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Catapult Back On His Favorite Grass Course In Sunday’s Eddie Read

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, champion grass horse of last summer’s Del Mar racing season, will be seeking a repeat victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes Sunday when the 46th running of the mile and one-eighth turf event headlines an eight-race program. Post for the first race is 2 p.m. Catapult, a six-year-old son […]

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Catapult Faces Five In Eddie Read Title Defense

Woodford Racing’s Catapult, whose victory in the Grade II $250,000 Eddie Read Stakes secured the 2018 Top Grass Horse of the Meeting title, will take on five rivals in defense of the title Sunday. “He’s trained very well for it and we’re excited about having him back down here and his chances in the race,” […]

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Two Horses Die, Rider Escapes Serious Injury In Head-On Training Collision At Del Mar

Two unraced horses died and one rider suffered a mild injury in a freak head-on collision during morning training hours at Del Mar racetrack on Thursday, the day after the San Diego track opened its 80th summer meeting. Three horses, two trained by Bob Baffert and one by John Sadler, were working in company from […]

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Irish-Bred Jasikan Takes Del Mar’s Opening Oceanside Stakes For Sadler, Hronis Racing

Irish-bred Jasikan, the 9-5 favorite in a field of 12 3-year-olds, rallied from last place to win the featured $117,357 Runhappy Oceanside Stakes on opening-day of the 2019 Del Mar summer racing season Wednesday in Del Mar, Calif. Outrun in the early stages of the one-mile contest over the infield Jimmy Durante Turf Course, Jasikan […]

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Catalina Cruiser Faces Five In San Diego Handicap

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser, primed for his title defense in Saturday’s Grade II $200,000 San Diego Handicap will face five challengers in the 1 1/16-mile event that is the main stepping stone to the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 17. “We had him (Catalina Cruiser) out this morning, he’s looking good and we’re […]

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Sadler Expects ‘Strong Start’ To Del Mar Meeting

Accelerate, Catalina Cruiser and Catapult, all out of the John Sadler stable, accounted for four of the nine divisional champions of the 2018 summer meeting at Del Mar. Accelerate was voted Horse of the Meeting and Top Older Horse while Catalina Cruiser took the Sprinter division and Catapult Top Grass Horse. The trio’s combined five […]

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Storm The Hill Defends Title In Wilshire At Santa Anita

A winner of five out of seven of her starts on the Santa Anita turf but idle since Nov. 3, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Storm the Hill returns to action on Saturday as she defends her title versus 11 fillies and mares three and up in the Grade 3, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at one mile on […]

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‘He’s Really Taken To Churchill Downs’: Determined Gift Box Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Stephen Foster

Hronis Racing’s Gift Box arrived at Churchill Downs on Tuesday to begin preparing for Saturday night’s 38th running of the $600,000 Stephen Foster Presented by GE Appliances (Grade 2) – the centerpiece of an action-packed, prime-time program at Churchill Downs billed as “Downs After Dark Presented by Budweiser.” “He’s really taken to Churchill Downs well […]

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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival News & Notes, June 9

Since coming off of a 14-month layoff, Bricks and Mortar has done no wrong and the 5-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway continued his winning ways in Saturday’s Grade 1 Manhattan. The Chad Brown trainee made his triumphant comeback against allowance company over the turf at Gulfstream Park in December before taking the Grade 1 Pegasus […]

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Catalina Cruiser Sets Stakes Record In True North

Hronis Racing’s Catalina Cruiser got the job done in Friday afternoon’s Grade 2 True North Stakes, rebounding off-the-board finish in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile to best Strike Power by about a half length. The 5-year-old son of Union Rags was sent to post as the 8-5 favorite under jockey Joel Rosario, and completed the […]

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