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Hi Happy Retired To Stand In Argentina

Hi Happy, a Horse of the Year in his native Argentina and Grade 1 winner in the U.S., has been retired from racing and will return to Argentina to begin his stallion career, Thoroughbred Daily News reports. The 7-year-old son of Pure Prize will stand at Haras Vacación for a syndicate that includes Haras La […]

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Glorious Empire Makes A Statement In Front-Running Fort Lauderdale Win

Matthew Schera’s Glorious Empire proved his mettle once before at the sport’s highest level, winning the G1 Sword Dancer for trainer James Lawrence. After a 13th-place showing in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, run over a very soft turf, the 7-year-old was overlooked in Saturday’s G2 Fort Lauderdale Stakes at odds of 7-1 as rain hit […]

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Five Grade 1 Winners To Line Up For G2 Fort Lauderdale

Grade 1 winners Almanaar, Divisidero, Glorious Empire, Hi Happy and Quarteto de Cordas are prominent among a stacked field of 16 that includes nine other graded-stakes winners in the $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 62nd running of the Fort Lauderdale for 3-year-olds and up going 1 1/8 miles over the newly refurbished […]

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Audible ‘Training Exceptionally Well’ Ahead Of Harlan’s Holiday, Pegasus Bids

China Horse Club, Head of Plains Partners, Starlight Racing and WinStar Farm’s Florida Derby (G1) winner Audible breezed four furlongs Saturday morning for his return to graded-stakes competition in the $100,000 Harlan’s Holiday (G3) Dec. 15 at Gulfstream Park. Working in company with Grade 1 turf winner Hi Happy, Audible went the half-mile in 48.68 […]

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Breeders’ Cup: Grass Stars Worried About Turf Course Conditions

Breeders’ Cup Turf Notes Arklow – Trainer Brad Cox knows it’s a tall order asking his 4-year-old Arch colt Arklow to take on the likes of Enable in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, but he feels like he has earned his place in the race. He enters the […]

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Pletcher Platoon: Opry Puts In ‘Good And Progressive Work,’ Current Adds ‘Very Strong Gallop Out’

With one week remaining until the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2-3 at Churchill, trainer Todd Pletcher sent out several contenders for their final workouts on Friday morning at Belmont Park. Entered for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, Grade 3 With Anticipation winner Opry, with regular rider Javier Castellano aboard, worked in […]

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Luis Saez Relishes ‘Exciting’ Approach To 2,000-Win Milestone

Veteran rider Luis Saez is closing on in his 2,000th career win. Going in to Friday’s card at Belmont Park, the Panama City native was just six wins away from reaching the milestone. “It’s pretty exciting. It’s tough competition to win races and a very tough meet here but getting close to 2,000 wins is […]

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Blacktype Earns Millionaire Status By A Neck Over Hi Happy In Knickerbocker

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype earned a repeat victory in Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park, defeating the 8-5 favorite Hi Happy by a neck on the wire. Off at odds of 7-2 to be the co-second choice, the 7-year-old gelded son of Dunkerque completed nine furlongs over the inner turf course rated “good” in […]

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Chilean-Bred Robert Bruce, Spring Quality Among 8 In Joe Hirsch Turf Classic

Convento Viejo’s Robert Bruce will look to record his second consecutive Grade 1 win in heading an accomplished eight-horse field in the $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic as part of September Super Saturday at Belmont Park. One of four graded stakes on the day, the 42nd running of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is also […]

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Pletcher Hoping Return To Belmont Helps Hi Happy Find The Winner’s Circle

La Providencia’s multiple graded stakes winner Hi Happy breezed four furlongs over Belmont’s main track Saturday morning in his final major training session ahead of next weekend’s Grade 1, $500,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic for trainer Todd Pletcher. The 6-year-old Argentinian homebred covered the distance in 49.55 seconds, his second work since finishing fourth in […]

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