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Coal Front Out-Duels Diamond King In Parx Dirt Mile

Making his first start in two months, Coal Front won a stretch long duel with Diamond King and took the $153,500 Parx Dirt Mile for trainer Todd Pletcher and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith Saturday at Parx Racing. Sent off as the 3-5 favorite, Coal Front surged past 2-1 second choice Diamond King and […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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Pair Of Brown Shippers Headline Saturday’s Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes

A pair of turf specialists from the Chad Brown barn are among a field of eight entered for the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, May 25, as Monmouth Park kicks off its graded stakes program with a 13-race card to open the Memorial Day weekend. Monmouth Park will offer live racing Saturday, Sunday and […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who Looks Best In Charles Town Classic?

This year’s edition of the Grade 1, $1 million Charles Town Classic brings together a field of 10 plus one also-eligible and includes last year’s winner Something Awesome as well as Imperative, who won the race in 2014 and again in 2017. However, both previous winners enter this year’s race off two or more very […]

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Lone Sailor Ends Seconditis With Narrow Oklahoma Derby Win

GMB Racing’s Lone Sailor has come up short in three photo finishes in the past year, but on Sunday night at Remington Park in Oklahoma City, Okla., the Majestic Warrior colt eked out the narrowest of victories, winning the Grade 3, $400,000 Oklahoma Derby by a nose over Believe in Royalty. Diamond King was another […]

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Servis On Ohio Derby Contender Diamond King: ‘We Know He Can Get The Distance’

Several of the dozen 3 year olds who will line up for Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (Grade 3) at JACK Thistledown Racino have already run at the race’s 1 1/8-mile distance. A few—those who tried the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes—have run longer without hitting the board. Only one, Diamond King, has a win at […]

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‘Sharp’ Bravazo, ‘Tremendous’ Tenfold Likely To Target Belmont Stakes

Hall of Fame trainer D Wayne Lukas said Sunday morning that he expects to take Preakness runner-up Bravazo to New York to the complete the Triple Crown cycle in the Belmont Stakes on June 9. Calumet Farm’s Bravazo, Preakness sixth-place finisher Sporting Chance and Lukas’ stable pony were on the van that left Pimlico well before dawn for the return […]

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NYRA Bets Presents Preakness Countdown: Checking Out The New Guys

This year’s relatively short eight-horse Preakness field is exactly evenly spilt between runners who competed in the Kentucky Derby and those who didn’t. The latter, often tiresomely named “new shooters,” are compromised of the following runners, to which we shall now introduce you: Quip (12-1): You might think the primary owners of the Kentucky Derby […]

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Preakness: Diamond King ‘Right On The Money,’ Lone Sailor ‘Got The Look In His Eye’

Cash is King, LC Racing and D.J. Stable’s Diamond King turned in his final work for the 143rd Preakness with a five-furlong breeze Sunday morning at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Frankie Pennington was aboard as the stakes-winning son of Grade 1 winner Quality Road went in 1:01.50 over a sloppy main track in company with 4-year-old gelding […]

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Full Circle: Diamond King Is Zacney’s First Preakness Horse Since 2005 Winner Afleet Alex

When he steps into the starting gate for the 143rd Preakness next Saturday, Diamond King will have brought Chuck Zacney full circle. Diamond King will be the first Preakness starter for Zacney, managing partner of co-owner Cash is King, since the syndicate won in 2005 with Afleet Alex – the first horse it ever purchased. It will […]

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