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King Jack Powers To Gallant Bob Win

Michael Stinson’s King Jack flattered Pennsylvania Derby favorite Improbable with a powerful off-the-pace victory in Saturday’s 28th running of the Grade 2 Gallant Bob Stakes at Parx Racing. Second to Improbable in the 1-mile Shared Belief Stakes last time out at Del Mar and shortening up to 6 furlongs, King Jack rolled past fellow Southern […]

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Juvenile Filly Wicked Title Showed ‘Grit’ To Earn Spot In Miss Grillo

Wicked Title, trained and part-owned by Chad Summers, will make a third attempt at her turf debut in the Grade 2, $200,000 Miss Grillo, a 1 1/16-mile inner turf tilt slated for Sunday, September 29 at Belmont. The Wicked Strong chestnut, out of the Curlin mare Shesacurlinmytoes, was purchased for $25,000 at the April OBS […]

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Turf War Circles Field To Win Christiecat Stakes

Turf War rallied from last of eight to run down Brooke Marie in deep stretch and prevailed by a neck to win her first race in North America, capturing the six-furlong $100,000 Christiecat for sophomore fillies on Friday, Opening Day of the Belmont Park Fall meet. Owned by Martin Schwartz, Turf War entered her Belmont […]

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Qurbaan Takes To Soft Turf In Bernard Baruch

Shadwell Stable’s Qurbaan (3-1) found the soft turf course to his liking in Monday’s Grade 2 Bernard Baruch Handicap at Saratoga, skimming the hedge around the far turn and rocketing away to a 2 1/2-length repeat victory. The 6-year-old son of Speightstown, ridden by Joel Rosario for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin, ran 1 1/16 miles in […]

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Miguel Mena Ready For Arrival Of The ‘Big Boys’ At Kentucky Downs

Miguel Mena missed riding at Kentucky Downs (as well as Keeneland and Churchill’s spring meets and Ellis Park’s summer meet) last year while recovering from injuries incurred in a mid-March spill at the Fair Grounds in New Orleans. Now he can’t wait to return to the distinctive all-turf track in Franklin, Ky. Mena suffered a […]

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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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