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Preakness Notes: Velazquez To Ride Bodexpress, Market King ‘Taking A Shot’

Laughing Fox, who earned an automatic entry in Saturday’s Preakness (G1) at Pimlico by winning Oaklawn Park’s $300,000 Oaklawn Invitational May 4, cruised through a leisurely half-mile work in 51.60 seconds under exercise rider Wilson Fabian Monday at Churchill Downs. The breeze was a typical move for a Steve Asmussen-trained horse the week of a […]

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Preakness Notes: Decision Day Friday For Bodexpress; War Of Will ‘Full Of Himself’

Bodexpress, who was in the first tier of horses on the far turn of the May 4 Kentucky Derby before being snatched up in traffic and fading to 14th, galloped 1 1/2 miles at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Thursday morning as he prepares for the Grade 1 Preakness on May18 at Pimlico in […]

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Rainbow 6 Carryover Builds To $461,519 For Gulfstream’s Saturday Card

The 20-cent Rainbow 6 carryover jackpot for Saturday’s 12-race program at Gulfstream Park climbed to $461,519.69 Friday when the popular multi-race wager went unsolved for the 11th consecutive racing day. Multiple tickets with all six winners were each worth $283.66. The carryover jackpot is only paid out when there is a single unique ticket sold with all 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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Grand Tito Diagnosed With Mild Case Of Laminitis

Multiple graded stakes-winning Grand Tito is currently residing in the Ruffian Equine Hospital, across the street from Belmont Park, undergoing treatment for a mild case of laminitis, reports drf.com. The 6-year-old son of Candy Ride developed laminitis after a shoeing incident the week of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, said trainer Gustavo Delgado. Delgado explained […]

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‘Disappointing’: Fever Scratches Majesto From Travers

An elevated temperature will force Grupo Seven C Racing Stable’s Grade 1-placed Majesto to scratch from Saturday’s 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers presented by NYRA Bets at Saratoga Race Course, according to the outfit’s racing manager. Carlos Luis Giardinella, a Venezuelan television and magazine journalist who also serves as Grupo Seven […]

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Majesto May Add Blinkers For Travers Start

The Travers picked up another entrant this morning when trainer Gustavo Delgado reported Grupo Seven C Stable’s Majesto will throw his hat in the ring when entries are taken Tuesday. Delgado said Ricardo Santana Jr. will ride the son of Tiznow. Javier Castellano, who was aboard for Majesto’s maiden victory and runner-up finish in the […]

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Paola Queen Upsets Test Stakes At 55-1

Grupo Siete C Stable’s Paola Queen was the 55-1 upset winner of Saturday’s Grade 1 Test Stakes at Saratoga, powering down the stretch to win by three-quarters of a length. The sophomore daughter of Flatter covered seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:22.32 under Luis Saez for trainer Gustavo Delgado, capturing her first […]

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Grand Tito Unscathed After Derby Day Incident, Aims For Manhattan

Remember the storm that hit Churchill Downs just before this year’s Kentucky Derby? What you may not know is that the heavy rain and wind gusts, which lasted less than half an hour, were the cause of Grand Tito’s late scratch from the Gr. 1 Woodford Reserve, the race just before the Derby. A burst […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Venezuelan Trainer Hopes Derby History Repeats With Majesto

The last time a Venezuelan trainer, jockey, and owner teamed up in the Run for the Roses, they came away victorious. It was in 1971 that Pedro Baptista’s little colt with a crooked front leg arrived in Miami, only to faint after exiting the airplane. Trainer Juan Arias had only brought along $800, so the […]

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