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Rated R Superstar Nails Snapper Sinclair In Essex Photo

Crystal Racing Enterprises and Cipriano Contreras’ Rated R Superstar, claimed for $62,500 at Churchill Downs in November, jumped up to win this Saturday’s $350,000 Essex Handicap at 14-1, defeating 5-1 chance Snapper Sinclair by a head in a photo finish. The 6-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy, ridden by Walter De La Cruz for conditioner Contreras, […]

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Millionaire Shotgun Kowboy Nearing 7-Year-Old Debut At Oaklawn

Millionaire Shotgun Kowboy has recorded two workouts this season at Oaklawn, including a 5-furlong move Saturday morning in preparation for his 7-year-old debut. “Got one more work and then we’ll look for a spot for him to go,” breeder/owner/trainer C.R. Trout said Sunday morning. Shotgun Kowboy eclipsed $1 million in career earnings with an allowance […]

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Rated R Superstar Defeats Favored Chip Leader In Ben Ali Stakes

Radar Racing’s Rated R Superstar provided a bit of an upset in Saturday’s Grade 3 Ben Ali Stakes at Keeneland, posting a 6-1 victory over the 9-5 favorite Chip Leader. The 5-year-old son of Kodiak Kowboy was at the rear of the field behind a mile pace, but Javier Castellano sent him after the leader […]

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Gabriel Saez Rides 1,000th Winner At Fair Grounds

Jockey Gabriel Saez achieved a milestone on Saturday when the newly turned 29-year-old Panama City, Panama, native earned his 1,000th career victory when  I Hope won the eighth race at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots. A graduate of the Laffit Pincay Jockey Training Academy in his native country, Saez began riding professionally on Dec. […]

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Melatonin ‘Peaking At The Right Moment’ For Classic

Meet David Hofmans, the Giant Killer of the Breeders’ Cup. Consider the fact that he saddled Adoration, at 40-1 the longest shot on the board, to win the 2003 Distaff under Patrick Valenzuela; Desert Code at 36-1 with Richard Migliore up to win the 2008 Turf Sprint; and Alphabet Soup to upset two-time Horse of […]

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Melatonin Continues To Impress In Breeze For Classic

Santa Anita Handicap winner Melatonin moved another step closer to his first race since winning the Gold Cup at Santa Anita on June 25 when he worked seven furlongs in 1:27 flat under regular rider Joe Talamo, preparing for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Nov. 5. “He looked real good,” said […]

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Rated R Superstar Flies Late To Win Carry Back Stakes

Radar Racing’s Rated R Superstar got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday in Gulfstream Park’s Grade 3 Carry Back Stakes, flying up the center of the track late to defeat Awesome Banner by three-quarters of a length. The sophomore son of Kodiak Kowboy covered seven furlongs on the fast main track in 1:22.09 under […]

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‘Overnight Sensation’ Melatonin Could Wait For Awesome Again As Next Start

Melatonin, racing’s newest “overnight sensation,” was resting on his expanding laurels Sunday at Santa Anita, where the son of Kodiak Kowboy is unbeaten in four races, including two Grade I’s, the Santa Anita Handicap and yesterday’s Gold Cup at Santa Anita. The growing fan base of the five-year-old gelding trained by David Hofmans for Susan […]

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Shotgun Kowboy Headlines Lone Star Park Handicap

The Grade 3 $200,000 Guaranteed Lone Star Park Handicap at a mile and a sixteenth on dirt for three-year-olds and up, will be the ninth and featured race on the Memorial Day 10-race program Monday. Gates open at noon. First race post time is 2:05 p.m. Approximate post time for the Handicap is 5:58 p.m. […]

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Feld Family Stallions Presents Bloodlines: A Pair Of Sire Surprises

Big Cap Day at Santa Anita proved to be a huge day for 5-year-old geldings, as two of them won Grade 1 races. Not only is their gelding-ness an indication that their expected contribution to the breed appeared to be small, but Saturday’s G1 victory was the first for each. It was, in fact, the […]

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