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‘Amazing’ Amsterdam Winner Shancelot Goes For Saratoga Encore In H. Allen Jerkens

Shancelot, dominant winner of the Grade 2 Amsterdam in his most recent outing, returns to Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., to head a field of nine entered in Saturday’s Grade 1, $500,000 H. Allen Jerkens presented by Runhappy. The H. Allen Jerkens, a seven-furlong race for 3-year-olds, is one of seven stakes on […]

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Shancelot Never Challenged In Big Amsterdam Performance

Ivan Rodriguez and Albert and Michelle Crawford’s Shancelot more than lived up to his 6-5 odds in Sunday’s Grade 2 Amsterdam Stakes, pulling away from his 11 sophomore rivals with every stride and crossing the wire 12 1/2 lengths the best. The son of Shanghai Bobby covered 6 1/2 furlongs over Saratoga’s fast main track […]

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‘Just A Fast Horse’: Undefeated Shancelot Targets Amsterdam

Trainer Jorge Navarro said he likes what he has seen so far out of Shancelot, who is unbeaten in two starts, and plans on sending the horse to Saratoga for the Grade 2, $200,000 Amsterdam on Sunday, July 28. Owned by Gelfenstein Farm, Albert Crawford and Michelle Crawford, the son of Shanghai Bobby broke his […]

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War Story Gritty To The Wire In Monmouth Cup

Imaginary Stable and Glen Ellis’ War Story hadn’t won a race since March of 2018, but the gutsy chestnut didn’t let that stop him from prevailing in Saturday’s G3 Monmouth Cup. Despite being passed at the head of the lane, the 7-year-old son of Northern Afleet dug in gamely to defeat Bal Harbour by a […]

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Navarro Calls 3-Year-Old Shancelot ‘The Best Horse I’ve Ever Trained’

Trainer Jorge Navarro didn’t mince any words after Shancelot blazed six furlongs in 1:08.43 – the fastest time for that distance so far during the Monmouth Park meeting – in his second career start on Sunday. “The best horse I’ve ever trained,” said the track’s leading trainer. The 3-year-old son of Shanghai Bobby-True Kiss by […]

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Fresh Off A Vacation, War Story Seeks Redemption In G2 Charles Town Classic

A full field of ten runners, including multiple past champions of the race, will take to the gate this Saturday at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races as the track hosts its premier event of the season – the $1,000,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) for older horses going the three-turn distance of 1 1/8 miles.  […]

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Eclipse Champ Irad Ortiz Takes Gulfstream Title By One Win Over Defending Luis Saez

Reigning Eclipse Award champion Irad Ortiz Jr. claimed the 2018-2019 Championship Meet riding title at Gulfstream Park Sunday, prevailing over defending two-time titlist Luis Saez, 135-134. “It feels great. I got a lot of support from the owners and trainers and my agent, Jay Rushing, does a great job. I have no words for how […]

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Third Time’s The Charm: X Y Jet Delivers In Dubai Golden Shaheen

After finishing second in the 2016 and 2018 editions of the G1 Dubai Golden Shaheen, Rockingham Ranch and Gelfenstein Farm’s X Y Jet finally got the win in the $2.5 million sprint on Dubai World Cup night at Meydan. The 7-year-old son of Kantharos sped six furlongs in 1:10.75 under Emisael Jaramillo, defeating Matera Sky […]

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Claiming Crown Winner Aztec Sense Voted Pennsylvania’s Horse Of The Year

It’s difficult to get much better than perfect. Racing eight times last year, Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense won all eight races, including five stakes, and at the annual horsemen’s awards banquet Wednesday evening, he was honored as the top thoroughbred in Pennsylvania for 2018. Claimed by trainer Jorge Navarro from a start here at Parx […]

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Dubai Golden Shaheen ‘A Very Deep Race’ With Imperial Hint, Roy H, X Y Jet

Two years after a disastrous first trip to Dubai, trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. took no chances getting his stable star ready for a second attempt at the Dubai Golden Shaheen. Imperial Hint became very ill flying from the cold temperatures of Philadelphia to Dubai in 2017, which forced him to miss the race, so he […]

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