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Hard Aces Nails Blanket Finish In Tokyo City Cup

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces hadn’t won a race since July of 2016, but the 7-year-old by Hard Spun was bound and determined to change that on Sunday. Under a well-timed ride by Santiago Gonzalez, Hard Aces just got his head in front at the wire to nail a blanket finish in the G3 Tokyo City […]

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Taghleeb Scores With Well-Timed Ride In W. L. McKnight

Michael Hui’s Taghleeb was the recipient of a very well-timed ride by Tyler Gaffalione in Saturday’s Grade 3 W. L. McKnight, making the lead in mid-stretch with just enough left in the tank to hold off the late rush of Sadler’s Joy, winning by a head on the wire. The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun […]

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First Foal By Wicked Strong Born On New Year’s Day

Spendthrift Farm’s Wicked Strong, Hard Spun’s millionaire winner of the Wood Memorial S. (G1), sired his first reported foal on New Year’s Day when a colt was born at Brandywine Farm in Paris, KY. Bred by Brandywine’s Jim and Pam Robinson, the colt is out of the El Corredor mare Circle My Name, a daughter […]

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Vending Machine Serves Up A Victory In The Eddie Logan Stakes

In his first try on turf, Vending Machine, who was a close third with a quarter mile to run, rallied to take Friday’s $75,000 Eddie Logan Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length, providing Norberto Arroyo, Jr. and Peter Miller with a stakes double. A Kentucky-bred colt by Hard Spun, Vending Machine […]

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Eclipse Award-Winning Turkoman Euthanized At 34

The 1986 Eclipse Award-winning champion older male, Turkoman, was euthanized Wednesday at the age of 34. According to the Daily Racing Form, the son of Alydar had suffered from ongoing issues in his hind end. The winner of eight of his 22 starts, including the G1 Marlboro Cup and G1 Widener Handicap in 1986, Turkoman […]

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Champion Nyquist Retired, Joins Darley At Jonabell Roster For 2017

Eclipse Champion two-year-old and 2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist has been retired and will join Darley’s 2017 stallion roster at Jonabell in Lexington, Kentucky. He will join a group that features two of North America’s elite stallions in Medaglia d’Oro and Bernardini. Their fees will remain at $150,000 and $100,000 respectively, while Nyquist’s fee will […]

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Hard Aces Nearly Eclipses Million-Dollar Mark With Cougar II Victory

Hronis Racing’s Hard Aces ground out a seventh career victory in Sunday’s Grade 3 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar, pushing his career earnings to just under the million-dollar mark. The 6-year-old son of Hard Spun crossed the wire about a half-length in front, covering 12 furlongs over the fast main track in 2:30.55 under […]

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Hoppertunity Scratched; Hard Aces Inherits Cougar II Favoritism

With the declaration of pre-race favorite Hoppertunity because of a fever, 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita winner Hard Aces has inherited the favorite’s role in Sunday’s Grade III $100,000 Cougar II Handicap at a mile one-half over Del Mar’s main track. Hard Aces, the new highweight at 122 pounds, will have Santiago Gonzalez in […]

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Larry Jones Saddles 1,000th Winner: ‘An Overnight 32-Year Success’

Trainer J. Larry Jones reached a career milestone on Saturday, winning his 1,000th race when 3-year-old He’ll Pay captured the listed Rushaway Stakes at Turfway Park for for co-breeder and owner Brereton C. Jones. The Haynesfield colt drew away from the field to win by open lengths at odds of 12-1. The multiple graded stakes-winning […]

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Le Romain Becomes Ninth Gr. 1 Winner For Hard Spun

Darley stallion Hard Spun got his ninth lifetime Grade or Group 1 winner on Saturday when Le Romain captured the Randwick Guineas in Australia in an upset victory. The 3-year-old colt covered the 1600 meters (about one mile) on the turf in 1:33.38, according to racingpost.com. Trained by Kris Lees, Le Romain was relaxed early […]

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