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Kid Cruz Rolls Late in Dwyer

Kid Cruz notched his fourth stakes win and first in a graded event on Saturday’s Stars & Stripes Day at Belmont Park, coming from off the pace to reel in entrymate Captain Serious in the final yards and win the 97th running of the Grade 3, $200,000 Dwyer by three-quarters of a length. With Irad […]

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Kid Cruz Out of Belmont, May Point to Easy Goer

After speaking with the owners this morning, trainer Linda Rice said Kid Cruz has been withdrawn from consideration for Saturday’s 146th Belmont Stakes. Rice said Kid Cruz, campaigned by Vina Del Mar Thoroughbreds and Black Swan Stable, will be pointed to either the $150,000 Easy Goer on the Belmont undercard or the Grade 3, $200,000 […]

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Large Field Shaping Up to Tackle California Chrome in Belmont

As Triple Crown contender California Chrome went about his daily routine on Saturday in preparation for the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, a sizeable field was shaping up to challenge the Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner in the 1 ½-mile “Test of the Champion.” As many as 11 could line up against California Chrome, […]

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Sherman: ‘They Better Have Their Running Shoes On’

CALIFORNIA CHROME – Trainer Art Sherman widened his smile and nodded at the question of the morning Sunday after California Chrome added Saturday’s Preakness Stakes (G1) to his win in the Kentucky Derby : Have you been thinking about the Triple Crown? “I sure have,” Sherman said. “I’m thinking what the journey is, one more […]

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Ride On Curlin’s Gowan: ‘Gave Me a Heckuva Thrill’

After California Chrome’s win in Preakness Stakes 139, the connections of the runners involved had much to say about the race. Winning Trainer Art Sherman (California Chrome): “He broke great and had a perfect trip. I was so happy when I saw where he was able to set him. Right now he’s really on his […]

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Large Field Expected to Challenge California Chrome in Belmont

A large, competitive contingent of challengers is expected to face California Chrome when he attempts to become thoroughbred racing’s 12th Triple Crown winner in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 7 at Belmont Park. Commanding Curve, second in the Kentucky Derby, and Ride On Curlin, runner-up in the Preakness, are slated to […]

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Salsa! Can Preakness Contender Named for NFL Player Dance to Victory?

If 20-1 longshot Kid Cruz pulls off an upset in Saturday’s Preakness, the winner’s circle could become a Salsa line. The colt gets his name from New York Giants wide receiver, Victor Cruz, who is famous for his Salsa touchdown dance. Kid Cruz has also taken up the mantle of the “local horse” in this […]

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Preakness Notes May 11: Ria Antonia Breezes, Still Undeclared for Race

RIA ANTONIA – Christopher Dunn and Loooch Racing Stable’s Ria Antonia worked a half-mile on her own in 47 3/5 seconds over a track labeled as “good” early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. With Calvin Borel up for trainer Tom Amoss, Ria Antonia covered the first quarter-mile in :24 1/5 and galloped out five furlongs […]

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Preakness Notes May 10: Ring Weekend, Pablo Del Monte Work

St. Elias Stable and West Point Thoroughbreds’ Ring Weekend breezed six furlong in 1:13 1/5 at Fair Hill Training Center in Elkton, Maryland on Saturday morning in preparation for a possible start in the Preakness Stakes. “He galloped out a mile in 1:41. That’s what I was most pleased about: how he galloped out,” said […]

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Preakness Notes May 9: General a Rod Joins the Field

The list of prospects for the 139th Preakness Stakes (G1) at Pimlico Race Course on May 17 grew to 10 Friday when Jack Wolf of Starlight Racing confirmed that General a Rod would compete in the Middle Jewel of the Triple Crown. General a Rod, trained by Mike Maker, finished 11th in the Kentucky Derby […]

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