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Sue’s Fortune Tops Compact Field For Victory Ride

Fortune Farm’s homebred Sue’s Fortune will look to add a second graded win to her credentials in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Victory Ride, a 6 1/2-furlong dirt sprint for sophomore fillies at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Sue’s Fortune impressed on debut with an 8 1/2-length score in a 5 1/2-furlong maiden event at […]

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NYRA Changes Its Position, Will Not Allow Hollendorfer-Trained Horses To Run

When Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer was banned from racing and training at The Stronach Group-owned tracks last weekend, the New York Racing Association was one of several groups which stepped forward to allow the trainer the chance to stable and race at its tracks. A week later, reports the Daily Racing Form, NYRA has […]

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Hall Of Famer Hollendorfer Branching Out With New York Division

Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer will stable up to 20 horses in New York this spring/summer under the care of assistant trainer Don Chatlos. The first three Hollendorfer trainees –  Brill, Rowayton and Oggonis, owned by Larry Best’s OXO Equine – arrived at Belmont Park on Saturday and the veteran conditioner said he hopes to fill 20 stalls. “We’re aiming […]

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Bellafina Kicks Clear In Del Mar Debutante

Kaleem Shah’s Bellafina showed up with a big effort in Saturday’s Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante, taking command from Mother Mother in the far turn and drawing away to a commanding four-length win as the 2-1 second choice. The juvenile daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Flavien Prat for trainer Simon Callaghan, covered seven furlongs […]

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Baffert, Hollendorfer Ready Candidates For Debutante, Futurity Showdowns

Combined, Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has 20 victories in the championship races for 2-year-olds at the Del Mar summer meeting. He’s won the Debutante, for fillies, seven times and the Futurity, for males, a record 13 times. Combined, Hall of Fame trainer Jerry Hollendorfer has two wins. He saddled champion Songbird to victory […]

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Debutante, John C. Mabee Stakes Headline Saturday’s Del Mar Program

Del Mar kicks off its Labor Day holiday weekend of Thoroughbred racing Saturday by presenting a quality-laden 11-race program, featuring the Grade I $300,000 Del Mar Debutante for 2-year-old fillies and the Grade II $200,000 John C. Mabee Stakes for older grass runners on a card commencing at 2 p.m. The seven-furlong Debutante will match […]

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Del Mar Odyssey: Notes From Opening Week

The first of seven weeks of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club’s summer meeting is in the books and here’s a quick review of some of the activities from the perspective of someone who’s been coming to the seaside oval for 40 years. Safety First Opening day – and all of opening week for that matter […]

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Restrainedvengence Wins Oceanside Before Del Mar Opening-Day Crowd Of 33,112

Restrainedvengence, an 11-1 longshot ridden by Evin Roman, forged to the lead in the final strides to win the featured $100,000 Oceanside Stakes for 3-year-olds on opening-day of the 2018 summer Thoroughbred racing season. Always well-placed in the one-mile contest over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, Restrainedvengence was swung to the outside for the […]

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