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Elate Finds Her Way Back To The Winner’s Circle In Fleur De Lis

Adele Dilschneider and Claiborne Farm’s homebred Elate hadn’t won since last July, but the 5-year-old daughter of Medaglia d’Oro found her way back to the winner’s circle with a big effort in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fleur de Lis Handicap at Churchill Downs. Ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Bill Mott, Elate was stuck down inside […]

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Guarana Speeds Away To Stay Undefeated In Acorn

She broke her maiden in her first start by 14 3/4 lengths at Keeneland in April, and Three Chimenys’ homebred Guarana delivered on that promise in Saturday’s Grade 1 Acorn Stakes at Belmont Park. The 3-year-old daughter of Ghostzapper defeated Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress by six lengths as the 9-5 post-time favorite, completing a […]

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Separationofpowers Won’t Be Denied In Bed O’ Roses

Seth Klarman’s Separationofpowers cruised to an easy 4 3/4-length victory in the Grade 3 Bed o’ Roses Invitational, kicking off the stakes action at Belmont Park on Friday. The 4-year-old daughter of Candy Ride and jockey Jose Ortiz completed seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:21.46. Trained by Chad Brown, Separationofpowers was the […]

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Cambier Parc Upsets Stablemate Newspaperofrecord To Win Grade 3 Wonder Again

The bettors were confident a Chad Brown horse would prevail in the Grade 3 Wonder Again at Belmont Park Thursday, but the one who won wasn’t the Brown horse most people had in mind. Cambier Parc stalked her accomplished stablemate Newspaperofrecord (IRE) throughout the 1 1/8-mile turf contest and whittled away at her lead, drawing […]

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War Of Will Finally Off The Rail For Belmont; Tacitus Installed As 9-5 Favorite

War of Will is preparing to become the only horse to start in all three legs of the 2019 Triple Crown, and he will leave the Belmont Stakes starting gate from post position nine in the 10-horse field. Drawn on the rail in both the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness, the 3-year-old son of War […]

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Tacitus ‘Very Level And Very Even’ In Final Belmont Stakes Workout

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Tacitus, with Jose Ortiz up for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.42 over Big Sandy on Sunday morning in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets. Working in company with Juddmonte maiden Tide of the Sea [1:01.50], Tacitus finished up strong […]

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‘Crafty’ Broadway Run Steps Up For Thursday’s Intercontinental

Curragh Stables’ Broadway Run will look to build on her success in taking a step up in class as she makes her graded stakes debut in the Grade 3, $200,000 Intercontinental for fillies and mares 4-years-old and up on Thursday at Belmont Park. The sixth running of the Intercontinental is one of three stakes on […]

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Belmont Stakes: Spinoff ‘Stayed Steady’ In Final Work, Intrepid Heart ‘Went Smoothly’

Trainer Todd Pletcher said he was pleased with the final breezes from a bevy of Belmont Stakes Racing Festival contenders on Saturday morning at Belmont Park. Visiting the main track shortly after the renovation break were Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets contenders Intrepid Heart and Spinoff along with Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan contender Coal […]

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Linda Rice, Jose Ortiz Score Big Apple Showcase Day Triple

Trainer Linda Rice and jockey Jose Ortiz featured prominently on the New York Racing Association’s Big Apple Showcase Day with three wins each, including a pair of stakes wins, on the Memorial Day holiday card at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 11-race all New York-bred slate included six stakes races worth $900,000 in purses, […]

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‘I Liked The Rhythm Of It’: Tacitus Puts In Another Solid Breeze Toward Belmont

Grade 2 Wood Memorial winner Tacitus breezed over the main track at 8:45 a.m. on Sunday at Belmont Park, working in company with Multiplier. Both horses covered five furlongs in 1:00.16 with Tacitus, piloted by Jose Ortiz, galloping out strong in front of his graded stakes winning stablemate in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 […]

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