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Fault Takes On Vale Dori In Sunday’s Adoration

Perfect in two Southern California graded stakes appearances, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Fault will take on Bob Baffert’s classy Vale Dori, John Martin’s hard knocking Mended and four other fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Adoration Stakes at Santa Anita. With Geovanni Franco up, Fault burst upon […]

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Northern California Shippers Score Big On Both Coasts

Last Saturday, Bay Area equine stars Mended and Krsto Skye represented the Golden Gate Fields racing community in a big way. Mended, trained by John Martin, shipped east from the Albany, Calif., racetrack to run in the $110,000 Claiming Crown Glass Slipper at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. The Kentucky-bred daughter of Broken Vow […]

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Mended Wins Her 10th Consecutive Race In Claiming Crown Glass Slipper

Troy and Maritza Onorato’s Mended kicked off the $1.11 million Claiming Crown Day program in style, extending the longest win streak in the country to 10 races with a 6 ¾-length romp in the $110,000 Glass Slipper Saturday, opening day of Gulfstream Park’s 2017-18 Championship Meet. The one-mile Glass Slipper for fillies and mares 3 and […]

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Bay Area Filly Puts Nine-Race Win Streak On The Line In Saturday’s Claiming Crown

It took some convincing and a cross-country trip of more than 3,000 miles, but trainer John Martin has settled on the next spot for his stable star to attempt to extend what has grown into the longest win streak by any Thoroughbred in the U.S. this year. Troy and Maritza Onorato’s Mended, undefeated through nine […]

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Wong Said Syringes, Injectables Found In Barn Search Result Of Set-Up

Trainer Jonathan Wong began serving a 60-day suspension on May 30 after a search of his Parx Racing barn by officials produced two hypodermic needles and syringes and two bottles of an injectable substance. Wong insists he was set up by a former employee he had fired. “My assistant and his girlfriend, who was working […]

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Baze, Martin Earn Fall Meet Titles At Golden Gate Fields

John Martin narrowly defeated Jerry Hollendorfer to win the 2015 Golden Gate Fields Fall Meet training title, while Russell Baze continued his dominance as the track’s leading jockey. Martin took a three-race lead going into closing day and held on to win 19-18 after Hollendorfer captured two races. Hollendorfer nearly earned a share of the […]

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