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Homerique Runs Down Stablemate Competitionofideas In Beaugay

Peter Brant’s Homerique made her North American debut a successful one in Saturday’s Grade 3 Beaugay Stakes at Belmont Park, showing off a strong late kick to defeat her stablemate Competitionofideas by about a half-length on the line. The 4-year-old daughter of Exchange Rate ran 1 1/16 miles over the firm inner turf in 1:44.76, […]

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Maxim Rate Determined In Senorita

Unlucky to lose going a mile and one eighth last time out, Slam Dunk Racing’s Maxim Rate got a perfect trip under Kent Desormeaux in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita and prevailed by a half length in game fashion. Trained by Simon Callaghan, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Exchange Rate got a […]

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No Plans Yet For Sham Winner Gunmetal Gray; Coliseum ‘Needed The Race’

Because more than half an inch of rain inundated the Arcadia area last night, there was no training on the main track at Santa Anita on an otherwise invigorating Sunday morning, sunshine breaking through stretches of low-hanging white clouds and snow nestled sparsely atop the San Gabriel Mountains and familiar old Mt. Baldy. That didn’t […]

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Gunmetal Gray Shoots By The Field For Sham Victory; Favored Coliseum Off The Board

West Point Thoroughbreds, Pearl Racing and Hollendorfer LLC’s Gunmetal Gray posted the 7-2 upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Sham Stakes, coming from the rear of the field to pass all six of his sophomore rivals in the stretch and complete one mile over Santa Anita’s fast track in 1:38.96. Ridden by Mike Smith for fellow […]

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Capri, Thundering Blue Lead International Contingent In Sunday’s Japan Cup

The two foreign contenders for this year’s Grade 1 Japan Cup, Capri (Ireland) and Thundering Blue (UK), arrived safely at Narita International Airport in Chiba Prefecture late Wednesday. Both horses were then transported to the quarantine facilities at the JRA Horseracing School Quarantine Center, where they arrived at 7:43 p.m., completing about a 24-hour journey […]

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Fasig-Tipton Adds Three Supplemental Entries To November Sale Catalog

Fasig-Tipton has added three new supplemental entries to its upcoming November Sale, to be held on Sunday, Nov. 4 at the company’s Newtown Paddocks in Lexington, Ky. These new entries are catalogued as hips 248-250: Win the War (Hip 248): Three-year-old daughter of top international sire War Front is a multiple stakes winner and graded stakes […]

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‘Cheeky’ Thundering Blue Arrives At Woodbine For Canadian International

Touching down in Toronto late Monday evening, Pattison Canadian International contender Thundering Blue had his first feel of Woodbine’s E.P Taylor turf course on Tuesday morning with assistant trainer Kim Johnstone aboard. “I think it was a massive culture shock for him,” said Johnstone. “At home, the gallops, we don’t really share them, he’s on […]

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El Areeb ‘A Handful’ On Return To Training At Laurel Park

While Laurel Park is gearing up for the return of the Fall Festival of Racing – an annual extravaganza that features seven stakes worth $900,000 in purses including the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 16 – trainer Cal Lynch is excited about another looming comeback. Laurel-based Lynch welcomed back M […]

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Hillhouse High Leads 1-2 Finish For Baltas In Royal Heroine

Hillhouse High carried the familiar burgundy and gold colors of Golden Eagle Farm to victory in Saturday’s Grade 2 Royal Heroine Stakes at Santa Anita Park, leading a 1-2 finish for trainer Richard Baltas, who also saddled runner-up Mokat in the one-mile turf race for fillies and mares. Ridden by Corey Nakatani, Hillhouse High, a […]

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Report: El Areeb Injures Knee, Will Miss Kentucky Derby

Graded stakes winner El Areeb has been forced to the sidelines after suffering a knee injury. The Daily Racing Form reports that the 3-year-old colt by Exchange Rate came out of his Wednesday morning work at Laurel Park with the injury. Trainer Cal Lynch told the Form that the colt will undergo surgery on Monday at New Bolton Center. […]

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