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Private Zone Cruises On Front End To Win Forego

Give Private Zone an uncontested lead, and the 6-year-old gelding by Adena Springs Farm’s Macho Uno is one tough customer. That proved to be the case on Saturday at Saratoga when the Good Friends Stable color bearer jumped out to an early advantage and cruised to an easy 3 3/4-length victory over 11 rivals in […]

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Private Zone Cruises In Belmont Sprint Championship

Private Zone broke first from the gate in Saturday’s Grade 3 Belmont Sprint Championship under Martin Pedroza, and the 6-year-old gelding by Macho Uno was never seriously threatened en route to a geared down, open-lengths win as the 1-5 favorite. Clearly Now finished second, with Stallwalkin’ Dude third, Green Gratto fourth and C. Zee last in […]

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Private Zone Scores Front-Running Churchill Downs Victory

Good Friends Stable’s Private Zone seized the early lead and stayed in front throughout, pulling away late for an impressive score in the Grade 2, $500,000 Churchill Downs Stakes Saturday afternoon. Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bayern finished last in his 4-year-old debut. Ridden confidently by Martin Pedroza, Private Zone laid out :22.38 and […]

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Moving On: Getting Back to Business at Tampa Bay Downs

This game can surprise you. It was just over four months ago that Thoroughbred owner Reid Nagle – who took out his trainer’s license in 2010 after leaving active management of a highly successful financial information company he’d founded two decades earlier – wrote an open letter, published on the Paulick Report, urging horsemen and horseplayers […]

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Claiming Crown: Goodtimehadbyall Flies On In Rapid Transit

When Hidden Point Thoroughbred Partners was looking to claim a horse for $25,000 last June, Goodtimehadbyall pretty much fit all the criteria. “He had some back class. He had been in a Grade 3 when he was a young horse. We just thought bringing him into a new program and giving him some easier competition […]

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Navarro’s Tampa Bay Drug Violations Up to 300 Times Over Permitted Level

Three of the six Tampa Bay Downs medication violations cited in an Oct. 4 Consent Order against Jorge Navarro – recently crowned leading trainer at New Jersey’s Monmouth Park – were for overages of the anti-inflammatory drug flunixin at levels 200 times or more the allowed threshold. Scientific research suggests a typical dose of the analgesic […]

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Horseplayers Corner: Trainer Gets to Set His Own Suspension?

We reported today that trainer Jorge Navarro began serving a 60-day suspension Monday for half a dozen Banamine violations at Tampa Bay Downs. Trouble is, those positives occurred 20 months ago, and the suspension “conveniently” began after Navarro won the training title at Monmouth Park, and the suspension will end the same day the next […]

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Navarro Suspension: Let’s Make a Deal?

In a previous life, Leon Biegalski must have been Monty Hall, host of the popular 1960s TV game show “Let’s Make a Deal.” Or maybe he was Barney Fife on the “Andy Griffith Show.” He certainly wasn’t Sgt. Joe Friday from “Dragnet.” On Friday, Biegalski, in his role as director of the Florida Division of […]

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Monmouth Meet Concludes With Gains Over Last Year

Monmouth Park Racetrack concluded its 61-day racing season on Sunday, sporting across the board gains in attendance, on-track and simulcast handle. Through a lease from the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority (NJSEA) to the New Jersey Thoroughbred Horsemen’s Association (NJTHA) signed on May 4, 2012, Monmouth Park is marking its first full year under […]

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Trainer Navarro Ties Monmouth Win Record

Trainer Jorge Navarro enjoyed a banner day at Monmouth Park on Sunday, winning four races, tying him for most victories on a single card at the Oceanport racetrack. A 38-year-old native of Panama, Navarro’s four-bagger kicked off in race three with Awesome Vow ($3.60). He then won the fifth with Don’tcallmeshirley ($3), the eighth with […]

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