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Round 2: Midnight Bisou Vs. Elate In Apple Blossom At Oaklawn

A small, but select six-horse field is entered in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) Sunday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. The 1 1/16-event for older fillies and mares highlights the first day of the track’s new “Stay Until May” racing calendar. Probable post time for the Apple Blossom, which goes as the eighth […]

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McKinzie, Yoshida, Elate Among Dubai World Cup Nominations

A host of global Thoroughbred racing stars have been nominated for the Dubai World Cup card at Meydan Racecourse. Created in 1996 as part of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai’s a long-term vision for racing, the nine-race meeting is scheduled for Saturday, March […]

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Delaware Park Wrap: Handle Increases 17 Percent Despite Decline In Field Size

Despite declines in average starters per race and 28 fewer turf races because of the above-average rainfall in the region, the 81st live racing season concluded with an increase in total handle on Saturday, October 20. Total handle for the 81-day meet was $112,041,057, an increase of 17% over the $95,768,895 from last year’s 81-day […]

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No Definitive Plans For Yoshida’s Next Start; Colt Exits Woodward In Good Condition

Yoshida came out of his win in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn Sunday morning at Saratoga. Making his debut on dirt after his first 10 races came on turf, Yoshida rallied from 10th at the half-mile mark before gaining ground and surging in the stretch to defeat […]

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Abel Tasman Eyes Distaff; Elate May Be Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bob Baffert didn’t bring a Triple Crown winner with him, and he didn’t even have a 3-year-old for the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course, but he still showed up for the races on Travers Day. And so did the two horses he sent out, with Abel Tasman edging Elate by a head and winning […]

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Abel Tasman Keeps Elate At Bay Once Again In Personal Ensign

The China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman faced off with Elate at Saratoga once again this Saturday, and once again Bob Baffert-trained Abel Tasman came out on top. The 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, won by a neck as the 3-5 favorite, completing nine furlongs over […]

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Weekend Lineup: Travers Showdown

Saturday’s Travers card at Saratoga offers a number of intriguing lonshots across six Grade 1 stakes, as well as a chance to see some of the industry’s stars lay their hearts on the line. Kicking off the afternoon is the G1 H. Allen Jerkens, in which the speedy G3 Amsterdam winner Promises Fulfilled takes on […]

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Grade 1 Personal Ensign Gearing Up To Be ‘The Bill And Bob Show’

The “Bill and Bob Show” is set for Saturday’s Grade 1 $700,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course on a star-studded racing program on Travers Day. Hall of Famer Bill Mott sends out Elate against fellow Hall of Famer Bob Baffert’s Abel Tasman in a field of six fillies and mares going 1 ¼ miles […]

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Eskimo Kisses Up The Rail To Surprise With Dominating Alabama Victory

Gainesway Stable, Harold Lerner, Andrew Rosen, Nehoc Racing and Magdalena Racing’s Eskimo Kisses provided bettors with a 9-1 surprise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Alabama Stakes, sneaking up the rail and kicking clear in the lane to win by 6 1/2 lengths. Jockey Jose Ortiz, who won last year’s Alabama aboard Elate, followed the instructions of […]

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Mott: Hofburg, Elate ‘Both On Course’ For Travers, Personal Ensign

Grade 1 stakes-bound Hofburg and Elate came out of their Sunday breezes in good order, Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott said from his barn the day after the duo worked five furlongs on the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga. Hofburg, pointing towards the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers on August 25, was credited […]

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