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Always Shopping Graduates With Style In Sunday’s Busanda

Repole Stable homebred Always Shopping, under a perfect trip engineered by meet-leading rider Manny Franco, made her stakes debut a winning one, graduating in Sunday’s $100,000 Busanda at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the bay daughter of Awesome Again, out of the popular stakes winner Stopshoppingmaria, got the better of rivals Filly Joel and […]

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Midnight Disguise Proves Much The Best In Busanda Stakes

There was no hiding Midnight Disguise on Thursday at Aqueduct Racetrack as the 3-year-old filly by Midnight Lute came back from an 11-day rest to power home a 4 ¼-length winner in the 45th running of the $100,000 Busanda, New York’s first points-bearing prep in 2018 for the Kentucky Oaks. The Linda Rice trainee settled […]

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Bloodlines: Lockdown’s Future Appears Wide Open

The 2017 Busanda Stakes at Aqueduct is named for a mare who was born 70 years ago. By Triple Crown winner War Admiral (by Man o’ War) and out of the Blue Larkspur mare Businesslike, Busanda was bred by Ogden Phipps from some of the exceptional stock that he acquired from the estate of E.R. […]

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Lockdown Cruises To 10 Oaks Points In Busanda

Under a perfectly measured ride by Kendrick Carmouche, Juddmonte Farms’ Lockdown cruised to a 2 ½-length victory on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack in the 44th running of the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies. Breaking from post position 5 as the 2-1 second choice, Lockdown stalked 3-5 post-time favorite Libby’s Tale from second position as Libby’s […]

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Flora Dora On Oaks Trail After Busanda Victory

Launching a sustained bid entering the far turn, Coffee Pot Stables’ Flora Dora steadily picked off rivals and went on to post a one-length victory in the 43rd edition of the $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, the First Dude filly was content to run in fourth […]

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Photos of the Week: 1.6.14

Santa Anita hosted several graded stakes over the weekend. Awesome Baby pulled a mild upset in the G2 Santa Ynez, but Jeranimo proved much the best once again in the G2 San Gabriel. At Gulfstream Park, Sweet Whiskey glided to a smooth victory in the G3 Old Hat Stakes, and Naples Bay won the G3 […]

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Fierce Boots Goes Wire to Wire for Busanda Upset

Fierce Boots took the lead coming out of the gate and was never challenged as she rolled to a two-length upset of favored Flipcup in Saturday’s $100,000 Busanda for 3-year-old fillies at Aqueduct Racetrack. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Fierce Boots towed the field of eight through moderate fractions of 24.44 seconds for the opening quarter-mile, […]

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Jerome and Busanda headline Aqueduct’s Saturday card

It’s a long way from the first Saturday in January to the first Saturday in May, but for eight newly minted 3-year-olds, the 143rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Jerome at Aqueduct Racetrack could serve as a road map to the future. In its new position on The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) […]

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