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Favored Le Vent Se Leve Ties Track Record In Champions Cup; Pavel Last

Odds-on-favorite Le Vent Se Leve won this year’s Grade 1 Champions Cup in record-tying speed of 1:50.1 and extended his winning streak to four. He is the fourth 3-year-old to claim the race (including the Japan Cup Dirt) following Kurofune (2001), Kane Hekili (2005) and Alondite (2006). Scoring three consecutive wins in his three starts […]

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La Previa Del Belmont: Una Carrera Donde Todo es Posible

Muchos despertaron el miércoles con la inesperada noticia: un abceso en un casco dejaba fuera del Belmont Stakes al campeón dosañero Classic Empire, que muy probablemente hubiese sido el claro favorito en el Morning Line de la carrera de 2400 metros. La deserción del hijo de Pioneerof the Nile redujo la nómina del Belmont número […]

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Could Belmont Run By Epicharis Be Start Of Something Big For NYRA?

The New York Racing Association hopes Epicharis’ participation in the $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on Saturday will help to usher in a new era of regular appearances by Japan-based horses in its major races. NYRA officials persuaded Epicharis’ connections to make the long journey from Japan by offering a $1-million bonus if their quest should […]

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Classic Empire ‘Very Sharp’ In Sunday Gallop; Epicharis Familiarized With Belmont Facility

Trainer Mark Casse wasn’t on hand, but he certainly liked what he heard about Classic Empire’s gallop early Sunday morning at Churchill Downs. Last year’s 2-year-old champion and this year’s Arkansas Derby winner is the favorite for the Belmont Stakes presented by NYRA Bets after finishing a gallant fourth in the Kentucky Derby following a […]

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Epicharis Clears Quarantine, Tries Out Belmont Training Track In Private Session

Carrot Farm’s Epicharis received his anticipated release from quarantine late this morning, and stretched his legs atop the Belmont Park training track in route tonext Saturday’s Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes. The UAE Derby runner-up entered the track in his private session roughly around 11:40 am, and calmly jogged a clockwise five furlongs before […]

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Epicharis Preparing For International Journey; Final Approval Granted For Japanese Wagering On Belmont

Carrot Farm’s UAE Derby runner-up Epicharis is one step closer to his bid in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes on June 10, emerging from his Wednesday breeze in good order and entering isolation on Thursday in Japan, according to trainer Kiyoshi Hagiwara. The Japanese-bred colt by Gold Allure, a son of the legendary […]

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Epicharis Unlikely To Run In Kentucky Derby; Possible For Preakness, Belmont

Japan’s high-class sophomore colt Epicharis, a very good second to Thunder Snow in yesterday’s UAE Derby in Dubai, is unlikely to race in this year’s Kentucky Derby, according to several Japanese media outlets. The Kiyoshi Hagiwara-trained son of Gold Allure had earned a spot in the starting gate by virtue of his win in the […]

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