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Joseph Pleased By Chance It’s ‘Guts And Determination’ In Mucho Macho Man

Trainer Saffie Joseph reported Sunday morning that Shooting Star Thoroughbreds LLC’s Chance It exited his hard-fought victory in Gulfstream’s Mucho Macho Man in good order. “He bounced out good. We haven’t gone over him yet, but everything looks good,” Joseph said. “He walked this morning. He seems fresh. We’re happy.” Racing for the first time […]

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‘A Lot Of Dreams’ Launched In 36 Years Of Florida Sire Stakes

There are 36 years of history to the Florida Sire Stakes. And memories. There are champions Holy Bull, Smile, Big Drama, Awesome Feather and Brave Raj rising to national prominence in the series. Three Ring winning the Susan’s Girl before growing into a Grade 1 winner. There’s popular trainer Bill Kaplan heading to the Breeders’ […]

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Holy Helena May ‘Finish Out Her Career’ In Canada

Following a victory in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly over the turf at Woodbine, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Holy Helena will likely continue to pursue graded stakes success in Canada, with the long term goal for the Ontario-bred daughter of Ghostzapper set as the Grade 1, $600,000 E.P. Taylor on October 12. A Stronach Stables […]

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Sunny Ridge Rides The Rail To Salvator Mile Win

Sent to post as the 8-5 favorite, Dennis Drazin’s homebred Sunny Ridge got the job done in Saturday’s Grade 3 Salvator Mile. The 6-year-old son of Holy Bull defeated second choice Diamond King by about three-quarters of a length at the wire, earning his first graded win since 2016. Jose Lezcano piloted the Jason Servis […]

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‘One Step At A Time’: Maximus Mischief Diagnosed With Soft-Tissue Injury

Following a poor workout on Sunday at Gulfstream Park, Kentucky Derby candidate Maximus Mischief was officially diagnosed with a soft-tissue injury in his right foreleg, according to bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old son of Into Mischief was declared off the Derby trail prior to the diagnosis, but trainer Robert “Butch” Reid is optimistic that the colt will be […]

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Signalman ‘Solid’ In Fountain Of Youth Tune-Up; Harvey Wallbanger To Wait For Florida Derby

Graded-stakes winner Signalman breezed five furlongs in 1:02.52 at Gulfstream Park Saturday, turning in a ‘solid’ tune-up for next Saturday’s $400,000 Xpressbet.com Fountain of Youth (G2), the 1 1/16-mile final prep for the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. “It was a nice solid workout. We wanted a maintenance breeze. We didn’t want […]

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McPeek Ponders Next Starts For Signalman, Harvey Wallbanger

Kenny McPeek-trained Signalman and Harvey Wallbanger breezed at Gulfstream Park Saturday morning in preparation for upcoming stakes on the Road to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) March 30. Signalman, who captured the Kentucky Jockey Club (G2) at Churchill Downs in his 2018 finale, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.11. The workout, the third fastest […]

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Harvey Wallbanger, Maximus Mischief Rematch Possible In Fountain Of Youth

Harvey Wallbanger emerged from his 29-1 upset victory in Saturday’s $350,000 Fasig-Tipton Holy Bull (G2) in good shape, trainer Ken McPeek said Sunday morning, and could be headed for a rematch with beaten favorite and previously undefeated Grade 2 winner Maximus Mischief in four weeks. Harold Lerner, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables, Scott Akman and Paul […]

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Harvey Wallbanger Up The Inside For 25-1 Upset In Holy Bull

Last of the nine-horse field in Saturday’s G2 Holy Bull at first call, Harold Lerner, AWC Stables, Nehoc Stables, Scott Akman and Paul Braverman’s Harvey Wallbanger found room at the rail to cross the wire just over a length in front. The 3-year-old son of Congrats, ridden to victory by Brian Hernandez, Jr., surprised bettors […]

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