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Swiss Skydiver Leads All The Way To Win Gulfstream Park Oaks

Peter J. Callahan’s Swiss Skydiver, facing graded-stakes company for the second straight race, was left alone on the lead through moderate early fractions and had plenty left to spurt away late for a front-running 3 1/4-length upset triumph in Saturday’s $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Park Oaks (G2). The 50th running of the 1 1/16-mile Oaks for […]

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Fan Favorite Harvey Wallbanger Looking For Pace To Run At In Grade 3 Hal’s Hope

Consider Harvey Wallbanger, the cocktail. It experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, fell out of favor, and has now made a popular comeback. Consider Harvey Wallbanger, the horse. It experienced a meteoric rise in popularity, fell out of favor, and has now made a popular comeback. One of 11 older horses entered in Saturday’s 1 […]

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Trainer Matt Shirer Continues ‘To Make A Positive Impression’ At Fair Grounds

Trainer Matt Shirer won with seven of his first ten starters at the current Fair Grounds meet, and his barn hasn’t slowed down much since. Entering Wednesday’s racing action, he’s won three in a row, four of his last five and with seven of his last 19 starters. Coming off a career-year in which he […]

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Nine Go In Search Of Oaks Points In Oaklawn’s Honeybee

An evenly matched field of nine, including a pair for trainer Kenny McPeek, is entered in the $300,000 Honeybee Stakes (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Saturday at Oaklawn. The Honeybee goes as the ninth of 10 races, with probable post time 5:09 p.m. (Central). Racing begins Saturday at 1:05 p.m. The infield will be open for […]

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$510,000 Quality Road Colt Tops Sunday’s Session At Keeneland September

Trade continued at a brisk pace on Sunday at Keeneland’s September Yearling Sale, with the session headlined by the sale of a Quality Road colt for $510,000 to China Horse Club and Maverick Racing. Select Sales, agent for Machmer Hall, consigned the top-priced yearling, who is a half-brother to Grade 3-placed Stainless. Out of the […]

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Street Sense Colt Brings $500,000 To Top Active First Day Of Fasig-Tipton Midlantic Sale

Paul Fireman has seen good fortune in the Baltimore area, having sent Senior Investment to a third-place finish in the 2017 Preakness Stakes. He left his mark on the city’s Thoroughbred industry again on Monday, buying a $500,000 Street Sense colt through trainer Kenny McPeek at the Fasig-Tipton Midlantic 2-Year-Olds In Training Sale. The bay […]

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Preakness Field: Improbable ‘Came Out Good,’ Signalman Bled

The top four finishers in the 144th Preakness all exited the race in good condition, and the top three are expected to carry on to next month’s Belmont Stakes. Meanwhile, fourth-place finisher Warrior’s Charge is not under consideration for the Test of the Champion due to potential distance limitations, according to trainer Brad Cox. The […]

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Vettori Kin To Defend Title In Grade 3 Louisville Stakes

Fern Circle Stables, Stud TNT and Old Friends, Inc.’s Vettori Kin (BRZ) will defend his title in Saturday’s $100,000 Louisville Stakes (Grade 3) at Churchill Downs. The Louisville, at 1 ½ miles on turf, is carded as Race 9 at 4:55 p.m. (all times Eastern) on the 11-race program that also includes a simulcast of […]

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‘First Horse’ Signalman Made Owner Crabtree ‘Off The Charts Lucky’

Signalman had another gallop session under Danny Ramsey at Churchill Downs Tuesday morning before vanning to Lexington for a scheduled Tuesday Tex Sutton flight to Baltimore, where the son of General Quarters is slated to run in Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course. The Preakness contender is a one-horse stable for co-owner Steve […]

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