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Backyard Heaven, Irish War Cry, Patch Headline Grade 1 Stephen Foster

East Coast invaders Backyard Heaven and Irish War Cry headline a field of nine older horses in the  Grade 1 Stephen Foster Handicap presented by GE Appliances – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time Saturday program at Churchill Downs. The 1 1/8-mile Stephen Foster Handicap is the richest of five graded stakes races on Saturday’s […]

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Black-Eyed Susan Day Draws Crowd Of 48,265 To Pimlico

Despite a sloppy track and afternoon showers, a crowd of 48,265 attended Friday’s 14-race Black-Eyed Susan program at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The crowd was the second largest in the Black-Eyed Susan’s 94-year history, just shy of last year’s record of 50,339. The program was highlighted by seven stakes and Red Ruby’s victory in the […]

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Cool, Rainy Weather Propels Frontrunning Irish War Cry To Pimlico Special Victory

Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry has often been a perplexing case for trainer Graham Motion, with difficult-to-explain poor performances surrounded by glimpses of serious talent. The colt was finally able to be diagnosed with the thumps, an electrolyte imbalance than can cause hiccup-like muscle spasms, especially in particularly warm or humid conditions. Armed […]

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‘Immensely Talented’ Irish War Cry Takes On Nine In Pimlico Special

One of the leading sophomores in the country last year over the winter and into late spring, Isabelle de Tomaso’s homebred Irish War Cry gets another chance to regain that winning form as an older horse in Friday’s historic $300,000 Pimlico Special at legendary Pimlico Race Course. The 48th running of the 1 3/16-mile Pimlico Special for 3-year-olds […]

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Motion ‘Leaning Toward’ Pimlico Special With Irish War Cry

Isabelle de Tomaso’s multiple graded-stakes winner Irish War Cry breezed five furlongs Saturday morning in anticipation of his next expected start in the $300,000 Pimlico Special (G3) Friday, May 18 at legendary Pimlico Race Course. Working on his own, Irish War Cry was timed in 1:02.48 over the main track at the Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Md., […]

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Always Dreaming Faces ‘Stern Test’ In 2018 Debut On Florida Derby Undercard

Always Dreaming is scheduled to make a highly anticipated comeback from a seven-month layoff in Saturday’s Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Hardacre Mile, a year after powering to a five-length victory in the G1 Xpressbet.com Florida Derby on his way to a dominating Kentucky Derby (G1) triumph at Churchill Downs five weeks later. “There are a […]

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Gulfstream Mile ‘An Ideal Distance’ For Always Dreaming To Kick Off 2018 Campaign

Kentucky Derby winner Always Dreaming is expected to kick off his 2018 season in Saturday’s Gulfstream Park Mile on the Florida Derby undercard, according to drf.com. The 4-year-old son of Bodemeister has not raced since finishing ninth in the Travers on Aug. 26. He underwent treatment for stomach ulcers during a break away from the track, […]

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Economic Model Turns Back Irish War Cry In Hal’s Hope; Send It In Euthanized

Klaravich Stables and William Lawrence’s Economic Model finally got the money in a graded stakes Saturday at Gulfstream Park, prevailing from a furious stretch battle with favored Irish War Cry to capture the $100,000 Hal’s Hope (G3). Returning from a four-month layoff, the multiple graded stakes-placed 5-year-old son of Flatter won his first graded stakes […]

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Weekend Lineup: Irish War Cry Back In Hal’s Hope

This weekend’s racing action features a pair of Grade 3 events on Saturday, featuring the return of multiple graded stakes winner Irish War Cry in the G3 Hal’s Hope at Gulfstream Park. The Graham Motion trainee will face a tough bunch in the one mile contest, including Malagacy for trainer Todd Pletcher and Economic Model […]

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Saturday’s Rainbow 6 Pool At Gulfstream Guaranteed At $2 Million

After going unsolved for the 19th consecutive program Friday, the 20-cent Rainbow 6 will have a guaranteed pool of $2 million for Saturday’s 13-race program. A total of $433,506 was wagered into the Rainbow 6 pool, adding to a carryover of $1,359,959 from Thursday’s card. Multiple tickets with all six winners Friday each returned $2,891.62. The popular multi-race wager was […]

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