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Grade 1 Winners Pretty City Dancer, La Coronel To Be Offered At Fasig-Tipton November

Pretty City Dancer, a Gr. 1 Spinaway winner by Tapit and half-sister to Gr. 1 Gazelle winner Lear’s Princess, will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale with Taylor Made agent. Pretty City Dancer is in foal to perennial leading sire Medaglia d’Oro. This offering represents the total package for breeders; looks, pedigree and performance. […]

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Lookin For Eight Scores Black Type In Durham Cup Upset

A last minute decision to race in the $125,000 Durham Cup (Grade 3) paid off for the connections of supplemental entry Lookin for Eight, who earned his first stakes win as the longest shot on the board in 1-1/8-mile event for older horses on Sunday at Woodbine Racetrack. Facing defending champion Melmich among the shortened […]

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Casse Sends Ride A Comet West To Win Del Mar Derby

Eastern invader Ride a Comet, third in the Hall of Fame Stakes at Saratoga a month ago, made an auspicious West Coast debut Sunday with an impressive come-from-behind victory in the featured Grade II $250,000 Del Mar Derby at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego, Calif. With leading rider Drayden Van Dyke in the saddle, […]

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Capture Your Dream Bids For Florida Sire Stakes Repeat

John Oxley and Kathy Machesky’s Capture Your Dream is poised for a bid to win back-to-back divisions of the 2018 FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes series Saturday in the $200,000 Susan’s Girl at Gulfstream Park. The daughter of Uncaptured, who captured the $100,000 FSS Desert Vixen at six-furlongs Aug. 4, is scheduled to meet nine other […]

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Layoff No Problem For Win The War In Duchess Stakes

Gary Barber and John C. Oxley’s three-year-old filly Win the War returned to action off a seven-month layoff to win the $100,000 Duchess Stakes, the first of three stakes carded on Saturday at Woodbine Racetrack. With Patrick Husbands aboard, Win the War raced outside of Souper Striking on the lead throughout the seven-furlong main track […]

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Capture Your Dream Proves Deserving Favorite In FSS Desert Vixen

Capture Your Dream lived up to her 3-5 favoritism Saturday at Gulfstream Park while winning the $100,000 Desert Vixen Division of the FTBOA Florida Sire Stakes, proving to be a smart purchase for owner John Oxley and trainer Mark Casse. Capture Your Dream had captured her May 13 debut at Gulfstream Park by 10 ½ lengths for owner/breeder Kathy […]

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Gulfstream’s Spring/Summer 2-Year-Old Program ‘Getting Better And Better’

When Catherinethegreat rolled to an impressive 4 ¼ length triumph in the Schuylerville (G3) at Saratoga Race Course July 20, John Oxley’s homebred daughter of Uncaptured flattered Gulfstream Park’s Spring/Summer racing program as an increasingly attractive launching pad for promising 2-year-olds The Spring/Summer Meet has strengthened every year since Gulfstream Park went to a year-round […]

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‘Why Not Go For It?’: Wonder Gadot To Skip Bid For Canadian Triple Crown, Point To Travers

Instead of continuing on the trail to try and win the Canadian Triple Crown in the $400,000 Breeders’ Stakes at Woodbine, Gary Barber’s Wonder Gadot looks likely to take on males in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes at Saratoga Auig. 25.. The filly defeated males in both the Queen’s Plate and the Prince of Wales […]

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Catherinethegreat Gate-To-Wire In Schuylerville

John Oxley’s Catherinethegreat led from gate to wire in Friday’s Schuylerville, earning her first graded stakes victory by several lengths under jockey Jose Ortiz. The juvenile daughter of Uncaptured, off as the second choice at 3-1, covered six furlongs in 1:09.98 over Saratoga’s fast main track. Trained by Mark Casse, Catherinethegreat has now won two […]

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Oxley Pledges Portion Of Flameaway Triple Crown Winnings To Equine Research

Grayson-Jockey Club Research Foundation announced today that owner John Oxley has pledged to donate 1 percent of the Kentucky Derby’s winning purse to the foundation should his entrant, Flameaway, win this year’s race on Saturday, May 5. Oxley made a similar pledge to Grayson after his Monarchos won the 2001 Kentucky Derby. The pledge extends […]

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