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Oleksandra Closes For Smart N Fancy Win

Team Valor International’s homebred Oleksandra closed impressively into swift splits to capture Saturday’s $100,000 Smart N Fancy, a 5 ½-furlong turf sprint for fillies and mares 3-years-old and upwards at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Neil Drysdale and piloted by Joel Rosario, the 5-year-old Animal Kingdom mare was last of seven early in the Smart […]

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Eyeinthesky Proves Deserving Favorite In Galway

One day after capturing the Grade 1 Fourstardave at Saratoga Race Course with Got Stormy, conditioner Mark Casse and owner Gary Barber teamed up again to take Sunday’s feature with Eyeinthesky winning the inaugural running of the $100,000 Galway for 3-year-old fillies. Breaking sharply as the 5-2 post-time favorite with Joel Rosario aboard, Eyeinthesky contently […]

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Amoss Optimistic Long Weekend Likes Saratoga Surface Ahead Of G2 Saratoga Special

Long Weekend, an impressive five-length debut winner, will take a step up in class and distance as part of a talented eight-horse field of juveniles making their respective stakes debut in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Saratoga Special presented by Miller Lite at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by B.C.W.T., Long Weekend bested a seven-horse maiden field […]

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Covfefe Out-Duels Serengeti Empress In Test Stakes

LNJ Foxwoods’ Covfefe had to dig deep to hold off Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress in Saturday’s Grade 1 Test Stakes, battling that foe all the way to the wire to win by about a half-length. The 3-year-old daughter of Into Mischief, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Brad Cox, covered seven furlongs over Saratoga’s […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Makes It Look Easy In Alydar

Scoring his second career stakes victory, G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat laid right off a fast pace, made a two-wide move coming around the far turn and glided home to victory in Friday’s $100,000 Alydar in hand under jockey Joel Rosario at Saratoga Race Course. The lightly-raced 6-year-old son of Smart Strike, who won […]

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Tom’s D’Etat Gets Class Relief In Friday’s Alydar

G M B Racing’s Tom’s d’Etat leads a talented field of nine for Friday’s $100,000 Alydar, a nine-furlong test for 4-year-olds and up on the main track, to kick off the Fasig-Tipton Racing Festival at Saratoga Race Course. Trained by Al Stall, Jr., the 6-year-old Smart Strike horse boasts a record of 6-2-1 from 12 […]

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Mucho Unusual Circles Field In San Clemente

Last of the 10 sophomore fillies in the clubhouse turn of Saturday’s G2 San Clemente Stakes, George Krikorian’s homebred Mucho Unusual was able to circle the field in time to hit the wire first under jockey Joel Rosario. The daughter of Mucho Macho Man, trained by Timothy Yakteen, covered a mile over Del Mar’s firm […]

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Catalina Cruiser Gets The Job Done In San Diego ‘Cap

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser appeared a bit leg weary in late stretch but managed to hold on as the 1-9 favorite in a field of four for Saturday’s G2 San Diego Handicap at Del Mar. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags and jockey Joel Rosario covered 1 1/16 miles over the fast main track in […]

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Break Even Relishes Turf, Remains Unbeaten In Coronation Cup

Neither a surface chance nor an unfamiliar racetrack jeopardized Break Even’s unblemished record as the even-money favorite surged to the front and fended off Eyeinthesky’s late-stretch charge for a one-length win in the eighth running of the $100,000 Coronation Cup for 3-year-old fillies on Sunday to cap the opening week at Saratoga Race Course. Klein […]

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Game Winner Makes Short Work Of Los Alamitos Derby

Making his first start since a fifth-place finish in the Kentucky Derby, Gary and Mary West’s champion Game Winner returned to the races this Saturday. Wearing a set of blinkers, the 3-year-old Candy Ride colt easily captured the G3 Los Alamitos Derby by five lengths, stopping the clock in 1:48.30 for nine furlongs over the […]

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