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The Man Impressive On Pennsylvania’s Day At The Races

The 18th edition of Pennsylvania’s Day at the Races Saturday at Parx featured five $100,000 stakes for state-breds and with six additional races carded it was the first time ever that purses reached in excess of $1 million for a program run strictly for horses bred here in the Commonwealth. The Man proved unbeatable again […]

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Evenly-Matched Field Set For G1 Allen Jerkens; Eight Seeking First Grade 1

Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens Memorial presented by Runhappy has attracted a strong field of nine – eight in search of their first Grade 1 and one looking to add another to his resume – in the seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds at Saratoga Race Course. The 34th running of the race, formerly the […]

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Smiling Causeway Takes MATCH Lead In Filly & Mare Turf Sprint Division

Mr Amore Stable’s Vision Perfect and Audley Farm Stables’ Smiling Causeway were both sharp in victory in two MATCH Series turf sprints July 7 at Parx Racing in Pennsylvania. Vision Perfect, trained by Jason Servis, took the grade III, $200,000 Parx Dash, while Smiling Causeway captured the $100,000 Turf Amazon Stakes for trainer Arnaud Delacour. […]

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Servis On Ohio Derby Contender Diamond King: ‘We Know He Can Get The Distance’

Several of the dozen 3 year olds who will line up for Saturday’s $500,000 Ohio Derby (Grade 3) at JACK Thistledown Racino have already run at the race’s 1 1/8-mile distance. A few—those who tried the Kentucky Derby or Preakness Stakes—have run longer without hitting the board. Only one, Diamond King, has a win at […]

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Triple Crown News Minute Presented By Equine Equipment: Servis Returns, Justify’s Speed

Windy, rainy and sloppy conditions persist as we roll through Black-Eyed Susan day at Pimlico Race Course in Baltimore. In today’s edition of the Triple Crown News Minute, an update on the weather and a look at the four non-Derby starters in Saturday’s Preakness. Plus, we’ll hear from trainer John Servis about being back in […]

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MATCH Series Begins With Skipat Stakes, Jim McKay Turf Sprint On Black-Eyed Susan Day Program

Ms Locust Point, a graded stakes winner for Cash is King and James Reichenberg, will look to get back on track in the $100,000 Skipat Stakes, which will kick off the 2018 MATCH Series May 18 at Pimlico Race Course. The Skipat, for fillies and mares at six furlongs, attracted a field of eight. It’s […]

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Preakness: Diamond King ‘Right On The Money,’ Lone Sailor ‘Got The Look In His Eye’

Cash is King, LC Racing and D.J. Stable’s Diamond King turned in his final work for the 143rd Preakness with a five-furlong breeze Sunday morning at Parx Racing in Bensalem, Pa. Frankie Pennington was aboard as the stakes-winning son of Grade 1 winner Quality Road went in 1:01.50 over a sloppy main track in company with 4-year-old gelding […]

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Full Circle: Diamond King Is Zacney’s First Preakness Horse Since 2005 Winner Afleet Alex

When he steps into the starting gate for the 143rd Preakness next Saturday, Diamond King will have brought Chuck Zacney full circle. Diamond King will be the first Preakness starter for Zacney, managing partner of co-owner Cash is King, since the syndicate won in 2005 with Afleet Alex – the first horse it ever purchased. It will […]

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Tesio Victory Earns Preakness Berth For Diamond King

It’s likely on to the 143rd,Grade 1 Preakness Stakes next month for Cash Is King, D.J. Stable and LC Racing’s Diamond King after the 3-year-old put away unbeaten stakes winner Noble Commander and held off late-running Holland Park to win Saturday’s $125,000 Xpressbet Federico Tesio at Laurel Park. The 37th running of the Tesio for 3-year-olds at […]

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Jason Servis Scores 1,000th Victory Sunday At Gulfstream

Trainer Jason Servis notched his 1000th career win Sunday at Gulfstream Park, reaching the milestone with Meant Tobe Mine in the ninth race. The 61-year-old native of Charles Town, WV was not present to witness Meant Tobe Mine’s win, but he has been a frequent visitor to winner’s circles since the day in March 2002 that he saddled […]

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