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Killybegs Captain Battles His Way To De Francis Victory

Jockey Eric Cancel’s instructions prior to Saturday’s $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) at Laurel Park couldn’t have been simpler. Given the call on Curragh Stables’ Killybegs Captain, a horse he rode to a pair of third-place finishes in graded-stakes earlier this summer for trainer John Terranova, Cancel followed his orders perfectly. […]

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Therapist Shows His Affinity For Belmont With Elusive Quality Win

Oak Bluff Stables’ Therapist proved the winter wait was worth it, as the 4-year-old first-time gelding stayed undefeated on the Belmont Park grass by edging out Emmaus by a neck to win the sixth running of the $125,000 seven-furlong Elusive Quality on Saturday. Off at 5-2 odds in his 2019 debut, Therapist patiently stalked from […]

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Feel Glorious Last-To-First In Memories Of Silver

Reeves Thoroughbred Racing and Tango Uniform Racing’s Feel Glorious rallied last to first to capture the $100,000 Memories of Silver for sophomore fillies on Friday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Christophe Clement, the daughter of Bated Breath settled at the back of the pack under Eric Cancel as La Feve carved out the early fractions […]

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Cancel, Rodriguez Celebrate Multiple Winners On NYRA’s Claiming Championship Day

Jockey Eric Cancel registered three wins while trainer Rudy Rodriguez saddled a pair of winners to highlight the New York Racing Association’s Claiming Championship series on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. The Claiming Championship, open to horses who have started for a claiming price in 2018 or 2019, featured 10 stakes worth $620,000, with races contested […]

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New York-Bred Espresso Shot Scores Oaks Points In Busher Invitational

New York-bred Espresso Shot rallied from near the back of the pack to earn a three-quarter length score in Saturday’s $250,000 Busher Invitational to close out a lucrative Gotham Day card at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by Jorge Abreu for owners NY Final Furlong Racing Stable, Maspeth Stables and Parkland Thoroughbreds, the 3-year-old daughter of Mission […]

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Forever Liesl Gets Up Late In Ladies Handicap

Kallenberg Farms’ Forever Liesl stayed well off the pace before a strong stretch-drive charge, overtaking 7-5 favorite Sara Street in the final furlong to notch her first career stakes win in the 148th running of the $100,000 Ladies Handicap for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Stretching back out to […]

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Mr. Buff Out-Muscles Twisted Tom In Alex M. Robb

Chester and Mary Broman’s homebred Mr. Buff outmuscled Twisted Tom in a stirring stretch duel to capture Saturday’s co-featured $100,000 Alex M. Robb at Aqueduct Racetrack. Trained by John Kimmel, Mr. Buff arrived at the 1 1/8-mile test for New York-bred stock on a 2-race win streak but in search of his first stakes score. […]

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Recruiting Ready Holds On Late Off The Layoff In Gravesend

Making his first start in over six months following a fifth-place finish in the Grade 2 True North at Belmont Park, Sagamore Farm’s Recruiting Ready handled the return from a layoff with composure holding off a late charge from Skyler’s Scramjet to best a field of eight to win the $100,000 Gravesend on Sunday at […]

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Fire Key Sparks Floral Park Upset; Stella Di Camelot Prevails In Pebbles

Backwards Stable homebred Fire Key, sent to post at odds of 7-1, provided a minor upset with a wide-rallying effort in the inaugural running of the $100,000 Floral Park at Belmont on Saturday, a six-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards. Trained by Patrick Kelly, the 5-year-old daughter of Friesan Fire, patiently […]

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Puerto Rican Jockey School Grad Making A Splash At Arlington

It’s been a competitive jockey colony at Arlington International Racecourse so far this meet due to the addition of a few new faces in the jocks room. One of those is Harry Hernandez, who has enjoyed a solid beginning of the 2018 meet with six victories in 29 mounts. Hernandez, 21, is currently tied for […]

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