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‘A Real People Horse,’ Hockey School Has Adapted To Life As A Lead Pony

Revered for their athleticism and intelligence, Thoroughbreds are popular for an array of activities when their racing careers conclude. Three-time winner Hockey School did not even have to leave trainer Brian Lynch’s barn to find his new profession as a companion mount. Known as “ponies,” these multitaskers of any breed inspire calm in the racehorses […]

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Fourteen Turf Specialists Evenly-Matched Ahead Of Grade 2 Wise Dan

Red Barron’s Barn multiple graded stakes-winning Itsinthepost (FR) is set to take on 13 rivals, including Admission Office, Siem Riep, and Bourbon Resolution in Saturday’s 3 Grade 2 Wise Dan. Itsinthepost, who has been on a layoff since August, is slated to return to action in the Wise Dan for trainer Jeff Mullins. The 7-year-old […]

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Turf Star Heart To Heart Retired, Stud Plans Pending

Heart to Heart, a two-time Grade 1 winner on the turf, has been retired from racing with stud plans pending, Daily Racing Form reports. The 8-year-old English Channel horse will reside at Hidden Brook Farm in Paris, Ky., while decisions to begin his stallion career are finalized. He gained popularity among racing fans for the […]

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Keeneland: Heart To Heart Seeks Mile Repeat At Age 8

Following a half-mile work on the turf here Saturday, trainer Brian Lynch says defending Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) champ Heart to Heart is good to go in Friday’s race. “This is his fourth shot at the race and this will probably be his last,” Lynch said of the 8-year-old, who finished second in the race in 2016 and 2017. […]

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Heart To Heart Prepares To Defend His Title In Maker’s 46 Mile

Terry Hamilton’s popular Keeneland standout Heart to Heart will make his fourth start in the Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) when he takes on seven rivals in the 31st running of the $300,000 prestigious grass test on Friday at Keeneland. Twice a runner-up in the race before breaking through last year, Heart to Heart will seek […]

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Turf Veteran Heart To Heart Faces Qurbaan, Inspector Lynley In Tampa Bay Stakes

Isolating a standout in Saturday’s 33rd running of the Grade 3, $175,000 Tampa Bay Stakes at Tampa Bay Downs is difficult, but the career accomplishments of 8-year-old horse Heart to Heart could land him the favorite’s role by post time. His 15 career victories include Grade 1 scores last year in the Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes at […]

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Bad Break For Heart To Heart Lends Doctor Mounty The Tropical Turf Upset

A tough trip for even-money favorite Heart to Heart and a Hall of Fame trip under jockey Javier Castellano helped Doctor Mounty pull off a mild upset in Saturday’s $100,000 Tropical Turf (G3) at Gulfstream Park. Heart to Heart, a multiple Grade 1 stakes winner who was making his 2019 debut in the mile turf […]

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Honest, Hard-Trying Bombshell Seeks First Graded Stake In G3 Marshua’s River

Team Valor International’s Bombshell, a winner of two straight to cap her 2018 campaign, makes her 6-year-old debut while seeking her first career graded stakes victory in Saturday’s $150,000 Marshua’s River (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 17th running of the 1 1/16-mile Marshua’s River for fillies and mares four and older is the second of two […]

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Heart To Heart Seeks To Thrill His Fan Following In Tropical Park Turf

While proving himself to be a most reliable wagering interest in graded-stakes competition, Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart has won the hearts of racing fans the past several years. The 8-year-old son of English Channel will be the object of his fans’ affections at Gulfstream Park Saturday, when the enduring turf star is slated to […]

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Heart To Heart, Divisidero Lead Nominations For Tropical Turf Stakes At Gulfstream Park

Multiple Grade 1 stakes-winners Heart to Heart and Divisidero top a list of 17 nominations for the $100,000 Grade 3 Tropical Turf Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 12. The Tropical Turf, a mile turf stakes for 4-year-olds and up, will be accompanied by the $150,000 G3 Marshua’s River Stakes, a 1 1/16-mile turf stakes […]

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