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Baffert’s Collected Dominates Lexington Stakes

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the runaway winner of Saturday’s 35th running of the Grade 3 Lexington Stakes, drawing away to win by four lengths for trainer Bob Baffert. The sophomore son of City Zip covered 1 1/16 miles in 1:43.33 over Keeneland’s fast main track, earning 10 more points on the road to the Kentucky […]

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Swipe Makes 2016 Debut In G3 Coolmore Lexington Stakes

Big Chief Racing, Fizzy Racing and Billy Shelton’s Swipe, runner-up in the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) here last fall, will open his 3-year-old campaign Saturday when he heads a field of 10 entered Wednesday for the 35th running of the $150,000 Lexington (G3). The Lexington, run at 1 1/16 miles on the main […]

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Jockey Of The Week Garcia Rides For Three Stakes Wins At Two Tracks

Jockey Martin Garcia followed up his win in the Grade 2 Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park on Saturday with a pair of stakes wins at Sunland Park on Sunday. Those three stakes victories at two different tracks helped him win the Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week award for March 14th – March 20th. The […]

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Collected Leads At Every Call In Sunland Festival Of Racing Stakes

Speedway Stables’ Collected sprinted to the lead out of the gate and repelled fellow shipper Gettysburg to win the $415,000 Sunland Festival of Racing Stakes by two lengths on Sunday. The race was carded for sophomores as a replacement for the Sunland Park Derby, though no Kentucky Derby points were offered this year. The City […]

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Collected, Found Money Converge On Sunland’s Festival Of Racing Stakes

The best in Thoroughbred racing will converge on Sunland Park Racetrack and Casino for the $1,185,000 Festival of the Sun on Saturday and Sunday (March 19-20).  Kentucky Derby winning trainers Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher and Doug O’Neill plus the mighty Steve Asmussen are sending horses to Sunland Park for the big Sunday card which is […]

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Suddenbreakingnews Explodes Past Field For Southwest Victory

In an explosive last-to-first stretch run past the 14-horse field, Samuel Henderson’s Suddenbreakingnews earned 10 points toward a berth in the Kentucky Derby in Monday’s Grade 3 Southwest Stakes. The sophomore son of Mineshaft covered the 1 1/16 miles in 1:45.14 over an Oaklawn Park surface rated good, garnering the winner’s share of the $500,000 […]

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Favored Collected Faces Dual Stakes Winner Discreetness In Southwest

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will try to collect his record-tying fifth victory in the Southwest Stakes when he sends out lightly raced Collected in the $500,000 Grade 3 event Monday at Oaklawn. Probable post time for the Southwest, the ninth of 10 races, is 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins at 1:05 p.m. on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Collected’s Roots Are Strong At Runnymede

On a recent wintertime walk alongside a paddock of mares, Brutus Clay gestured to a group of blue ash trees on his Runnymede Farm near Paris, Ky. The sturdy specimens, like many things on the property, are older than the state they reside in, having sprouted three or four centuries ago. As the latest in […]

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Derby Points ‘Collected’ By Baffert Trainee In Sham Stakes

Breaking from the far outside going a flat mile in a field of eight 3-year-olds, heavily favored Collected pressed the early pace and took command leaving the furlong pole en route to a length and a quarter win in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Sham Stakes.  Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Martin Garcia, the […]

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DeJulio: Five Kentucky Derby Prospects To Watch

Bruno DeJulio, of the Racing With Bruno/Bruno With The Works handicapping products available from Brisnet.com, has been watching horses from across the country and chosen five early prospects he likes for the 2016 Kentucky Derby. On TwinSpires.com, DeJulio highlights that the individual prospects’ development over the coming months will be key, but suggests that these […]

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