last-To-First For Bowling Green Upset

Sean Shay and Michael Ryan’s Hunter O’Riley surprised the G2 Bowling Green field at 16-1, rolling from last-to-first under Florent Geroux to win by a neck on the wire. The 4-year-old son of Tiz Wonderful, trained by Jimmy Toner, out-legged Bigger Picture in the final sixteenth for the victory, covering 1 3/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm […]

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