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Eight Juveniles Line Up For Black Type In Saratoga’s With Anticipation

Field Pass and Our Country, both coming off maiden wins at the track and distance, head a field of eight set to line up for Saturday’s Grade 3, $150,000 With Anticipation at Saratoga Race Course. The 15th running of the With Anticipation for 2-year-olds scheduled for 1 1/16 miles on the Mellon turf course serves […]

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Point Of Honor To Face Familiar Foes In Alabama Stakes

After Point of Honor won a thrilling stretch-drive duel against Ulele in the Grade 2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes in May at Pimlico, the two talented foes will rematch as part of an accomplished nine-horse field of 3-year-old fillies in the Grade 1, $600,000 Alabama Stakes presented by NYRA Bets on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. […]

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Brown Labor Investigation One In A Series Of Probes By Department Of Labor

The $1.6 million settlement multiple Eclipse Award winner Chad Brown has been ordered to pay for federal labor law violations and back wages left racing fans and legal experts alike shocked a few weeks ago. New York trainers now say he’s not the only one facing scrutiny from the U.S. Department of Labor. Fellow conditioners […]

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Favored Point Of Honor Rebounds In Black-Eyed Susan

Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Stetson Racing’s Point of Honor rebounded from a fourth-place finish in the Gulfstream Park Oaks to capture Friday’s G2 Black-Eyed Susan Stakes at Pimlico as the 5-2 favorite. The 3-year-old daughter of Curlin carried jockey Javier Castellano to his fifth win on the card (his fourth in a stakes race), defeating […]

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Weaver: Vekoma’s Uncharacteristic Gallop Has Always Been His Style

R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables’ Vekoma launched his career for trainer George Weaver with a first-out sprint score at Belmont Park and has since matured into a top Kentucky Derby contender. Weaver said the regally-bred Candy Ride chestnut has made great progress following his September unveiling, having captured the Grade 3 Nashua at the Big […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Family Support Strong Behind Vekoma

Brothers Mike and Ted Gatsas have owned Thoroughbred racehorses for 21 years, and race days are an excuse to get the entire family together. This year, their children and grandchildren will have the opportunity to join Gatsas Stables at the pinnacle of the sport when Blue Grass Stakes winner Vekoma enters the starting gate for […]

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Vekoma Steps Up To Dominate Blue Grass Under Red-Hot Castellano

R. A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stable’s Vekoma took off for a three-length win in Saturday’s G2 Blue Grass Stakes, firmly stamping his ticket to the Kentucky Derby in four weeks’ time. The 3-year-old son of Candy Ride finished third in the Fountain of Youth last out, but jockey Javier Castellano kept him closer to […]

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Vekoma Will Be Racing Against History, Making Fourth Career Start In Blue Grass

R.A. Hill Stable and Gatsas Stables’ Vekoma, the morning-line favorite for the $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2), will be chasing a bit of history Saturday when he makes his fourth career start. No horse since Coaltown in 1948 has won the Blue Grass coming into the event with just three lifetime starts, but that is what Vekoma […]

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Full Starting Gate For Keeneland’s Blue Grass Stakes

Gatsas Stable and R.A. Hill Stable’s Vekoma has been installed as the 9-5 morning-line favorite in a field of 14 entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 95th running of the $1-million Toyota Blue Grass (G2) at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky. The 1 1/8-mile main track test serves as a major steppingstone for the $3-million Kentucky Derby Presented […]

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Copper Town Seeks Breakthrough Win In Gulfstream’s Fred W. Hooper

Todd Pletcher, a winner of 15 consecutive training titles at Gulfstream Park’s Championship Meet, has entered both Coal Front and Copper Town in the $150,000 Fred W. Hooper Stakes (G3) at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Pletcher, who won the Fred W. Hooper last year with Tommy Macho, said he only anticipates running one of the two […]

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