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Street Sense Colt Avery Island Draws Off For Nashua Victory At Aqueduct

Godolphin Stable’s Avery Island handled the step up to stakes company with aplomb, taking the lead by the half-mile mark and fending off Super Sermon in the stretch for a 4 3/4-length victory in the 43rd running of the Grade 2, $200,000 Nashua for 2-year-olds on Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Coming off a maiden-breaking victory […]

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Zipessa Upsets First Lady To Punch Breeders’ Cup Ticket

Empyrean Stables’ Zipessa notched her first Grade 1 win in Saturday’s First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, adopting a new off-the-pace strategy and closing down the lane for a 1 1/2-length triumph. The 5-year-old City Zip mare, ridden by Joe Bravo, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:36.99 for trainer Mike Stidham. Zipessa’s win […]

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Untamed Domain Unstoppable In Summer Stakes

West Point Thoroughbreds’ Untamed Domain (3-1) came flying down the center of Woodbine’s stretch to win Sunday’s Grade 2 Summer Stakes by a half-length over the favored (8-5) Hemp Hemp Hurray. The juvenile son of Animal Kingdom, ridden by Joe Bravo for trainer Graham Motion, covered a mile over the firm turf in 1:34.73, earning […]

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Can’thelpbelieving Gives Motion Back-To-Back Sky Classic Wins

Albert Frassetto’s Can’thelpbelieving passed the dueling race leaders down the homestretch to claim the victory in the $175,000 Sky Classic Stakes (Gr. 2) on Sunday afternoon at Woodbine Racetrack. Trainer Graham Motion earned his second consecutive win in the 1-3/8 mile turf event for horses three years old and up following a victory with Messi in last […]

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Stallwalkin’ Dude Takes His Third Tale Of The Cat Stakes

Stallwalkin’ Dude dueled Loose On the Town in the stretch before overtaking him in the final sixteenth, capturing the fourth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat by a head on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Stallwalkin’ Dude won his third consecutive Tale of the Cat, capitalizing on class relief gained after a fourth-place finish in […]

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Zennor Steps Up In Stakes Debut, Captures Fasig-Tipton Lure

Godolphin’s Zennor captured the $100,000 Fasig-Tipton Lure in his stakes debut with a perfect stalking trip, kicking away from all competitors in the stretch to hit the wire to win by a length on Saturday at Saratoga Race Course. Trinity Farm’s Macagone lead the field of 10 horses through honest fractions of 23:92 seconds, 47 […]

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Fourstar Crook Makes The Grade For Eighth Consecutive Victory In Dr. James Penny Memorial

Fourstar Crook has been on some kind of roll.  A roll since October of 2015.  After losing the third start of her career in July of 2015 in a state-bred special weight at Saratoga, she hasn’t lost since.  Tuesday afternoon at Parx Racing, the 5 year-old Freud mare made a big late run down the […]

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Bigger Picture Up The Rail For Thrilling United Nations Victory

Three Diamonds Farm’s one-time claimer Bigger Picture proved once again what a bargain he was when claimed for $32,000; the gelding captured Saturday’s Grade 1 United Nations Stakes by a head over Can’thelpbelieving after an absolutely flawless ride from Joe Bravo. The 6-year-old son of Badge of Silver, trained by Mike Maker, covered 1 3/8 […]

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Grand Jete Gives Bravo Fourth Win On The Day In Saturday’s Eatontown Stakes

Juddmonte homebred Grand Jete was the impressive winner of Saturday’s G3 Eatontown Stakes at Monmouth Park, rolling home with giant strides under Joe Bravo to score by about 1 1/2 lengths. The 4-year-old daughter of Dansili won her U.S. debut at Keeneland last month, then scored again for trainer Chad Brown to earn her first […]

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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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