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Hidden Scroll ‘Got To Relax In The Gate,’ Returns To Dominate Gulfstream Allowance

Juddmonte Farms homebred Hidden Scroll, on the Triple Crown trail last spring, returned a dominant 12 ½-length front-running winner Sunday at Gulfstream Park in his first race in nearly 10 months. With John Velazquez aboard for trainer and fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mott, Hidden Scroll ($2.40) hadn’t been out since finishing third in an […]

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Hard Not To Love Has ‘A Special Relationship’ With Her Team, Growing Legion Of Fans

Could it be . . . should it be . . . would it be . . . sanctimonious to mention Hard Not to Love in the same breath as . . . Zenyatta? John Shirreffs hasn’t quite developed that state of mind yet for his one-eyed wonder filly, but the dazzling daughter of Hard Spun […]

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Hard Not To Love ‘Getting Better And Better,’ Dominates Santa Monica

In what appeared to be her best race to date, heavily favored Hard Not to Love drew clear late to win Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes by 3 ½ lengths under Mike Smith. Trained by John Shirreffs, the sight-impaired 4-year-old daughter of Hard Spun got seven furlongs in 1:22.19 at Santa Anita. In […]

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Silver Dust Digs In For Mineshaft Repeat

Tom Durant’s Silver Dust has now won back-to-back editions of the G3 Mineshaft Stakes at the Fair Grounds, capturing this Saturday’s contest by three-quarters of a length over Gun It. The 6-year-old son of Tapit ran 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in 1:43.40, living up to his 9-5 favoritism. Brian Hernandez, Jr. […]

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Javier Castellano Picks Up Pegasus Mount On Spun To Run

Hall of Fame jockey Javier Castellano will ride Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run in Saturday’s Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park, reports drf.com. Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero made the announcement on Tuesday, after the 4-year-old son of Hard Spun breezed a half mile in :47.51 at Palm Meadows. “I didn’t think he […]

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‘Don’t See Why We Can’t Beat Him Again’: Guerrero Confident Spun To Run Can Defeat Omaha Beach

Trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero is enjoying the lead-up to the Pegasus World Cup with contender Spun to Run, he told drf.com, even though Omaha Beach, who Spun to Run defeated in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, is getting the majority of the media coverage. “Sometimes the less attention the better,” Guerrero told drf.com. “We don’t mind […]

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Hard Not To Love Circles Field To Upset La Brea; Bellafina Second

Mercedes Stables, West Point Thoroughbreds, Scott Dilworth, Steve Mooney, and Dorothy and David Ingordo’s Hard Not To Love posted an 11-1 upset of Saturday’s Grade 1 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita Park, rolling from last to first to defeat favorite Bellafina by about two lengths on the wire. The 3-year-old daughter of Hard Spun, […]

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Pegasus Preparations: Spun To Run Scopes ‘Clean’ After Breezing Without Lasix

When The Stronach Group announced that the 2020 Pegasus World Cup would be contested without the anti-bleeder medication, Lasix, trainer Juan Carlos Guerrero had to consider how that might affect his stable star, Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Spun to Run. According to drf.com, the trainer decided to test the 3-year-old son of Hard Spun by […]

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Dams Of Mo Forza, Thousand Words Among Supplements To Keeneland January Horses Of All Ages Sale

Keeneland has announced that the dams of two recent graded stakes winners – Inflamed, whose first foal, Mo Forza, won the Nov. 30 Grade 1 Hollywood Derby at Del Mar, and multiple graded stakes winner Pomeroys Pistol, dam of Dec. 7 G2 Los Alamitos Futurity winner Thousand Words – have been supplemented to the 2020 […]

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