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Derby A ‘Tall Order,’ But Good Magic Ready For ‘The Best Race Of His Life’

Trainer Chad Brown called the Saturday breeze by champion and Toyota Blue Grass (G2) winner Good Magic “outstanding” after the Curlin colt worked 4 furlongs in :48 with exercise rider Walter Malasquez aboard. Keeneland clockers caught Good Magic galloping out 5 furlongs in 1:00 and 6 furlongs in 1:14. The move marked Good Magic’s first breeze since he won the Toyota Blue […]

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Blue Prize Up Late In Top Flight Invitational

Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize overtook Frost Wise in deep stretch and outkicked her challenger in the finals jumps to capture the 78th running of the Top Flight Invitational for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles Sunday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Carded as Race 8, the Top Flight was the second of two stakes on […]

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Valadorna Tops Field Of 13 In Friday’s Doubledogdare

Stonestreet Stables’ multiple graded stakes-placed Valadorna headlines a field of 13 fillies and mares entered Sunday for Friday’s 24th running of the $100,000 Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare (G3) run at 1 1/16 miles on the main track at Keeneland. The Hilliard Lyons Doubledogdare will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. Trained by Mark […]

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Heart To Heart Will Take On Hogy, Om In Maker’s 46 Mile

Terry Hamilton’s Heart to Heart headlines a field of 10 horses entered Sunday for Friday’s 30th running of the $300,000 Maker’s 46 Mile (G1) on the turf at Keeneland. The Maker’s 46 Mile will go as the ninth race on Friday’s 10-race program with a 5:30 p.m. ET post time. First post time Friday is 1:05 p.m. A 10-time graded stakes winner for trainer Brian Lynch, […]

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Good Magic To Remain At Keeneland For ‘A Couple Weeks’

By winning Saturday’s $1 million Toyota Blue Grass (G2), e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ champion Good Magic took a successful next step in pursuit of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Woodford Reserve (G1). The Curlin colt, a $1 million purchase at Keeneland’s 2016 September Yearling Sale, and jockey Jose Ortiz won the 1 1/8-mile race by 1½ […]

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Good Magic Shows His Championship Stripes In Blue Grass Victory

Neither a 14-horse field nor the threat of snowy weather in Kentucky were enough to deter juvenile champion Good Magic on Saturday. The 3-year-old Curlin colt returned to the form that saw him win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last fall, capturing the Grade 2 Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland as the 8-5 favorite. Owned by […]

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Analyze It Remains Undefeated With Easy Transylvania Victory

William H. Lawrence’s Analyze It never looked anything less than the victor in Friday afternoon’s Grade 3 Transylvania Stakes at Keeneland, settling just off the pace and storming home to a 5 1/4-length triumph at odds of 4-5. The 3-year-old son of Point of Entry, ridden by Jose Ortiz, covered 1 1/16 miles over the […]

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Good Magic Es El Caballo A Vencer Ante 13 Rivales Este Sábado En El Blue Grass Stakes

La buena noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. (G2, $1,000,000) obtiene 100 puntos que lo clasifican para correr en el Kentucky Derby (G1). La mala noticia: el ganador del Blue Grass S. no gana el Kentucky Derby desde que Strike the Gold lograra triunfar en ambas carreras en 1991. Catorce tresañeros – más un […]

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Lull Holds On For Honey Fox Score

Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s homebred Lull, making her first start finishing fifth in the Matriarch (G1) at Del Mar in November, set a fast pace and had just enough at the finish to hold off Res Ipsa and win Saturday’s $250,000 Honey Fox (G3) at Gulfstream Park on Florida Derby Day. A 4-year-old daughter of War […]

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Take Charge Paula Seeks To Regain Winning Ways In Gulfstream Park Oaks

Four weeks after having her streak snapped at three consecutive stakes, Peter Deutsch’s Take Charge Paula seeks a return to her winning ways in Saturday’s $250,000, Grade 2 Gulfstream Park Oaks. The 48th running of the 1 1/16-mile Gulfstream Park Oaks for 3-year-old fillies is one of seven stakes, five graded, worth $2.3 million in purses […]

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