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Ward ‘N Jerry Goes The Distance In San Luis Rey Stakes

Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. Williams had reason to smile from afar on Saturday at Santa Anita, as their 7-year-old homebred gelding Ward ‘n Jerry rallied boldly off the turn for home en route to an emphatic 1 ¼ length win in the Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes. Ridden for the first time […]

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Donna Veloce Cruises In Santa Ysabel

Making her first start in three months, 1-5 favorite Donna Veloce cruised to an easy 4 1/4-length victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo stumbled a bit at the break, then settled off the pace before going three wide on the far turn and […]

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‘Couldn’t Look Any Better’: Rosario To Ride Storm The Court In San Felipe

Peter Eurton, who has been mulling Saturday’s San Felipe Stakes or the March 14 Rebel at Oaklawn Park for champion Storm the Court’s next race, said this morning the 2019 Eclipse Award winner as outstanding two-year-old male “will probably stay here” for the San Felipe Stakes, a leading steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa […]

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Prat, Agent Seeking Another Trip To Kentucky Derby’s ‘Promised Land’

Agent Derek Lawson understandably is keeping all options open when it comes to giving Flavien Prat his best chance to win the Kentucky Derby for the second straight year on May 4. Prat rides Dennis’ Moment in today’s Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park, filling in for Irad Ortiz Jr., who rode today in […]

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Romans Pleased As Dennis’ Moment Records ‘Perfect’ Work Toward Fountain Of Youth

Trainer Dale Romans believes he has a “superstar” in Dennis’ Moment. That leads him to feel both confidence and anxiety as Albaugh Family Stables’ standout colt prepares to run in Saturday’s $400,000 Fasig-Tipton Fountain of Youth Stakes, a Grade 2 stepping stone to the Kentucky Derby. After all, it’s the first race since Dennis’ Moment […]

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‘The Best Filly I’ve Ever Had’: Venetian Harbor To Wait For Santa Anita Oaks

In her first recorded work since daylighting her competition by 9 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 8, the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor drilled a half mile in a bullet 46.20 Friday at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat. “I was very happy to see she was so relaxed,” said Baltas, the […]

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Dennis’ Moment To Be Ridden by Flavien Prat In Fountain Of Youth

Dennis’ Moment is scheduled to start in the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes at Gulfstream Park on Feb. 29, but his regular rider Irad Ortiz, Jr. will be out of the country riding the Saudi Cup card. According to drf.com, trainer Dale Romans has lined up jockey Flavien Prat to ride the Albaugh Family Stable’s 3-year-old […]

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‘Special Filly’ Venetian Harbor Targets Santa Anita Oaks En Route To Kentucky

To no one’s surprise, Richard Baltas has Oaks on his mind after Venetian Harbor’s smashing 9 ¼-length triumph in Saturday’s Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes at one mile, the first race around two turns in the three-race career for the daughter of Munnings. Sent off as the 3-10 favorite at Santa Anita, Venetian Harbor went […]

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Venetian Harbor Impresses Over Two Turns In Las Virgenes

In a thoroughly dominant performance, heavily favored Venetian Harbor went to the early lead and never relinquished it, waltzing home to a 9 ¼ victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Richard Baltas, the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings got a flat mile in […]

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