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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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Come Dancing Goes Gate-To-Wire In Distaff Handicap

Blue Devil Racing’s homebred Come Dancing was sent straight to the front and never looked back notching her fifth career victory in the Grade 3 $150,000 Distaff Handicap on Friday afternoon at Aqueduct Racetrack. Guided by winter meet leading rider Manny Franco, the 5-year-old daughter of Malibu Moon broke on top and set opening fractions […]

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Colts By Peace And Justice, Munnings On Top At Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed Sale

First crop weanling sire Peace and Justice held the top two spots in Timonium, Md. on Tuesday at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic December Mixed & Horses of Racing Age sale. The sale topper was a colt from the first crop of Peace and Justice. LEB purchased Hip 141 for $87,000 from the consignment of Northview Stallion Station, agent. […]

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Wow Cat And Farrell Set For Rematch In G1 Beldame

Peter Brandt and Vendaval Stud’s Wow Cat leads a group of eight fillies and mares looking to test each other in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Beldame at 1 1/8 miles at Belmont Park. Wow Cat, a 4-year-old Chilean-bred filly by Lookin At Lucky, is trying to advance off her third-place finish in the Grade 1 […]

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Malibu Moon Filly Come Dancing Splashes Home First In Royal Delta

Blue Devil Racing Stable’s Come Dancing surged to the lead and never looked back, outkicking 8-5 favorite Berned and No Need to Appeal to cruise to a gate-to-wire 6 ¼-length win in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Royal Delta for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Sunday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. […]

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‘Just Really Special’: $62,500 Claim Glorious Empire Headed For Breeders’ Cup Turf

Matt Schera’s Glorious Empire, front-running upset winner of Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Sword Dancer, is expected to return to New York for his final prep before the Breeders’ Cup. Trainer James “Chuck” Lawrence II said Sunday morning that he planned to bring the 7-year-old gelding to Belmont Park for the Grade 1, $500,000 Joe […]

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Luzzi Injured in Aqueduct Paddock Accident

Jockey Mike Luzzi was seriously injured prior to Sunday’s final race at Aqueduct when Tricky Zippy, a horse he had just been given a leg up to ride, flipped and fell on him in the paddock, according to Daily Racing Form. The newspaper quoted Luzzi’s agent, David Grace, saying the 45-year-old rider broke his left tibia […]

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