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Collected Romps To Easy Californian Victory

Speedway Stable’s Collected was the facile winner of Saturday’s G2 Californian Stakes, powering away from his rivals with ease in the stretch to win by at least five lengths at the wire. The 4-year-old son of City Zip, ridden by Martin Garcia for trainer Bob Baffert, covered nine furlongs over Santa Anita’s fast main track […]

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Midnight Storm Headlines Nominees To Charles Town Classic

Alex Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s versatile Midnight Storm leads a group of six Grade 1 winners that headline a list of 72 nominees for the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) coming up on April 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  Nominations for the 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic closed […]

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Collected Runs Away With Santana Mile; Dortmund Fourth

With heavily favored Dortmund heading a three-horse scramble for the lead, Bob Baffert’s Collected sat a perfect trip under Martin Garcia and took command a quarter mile from home en route to a powerful 3 ¾ length victory in Saturday’s $75,000 Santana Mile at Santa Anita. Idle since last year’s Preakness Stakes on May 21, […]

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After Six Months Apart, Garcia Sighted Working Baffert Horses Sunday

Jockey Martin Garcia was seen working horses for trainer Bob Baffert Sunday morning at Santa Anita, the first time the two have worked together since they parted ways in April of this year. “At the end of Del Mar, [Garcia] came to talk,” Baffert told the Daily Racing Form. “To me, I’ve always had the […]

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Cherry Wine, Suddenbreakingnews Head 46 Nominations To Indiana Derby

A total of 46 3-year-olds have been nominated to the 22nd running of the Grade II $500,000-added Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The race, contested at one and one-sixteenth miles, will headline a stellar program set for Saturday, July 16 featuring six stakes and purses in excess of $1 million. Heading the […]

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Preakness Notes: Abiding Star, Awesome Speed Breeze

ABIDING STAR – Stonehedge Farms’ Abiding Star breezed four furlongs in 50.16 seconds Tuesday morning at Parx Racing in anticipation that a quarantine at the Philadelphia-area track would be lifted later in the day. “Abiding Star just ran two weeks ago, so all I needed to do was blow him out a little bit,” trainer […]

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Preakness Notes: Nyquist Visits Starting Gate, Schools In Paddock

Reddam Racing LLC’s Nyquist jogged two miles at Pimlico Race Course Monday morning, taking a break between circuits of the racetrack to school in the paddock in preparation for a highly anticipated start in Saturday’s 141st Preakness Stakes (G1). The Kentucky Derby (G1) winner walked nonchalantly in the paddock under exercise rider Jonny Garcia, stopping […]

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Preakness Notes: Lani ‘Stretches Out’ In Half-Mile Breeze

LANI – Koji Maeda’s Lani turned in a leisurely, unofficial half-mile work of approximately 50 seconds at Belmont Park Sunday morning during the 45 minutes he spent on the main track. Keita Tanaka, who serves as Maeda’s agent, said the Tapit colt made two laps of the 1½-mile track in a canter – approximately what […]

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Cherry Wine, Laoban Work For Preakness

Cherry Wine finished his major preparations for the Preakness by working five furlongs on a fast Churchill Downs track in 1:01.60. Working on his own and with regular exercise rider Faustino Aguilar aboard, Cherry Wine produced fractions of 24.80 seconds, 49.20, 1:01.60 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:14. The work was the 24th fastest […]

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Collected Works Seven Furlongs In 1:24.80 For Preakness

Speedway Stable’s Lexington (GIII) winner Collected worked seven furlongs in 1:24.80 over Churchill Downs’ main track labeled as “good” Friday morning. Working on his own and with Miguel Mena up for trainer Bob Baffert, Collected broke off at the five-eighths pole and produced fractions of :23.80, :35.80, :47.80, 1:00, 1:12.60, 1:24.80 and galloped out a […]

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