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Local Hero Starship Jubilee Headlines G1 E.P. Taylor

Ten fillies and mares, including a pair of starters who have recorded high-profile victories at Woodbine, will contest the Grade 1 E.P. Taylor Stakes (with an increased purse to $600,000), on Pattison Canadian International day, Saturday at Woodbine.  Holy Helena, an eight-time winner from 19 starts, counts the 2017 Queen’s Plate, two editions of G3 […]

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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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Queen’s Plate Victress Holy Helena Serves Up Dance Smartly Win On 2019 Undercard

Stronach Stables’ homebred mare Holy Helena provided Queen’s Plate attendees with a flashback to 2017 this Saturday, emulating her winning performance in the Canadian Classic with a win on the 2019 undercard in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, ridden by Javier Castellano for his second graded win on the […]

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Queen’s Plate Winner Holy Helena Back At Woodbine For Dance Smartly Stakes

It’s only fitting: two years after her dominant victory in the Queen’s Plate, Holy Helena has come home to race on Plate day at Woodbine, albeit in the Grade 2 Dance Smartly Stakes. The 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper, owned by Frank Stronach’s Adena Stables, was chosen Canada’s top 3-year-old filly in 2017 after she swept […]

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Holy Helena Bids For Belmont Repeat In Sheepshead Bay

Stronach Stables’ three-time graded stakes winner Holy Helena will go for back-to-back wins in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay over the inner turf course at Belmont Park. Trained by Jimmy Jerkens, the 5-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper will be seeking to defend her title in the 1 3/8-mile event for fillies and mares. In her […]

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Holy Helena Runs Down Ickymasho In The Very One

Stronach Stables’ homebred Holy Helena got back on the firm turf she prefers and responded with her first victory of 2019 in Saturday’s Grade 3 The Very One Stakes at Gulfstream Park, running down 24-1 frontrunner Ickymasho in the final sixteenth of a mile to win by a neck. Off as the 2-1 favorite, the […]

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Winning Without Lasix In 2018: McPeek, Rivelli Top All U.S. Trainers

In 2018, according to records maintained by The Jockey Club, 10,146 starts were made by horses without Lasix in the U.S. out of a total of 279,774. That equates to only 3.6%. Lasix is the commonly used name for the potent diuretic furosemide (though its trade name was changed to Salix). This medication can mitigate […]

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12 Fillies And Mares Seek Winner’s Share Of 1 1/2-Mile La Prevoyante On Gulfstream Turf

After Si Que Es Buena won her Florida debut in the Via Borghese Stakes last month, it didn’t take long for the mare’s connections to zero in on the $200,000 La Prevoyante (G3), which will be run at Gulfstream Park Saturday as part of the $9-million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) undercard. The Pegasus World […]

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Holy Helena, Coal Front Prominent On List Of Pegasus Undercard Nominees

A total of 181 nominations were made to seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.125 million in purses on the undercard of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series Saturday, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The undercard stakes support a spectacular day of racing led by the third running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup […]

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