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Wonder Gadot Voted Canadian Horse Of The Year

The Jockey Club of Canada hosted the 44th Annual Sovereign Awards ceremony on Thursday, April 18, 2019 at Vaughan’s elegant Chateau Le Jardin. The top three finalists in each category are determined by the online ballots of the Jockey Club of Canada’s knowledgeable voters. The media category award finalists were determined by the Professors of […]

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Midnight Bisou Noses Out Very Game Escape Clause In Apple Blossom

Bloom Racing Stable, Madaket Stable, and Allen Racing’s Midnight Bisou had to work hard as the 4-5 favorite in the stretch of Sunday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom, fending off a determined drive from 8-1 chance Escape Clause. Under Hall of Fame rider Mike Smith, Midnight Bisou hit the wire a nose ahead of her rival […]

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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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Turf Paradise-Based Escape Clause To Become Trainer’s First Grade 1 Starter In Apple Blossom

Canadian star Escape Clause arrived Monday night after a 21-hour van ride from her base at Turf Paradise in Phoenix to run in Sunday’s $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares at 1 1/16 miles. Owner-trainer Don Schnell said Escape Clause left Sunday morning and the lengthy trip, approximately 1,300 miles, was […]

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Canadian Star Escape Clause Confirmed For Apple Blossom

There will be even more Canadian flavor in the $750,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) at Oaklawn Park in Hot Springs, Ark., after owner/trainer Don Schnell said that multiple stakes winner Escape Clause would run in the 1 1/16-mile race April 14. Escape Clause has been a win machine in Canada and the Pacific and Mountain […]

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Marley’s Freedom Smokes Santa Monica Rivals

Cicero Farms’ Marley’s Freedom scored her eighth career win in 15 starts Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., tracking pacesetter Selcourt under Drayden Van Dyke, then taking command in deep stretch to win the Grade 2 Santa Monica Stakes geared down by 1 1/4 lengths. Mopotism finished third, with Escape Clause fourth and […]

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Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom And Paradise Woods In Epic Santa Monica

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade 1 La Brea at the […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: ‘I’ve Bought A Lot Of Slow Ones, Too’

It was his 898th training victory, but easily the one that meant the most to Canadian-born Don Schnell. His Escape Clause won the G3 La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita Park on Saturday by 5 ½ lengths, then jogged back to meet her owner and trainer in the winner’s circle for his first graded stakes […]

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Bloodlines Presented By Curlin To Mischief, A Climax Stallion: Escape Clause Elevates Pedigree

A sales catalog pedigree is a physical image of accomplishments on the racetrack, and sales catalog pages emphasize racing success by using black type for stakes and grading numbers that roughly correspond to stakes of greater or lesser import. For instance, in the pedigree of Escape Clause, winner of the Grade 3 La Canada Stakes […]

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Escape Clause Exits La Canada Score ‘Well,’ Targeting Either Buena Vista Or Beholder Mile

Escape Clause already has accomplished something that escapes most horses: winning 19 races, done in a career of 28 starts. The five-year-old mare bred in Manitoba, Canada, captured Saturday’s Grade III La Canada Stakes at Santa Anita by 5 ½ lengths under Tyler Baze for owner/trainer Don Schnell and thus cemented her standing as one […]

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