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Stallwalkin’ Dude Returns From Dubai To Win Sunday’s Diablo

David Jacobson and Head of Plains Partners’ Stallwalkin’ Dude scored a determined victory in his first try since finishing a troubled sixth in Dubai’s Group 1 Golden Shaheen, running down a seasoned field for a 1 ¾-length victory in the $100,000 Diablo for 4-year-olds and up Sunday at Belmont Park. Stallwalkin’ Dude broke inward at […]

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Maragh, Bravo, Castellano, Carmouche And Velasquez Up For Mike Venezia Award

Racing fans will decide which of five outstanding jockeys will be the recipient of the 22nd Mike Venezia Memorial Award, to be presented by The New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) in a special ceremony at Belmont Park on Memorial Day, Monday, May 29. Beginning on Friday, April 28, fans can choose between Javier Castellano, […]

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Improving Flatlined Just Gets Up In Fort Lauderdale

Trainer Scooter Dickey had every reason to think that the best was yet to come from Flatlined when he saddled the 5-year-old son of Flatter for Saturday’s $200,000 Fort Lauderdale (G2) at Gulfstream Park. “The Flatters just get better with age, like I had with Flat Out. If they don’t go wrong, they’re at their […]

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Lubash Moved Up For Tropical Turf Handicap Win

Though Rose Brier crossed the wire in front during Saturday’s G3 Tropical Turf Handicap at Gulfstream Park West, the stewards disqualified him for interference in deep stretch, moving Aliyu Ben J Stables’ homebred Lubash into the winner’s circle for trainer Christophe Clement. The 9-year-old son of Freud was winning his first graded stake in two […]

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A. P. Indian Throws Down Sixth Win In A Row In Record-Setting Ogden Phoenix

Richard Masson’s homebred A. P. Indian had to be very tough in Friday’s Grade 2 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, as he was shuffled back along the inside around the far turn, angled out at the head of the lane and caught pressure from a very game Limousine Liberal late in the race. At the wire, […]

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A.P. Indian Will Attempt Grade 1 Hat-Trick In Saturday’s Vosburgh

Green Lantern Stables’ A.P. Indian will be going for his third consecutive Grade 1 win as part of a field of eight talented 3-year-olds and up in the $350,000 Vosburgh on the first of two “Super” Saturdays at Belmont Park. A “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November at Santa […]

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Giant Run, Queen Caroline Reign Supreme At Indiana Grand

Giant Run and “Jersey” Joe Bravo proved to be the toughest in a fine field of three-year-olds to grab the title in the 11th running of the $200,000-added Centaur Stakes Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino. The race joins the Indiana Grand Stakes as the richest turf races for the state of […]

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Surgical Strike Leads Field Of 12 In Wednesday’s Centaur Stakes At Indiana Grand

A full field of 12 has been entered for Indiana’s richest turf race, the 11th running of the $200,000-added Centaur Stakes (Listed) set for Wednesday, Sept. 7. The race is slated as the sixth on the 10-race card that features four stakes with purses for the day in excess of $700,000. Leading the list of […]

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Three-Time G1 Winner Sheer Drama Retired

Harold L. Queen’s homebred Sheer Drama has been retired to the life of a broodmare, trainer David Fawkes announced Tuesday via Twitter. The 6-year-old daughter of Burning Roma finished eighth in Saturday’s G1 Ballerina at Saratoga, beaten 10 1/2 lengths by the winner Haveyougoneaway. A G1 winner over 1 1/8 miles last year, Sheer Drama […]

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A. P. Indian Cruises To Stakes Record In Forego

Green Lantern Stables’ A. P. Indian earned an automatic berth to the Breeders’ Cup TwinSpires Sprint with his easy victory in Saturday’s G1 Forego at Saratoga. Under Joe Bravo, the 6-year-old son of Indian Charlie extended his winning streak to five straight races, crossing the wire 2 1/2 lengths in front for trainer Arnaud Delacour. […]

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