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Texas Wedge Delivers In World Of Trouble Turf Sprint

Jockey Flavien Prat put Texas Wedge in an ideal tactical position and he delivered, catching Carotari in deep stretch Saturday to win the World of Trouble Turf Sprint presented by Hill ‘n’ Dale by a head at Gulfstream Park. With his victory in the five-furlong 150,000 World of Trouble, Texas Wedge improved to 2-0 in […]

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Gentle Ruler Draws Clear For Dowager Victory

Morsches Stable’s Gentle Ruler shot to the front at midstretch and easily held off Elysea’s World (IRE) by 2½ lengths to win the 28th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) for fillies and mares before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 14,735 at Keeneland. Trained by Ian Wilkes and ridden by Chris Landeros, […]

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Frontrunning Mirth Gets The Last Laugh In Rodeo Drive

Little Red Feather Racing’s Mirth grabbed the lead at the start and held it all the way through the wire on Saturday, earning her first Grade 1 victory in Santa Anita’s Rodeo Drive Stakes at odds of 6-1. The 4-year-old daughter of Colonel John, who broke her maiden for a $16,000 tag at Delaware Park […]

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Comical Leads 1-2 Finish For Sire Into Mischief In Saratoga’s Opening Day Schuylerville

ERJ Racing, Gary Barber, Dave Kenney and Madaket Stables’ Comical captured the first stakes of the Saratoga meet in a thrilling dash to the finish to win the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville on opening day Thursday. Trained by Doug O’Neill, the Into Mischief bay arrived at the six-furlong sprint for juvenile fillies from a convincing […]

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Mena Scores Hat Trick On Opening Day At Ellis

Miguel Mena won three races on the opening day card at Ellis Park, capped by Dixiana Farm’s 4-year-old filly Brie’s Lucky Charm taking the nightcap, a $50,000 maiden special race on turf. Mena, who missed last year’s meet while recovering from heel and ankle fractures resulting from a spill in mid-March at the Fair Grounds, […]

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$1.8-Million Into Mischief Filly Rocks Record Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

The meteoric rise of the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-year-olds in training sale from a place for early-season scratches, buybacks, and regionally-bred horses into a legitimate place to sell an upper-market juvenile continued in 2019, with the sale once again breaking records in gross and average sale price. A $1.8-million Into Mischief filly became the most expensive […]

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Well-Traveled Colonelsdarktemper Under Consideration For Oaklawn Handicap

Major stakes winner Colonelsdarktemper is under consideration for the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses April 14 at Oaklawn, trainer Jinks Fires of Hot Springs said Friday morning. Owned by auto racing legend A.J. Foyt, Colonelsdarktemper finished second in his 4-year-old debut, a March 11 allowance/optional claimer at 1 1/16 miles under Jon Court, the trainer’s son-in-law and […]

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La Coronel Goes Gate-To-Wire In QEII Challenge Cup

It has been a big meet for trainer Mark Casse and owners John and Debby Oxley at Keeneland this fall, and the momentum carried through to the biggest race of Saturday’s card. La Coronel was 5-1 when the gates opened in the Grade 1 QEII Challenge Cup, but she went straight for the lead under […]

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Colonelsdarktemper Leads All The Way In West Virginia Derby

Runner-up in the G3 Indiana Derby last out, Anthony Foyt Jr.’s Colonelsdarktemper went one better this Saturday to win the G3 West Virginia Derby by a length. The 3-year-old son of Colonel John, ridden by Jon Court for trainer William H. Fires, led the field from gate to wire and covered nine furlongs over Mountaineer’s […]

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