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Florida Cup Day Headlined By Sprinter Imperial Hint’s 2018 Debut

The Florida breeding and racing industries will be spotlighted Sunday at Tampa Bay Downs during the track’s 16th annual Florida Cup Day celebration. Many of the best registered Florida-bred horses in training, along with such top jockeys as Javier Castellano, Julien Leparoux, Jose Ortiz and Joe Bravo, will compete in six $100,000 races – three on the main […]

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Synchrony Impresses With Big Late Run In Fair Grounds Handicap

Pin Oak Stable’s Synchrony had not seen racing action in nine months, but nevertheless was still able to prove himself against a deep field when taking Saturday’s Grade III Fair Grounds Handicap. Sent off as the 9-2 third choice, the 5-year-old son of Tapit sat well off a moderate pace that was led by 56-1 longshot Great Wide Open (Ire.) who produced […]

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Instilled Regard Surge Como Favorito Este Sábado En El Risen Star Stakes

El Risen Star Stakes (G2, $400,000) reviste una gran importancia en la ruta al Kentucky Derby (G1), ya que el ganador obtiene 50 puntos que pudieran asegurar su participación en la histórica competencia. La edición de este año, a disputarse en 1700 metros en la pista de Fair Grounds, reunió a diez aspirantes con Instilled […]

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Avery Island Llega A Salvo A La Meta Y Se Lleva El Withers Stakes En Aqueduct

Muchas veces, un cambio oportuno en la estrategia de una carrera puede marcar la diferencia entre ganar y perder. En el caso de Avery Island, su jinete Joe Bravo tomo la decisión correcta en los primeros metros del Withers Stakes (G3, $250,000) y llevó a feliz término la actuación del pupilo de Kiaran McLaughlin que […]

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Avery Island Holds Strong Late For Withers Victory

Godolphin Racing’s homebred Avery Island made a successful start to his 2018 season, finishing up strongly to win the G3 Withers by about two lengths over Firenze Fire and Marconi. Off at even money, the Kiaran McLaughlin trainee was hounded early by Coltsandmississippi, then shot to the lead around the far turn and never relinquished […]

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Daddy Is A Legend Flies Late For Jimmy Durante Win

With an impressive burst of speed in the stretch, Daddy Is a Legend, the 5-2 favorite under jockey Joe Bravo, won the Grade III $100,000 Jimmy Durante Stakes for two-year-old fillies Saturday. Outrun for most of the one-mile grass journey, Daddy Is a Legend was taken to the far outside by Bravo turning into the […]

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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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