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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: The Races To Fill Out The Podium

Following the rush of graded stakes races that occurred during and around the Breeders’ Cup in early November, the racing calendar eased off the gas pedal in the latter part of the month, and the very top of the American Graded Stakes Standings went practically unchanged. Without much activity at the very top of the […]

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Dream Bigger Wins Stakes Prep For NYSS Great White Way

Repole Stable’s Dream Bigger challenged pacesetter Moonachie up front, gained command out of the turn and held off Scilly Cay’s late charge to capture Sunday’s $100,000 Notebook by 1 1/4 lengths at Aqueduct Racetrack. The sixth running of the Notebook, for juvenile New York breds, saw Moonachie break well and surge to the front, with […]

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Jack And Noah Goes All The Way In Atlantic Beach

Gary Barber’s Jack and Noah broke sharply from the gate and never looked back notching his first stakes victory in the 2nd running of the $100,000 Atlantic Beach over the outer turf at Aqueduct Racetrack. The French-bred juvenile son of Bated Breath arrived at the six-furlong turf sprint with two starts under his belt. After […]

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Independence Hall Dominates Sunday’s Nashua By 12 1/4 Lengths

Independence Hall built on a 4 ¾-length score in his debut on September 21 by posting an even larger margin of victory in his stakes debut. The Constitution colt ran away from the rest of the field in the stretch for a 12 1/4-length romp in the 45th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Nashua […]

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Five-Way Tie At The Top In Race For Breeders’ Cup Shoemaker Award

The race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, will come down to a Saturday scramble. The Shoemaker Award goes to the jockey who rides the most winners in the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. Should there be a tie […]

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Late-Flying Structor Gives Owners First Breeders’ Cup Win In Juvenile Turf

In their first trip to the Breeders’ Cup, Structor owners Jeff Drown and Don Rachel have already experienced what many owners never will — the taste of a Breeders’ Cup victory. The son of Palace Malice, who cost the owners $850,000 seven months ago at the OBS March Sale, took an inside trip through the […]

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‘You Don’t Get Many Shots’: Zulu Alpha Taking Hui To Breeders’ Cup Turf

Michael Hui is parlaying some of the money that Zulu Alpha won in taking Kentucky Downs’ $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup into a $100,000 bet on the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Monday was the deadline to pre-enter horses in racing’s world championships. It costs $50,000 […]

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Jose Ortiz Rides Four Winners On Belmont’s Empire Showcase Day

Jockey Jose Ortiz registered four victories while owner-breeders Chester and Mary Broman connected with three winners to lead the way on Saturday’s annual Empire Showcase Day card at Belmont Park, featuring eight stakes races worth $1.75 million. Jose Ortiz, who won an allowance event in the day’s opener with Southern King, recorded three stakes wins […]

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‘Looks Like She Never Ran’: Sweet Melania Sitting Pretty After Jessamine Victory

“It looks like she never even ran yesterday.” That report made clear that Robert and Lawana Low’s Sweet Melania was none the worse for wear Thursday morning following her record-breaking 5½-length victory in Wednesday’s JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2). Amelia Green, who is overseeing trainer Todd Pletcher’s Keeneland string, was the one who delivered the day-after briefing on the […]

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Sweet Melania Earns Breeders’ Cup Berth With Jessamine Victory On Keeneland Turf

Robert and Lawana Low’s Sweet Melania moved to the lead on the backstretch and then drew off in the stretch to post a 5½-length victory over Witez in the 29th running of the $200,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine (G2) for 2-year-olds fillies at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky., before a Wednesday afternoon crowd of 9,583. The victory, […]

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