giant expectations

Better With Age: How Breeders’ Cup Veterans Stay On Top Of Their Game

This Breeders’ Cup weekend, many race fans are looking back on their favorite memory from the history of the series. For some, the throwback is far, reaching into the 1990s, but many are still captivated by American Pharoah’s dominating career finale in the 2015 Classic at Keeneland four years ago. That fall day in Central […]

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Dirt Mile: Giant Expectations Fine After Training Incident

Trainer Peter Eurton had a few tense moments ahead of Wednesday morning training when Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile contender Giant Expectations flipped over while waiting to enter the dirt track. Eurton told the Paulick Report the horse had been waiting to begin training following a track renovation break that went longer than scheduled. After waiting […]

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Dirt Mile Notes: Omaha Beach, Blue Chipper Both Blow Out Three Furlongs

Omaha Beach – Trainer Richard Mandella called an audible Tuesday morning and sent Breeders’ cup Dirt Mile favorite Omaha Beach to Santa Anita’s main track at 9 o’clock for a three-furlong blowout in 36 1/5. “We had set it up to work three-eighths tomorrow three days out, tomorrow. Just something easy in :37 and change. […]

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Sadler Pleased With Catalina Cruiser’s ‘Game Win’ In O’Brien

Catalina Cruiser and Giant Expectations both exited their stretch battle in Saturday’s $200,000 Grade I Pat O’Brien Stakes at Del mar in good health, their respective camps reported Sunday. With the nose victory in the O’Brien, a “Win and You’re In” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, Catalina Cruiser’s connections – trainer John Sadler […]

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Catalina Cruiser Fights Off Giant Expectations To Win Pat O’Brien At Del Mar

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser, the 1-2 favorite piloted for the first time by Flavien Prat, had to dig deep Saturday to fight off the tenacious challenge of Giant Expectations in an epic stretch battle and win the featured Grade II $200,000 Pat O’Brien Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif. Hooked […]

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Giant Expectations Back In Del Mar For ‘Win And You’re In’ Pat O’Brien

Two years ago, Gary Stevens chose to ride Giant Expectations over stablemate Kobe’s Back in the Pat O’Brien Stakes at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., and directed the then 4-year-old colt to a 1 ½-length victory that was the 97th stakes win at the seaside track for Stevens. Stevens retired at […]

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New York-Breds Take Center Stage On Monday’s Big Apple Showcase Day

New York-breds will take center stage on the Memorial Day holiday slate Monday at Belmont Park as the New York Racing Association hosts its annual Big Apple Showcase Day, featuring an 11-race all New York-bred card, including six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, highlighted by the $200,000 Commentator and $200,000 Critical Eye. Harold Lerner, […]

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Giant Expectations Favored Over Quip, Tenfold In Oaklawn Handicap

An evenly matched field of nine is entered in the $750,000 Oaklawn Handicap (G2) for older horses Saturday at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark. Probable post time for the 1 1/8-mile Oaklawn Handicap, which goes as the ninth race, is 5:22 p.m. CT. Last year’s edition was won by City of Light, who edged Accelerate […]

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Rated R Superstar Nails Snapper Sinclair In Essex Photo

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Cipriano Contreras’ Rated R Superstar, claimed for $62,500 at Churchill Downs in November, jumped up to win this Saturday’s $350,000 Essex Handicap at 14-1, defeating 5-1 chance Snapper Sinclair by a head in a photo finish. The 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy, ridden by Walter De La Cruz for conditioner Contreras, […]

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Longshots Giant Expectations, Pavel Prepare For ‘Tough Spot’ In San Pasqual

Peter Eurton would like to have a decent start for Giant Expectations in Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, a nine furlong test for older horses that is a precursor to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 9. A six-year-old New York-bred son of Free Giant, Giant Expectations is a […]

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