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Reylu Gutierrez Celebrates ‘Emotional’ First Graded Stakes Win

Reylu Gutierrez experienced the ups and downs of racing on Saturday’s Gotham Day card at Aqueduct while plying his trade for the final time as an apprentice. The 23-year-old rider, whose father, Luis, is a trainer at Finger Lakes, had eight mounts on the card including the call on Do Share in the Grade 3 […]

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Instagrand ‘Considered’ For Derby Trail Following Credible Gotham Third

OXO Equine’s Instagrand made a solid return to action with a third-place effort in the Gotham picking up 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Trained by Hall of Famer Jerry Hollendorfer, Instagrand arrived at the Gotham from an August 11 score in the Grade 2 Best Pal at Del Mar. The Into Mischief bay, bred in […]

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Gotham 1-2 Finshers Haikal, Mind Control Headed For Wood Memorial

Speaking from his winter base at Palm Meadows Training Center in South Florida, conditioner Kiaran McLaughlin reported Shadwell Stable’s newly minted graded stakes winner Haikal exited his Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham victory on Saturday in good order. “He looks great,” said McLaughlin. “He appears to have come out of the race well and I have […]

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‘Deep’ Training Surface At Belmont An Advantage For Gotham Aspirant Mind Control

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control looks to be in fine fettle grinding out works at Belmont Park in preparation for the Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds on Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack, trainer Gregory Sacco said Friday morning. “Knock on wood, he’s right on schedule and we can’t be doing […]

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Aqueduct Releases Winter Stakes Schedule Worth $7.3 Million In Purses

Aqueduct Racetrack’s winter and spring meets will feature a total of 52 stakes worth more than $7.3 million in purses, highlighted by the Big A’s traditional spring showcase, the Grade 2, $750,000 Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 6. The 2019 winter meet will be buoyed by the addition of one new stakes event, the $100,000 […]

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Longshot Old Time Revival Propels Karen Carey To Top Gotham Handicapping Challenge

When Old Time Revival set the pace and valiantly held on to nab the runner up spot in the Grade 3 Gotham Stakes, it not only propelled the 3-year-old into the Triple Crown picture, it vaulted Karen Carey into first place in the Gotham Handicapping Challenge, held at Aqueduct. Carey, a registered nurse from Manhattan, […]

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‘Big Sound Horse With A Great Mind’: Enticed Likely To Return For Wood Memorial

Godolphin’s homebred Enticed has emerged from his 2 ¾-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham for 3-year-olds at a mile at Aqueduct Racetrack in good order, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin said Sunday morning. “All is well,” McLaughlin said by phone. “He came out of the race in great shape.” Currently ranked second on the Kentucky Derby leaderboard with 63 […]

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Enticed Returns To New York For Gotham Triumph

Enticed, a Godolphin homebred by Medaglia d’Oro who ran a dull fourth as the favorite in the Grade 2 Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park last month, found Aqueduct more to his liking on Saturday, winning the G3 Gotham   by 2 3/4 lengths over longshot Old Time Revival. Ridden by Junior Alvarado, the Kiaran McLaughlin […]

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Enticed Looking For ‘Clean Face’ In Saturday’s Gotham

Godolphin’s Kentucky Derby hopeful Enticed has settled in to trainer Kiaran McLaughlin’s barn at Belmont Park for his bid in Saturday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Gotham at a mile, and went out for an easy gallop over the training track Friday morning. Originally scheduled to arrive in New York on Wednesday along with fellow Gotham entrants Whereshetoldmetogo and Dale Romans trainees Free Drop Billy and Cove Blue, […]

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Weekend Lineup: Derby Prep Trio Headlines Big Saturday

Three Kentucky Derby prep races highlight this Saturday’s racing action across the United States, each offering points on a scale of 50-20-10-5 to the top four finishers. At Santa Anita, the Derby prep is joined by three Grade 1 races, including the Santa Anita Handicap. Overseas, Super Saturday in Dubai features Godolphin’s Thunder Snow in […]

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