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This Could Be The Year For Mr. Jordan In Sunshine Millions Classic

Mr. Jordan has become a high-profile competitor on the South Florida scene through a combination of exceptional performance and uncommon endurance. The 7-year-old gelding has won 10 of 34 races, including eight stakes, and more than $830,000 in purses during a five-year career that includes a graded-stakes win and five other graded-stakes placings.  The Eddie […]

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Remsen Winner Maximus Mischief Gets Half-Mile Work To ‘Blow Off Some Steam’

Last-out winner of the G2 Remsen by 2 1/4 lengths, Maximus Mischief returned to the work tab on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. According to drf.com, the 3-year-old son of Into Mischief breezed a half-mile in a quick :46.97, the third-fastest of 103 works at the distance. “I had planned to work him Sunday, but I had […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Narrow Races For Top Consignor, Breeder, Sire In Final 2018 Rankings

The 2018 racing calendar featured a run of dominant individual performances in graded stakes races, but several of the industry’s core positions saw tight finishes in compiled graded wins as the year came to a close, especially in the bloodstock realm. The races for top consignor and breeder by number of graded winners in 2018 […]

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‘Resolute’ Mihos Puts Jerkens On Derby Trail With Mucho Macho Man Win

Centennial Farms’ Mihos rallied off the pace to make his stakes debut a winning one in Saturday’s $100,000 Mucho Macho Man at Gulfstream Park. The Mucho Macho Man, the first stakes on Gulfstream’s Road to the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1), was the last of five stakes for 3-year-olds on Saturday’s 11-race program. Mihos, […]

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Vision Perfect, Girls Know Best Prove Deserving Favorites In Gulfstream Stakes

Mr. Amore Stable’s Vision Perfect was a blur as he streaked to a commanding victory in the $100,000 Janus Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The Janus kicked off the stakes portion of an 11-race card that featured six turf stakes, headlined by the $100,000 H. Allen Jerkens, a two-mile event honoring the memory of the legendary […]

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Opening Week Stakes Lure Leading East Coast Jockeys To Santa Anita

Five of the nation’s top six jockeys in purse earnings won this year will put their world-class talent on display opening day Wednesday at Santa Anita and on Saturday, Dec. 29, when the Grade I American Oaks will be run: the sensational Ortiz brothers, Irad Jr. and Jose; Florent Geroux, the regular rider of 2017 […]

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Copper Bullet Seeks To Extend Winning Streak In Malibu

Copper Bullet, a quick and hard-hitting son of More Than Ready trained by Steve Asmussen, seeks his third straight victory when he runs in the Grade I Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day, Wednesday, Dec. 26. The bay colt worked five furlongs at Santa Anita last Friday in a bullet 1:01. Jose Ortiz, […]

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Patternrecognition Goes All The Way In Cigar Mile; Mendelssohn Fourth

Seth Klarman and William Lawrence’s Patternrecognition earned a third consecutive victory by crossing the wire first in Saturday’s Grade 1 Cigar Mile, besting the eight-horse field by a hard-fought 3/4-length. Sent off at odds of 5-1, the 5-year-old son of Adios Charlie took the lead at the start and never relinquished it, recording the first […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Lane’s End Stands Out After Breeders’ Cup

The results of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships earlier this month at Churchill Downs proved favorable for the Versailles, Ky.-based Lane’s End operation, with two of its incoming stallions winning races – Accelerate in the Classic and City of Light in the Dirt Mile. However, the overall balance sheet of graded stakes results with one […]

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Champion Close Hatches’ First Foal Breaks His Maiden At Aqueduct

The first foal out of champion racemare Close Hatches won his first race at Aqueduct on Saturday. Racing for owner/breeder Juddmonte Farm, the Tacitus came from off the pace to win by a neck under jockey Jose Ortiz. The 2-year-old son of Tapit covered a mile over the “good” main track in 1:38.69. Trained by […]

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