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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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Almanaar Survives Objection To Capture Monmouth Stakes Over Synchrony

Trainer Chad Brown’s hopes for a repeat in the Grade 1 United Nations on June 22 at Monmouth Park will apparently fall to the brawny shoulders of Almanaar. The muscular 7-year-old gelding shook off the rust from a five-month layoff to score a neck victory over Synchrony in the Grade 2 Monmouth Stakes on Saturday, […]

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Santa Monica Proves Deserving Favorite In Sheepshead Bay

Santa Monica rolled home to a 1 ¼-length victory to capture her second graded stakes triumph of the year in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Sheepshead Bay over the soft inner turf at Belmont Park. Piloted by Joe Bravo, the 6-year-old daughter of Mastercraftsman was at the back of the tightly bunched pack while Giant Zinger […]

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Aurelia Garland Is First Winner For WinStar Farm’s Constitution

Aurelia Garland, a 2-year-old filly by WinStar Farm stallion Constitution, impressively won her career debut in a $100,000 maiden special weight at Belmont Park on Thursday, becoming her sire’s first winner. Bred in Kentucky by Todd Frederick, Chad Frederick, and Phoenix Farm and Racing, and owned by George Bolton, the chestnut filly pressed the pace […]

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Keeneland: Spinster Winner Blue Prize To Make 2019 Debut, Aim For Another Breeders’ Cup

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize (ARG), winner of last fall’s Juddmonte Spinster (G1) here, will make her return to the races Friday when she goes postward as the likely favorite in the 25th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons-Baird Doubledogdare (G3) going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Trained by Ignacio Correas IV, Blue Prize closed 2018 with a fourth-place […]

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