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Holy Helena, Coal Front Prominent On List Of Pegasus Undercard Nominees

A total of 181 nominations were made to seven stakes, four graded, worth $1.125 million in purses on the undercard of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Championship Series Saturday, Jan. 26 at Gulfstream Park. The undercard stakes support a spectacular day of racing led by the third running of the $9 million Pegasus World Cup […]

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Northern Dancer Winner Johnny Bear Among 27 Nominations For Pattison Canadian International

Twenty-seven horses have been nominated to the 81st running of the $800,000 Pattison Canadian International, a 1-1/2 mile Grade 1 event which will be contested on Saturday, Oct. 13 over Woodbine’s world-renowned E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto. The Pattison Canadian International will headline a stellar stakes program, which also includes the $500,000 E.P. Taylor Stakes (Grade […]

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Johnny Bear Gets Hard-Fought Repeat In Northern Dancer Turf

Johnny Bear earned another Grade 1 win the hard way Saturday, closing against pressure to win his second Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine. Luis Contreras kept the 7-year-old gelding off the early pace of the 1 1/2-mile contest, stalking the pace in the early part of the final turn. Johnny Bear moved up […]

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Weekend Lineup: Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers Up And Down The Slate

It’s a big weekend of high-class turf racing north of the border and overseas, with eight of those races being “Win and You’re In” for the Breeders’ Cup. Plus ready or not, it’s time once again to jump on the Road to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, as Churchill Downs hosts the Iroquois and Pocahontas […]

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Hawkbill ‘Loaded For Bear’ – Johnny Bear – In Northern Dancer Rematch

Johnny Bear, who toppled the odds-on English invader Hawkbill here in last year’s Northern Dancer Turf, again will be looking to bring down the talented European invader in Saturday’s renewal of the Grade 1 feature. The Northern Dancer, worth $300,000, is a mile and a half turf race for 3-year-olds and upward and attracted a […]

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Comebacking Mekhtaal Faces Brazilian Vettori Kin In Woodbine’s Nijinsky Stakes

European Group 1 stakes winner Mekhtaal will make his first start of the season in Sunday’s $175,000 Nijinsky Stakes (Grade 2), facing seven foes in the 11/2-mile task over Woodbine’s E.P. Taylor Turf Course in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Owned by Al Shaqab Racing, the 5-year-old son of Sea The Stars earned graded turf stakes wins […]

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Attfield Has Solid One-Two Punch In Woodbine’s Singspiel Stakes

Trainer Roger Attfield has sent out the winners of seven of 13 runnings of the Singspiel Stakes, including the 1-2 finishers on two occasions. On Saturday, Attfield has another double-barrelled threat in for the Grade 3, $125,000 feature as Danish Dynaformer and Final Copy will go postward in a field of eight for the 1 […]

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Weekend Lineup Presented By DRF Bets: QEII, Canadian International

A trio of Grade 1 races headline the action across North America this weekend, with the Queen Elizabeth II Cup at Keeneland on Saturday and the E.P. Taylor and Canadian International at Woodbine on Sunday. On Friday, Keeneland’s card is led by the Grade 3 Franklin County Stakes. A 5 1/2 furlong turf sprint for […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: From ‘Marshmallow’ To Grade 1 Winner

Three days after stepping into the winner’s circle to celebrate her win in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes, 36-year-old trainer Ashlee Brnjas said the victory by Johnny Bear “still hadn’t sunk in.” Under Luis Contreras, the 6-year-old son of English Channel stalked the pace for just over a mile, then angled out on the far […]

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Johnny Bear Noses Out Hawkbill In Northern Dancer Turf

Colebrook Farms and Bear Stables’ Johnny Bear just got his nose in front of 3-5 favorite Hawkbill to win Saturday’s Grade 1 Northern Dancer Turf at Woodbine Racecourse. At odds of 9-1, the 6-year-old son of English Channel covered 12 furlongs over the firm turf in 2:28.34 under jockey Luis Contreras. It was the first […]

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