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Happy or Sad? Connections’ Reactions To Post Position Draw

There were winners and losers in Monday’s draw for post positions for the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races to be run at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday and Saturday. Following is a sample of comments from trainers and owners of many of the contenders. Trainer Bob Baffert (McKinzie, Classic, Post 8) – […]

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Come Dancing ‘Sensational’ In Six-Furlong Work For Breeders’ Cup

Multiple graded-stakes winner Come Dancing continued to impress trainer Carlos Martin in her morning works. She worked six furlongs in 1:10.20 on Saturday over the Belmont training track under Hall of Famer Javier Castellano. Owned by Marc Holliday’s Blue Devil Racing, the 5-year-old Malibu Moon dark bay will make her next start in the Grade […]

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Filly & Mare Sprint: Come Dancing ‘Getting Better And Stronger’

Trainer Carlos Martin saw just what he wanted out of Come Dancing in her second work following the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom, where she drilled through five furlongs, with Rajiv Maragh up, in 1:00.44 on Saturday morning over the Belmont Park training track, which was the fastest of 14 recorded works at the distance. Owned […]

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Come Dancing ‘Nice And Easy’ In Gallant Bloom Victory

Sent off as the 1-5 post-time favorite, Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing didn’t disappoint her backers earning her fourth win from five starts this year, capturing the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap on Sunday at Belmont Park for fillies and mares over the main track. Breaking form post 3 with Hall of Fame […]

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Homebred Come Dancing Takes On Grade 2 Gallant Bloom For Blue Devil Racing

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s multiple graded stakes winning homebred Come Dancing headlines a field of five in Sunday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Gallant Bloom for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up at 6 ½ furlongs at Belmont Park. A 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon, Come Dancing capped her 2018 campaign, in which she won two races […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Carlos Martin ‘Dancing’ To Family Tradition

As the grandson of a Hall of Fame trainer, Carlos Martin has always had big shoes to fill. Watching Come Dancing waltz her way to an easy victory in the Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes Aug. 24, the 50-year-old feels like he’s doing justice to his family name. “I just want to carry on the tradition,” […]

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Come Dancing Overcomes Slow Start To Capture First Grade 1 In Ballerina

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s homebred Come Dancing did just that in Saturday’s Grade 1 Ballerina Stakes, despite missing the break and going wide throughout the seven-furlong contest. The 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon still managed to dominate her rivals by 3 1/2 lengths, stopping the clock in 1:21.48 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by […]

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Bon Raison Goes Wide To Capture Tale Of The Cat

Empire State Thoroughbreds’ Bon Raison enjoyed a successful-if-eventful trip, breaking on top, pulling back to the rear of the field on the backside and overtaking 2-1 favorite He Hate Me in deep stretch to win the sixth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Bon Raison, under jockey […]

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Come Dancing Quick-Steps To Ruffian Victory

Making her first start since capturing the Grade 3 Distaff Handicap on April 5 at Aqueduct Racetrack, Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing relished the off going on Sunday at Belmont Park besting a field of five to win the Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian. Sent off as the 1-5 mutuel favorite with Manny Franco aboard, […]

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Come Dancing Carries 114 Beyer Speed Figure Into Ruffian At Belmont

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing will seek a second graded stakes victory, headlining a talented field of five fillies and mares in Sunday’s Grade 2, $250,000 Ruffian going one mile over the main track at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Trained by third generation conditioner Carlos Martin, the 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon won […]

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