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Enliven Stretching Out In Demoiselle; St. Lewis Eyes Another Upset

Seven promising 2-year-old fillies are set to square off in the 96th running of the Grade 2, $250,000 Demoiselle on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack led by the regally bred Enliven for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin and Godolphin. The 1 ⅛-mile Demoiselle will be joined by three other graded dirt events on a star-studded Saturday program headlined […]

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Bonnie Arch, I Remember Mama Top Contentious Cardinal Handicap

A highly-contentious field of 10 filly and mare turf specialists are set for Thursday’s 45th renewal of the $100,000 Cardinal Handicap (Grade III) – a 1 1/8-mile test over the grass at Churchill Downs. The co-feature on the 12-race Thanksgiving Day card, along with the $200,000 Falls City Handicap (GIII), is slated as Race 9 […]

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Ghostzapper Tops Adena Springs’ 2019 Fees At $85,000

Adena Springs Kentucky has set its 2019 stallion roster and fees, headlined by Ghostzapper who will remain at a fee of $85,000 S&N for the upcoming breeding season. The roster is also highlighted by the arrival of multiple Grade 1 winner Shaman Ghost, a champion son of Ghostzapper, who is relocating from California to Kentucky. […]

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‘Long And Lanky’ Holy Helena Looking For Firm Ground In Flower Bowl

Stronach Stable’s Canadian champion Holy Helena is primed for her New York return on Sunday in the Grade 1, $500,000 Flower Bowl following a three-month layoff, said trainer Jimmy Jerkens Friday morning. “She’s fresh, she looks good,” he said. “She seems pretty strong right now.” Last year, the Ontario-bred Ghostzapper filly put together solid victories […]

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Multiple Graded Stakes Winner McCraken Retired To Airdrie Stud

McCraken, a multiple Graded Stakes-winning son of leading sire, Ghostzapper, has been retired from racing and will stand at Airdrie Stud in Midway, Kentucky in 2019. A homebred for Mrs. Janis R. Whitham’s Whitham Thoroughbreds, LLC, and trained by Ian Wilkes, McCraken first rose to national prominence during an undefeated juvenile campaign in 2016 that […]

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Champagne Problems Flies Late To Win Groupie Doll Stakes

Brad Stephens, Randy Bloch, John Seiler, Fred Merritr and David Hall’s Champagne Problems showed off a big late kick to win Sunday’s Grade 3 Groupie Doll Stakes at Ellis Park by about four lengths. The 4-year-old Ghostzapper filly, ridden by Calvin Borel for trainer Ian Wilkes, covered a mile over the fast main track in […]

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Gamble’s Ghost Powers Home For Ontario Matron Victory

With a well-timed stretch run, favorite Gamble’s Ghost powered up on the far outside to prevail by a neck in the $125,000 Ontario Matron Stakes (Grade 3) featured on the mid-July Sunday program at Woodbine Racetrack. Jockey Eurico Rosa Da Silva worked out the winning trip aboard Gamble’s Ghost for trainer Josie Carroll and owner/breeder Ivan Dalos, who […]

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McCraken Takes On Baffert’s Dr. Dorr In Prairie Meadows Cornhusker

A field of nine has signed on for the $300,000 Grade 3 Cornhusker Handicap on July 6 at Prairie Meadows, topped by the Bob Baffert-trained Dr. Dorr. A lightly-raced 5-year-old son of Lookin at Lucky, Dr. Dorr has won three of his four starts in 2018, including the G2 Californian Stakes. Most recently, he finished […]

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Casse Trio Rounding Into Form Ahead Of Queen’s Plate

Hall of Fame trainer Mark Casse will saddle a trio of starters in Saturday’s $1-million Queen’s Plate including Telekinesis, Wonder Gadot and Neepawa. Telekinesis, the Winterbook favourite for the 1 1/4-mile Queen’s Plate, was bred by William D. Graham and purchased for $470,000 as a weanling at the 2015 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale. The […]

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Gamble’s Ghost Goes Wide For Trillium Victory

Gamble’s Ghost, patiently handled by Eurico Rosa da Silva, rallied six-wide down the lane to capture Sunday’s $140,000 Grade 3 Trillium Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Josie Carroll for owner-breeder Ivan Dalos, Gamble’s Ghost arrived at the 1 1/16-mile Tapeta route from a rallying third in the Trillium prep while making her seasonal debut. A […]

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