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Spooky Channel Upsets W. L. McKnight At 35-1

Terry Hamilton’s Spooky Channel posted a 35-1 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 W. L. McKnight Stakes at Gulfstream Park, defeating Cross Border in a photo finish on the wire. The 5-year-old by English Channel, ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Brian Lynch, ran 1 1/2 miles over the firm turf course in 2:26.16. It was […]

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Channel Cat Taking Cut In Distance For Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale

Calumet Farm’s multiple stakes-winning homebred Channel Cat will back up to his shortest distance in seven months with an eye on January’s Pegasus World Cup International Day program for his next start in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fort Lauderdale at Gulfstream Park. The 63rd running of the 1 1/8-mile Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up on the […]

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Trainer Brian Lynch To Serve 15-Day Suspension For Medication Positive

The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission handed down a suspension and $500 fine for trainer Brian Lynch on Nov. 20, as a result of a Class B medication violation in his trainee Into A Hot Spot on May 16 at Churchill Downs. The 4-year-old gelding was found to have the drug gabapentin in his system, a […]

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Jose Ortiz Rides Four Winners On Belmont’s Empire Showcase Day

Jockey Jose Ortiz registered four victories while owner-breeders Chester and Mary Broman connected with three winners to lead the way on Saturday’s annual Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park, featuring eight stakes races worth $1.75 million. Jose Ortiz, who won an allowance event in the day’s opener with Southern King, recorded three stakes wins […]

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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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