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After Injuries, Cintron ‘So Thankful’ To Reach 1,000-Win Milestone

Jockey Alex Cintron reached the 1,000 career win mark at Delaware Park today. The 31-year-old native of Bayamon, Puerto Rico, recorded the milestone victory aboard Lorden’s Love conditioned by former Delaware Park leading trainer Scott Lake in the fourth race. The 3-year-old son of Stephen Got Even returned $15.40 in the field of five. Through […]

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Wet Your Whistle Circles Highlander Field For Fourth Straight Victory

David Palmer’s Wet Your Whistle was a $17,000 yearling purchase at Keeneland September, and the 4-year-old gelding proved he was a bargain with a win in Saturday’s Grade 1 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine. Sired by Stroll, Wet Your Whistle came flying down the center of the firm turf course to complete six furlongs in 1:07.88 […]

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Queen’s Plate, Two Other Woodbine Stakes Part Of NYRA’s Cross Country Pick 5

The New York Racing Association will again host a Cross Country Pick 5 on Saturday, June 29, featuring graded stakes from Belmont Park and Woodbine Racetrack in Etobicoke, Ontario. Woodbine will host the first two legs of the multi-track wager, both of which are graded stakes events over the turf at the Toronto oval. Kicking […]

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Wet Your Whistle Returns To Woodbine For Highlander Stakes

Wet Your Whistle, a 4-year-old son of Stroll, struts into Saturday’s Grade 1 $300,000 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine in Toronto, Canada, in excellent form. Trained by Michael Trombetta, the dark bay is at the top of his game heading into the six-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and upward. Riding a three-race win streak, including a […]

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Long On Value Seeks Turf Sprint Berth In Woodbine’s ‘Win And You’re In’ Highlander

The Highlander Stakes, always an attractive event, offers some additional enticements this year. There’s the new Grade 1 status of the $250,000 six-furlong turf race for 3-year-olds and upward. There’s the fact that the Highlander again is a “Win and You’re In”Challenge Series event for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, with the winner earning an […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Organization Keeps Cox Stable ‘Moving Forward’

Growing up a couple blocks from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., horse racing has enthralled trainer Brad Cox since early childhood. Working his way up through the industry, however, it didn’t take him long to discover the commerciality driving the sport’s brilliant excitement. “It’s a business, for sure,” said Cox, 37. “It really takes a […]

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Green Mask Stamps Breeders’ Cup Ticket With Highlander Victory

Abdullah Saeed Almaddah’s Green Mask delivered as the favorite in Sunday’s Grade 2 Highlander Stakes at Woodbine Racecourse, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar in November. The 6-year-old gelded son of Mizzen Mast, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Brad Cox, covered six furlongs over the firm turf […]

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Hard-Knocking Millionaire Something Extra Retired From Racing

The 8-year-old gelding Something Extra, a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire, was retired from racing this weekend. His trainer, Gail Cox, reported on Twitter that the son of Indian Charlie had suffered some bone bruising, and that he would hopefully be returning next season as her stable pony. Bred in Kentucky by Gulf Coast Farms, Something […]

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Passion For Action Takes Down Lady Shipman In The Highlander

Bejamin Hutzel’s homebred Passion For Action made a bold late run to take Sunday’s Grade 2 Highlander Stakes by a neck at Woodbine Racecourse. The 4-year-old son of Speightstown covered six furlongs on the firm turf in 1:08.05 under Eurico Rosa da Silva for trainer Michael De Paulo, defeating the star turf sprinting filly Lady […]

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