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Mandella: Dirt Mile A ‘Perfect Fit’ For Omaha Beach, But He Deserved The Classic

In a perfect world, Omaha Beach would be running in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita on Nov. 2. As it is, and after negotiating through mazes just to get to this point, Richard Mandella will have to settle for the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile the same […]

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Omaha Beach: Malibu, Pegasus Named As Post-Breeders’ Cup Targets

While trainer Richard Mandella has not announced a final decision on a Breeders’ Cup race for Omaha Beach, the 3-year-old son of War Front is expected to race after the Nov. 2 World Championships. According to horseracingnation.com, the Grade 1 Malibu over seven furlongs on Dec. 26 is the current mid-range target, while the G1 […]

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Bodexpress Behaves, Breaks His Maiden At Gulfstream Park West

Bodexpress shed his bad-boy image as well as the dubious distinction of being the world’s most famous maiden, Monday at Gulfstream Park West, graduating by three lengths in Race 2 while offering a commanding, drama-free performance. “It was important to me,” a relieved trainer Gustavo Delgado said. “Now he is very good. He broke from […]

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Bodexpress ‘More Mature’ Ahead Of Monday’s Maiden Race

Bodexpress is scheduled to make a run at a belated graduation on Monday’s Columbus Day program at Gulfstream Park West, but the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister is hardly just another unaccomplished maiden. Owned by Top Racing LLC, Global Thoroughbreds and trainer Gustavo Delgado’s GDS Racing Stable, Bodexpress will bring a rather imposing resume into the […]

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Maximum Security Back On Work Tab, Targeting Oct. 26 Bold Ruler Stakes

A colic episode precluded Maximum Security from entering the starting gate for the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby last month, but the 3-year-old son of New Year’s Day appears to be recovering nicely as he graced the Monmouth Park work tab on Saturday morning. Clocked in 52.80 seconds for a half, Maximum Security actually breezed an […]

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Forced To ‘Improvise,’ Papa Mandella Over The Moon With Omaha Beach

Like Bill Mazeroski’s home run that won the World Series, Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech, and Secretariat’s 31-length victory in the Belmont, the mythic return to glory by Omaha Beach in Saturday’s Santa Anita Sprint Championship will grow in lore through the ages. The pre-race favorite for the Kentucky Derby on May 4 finally returned to […]

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Tiz The Law ‘Did Everything Right’ In Champagne, Not Headed To Breeders’ Cup

Sackatoga Stable’s Tiz the Law came out of his impressive four-length win in Saturday’s Grade 1 $500,000 Champagne for 2-year-olds in good order, trainer Barclay Tagg said Sunday morning. The Constitution colt improved to 2-for-2 in his career, building on his 4 ¼-length debut at 6 ½ furlongs on August 8 by besting a six-horse […]

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Pennsylvania Derby Features Long-Awaited Maximum Security, War Of Will Rematch

The long awaited rematch between Maximum Security and War of Will serves as the backdrop for Saturday’s running of the $1 million G1 Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing. The two principle players in the notorious bumping incident that resulted in the first winner of the Kentucky Derby to ever be disqualified will face each other […]

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Dennis’ Moment Lives Up To The Hype In Iroquois

Unlucky in the first start of his career when he parted ways with his rider, Albaugh Family Stables’ Dennis’ Moment had no such issues on this trip beneath the Twin Spires. The 2-year-old son of Tiznow was absolutely dominant in the Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes, geared down in the final sixteenth to win by 1 […]

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Albaugh Hopes Juvenile Dennis’ Moment ‘Can Now Live Up To The Hype’

The most publicized horse on the backstretch of Churchill Downs over the last two months was striking maiden winner Dennis’ Moment. On Saturday, the 2-year-old colt will see if he can live up to the hype as the 9-5 morning line favorite in the $200,000 Iroquois (Grade III). “It’s exciting to be right in this […]

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