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Mr Dumas Surges Late For Commonwealth Turf Victory

Mr Dumas ranged into contention on the final turn, grabbed the lead in the stretch and turned back a late challenge from 7-2 favorite Tracksmith to win Saturday’s 16th running of the $175,000 Commonwealth Turf (Grade III) at Churchill Downs by a half-length. The victory gave jockey Joe Rocco Jr. his first graded stakes win […]

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Needs Supervision Earns Oaks Points In Silverbulletday

The step into stakes company proved no serious hurdle Saturday for Howling Pigeon Farms, Gary Barber, Wachtel Stable and Madaket Stables’ Needs Supervision, who captured her third race in a row and earned 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Oaks with a win in Saturday’s $147,000 Silverbulletday Stakes at Fair Grounds Race Course […]

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Quezon Cruises To Victory In First Running Of La Verdad

Marc Keller’s Quezon stayed comfortably off the pace before handily gaining the lead in the stretch to cruise to a 4 1/4-length win in the first running of the $100,000 La Verdad for New York-bred filly and mare sprinters in Friday’s featured race at Aqueduct Racetrack. Off as the 3-5 favorite, Quezon stayed in fifth […]

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Albarado: Ellis Park Is ‘Saratoga South’ For 2-Year-Olds

The jockey colony for Ellis Park’s 95th meet, which runs July 1 through Labor Day, is virtually identical to last year. And that’s a good thing. Ellis Park had its strongest jockey colony ever last season, with Corey Lanerie returning after several summers at Saratoga. The perennial Churchill Downs meet leader joined a robust assembly […]

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