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Rolling Fog blankets rivals in Del Mar Futurity

Rolling Fog took the lead in the stretch and easily held off the late charge of Know More to win the $300,000 Del Mar Futurity (gr. I). The gray or roan son of Posse became a grade 1 winner in just his second career start, crossing the wire 1 1/2 lengths in front of Best […]

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Futurity headlines Del Mar’s closing day

Best Pal (gr. II) winner Know More is one of a dozen juveniles set to line up in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I) on Sept. 5, which highlights the closing day of the seaside track’s summer meeting. Know More, a son of Lion Heart, broke his maiden in his career debut, which just so […]

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Same old Drill; Baffert wins 10th Del Mar Futurity

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert’s dominance of one of the West Coast’s most important 2-year-old races continued on Wednesday, when the Lawyer Ron colt Drill rallied to a hard-fought victory in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity, the seaside racetrack’s traditional closing-day feature. The win by Drill – owned by Baffert’s longest-running client, Mike […]

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Zipse: Creative Cause should impress in Del Mar Futurity

The Del Mar meet comes to a close Wednesday with one last big-time race for two-year-olds.  The Grade 1, $250,000 Del Mar Futurity, which has produced recent winners including Lookin At Lucky and Midshipman, this year looks to be a clash between budding juvenile stars Creative Cause and Majestic City. Racing blogger Zipse At The […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by WEST POINT THOROUGHBREDS

A multitude of graded stakes are on the country’s racing agenda this holiday weekend as the summer season comes to a close. Most notable are the upcoming juvenile races, beginning Friday at Saratoga with the Grade 3 With Anticipation at 1 1/16 miles over turf. This will be a new surface for Lou Brissie, […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: A GOLDEN AGE FOR MARES

By Ray Paulick We are trained to believe that journalists are impassionate observers who report on what they see without feelings or personal thoughts. But when America’s most-trusted newsman, the late Walter Cronkite, told American television viewers in 1963 that President John F. Kennedy had been killed by an assassin’s bullet, weren’t those tears he […]

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AMERICAN GRADED STAKES STANDINGS brought to you by Keeneland: LOOKIN AT A BARGAIN

By Ray Paulick Buyers at the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale who stopped by the Taylor Made Sales Agency barn to inspect Hip 1738 would have been looking at a bay colt by leading sire Smart Strike out of a young mare bred and raced by William S. Farish in partnership with Temple Webber […]

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THE BOYS ARE BACK

By Ray Paulick How about this for a 2010 Kentucky Derby dream script? D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert, who have had their share of ups and downs in this sport, come to Louisville with the leading two contenders for the 136 Run for the Roses. Even the old-time Derby impresario Matt Winn would have […]

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