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Fifty Five Battles To Repeat Victory In John Hettinger

Peter Brant’s Fifty Five continued to find her best stride at Belmont Park, staying off the speed before overtaking Wish Upon at the top of the stretch and fending off War Canoe’s late challenge to win the $125,000 John Hettinger for New York-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up for a second straight year on […]

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Brown Looks To Continue Saratoga Dominance With Ballston Spa Trio

A select field with a decided international flavor will assemble Saturday for the Grade 2, $400,000 Woodford Reserve Ballston Spa for turf fillies and mares, one of six stakes on the undercard of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course. Saratoga’s leading trainer, Chad Brown, who has won four of the […]

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Notapradaprice Scores 25-1 Upset In Dr. James Penny Memorial

Under a perfect ride from local jockey Frankie Pennington, Notapradaprice held off a stiff late challenge from the heavily favored Fifty Five to score a 25-1 upset victory in the $200,000 Grade 3 Dr. James Penny Memorial Tuesday afternoon at Parx Racing. In just the first stakes appearance in her career, the five year-old daughter […]

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Linda Rice, Jose Ortiz Score Big Apple Showcase Day Triple

Trainer Linda Rice and jockey Jose Ortiz featured prominently on the New York Racing Association’s Big Apple Showcase Day with three wins each, including a pair of stakes wins, on the Memorial Day holiday card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 11-race all New York-bred slate included six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, […]

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Bromans, Mind Your Biscuits Receive Top Honors From New York Thoroughbred Breeders

When the top New York breeder and New York-bred horse of the year were announced at the annual awards banquet of the New York Thoroughbred Breeders, Inc. (NYTB), the names were familiar. Chester and Mary Broman were named the state’s outstanding breeders for the second straight year and fifth time overall. Mind Your Biscuits, the […]

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Brown, Castellano Send Out Back-To-Back Winners On Empire Showcase Day

Trainer Chad Brown and Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano teamed up Saturday afternoon at Belmont Park for back-to-back wins on Empire Showcase Day, a unique 11-race all-New York-bred card, including eight stakes races worth a total of $1.75 million in purses. Peter Brant’s Fifty Five got the duo off to a sharp start in the $200,000 Ticonderoga, […]

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Lake George, Schuylerville Draw Solid Fields To Highlight Opening Day At Saratoga

Trainer Jimmy Toner will try for his third victory in Friday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Lake George for sophomore fillies at 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf with the Grade 3-placed Defiant Honor. The Lake George joins the Grade 3, $150,000 Schuylerville, a six-furlong contest for 2-year-old fillies, to kick off the Opening Day racing action at […]

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La Belmont Oaks Invitational: Una Carrera Donde Todo Parece Posible

Una de las carreras más parejas del festival hípico de este sábado 8 en Belmont Park es sin duda la edición número 39 de la Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1, $1,000,000), hasta 2013 llamado Garden City Stakes, donde 12 tresañeras medirán fuerzas en esta competencia de 2000 metros sobre pista de grama. La nómina de este […]

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Brown Throws Talented Quartet In The Ring For Belmont Oaks

Reigning Eclipse Award-winning trainer Chad Brown will look for his third win in four years in the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational when he saddles four entries in the 12-horse field at Belmont Park. The Belmont Oaks is contested at 1 ¼ miles and is one of five graded stakes races on Saturday’s […]

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