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Ahimsa Scores Front-Running Victory In Osunitas At Del Mar

Cleverly rated on the lead by veteran jockey Brice Blanc, 2-1 favored Ahimsa won in wire-to-wire fashion Friday in the featured $90,904 Osunitas Stakes for older fillies and mares at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. Ahimsa, a daughter of Animal Kingdom owned by Three Great Sons and Hughes and trained by Peter Eurton, […]

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Giza Goddess Survives Inquiry To Win Blue Norther

A romping one mile turf maiden winner in her most recent start, Giza Goddess faced stiffer competition under similar conditions and responded with a gutty half length win while surviving a stewards’ inquiry to take Sunday’s $75,000 Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Brice Blanc and trained by John Shirreffs, the 2-year-old daughter […]

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Touched By Autism Upsets Oakland; Editore Defends Berkeley Title

A duo of exciting stakes races highlighted the Saturday card at Golden Gate Fields. Touched by Autism, trained by Marsha Stortz, pulled off a 13-1 upset in the $50,000 Oakland Stakes, and two races later, 2017 Berkeley Handicap winner Editore successfully defended his title in the 2018 edition. Touched by Autism, ridden by Juan Hernandez, […]

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Treasuring, The ‘Other Callaghan,’ Wins Senorita At Santa Anita

Winless in four previous stateside starts this year, English-bred Treasuring took Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes in virtual gate to wire fashion, winning by 1 ½ lengths under Brice Blanc.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, Treasuring, who had been a Group III winner in Ireland at age 2, got a mile over the Santa Anita […]

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Madam Dancealot Overcomes Slow Pace For Santa Ana Victory

A Hall of Fame nominee in large part due to his tremendous ability on turf, Corey Nakatani befuddled pace experts by overcoming dawdling early fractions as he orchestrated a last-to-first half length victory aboard favored Madam Dancealot in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas and owned by Slam Dunk […]

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‘Rough Year’ Ends On Winning Note For Brice Blanc At Santa Anita

Brice Blanc was born in France, but bent on a cosmopolitan philosophy, adheres to an old Mexican credo: Hope dies last. It has helped him weather doldrums not uncommon in the Sport of Kings, where only the minority reigns. Thus it was understandable that almost to a man, Blanc’s friends and cohorts rallied around him […]

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Midnight Crossing Shocks Robert J. Frankel Field At 22-1

The longest shot on the board at 22-1, Midnight Crossing took the lead out of the gate and refused to relinquish it all the way through the wire in Saturday’s Grade 3 Robert J. Frankel Stakes. The 4-year-old Dark Angel filly set mild fractions under Brice Blanc, then held off the late charge from 8-5 […]

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Brazilian Gr. 1 Winner Editore Captures Berkeley Handicap

 Editore and jockey Brice Blanc sat in midfield before powering away from their competition down the stretch to win The Berkeley Handicap for older colts and geldings. The Berkeley, a Grade 3 event with a $100,000 purse, is the premier race of the Golden Gate Fields Fall Meet. “I knew he had a nice turn […]

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Abel Tasman Busca Repetir Ante Un Competitivo Lote En El Acorn Stakes

Abel Tasman, propiedad de China Horse Club y Clearsky Farms, tratará de ganar su segundo Grado 1 en igual número de meses, destacando en un competitivo lote de ocho tresañeras que medirán fuerzas este sábado en el Acorn Stakes (G1, $700,000), el sábado 10 en Belmont Park. Una de las seis ganadoras selectivas de grado […]

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Union Strike Takes Santa Paula Stakes; Provides Brice Blanc With 1,000th Career Win

Dismissed at 9-1, three year old filly Union Strike provided veteran jockey Brice Blanc with his 1,000th career win, as she rallied from off the pace to win Sunday’s $75,000 Santa Paula Stakes at Santa Anita by 1 ½ lengths while getting 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.92. Owned and trained by Mick Ruis, she had […]

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