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Forest Fire Brings Stakes Experience To Claiming Crown Jewel

Shirley Lojeski’s Forest Fire will bring stakes credentials into Saturday’s $200,000 Claiming Crown Jewel, which will highlight the $1.1 million, nine-race event for horses that have raced for a claiming price of $35,000 or less. The Claiming Crown, which will be hosted by Gulfstream Park for the eighth consecutive year, is a tribute to the […]

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Forest Fire Parlays Dream Trip Into Maryland Million Classic Victory

Shirley Lojeski’s Forest Fire was the beneficiary of a dream trip under Paco Lopez in Saturday’s $150,000 Maryland Million Classic to collect his first stakes victory in the 1 1/8-mile stakes for Maryland-sired 3-year-olds and up. The Classic was the feature on the 34th Jim McKay Maryland Million program at Laurel Park that offered 11 […]

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New Training Style, Blinkers Have Champion Jaywalk Back On Track For Cotillion, Trainer John Servis Says

DJ Stables’ and Cash Is King’s Jaywalk is “sitting on good,” according to trainer John Servis heading into Saturday’s Grade 1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. The Parx-based trainer sent last year’s champion 2-year-old filly to the track Monday morning for her final serious breeze for the Cotillion and the daughter of […]

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Guarana Headlines ‘Win And You’re In’ Cotillion At Parx

Three Chimney Farm’s Guarana will look to keep her perfect record intact against ten rivals, seeking her third straight Grade 1 win, as the headliner in the $1 million G1 Cotillion Stakes at Parx Racing. Trained by Chad Brown, the Ghostzapper 3-year-old burst on to the scene with an eye catching performance in her career […]

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MATCH Series Championship To Be Decided By Regret Stakes Showdown

The only two MATCH Series competitors with two wins each in their respective divisions are poised to have a major impact in the Sept. 28 championship round at Monmouth Park, and both have a home field advantage—they’ve been stabled at the New Jersey track all season. Monmouth will host the last of five series legs […]

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Horologist Stuns Jaywalk In Monmouth Oaks

Even after Horologist won her first start by 20¾ lengths last year, doing so against colts, octogenarian trainer John Mazza held off on declaring his filly to be something special. There’s no need to do so any longer. Jersey-bred Horologist provided Mazza with his first graded stakes victory since 1992 and stunned 2018 Juvenile filly […]

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Saturday’s Monmouth Oaks ‘Next Big Step’ For Champion Jaywalk

Rather than trying to re-invent the wheel with his training regimen in an effort to get Jaywalk back on track this year, John Servis simply went back to what worked during the filly’s 2018 championship season. The early results are impressive. Coming off a nine-length romp in the Grade 3 Delaware Oaks on July 6, […]

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Super John Takes The Scenic Route To Impressive Maiden Win At Laurel

When the competition was nowhere to be found, D. J. Stable and Cash is King’s promising 2-year-old Super John went looking for it himself. Eight lengths in front of his closest pursuer with the length of the stretch still ahead, Super John drifted toward the outside rail approaching the wire before being corrected by jockey […]

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MATCH Series Leaders Ms. Locust Point, Bronx Beauty On Collision Course For Parx Stakes

With the fourth leg of the 2019 MATCH Series approaching, multiple horses have qualified for bonus money but many need to start in at least one of the final two legs to have a chance to share in the $375,000 available to owners and trainers. The overall series leader thus far is Jim Reichenberg and […]

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Jose Ortiz Scores MATCH Series Triple At Delaware Park

A stirring battle between two division rivals, a victory by a shipper from Northeast Ohio and a big day for jockey Jose Ortiz capped the return of the MATCH Series to Delaware Park as part of its Delaware Handicap Day program July 13. Delaware Park, a longtime host of MATCH competition, was the third of […]

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