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Alwaysmining Strikes Gold In Maryland Juvenile Futurity

Runnymede Racing’s Alwaysmining went straight to the front under jockey Daniel Centeno and never looked to register his first stakes victory with another impressive front-running performance in Saturday’s $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Futurity at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the Juvenile Futurity for 2-year-olds and the 33rd renewal of the $100,000 Maryland Juvenile Filly Championship […]

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No Dozing Leaves No Doubt In Bold Ruler

Lael Stables’ No Dozing notched his first graded stakes win, staying close to the early pace, taking command before the turn and clearing away for an emphatic 9 ¾-length win in the Grade 3, $200,000 Bold Ruler Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Friday, Opening Day, at Aqueduct Racetrack. The 43rd running of the Bold […]

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Paulita Honors Late Breeder By Winning Stakes Race Named In His Honor

More than two years after his passing, influential advertising executive and successful Thoroughbred owner and breeder William M. Backer was represented in the winner’s circle Saturday by a horse he bred winning her stakes debut in a race named in his honor. Hat Creek Racing’s Paulita ($3.40) stalked pacesetter Secret Or Not for a half-mile before putting […]

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Smiling Causeway Takes MATCH Lead In Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Division

Mr Amore Stable’s Vision Perfect and Audley Farm Stables’ Smiling Causeway were both sharp in victory in two MATCH Series turf sprints July 7 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Vision Perfect, trained by Jason Servis, took the grade III, $200,000 Parx Dash, while Smiling Causeway captured the $100,000 Turf Amazon Stakes for trainer Arnaud Delacour. […]

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Virginia-Breds In Spotlight With Quartet Of Stakes At Laurel

Mr. & Mrs. Bertram Firestone’s homebred Special Envoy, who capped last season with three consecutive stakes victories, is set to launch his 7-year-old season against familiar company in Saturday’s $75,000 Edward Evans Stakes at Laurel Park. The one-mile Edward Evans is among four $75,000 stakes restricted to Virginia-bred/sired horses 3 years old and up over […]

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Arrogate’s Half-Sister Fourth On Debut; Thomas Expects Filly Will ‘Get Better’ With Distance

Too Charming broke her maiden in the third race on the turf at Tampa Bay Downs on Sunday(contested before the skies opened), rolling to a length-and-a-quarter victory from Lemon Princess. Daniel Centeno rode the winner, a homebred dau ghter of Bernardini-Tout Charmant racing for Godolphin and trained by Tom Albertrani. The race featured the career […]

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Claiming Crown: Pay Any Price A Deserved Favorite, Twocubanbrothersu True ‘Iron Horse’

Pay Any Price, a record holder on the Gulfstream Park turf course, returned from a five-month layoff to score a half-length victory in the $110,000 Canterbury Stakes on Saturday’s opening-day program of the 2017-2018 Championship Meet. The Canterbury, a five-furlong turf dash for horses that started for a claiming price of $25,000 or less since […]

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Blinkers Shake Up No Dozing In Concern Stakes

An old track and some new equipment proved to be a winning combination for Lael Stables’ homebred No Dozing, who was able to overcome an awkward break, an off track and a formidable challenge on the far turn to capture Saturday’s $75,000 Concern at Laurel Park. The seven-furlong Concern for 3-year-olds is named for Robert […]

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Rumbo A Una Transición Exitosa: Castellano Debuta Ganando Tres Carreras Como Entrenador

Pocos podían haber imaginado que la última carrera del domingo 6 de Diciembre de 2015 en Aqueduct había sido también la última vez que Abel Castellano Jr. montaba un ejemplar en pruebas públicas. El nativo de Maracaibo, Venezuela, hermano menor del Salón de la Fama Javier Castellano, había culminado así su carrera como jinete, obteniendo […]

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Centeno, Bennett Collect Meet Riding, Training Titles At Tampa Bay Downs

The 45-year-old Centeno isn’t sure if a five-day suspension for careless riding on March 31 got him fired up, or if a challenge from Tampa Bay Downs newcomer Edwin Gonzalez stoked his competitive juices. Of course, it’s not as if the six-time Tampa Bay Downs riding champion needs extra incentive to chase victory. But it […]

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