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Mind Control Nails Photo Finish To Defeat Shancelot In H. Allen Jerkens

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stables’ Mind Control posted an upset in Saratoga’s Grade 1 Hopeful as a 2-year-old, and now the sophomore son of Stay Thirsty has another upset win at the Spa on his resume with a 10-1 shocker in Saturday’s G1 H. Allen Jerkens. Sitting in a perfect tracking position in third […]

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‘Amazing’ Amsterdam Winner Shancelot Goes For Saratoga Encore In H. Allen Jerkens

Shancelot, dominant winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam in his most recent outing, returns to Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to head a field of nine entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens presented by Runhappy. The H. Allen Jerkens, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds, is one of seven stakes on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Family, Friends Take Foley To The Top

Though she loved growing up around the racetrack with her father and her three younger siblings, Vickie Foley wasn’t ready to commit to the lifestyle full-time after high school. She and her siblings had hot-walked and groomed in Michigan and Ohio during the summers, helping their father earn multiple leading trainer titles at River Downs […]

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Hog Creek Hustle Really ‘Something Special’ For Trainer Foley, Owners

Something Special Racing’s Hog Creek Hustle became the third Grade 1 winner to have raced at Ellis Park as a 2-year-old last year when the 18-1 shot captured Saturday’s $400,000 Woody Stephens Stakes by a neck over Nitrous at New York’s Belmont Park. It was the first Grade 1 victory for trainer Vickie Foley, who […]

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Returned To Sprinting, Mind Control ‘Full Of Himself’ For Woody Stephens

A talented field of 11 will square off in Saturday’s Grade 1, $400,000 Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun, a seven-furlong sprint for sophomores on Saturday, Belmont Stakes Day, at Belmont Park. The Woody Stephens presented by Mohegan Sun is one of an unprecedented eight Grade 1 races on the card for the Grade 1, […]

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Mr. Money Bursts Through The Pack To Upset Pat Day Mile

Allied Racing Stable’s Mr. Money provided a 7-1 upset on the Kentucky Derby undercard when he romped to victory in the G3 Pat Day Mile, cruising under the wire 5 1/4 lengths ahead of runner-up Hog Creek Hustle. Ridden by Gabriel Saez for trainer Bret Calhoun, the 3-year-old son of Goldencents blitzed a mile over […]

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Sophomore Talent Instagrand Tops Saturday’s Pat Day Mile

OXO Equine’s Instagrand, third in the Santa Anita Derby (GI) in his most recent start, tops a field of 14 3-year-olds entered for the 95th running of the $400,000 Pat Day Mile (GIII) Presented by LG&E and KU. The Pat Day Mile, run on Churchill Downs’ main track, is scheduled as Kentucky Derby day’s 10th […]

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Lecomte Winner War Of Will ‘Acts Like He Didn’t Even Really Run,’ Says Casse

The four-length winner of Saturday’s G3 Lecomte Stakes was in good spirits on Sunday, trainer Mark Casse told drf.com. War of Will, a 3-year-old son of War Front, looked to have much more in the tank as he and jockey Tyler Gaffalione stopped the clock in 1:43.44 for 1 mile 70 yards. “He acts like he didn’t […]

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War Of Will ‘Wow’s Them In Lecomte

Gary Barber’s War of Will was absolutely dominant in Saturday evening’s Grade 3 Lecomte Stakes, tugging jockey Tyler Gaffalione around the course and powering away to win by four lengths at the wire. The 3-year-old son of War Front was making just his second start on the dirt for trainer Mark Casse, and in so […]

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