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Daring Duchess Looks For Redemption, One Of Three Maker Entries In Grade 3 Dowager

Ken and Sarah Ramsey’s multiple graded stakes-placed Daring Duchess heads a field of 10 entered Thursday for Sunday’s 27th running of the $125,000 Rood & Riddle Dowager (G3) for fillies and mares going 1½ miles on the grass. The Rood & Riddle Dowager will go as the eighth race on Sunday’s nine-race program with a 4:57 p.m. ET post […]

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Current Flies Late To Nail Photo In Dixiana Bourbon

Robert LaPenta and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Current came flying down the center of Keeneland’s turf course to just win the Grade 3 Dixiana Bourbon by a nose on the wire. The juvenile son of Curlin, ridden by Jose Ortiz for trainer Todd Pletcher for their third win on the card, completed 1 1/16 miles over […]

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Complexity Keeps It Simple With Front-Running Champagne Win

Favored at 5-2, Seth Klarman’s Complexity led from gate-to-wire in Saturday’s Grade 1 Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park, cruising to a three-length win under Jose Ortiz. It was the second G1 on the day for Ortiz and trainer Chad Brown, who also won the Beldame with Wow Cat earlier on the card. Complexity, a 2-year-old […]

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Heavily Favored Wow Cat Workmanlike In Beldame Victory

Peter Brant and Stud Vendeval’s Wow Cat, a four-time Group 1 winner in her native Chile, managed to add a North American G1 to her resume on Saturday with a workmanlike three-length win in the Beldame. The 4-year-old daughter of Lookin at Lucky, the 6-5 favorite at post time, covered nine furlongs over Belmont’s fast […]

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Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

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Channel Maker Turns Back Robert Bruce In Joe Hirsch

Gary Barber and Wachtel Stable’s Channel Maker took the lead at the start and carried it all the way to the wire in Saturday’s Grade 1 Joe Hirsch Turf Cup, earning his first top-level victory at odds of 9-2. Jose Ortiz guided the 4-year-old son of English Channel to the nearly five-length triumph over even-money […]

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Union Strike Overcomes Bad Start For Gallant Bloom Handicap

Mick and Wendy Ruis’ Union Strike recovered from a slow break and made the most of a ground-saving late run to win the Grade 2, $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap for fillies and mares at 6 ½ furlongs, the second of three stakes on Sunday’s card at Belmont Park. Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Union Strike broke […]

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Fast And Accurate Just That In Alphabet Soup Stakes

Kendall E. Hansen’s colt Fast and Accurate closed strong through the stretch and dug deep late to outgame stablemate Bern’ Jamers Bern to his outside by a length under jockey Jose Ortiz to win the $100,000 Alphabet Soup Stakes in 1:47.26 for the 1 1/16 miles over the turf listed as good at Parx on Saturday. The […]

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Jose Ortiz’ Stakes Duo Nets Jockey Of The Week Title

With two stakes wins and a leading rider title to his credit, Jose Ortiz was named the Foundation Detox Jockeys’ Guild Jockey of the Week for September 10 – 16, 2018. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ Guild, the organization which represents more […]

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Oscar Performance Delivers Lynch Team An ‘Emotional’ Woodbine Mile Win

Oscar Performance punched his ticket to the Breeders’ Cup Mile with a commanding gate-to-wire victory in the Grade 1 Woodbine Mile Saturday afternoon. The Brian Lynch trainee held off a late charge from hometown hero Mr Havercamp in the longest stretch in North America. Jose Ortiz was aboard the Amerman Racing homebred son of Kitten’s […]

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