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Guarana ‘Not 100 Percent,’ Ruled Out Of Filly & Mare Sprint

Expected to be one of the favorites for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, Guarana will not make the starting gate after trainer Chad Brown was unhappy with the filly’s recent training. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper will return to owner/breeder Three Chimneys Farm for further evaluation and some rest. “This week […]

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Guarana Headlines ‘Win And You’re In’ Cotillion At Parx

Three Chimney Farm’s Guarana will look to keep her perfect record intact against ten rivals, seeking her third straight Grade 1 win, as the headliner in the $1 million G1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. Trained by Chad Brown, the Ghostzapper 3-year-old burst on to the scene with an eye catching performance in her career […]

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Zestful Makes It Six In A Row In Los Alamitos Special

A stretch to 1 ¼ miles proved no problem for Zestful as he dominated four opponents in the $100,000 Los Alamitos Special Sunday. A 4-year-old Ghostzapper gelding who has been claimed three times this year – including for $8,000 in February – Zestful won his sixth race in a row and for the seventh time […]

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Nucky Leads Miller Exacta In Del Mar Futurity; Odds-On Eight Rings Loses Rider

In an eventful renewal of the Grade 1 Runhappy $300,000 Del Mar Futurity Monday at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., 35-1 longshot Nucky scored by 2 3/4 lengths and then survived an inquiry after the seven-furlong sprint which was marred by an accident involving heavily favored Eight Rings and Storm the […]

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Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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Holy Helena May ‘Finish Out Her Career’ In Canada

Following a victory in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly over the turf at Woodbine, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Holy Helena will likely continue to pursue graded stakes success in Canada, with the long term goal for the Ontario-bred daughter of Ghostzapper set as the Grade 1, $600,000 E.P. Taylor on October 12. A Stronach Stables […]

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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Serves Up Dance Smartly Win On 2019 Undercard

Stronach Stables’ homebred mare Holy Helena provided Queen’s Plate attendees with a flashback to 2017 this Saturday, emulating her winning performance in the Canadian Classic with a win on the 2019 undercard in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Javier Castellano for his second graded win on the […]

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De Paulo Sends A Pair Of ‘Talented’ Maidens After Queen’s Plate

Woodbine-based trainer Mike De Paulo has two chances to clinch this year’s $1-million Queen’s Plate on June 29 at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, but there is one catch. Both of his contenders, Rising Star and Moon Swings, have yet to win a race. Despite that fact, De Paulo has faith in both his runners. Especially […]

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Record-Priced Into Mischief Filly Tops Final Day Of OBS June Sale

Hip No. 748, a daughter of Into Mischief consigned by Top Line Sales LLC, agent, went to OXO Equine LLC for a sale record $900,000 to top the third and final session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of 2-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, who turned in a quarter […]

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$445,000 Ghostzapper Filly Tops OBS June Sale’s Second Session

Hip No. 653, a daughter of Ghostzapper consigned de Meric Sales, agent, was sold to Backstretch Farms, Inc. for $445,000 to top the second session of the Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co. June Sale of Two-Year-Olds and Horses of Racing Age. The bay filly, whose eighth in :9 4/5 at Saturday’s under-tack session was co-fastest at […]

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