River Boyne Tops Field Of 11 Sophomores In Mathis Brothers Mile

Trainer Jeff Mullins’ classy Irish-bred River Boyne looms a standout versus 10 fellow sophomores in Wednesday’s Grade II, $200,000 Mathis Brothers Mile (turf) at Santa Anita. Most recently second, beaten a half length by French-bred star Raging Bull in the Grade I Hollywood Derby at a mile and one eighth on turf Dec. 1 at […]

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Weekend Lineup: Travers Showdown

Saturday’s Travers card at Saratoga offers a number of intriguing lonshots across six Grade 1 stakes, as well as a chance to see some of the industry’s stars lay their hearts on the line. Kicking off the afternoon is the G1 H. Allen Jerkens, in which the speedy G3 Amsterdam winner Promises Fulfilled takes on […]

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Pletcher Makes Switch From Turf To Dirt For Frankel Son Gidu In Allen Jerkens

On the Travers undercard, Zayat Stable’s Gidu will make his first start over the main track for the Pletcher barn in the Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy. By Frankel, the gray Irish-bred colt tried two turns on the grass in the Grade 2 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame […]

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Evenly-Matched Field Set For G1 Allen Jerkens; Eight Seeking First Grade 1

Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy has attracted a strong field of nine – eight in search of their first Grade 1 and one looking to add another to his resume – in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. The 34th running of the race, formerly the […]

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Royal Ascot Lineup: American Horses To Watch

The exciting Royal Ascot meet kicks off on Tuesday with several American contenders bidding for overseas glory. For the first time, NBC will cover the action on Saturday, while NBC Sports has coverage of the Tuesday through Friday races. The race schedule, along with the prominent American horses in those races, is as follows: Day […]

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Gidu Prepares For Royal Ascot With Paradise Creek Victory

Zayat Stables’ Gidu didn’t disappoint as the 2-5 favorite, earning a victory in the $100,000 Paradise Creek for 3-year-olds at seven furlongs on the turf Saturday at Belmont Park. Breaking from post 5 with Hall of Famer John Velazquez in the irons, Gidu stalked comfortably in third position as Masked led the field of six […]

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Speed Franco Noses Out Gidu For Dania Beach Triumph

It looked like a one-horse race early on as 2-1 second choice Gidu (by Frankel) shot out to a four-length advantage, but Speed Franco was up to the challenge and put his nose down first at the wire to win the Grade 3 Dania Beach Stakes at Gulfstream on Saturday. Off at 4-1, the Gustavo […]

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LNJ Foxwoods Purchases Shamardal Filly At Arqana’s Opening Session

United States-based entity LNJ Foxwoods, the racing name of Larry, Nanci and Jamie Roth, made a splash in the opening session of Arqana’s August Yearling sale on Saturday. Agent Alex Solis went to €450,000 (~US$530,000) for a gray filly sired by Shamardal, according to, and she is expected to go back to the U.S. The filly is […]

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