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Kruljac Junior Proves He’s No ‘Fluke’ As $11,000 Filly Gets Second In La Brea Stakes

“Like father, like son,” the old saying goes, particularly in horse racing, where at Santa Anita, father Eric Kruljac and his 36-year-old son, Ian, train over the same terrain, paternal pride understandably evident in 65-year-old Eric after Ian sent out 33-1 California-bred Hot Autumn to run second in the Grade I La Brea Stakes on […]

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Two Graded Stakes Highlight Summer Thoroughbred Festival At Los Al

Three stakes – including a pair of graded events – worth $450,000 highlight the Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The 12-day season will begin Thursday, June 28 and continue through Sunday, July 15. Racing will be conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis with one exception. There will be special holiday racing Wednesday, July 4 followed […]

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Ruis Keeping Bolt D’Oro ‘Happy And Fit’ Ahead Of Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile favorite Bolt d’Oro worked four furlongs Sunday at Santa Anita in 48.80 for owner/trainer Mick Ruis, with regular rider Corey Nakatani in the irons. “He went just like we were hoping,” Ruis said. “Corey never moved on him, he galloped out seven-eighths. That’s all we wanted him to do. We know he has […]

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Es Unique Bella Una Favorita Vulnerable En La Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Sprint?

Unique Bella respondió plenamente a las expectativas el pasado fin de semana, reapareciendo victoriosa en el LA Woman S. (G3, $100,000) en el hipódromo de Santa Anita. Ante un lote muy inferior, la hija de Tapit que entrena Jerry Hollendorfer para los colores de Don Alberto Stable obtuvo el triunfo en la competencia de 1300 […]

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Champion Finest City To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November Sale

Finest City, 2016 Eclipse Champion Female Sprinter, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale on November 6 in Lexington, Kentucky. She will be consigned by trainer Ian Steele Kruljac on behalf of owner Seltzer Thoroughbreds. Finest City defeated seven G1 winners, including defending champion Wavell Avenue and Paulassilverlining, in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare […]

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Skye Diamonds Sprints Clear In Great Lady M Stakes

Tom Acker, Allen Racing and Bloom Racing Stable’s Skye Diamonds finally got clear in the long stretch at Los Alamitos to win Saturday’s G2 Great Lady M Stakes by nearly two lengths. A 4-year-old daughter of First Dude ridden by Tiago Pereira and trained by William Spawr, the filly covered 6 1/2 furlongs over the […]

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Finest City Granted Three Pennsylvania-Bred Honors

Finest City scooped up three state-bred honors at the recent Iroquois Awards Banquet held by the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association. According to a report by The Blood-Horse, the daughter of City Zip was named champion older female, champion female sprinter, and Horse of the Year for 2016. The Eclipse Award winner picked up over $800,000 in […]

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Eight-Day Summer Thoroughbred Festival Kicks Off July 6 At Los Alamitos

A pair of graded stakes races highlight the 2017 Summer Thoroughbred Festival at Los Alamitos. The eight-day season will begin Thursday, July 6 and continue through Sunday, July 16 with racing conducted on a Thursday-Sunday basis. Post time will be 2 pm. Fillies and mares (3-year-olds & up ) will compete in the meet’s most […]

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Stellar Wind Supera A Vale Dori En Sensacional Duelo De La Beholder Mile

El primer tributo a la cuádruple campeona Beholder no pudo haber sido más emocionante. La Beholder Mile (G1, $400,000) reunió a solo tres yeguas de las cinco originalmente inscritas, una vez que las conexiones de Faithfully y Show Stealer decidieron correr a sus pupilas al día siguiente en el Santa Lucía S. ($70,000). Así las […]

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