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Mylady Curlin Goes For Fourth Straight Stakes Score In G3 Locust Grove

Sather Family’s seven-time winning filly Mylady Curlin will attempt to collect her fourth straight stakes victory as she takes on eight fillies and mares in Saturday’s 36th running of the Grade 3 Locust Grove at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/16-mile Locust Grove, which had its purse doubled for 2019, is carded as Race 8 on […]

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Elate Geared Down At The Wire In Easy Delaware Handicap Repeat

Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider’s homebred Elate made it back-to-back wins in the G2 Delaware Handicap this Saturday, posting another convincing victory in the Delaware Park feature race. The 5-year-old Medaglia d’Oro mare was geared down in the final sixteenth of a mile by jockey Jose Ortiz, completing 1 1/4 miles in 2:02 2/5. […]

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Equibase Analysis: Delaware Handicap Could Be Ripe For Upset

The Grade2, $750,000 Delaware Handicap brings together a strong group of older fillies and mares with seven of the nine attempting the mile and one-quarter distance for the first time in their careers. One horse who is proven at the distance is likely betting favorite Elate. She won this race last year and is attempting […]

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Schnell Spends Every Moment Alongside Ogden Phipps Hopeful Escape Clause

Don Schnell, trainer and co-owner of 5-year-old Manitoba-bred Escape Clause, spends every waking moment with the hard-knocking mare, who will make her 32nd career start at her 10th different track on Saturday when she bursts from the gate in the Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park. Assiniboia, Century Downs, Canterbury, Zia Park, Northlands Park, […]

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Escape Clause Gets Rematch With Midnight Bisou In Ogden Phipps

Multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Bisou, who is a perfect three-for-three so far this year, leads a talented field of seven entered for the 51st running of the Grade 1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on Saturday at Belmont Park. The Ogden Phipps is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re […]

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Escape Clause To Get Another Crack At Midnight Bisou In Ogden Phipps

A game runner-up effort behind Midnight Bisou in the G1 Apple Blossom at Oaklawn convinced trainer Don Schnell to give Escape Clause another crack at her three-time G1-winning multimillionaire rival in the G1, $700,000 Ogden Phipps on Belmont Stakes Day, June 8, at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Owned by Schnell in partnership with Barry Arnason and […]

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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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