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‘We’ve Got A Good Shot’: Sadler Could End Breeders’ Cup Drought This Year

John Sadler is not openly offended or even noticeably miffed when gently reminded he has never won a Breeders’ Cup race from 41 starters during an otherwise stellar career that began four decades ago. He deals with the issue straight on, and is optimistic the drought might very well end two weeks hence. The 52-year-old […]

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Blacktype Earns Millionaire Status By A Neck Over Hi Happy In Knickerbocker

Jump Sucker Stable’s Blacktype earned a repeat victory in Monday’s G2 Knickerbocker Stakes at Belmont Park, defeating the 8-5 favorite Hi Happy by a neck on the wire. Off at odds of 7-2 to be the co-second choice, the 7-year-old gelded son of Dunkerque completed nine furlongs over the inner turf course rated “good” in […]

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Accelerate Again Awesome In Awesome Again

It happened again. Despite some unusual mid-race tactics, Kosta Hronis’ Accelerate powered clear to a 2 1/2-length victory in Saturday’s Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes, adding to a year in which he has won the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, and Pacific Classic. Off as the 1-5 favorite, the 5-year-old son of […]

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Game Winner Proves Much The Best In American Pharoah

Gary and Mary West’s unbeaten Game Winner claimed his second consecutive Grade 1 victory on Saturday, drawing away in the stretch to win the $300,000 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita by 4 1/2 lengths under Joel Rosario. Gunmetal Gray railed to get up for second, a length ahead of early pacesetter Rowayton in third […]

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Uni Romps In Noble Damsel

Uni patiently stalked the field before making a strong move from the outside to cruise to a 3 ¾-length win in the 31st running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Noble Damsel for fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. Under jockey Joel Rosario, Uni stayed at the back of the four-horse […]

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Rosario’s Stakes Hat Trick Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

In one of the more contentious ballots of the year, Joel Rosario was named Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week title for August 27 – September 3, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more than […]

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Pacific Classic Winner Accelerate Voted Del Mar Horse Of The Meet

An impressive effort in the 28th running of the TVG Pacific Classic that produced a record 12 ½-length margin of victory propelled Accelerate to honors as Horse of the Meeting and top older Horse for the 2018 summer season in a vote of the media at Del Mar. Trained by John Sadler for Hronis Racing […]

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Turf To Saratoga Dirt A Winning Recipe Once Again: Yoshida Powers To Woodward Victory

The turf-to-dirt angle at Saratoga has been strong this meet, at least in Grade 1 company. Last weekend it was Catholic Boy coming from turf to dirt in the Travers; this Saturday, WinStar, China Horse Club, SF Racing and Head of Plains’ Yoshida followed the same path to the G1 Woodward and came out on […]

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Sippican Harbor Surprises At 16-1 In Spinaway

Joel Rosario earned his second graded stakes win in a row at Saratoga on Saturday when he guided 16-1 longshot Sippican Harbor to a come-from-behind victory in the Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes. Owned by Lee Pokoik, the 2-year-old daughter of Orb covered seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:23.72, crossing the wire about […]

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Raging Bull Powers To Saranac Victory, Gives Brown 42nd Victory Of Saratoga Meet

Trainer Chad Brown sent out his third winner on Saturday’s card in the G3 Saranac Stakes, saddling Peter Brant’s Raging Bull to the colt’s second win of the meet. Favored at 2-1, the 3-year-old son of Dark Angel was ridden to victory by Joel Rosario, covering 1 1/8 miles over Saratoga’s firm turf in 1:47.19. […]

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