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Breeders’ Cup Notes: Filly & Mare Turf

PRESS RELEASE An update on the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, to be run Friday, November 5th at 6:50 PM ET: Eclair de Lune The German-bred filly Eclair de Lune, winner of Arlington Park’s Beverly D. in her last start, went for a 1m jog Monday morning at Churchill Downs .   With exercise […]

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Cloudy’s Knight, Presious Passion Head Big Field in Keeneland’s Sycamore Stakes

PRESS RELEASE Defending champion Cloudy’s Knight, owned by S J Stables, and three-time Grade 1 winner Presious Passion, owned by Patricia Generazio, head an overflow field of 12 plus two also-eligibles entered Sunday for Thursday’s 16th running of the $100,000 Sycamore (G3) at 1½ miles on the turf. require_once(ABSPATH. ‘/wp-content/blogad.php’); ?> Trained […]

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WEEKEND STAKES: WHERE TO WATCH brought to you by KBC Horse Supplies

Super Saver has the only chance of being the first Triple Crown winner since 1978 and he’ll be two-thirds the way there if he wins the Preakness Saturday at Pimlico Racetrack in Baltimore. Pimlico’s showcase day of racing includes five graded stakes preceding the Grade 1 Preakness, which is the 12th of 13 races. […]

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GOOD NEWS FRIDAY sponsored by Liberation Farm: STUDYING IN THE SADDLE

By Ray Paulick Over 20 years ago, during a trip to Japan to ride Pay the Butler in the Japan Cup and participate in the World Super Jockeys competition, jockey Chris McCarron was asked to speak at the Japan Racing Association’s jockey school, where teenagers with professional riding aspirations are taught about the sport, […]

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JAPAN DIARY DAY ONE: LATE STARTS AND WARM DONUTS

TOKYO, Japan– It’s not just the trains that run on time in Tokyo—the buses do, too I arrived Wednesday evening at the Keio Plaza Hotel, the official press headquarters for the Japan Cup, after a 24-journey from Kentucky. Despite the lack of a good night’s sleep since Saturday, I still had that 3 a.m. jet-leg alarm go […]

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LIVE BLOGGING FILLY FRIDAY

Ray Paulick will be live blogging Friday afternoon’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships card from Santa Anita beginning around 3:15 p.m. Eastern. To get the latest news on the “Filly Friday” program, including bettings odds and results, along with Ray’s observations and analysis of the ESPN2 telecast (and a scorecard on his own selections), check back frequently […]

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