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‘Tremendous’ Green Mask Fractures Sesamoid During Sunday Breeze, Retired

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s multiple graded stakes winner Green Mask fractured a left front sesamoid during a turf work Sunday morning at Belmont Park and will be retired, trainer Brad Cox confirmed by phone. Green Mask was pulled up abruptly by his rider at the top of the stretch on the inner turf course and was vanned back to Cox’s […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Leads Field Of Six In $200,000 Super Derby

The draw took place Tuesday for Super Derby Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs on Saturday, Sept. 9.  The program will get underway at 12:00 pm (Central) for the 13-race card which will feature seven turf stakes, highlighted by the running of the $200,000 Super Derby. The richest race of the 2017 Thoroughbred season is written for 3-year-olds going a mile and one-sixteenth on the […]

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Cowboy Culture Stands Out In Wednesday’s Centaur Stakes At Indiana Grand

Graded Stakes winner Cowboy Culture has been tagged as the early morning line favorite in the 12th running of the 200,000-guaranteed Centaur Stakes Wednesday, Sept. 6 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The one-mile turf event, slated as the eighth race on the card, will have an estimated post time of 5:21 p.m. on the 10-race program that begins at 2:05 […]

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Tiger Moth Goes Wide For Groupie Doll Victory

Corey Lanerie is in position to win a fourth Ellis Park riding title. But Sunday he won the track’s biggest race for the first time, guiding John Gunther’s late-running Tiger Moth to a three-quarters of a length victory over Walkabout in the 36th running of the Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes. “It feels great, first […]

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Tiger Moth Tepid Favorite In ‘Well-Matched’ Groupie Doll

Who knew when a 3-year-old filly named Groupie Doll won the 2011 Gardenia Stakes at Ellis Park that she would become a two-time champion? Certainly we knew who Groupie Doll was two years later, when the reigning Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint winner and champion female sprinter again ran in the Gardenia, making her case […]

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Sassy Little Lila Will Face The Boys In Fourstardave

Sheep Pond Partners and Michael Ryan’s Sassy Little Lila will take on the boys as the lone filly in the field of seven entered for Saturday’s 33rd running of the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap at a mile on the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. Racing exclusively against fillies, the 4-year-old Artie Schiller filly hasn’t […]

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Mr. Misunderstood Victory ‘Put The Love Back Into Racing’ For Jockey Rosier

Fans on the track apron last Saturday for Louisiana Cup Day at Harrah’s Louisiana Downs might have thought that rider Chris Rosier had won the Kentucky Derby when he galloped back aboard Mr. Misunderstood, the winner of the $60,000 Super Derby Prelude. Rosier was elated regarding the performance of the 3-year-old son of Archarcharch, who […]

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Sassy Little Lila Set To Take On The Boys In G1 Fourstardave

Trainer Brad Cox said Sassy Little Lila came out of her last breeze in good order as the 4-year-old Artie Schiller filly prepares to face boys in the Grade 1, $500,000 Fourstardave Handicap on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Cox said that Sassy Little Lila, who worked four furlongs in 48.99 seconds on the Oklahoma […]

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Green Mask Scorches In Sunday’s Troy; Rally Cry Serves Notice In Alydar

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask narrowly missed the track record for 5 ½ furlongs, crossing the wire in 1:00:49 after a perfect stalk and pounce trip to win the $250,000 Troy on Sunday at Saratoga Race Course, and solidify himself as one of the top turf sprinters in North America. Green Mask stalked Patricia Generazio’s […]

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Cox Swinging For The Fences With Pinch Hit In Ellis’ Groupie Doll

Owner Richard Klein and trainer Brad Cox are swinging for the fences with Pinch Hit in the $100,000 Groupie Doll Stakes on Aug. 13 at Ellis Park. The 3-year-old filly comes in off two impressive allowance victories, by a gritty nose at Churchill Downs and then by six lengths at Ellis Park at the Grade […]

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