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Final Mesa has final say in Old Hat Stakes

On opening day at Gulfstream Park, Sky Mesa filly Final Mesa began her three-year-old season on a high note by taking the Grade III Old Hat Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths over long shot Pomeroys Pistol. Jockey Joel Rosario was aboard Final Mesa.

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Eclipse Awards for Trainer and Jockey

So maybe he didn’t break any records, but trainer Todd Pletcher did get one persistent monkey off his back, and he had an outstanding year in 2010, leading all North American trainers by money won and victories in American Graded Stakes. It wasn’t even close. With only two days of racing left in 2010, Pletcher […]

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Santa Anita Opener: Inside the numbers

What’s the dirt on Santa Anita Park’s opening day for the 2010 winter-spring meeting? 

This much we know for sure. – It was the third-largest opening day turnout in the last 10 years, but the 34,268 on-track (presumably including a number of spinners who wanted more than one calendar, the longstanding giveaway on the first […]

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Twirling Candy takes Malibu, gives Sadler/Rosario a stakes triple

Twirling Candy outdueled Smiling Tiger to win the Grade 1, $250,000 Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita Sunday. The victory gave jockey Joel Rosario and trainer John Sadler a sweep of the graded stakes on Santa Anita’s opening day card.  Twirling Candy won the seven furlong race on Santa Anita’s new dirt surface by a head in 1.19.70. […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Filly & Mare Turf

PRESS RELEASE An update on the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, to be run Friday, November 5th at 6:50 PM ET: Eclair de Lune The German-bred filly Eclair de Lune, winner of Arlington Park’s Beverly D. in her last start, went for a 1m jog Monday morning at Churchill Downs .   With exercise […]

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Breeders’ Cup Notes: BC Sprint

PRESS RELEASE An update on the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, to be run November 6th, post time 5:20 PM ET: Atta Boy Roy The Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint contender tack-walked at Trackside Training Center on Monday morning, part of his usual routine following a pre-race work. Trainer Valorie Lund said the 5yo […]

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Harmonious Gets Decisive Win in QE II Stakes at Keeneland

Co-favorite Harmonious stalked a solid pace, then took over at the top of the stretch to win the Grade 1, $400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup on the Keeneland turf Saturday. Under Joel Rosario, Harmonious won by four lengths in the 1 1/8 race featuring eight three-year-old fillies.  The winning time was 1:49.14. Harmonious is a […]

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Oak Tree: Champ Pegasus Soars through Lane to take Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

By Scott Jagow Champ Pegasus added another stakes win to his impressive 2010 season, capturing the Grade 1, $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes at Hollywood Park’s Oak Tree meet. After sitting a few lengths off a soft pace in the 1 1/4 mile race, Jockey Joel Rosario took Champ Pegasus to the outside at the top […]

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By Ray Paulick Jenny Craig’s Candy Ride colt Twirling Candy wired the Del Mar Derby field as the 1-5 favorite to run his record to 4-for-4 for trainer John Sadler, but this victory was not without incident. Early in the run down the backstretch, Twirling Candy ducked out sharply under Joel Rosario, causing Summer […]

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