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Blue Prize (ARG) Gives Connections First Breeders’ Cup Win In Distaff, Midnight Bisou Second

After a fourth-place finish in last year’s edition, Blue Prize (ARG) claimed victory in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff, giving her owner, trainer and jockey their first Breeders’ Cup win. Blue Prize, who qualified for the Distaff with a rare second career victory in the G1 Spinster at Keeneland last month, stayed well out […]

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Lady Prancealot Surges Late For Valley View Victory

Jules Iavarone, Michael Iavarone and Jerry McClanahan’s Lady Prancealot (IRE) shot past favored Blowout (GB) in deep stretch to win the 29th running of the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View (G3) for 3-year-old fillies by three-quarters of a length before a Friday afternoon crowd of 17,166. Trained by Richard Baltas and ridden by Joe Bravo, […]

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Blue Prize Shocks Elate For Spinster Repeat

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG) ran down odds-on favorite Elate in the final sixteenth of a mile, winning the 64th running of the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (G1) by a half-length before a Sunday afternoon crowd of 10,303 at Keeneland. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV and ridden by Joe Bravo, Blue Prize earned a fees-paid berth […]

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A Filly For The ‘Future,’ Vast Rolls To Hollywood Wildcat Stakes Victory

Saratoga shipper Vast returned to the dirt and regained her winning form, taking advantage of an early speed duel in front her before going on to a comfortable 2¾-length victory in the $75,000 Hollywood Wildcat Stakes on Sunday at Monmouth Park. Trained by Bill Mott and ridden by Joe Bravo, Vast sat patiently off dueling […]

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Snapper Sinclair Shines In Opening Day Tourist Mile At Kentucky Downs

Saturday in the richest race of the opening day of the RUNHAPPY meet at Kentucky Downs, the $749,000 Tourist Mile, Snapper Sinclair rallied to catch pacesetting Real Story in the shadow of the wire to score by a half-length, pushing his local record to two-for-two. In 2017 during his 2-year-old season, he won the Fasig-Tipton […]

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Standard Deviation Kicks Away In Jersey Derby

Standard Deviation continued to show new life on the grass, rallying from last in a short field with an explosive move around the final turn and drawing off to score a 3¼-length victory on Sunday in the Jersey Derby at Monmouth Park. Ridden by Joe Bravo and trained by Chad Brown, Standard Deviation recorded his […]

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Monmouth Sports Book Offering Head-To-Head Wagers, Other Prop Bets

The Monmouth Park Sports Book by William Hill will offer a variety of prop bets in conjunction with Saturday’s TVG.com Haskell Invitational, including six different head-to-head horse wagers. Bettors will be able to wager on head-to-head matchups between King for a Day and Maximum Security; King for a Day vs. Mucho Gusto; Maximum Security vs. […]

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Recent Claim Heading Home Captures Jersey Girl Handicap

Heading Home returned immediate dividends off the claim for owner Mike Napoli and trainer Kelly Breen, staging a prolonged stretch run before finally surging at the wire for a neck victory over Diamond Play in the $75,000 Jersey Girl Handicap on Sunday at Monmouth Park. The race for Jersey-bred fillies and mares, originally scheduled for […]

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Champion Jaywalk Rebounds In Delaware Oaks

The 2018 2-year-old filly champion Jaywalk impressively notched her first victory of the year in the mile and a sixteenth $300,000 Grade III Delaware Oaks today. With Joe Bravo aboard, the daughter of Cross Traffic owned by D. J. Stable and Cash is King won by nine lengths and returned $4.80 as the second choice […]

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King For A Day Runs Down Maximum Security In Pegasus Stakes

The first-place finisher in the 2019 Kentucky Derby was favored at 1-9 on the tote board in Sunday’s $150,000 Pegasus Stakes, but Maximum Security could not deliver and failed to cross the wire first for the first time in his career. Instead, Red Oak Stable homebred King For A Day ran down the favorite in […]

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