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City Of Light Prevails Over Game Accelerate In Oaklawn Handicap

Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light was the hard-fought winner of Saturday’s Grade 2 Oaklawn Handicap, staving off the dead-game Accelerate to win by a half-length at odds of 9-2. The 4-year-old son of Quality Road, a last-out winner of a pair of Grade 1 sprints in the Malibu and Triple Bend, proved […]

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‘Weird Draw’ Shouldn’t Hurt Accelerate In Oaklawn Handicap

Grade 1 winner and millionaire Accelerate is the 9-5 program favorite for the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses Saturday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap, the 10th of 12 races on the closing-day card, is 5:40 p.m. (Central). Doors open Saturday at 10:30 a.m., with a special first post of 12:35 p.m. and the infield will be […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: City Of Light Rising Star From Lane’s End

City of Light’s Grade 1 victory in the seven-furlong Triple Bend at Santa Anita last Saturday gave William S. Farish’s Lane’s End its sixth American Graded Stakes winner of 2018 – double the number of any other consignor thus far this year. The 4-year-old colt by the Lane’s End stallion Quality Road is owned by […]

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Van Dyke’s Quadruple Saturday Earns Jockey Of The Week Title

On a weekend with multiple graded stakes and Kentucky Derby and Kentucky Oaks points on the line for many, Drayden Van Dyke and his win aboard City of Light in the Triple Bend Stakes earned the support of voters as Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for March 5-11, 2018. The award is voted on by a […]

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Late-Blooming City Of Light Vs. 5 Sprinters In Triple Bend

Up and coming City of Light, Edwards Going Left and Captain Scotty all loom prominent in among a field of six older horses going seven furlongs in Saturday’s Grade 1 Triple Bend Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Michael McCarthy, City of Light has been idle since taking the G1 seven-furlong Malibu Stakes here on […]

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Bloodlines: Quality Road Ascends To Elite Sire Status

One of the positive revelations of the 2017 season was the affirmation – generally believed but now thoroughly proven – that the young sire Quality Road is a member of the stallion elite. On entering stud in 2011, Quality Road was an outstanding prospect. The tall and striking dark horse was one of the very […]

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Keeneland Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: City Of Light Shines For Sire Quality Road

City of Light made his stakes debut a winning one, going wire-to-wire to capture the G1 Malibu Stakes by two lengths at Santa Anita. The 3-year-old Mike McCarthy trainee, who was unraced as a juvenile, has never finished worse than second in five career starts. City of Light became the eleventh individual graded stakes winner […]

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City Of Light Brilla Con Luz Propia Al Ganar Con Solvencia El Malibu Stakes En Santa Anita

No queda duda alguna de que las conexiones de City of Light lo tienen en muy alto concepto. Con apenas cuatro carreras – un primero y tres segundos – el hijo de Quality Road fue inscrito para hacer su debut selectivo nada más ni nada menos que en el Malibu Stakes (G1, $300,000), una carrera […]

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City Of Light Aces Stakes Debut In Malibu Victory

Winner of just a maiden race when he entered the starting gate for Tuesday’s Malibu Stakes, Mr. and Mrs. William Warren’s City of Light needed just 1:21.21 to earn his first Grade 1 victory. The 3-year-old son of Quality Road, the second G1 winner for trainer Mike McCarthy, was ridden to victory in the seven-furlong […]

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