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Brill Takes To Turf In Lady Of Shamrock

Idle since July 5, Brill made her first start on grass a winning one Saturday at Santa Anita, as she went to the lead out of the gate under Mike Smith and never looked back, winning the $75,000 Lady of Shamrock Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths. Trained by Don Chatlos, the 3-year-old daughter of Medaglia […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Growing Grapes And Winners

Growing up on a ranch in Bakersfield, Calif., in the 1960’s, Kosta Hronis and his brother Pete never dreaded the frequent two-hour drive to visit their grandparents. After all, they lived five blocks from Santa Anita Park, where in hindsight, Kosta became a racetrack lifer at the tender age of five. “We were always the […]

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Lady of Shamrock Likely to Head East for Next Start

Two-time Grade 1 winner Lady of Shamrock is likely to head out of town for her next start. Trainer John Sadler told the Daily Racing Form that he is looking at running the daughter of Scat Daddy in races longer than nine furlongs. As a result, he is looking at either the 1 1/4-mile New […]

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Lady of Shamrock Wins Santa Barbara After Viva Carina Disqualification

Lady of Shamrock, the prohibitive 1-5 favorite with leading rider Rafael Bejarano aboard in Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap, took up sharply in deep stretch, finishing second, beaten 1 ½ lengths by longshot Viva Carina and Victor Espinoza, but was subsequently placed first via a stewards’ inquiry. Last early in the five-horse Santa […]

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Lady of Shamrock Hoping For a Do-Over in Santa Barbara

Lady of Shamrock, a troubled second at even money in her most recent start, will hope for better luck in Saturday’s Grade II, $150,000 Santa Barbara Handicap, as she heads a field of seven older fillies and mares committed to run 1 ¼ miles on turf. Trained by John Sadler and owned by Hronis Racing […]

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Keeneland presents American Graded Stakes Standings: A Photo for 3-Year-Old Filly

While many of the equine categories of the 2012 Eclipse Awards are nearly a forgone conclusion, that’s certainly not the case with the 3-Year-Old Filly division. Following the Breeders’ Cup in early November, it appeared My Miss Aurelia was in the driver’s seat to take home her second Eclipse Award after being named top 2-Year-Old […]

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Lady of Shamrock to have one prep before Breeders’ Cup

Lady of Shamrock, winner of the Del Mar Oaks (gr. IT) on Saturday, will have just one more race before wrapping up her season in the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT). Trainer John Sadler told the Daily Racing Form that more than likely his 3-year-old daughter of Scat Daddy would stay in […]

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Turf racing took the spotlight around the country this past weekend, as several grass specialists from around the world converged on Arlington Park for their Turf Festival and the 30th renewal of the Arlington Million. Jockeys were also in the spotlight in the third annual ‘Fab Five vs. Legends’ competition held on Friday. At Saratoga, […]

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Lady of Shamrock zips to American Oaks victory

Lady of Shamrock delivered a Grade 1 victory for trainer John Sadler and jockey Mike Smith as she zipped through at the end of the 1 1/4 mile contest over the Betfair Hollywood Park turf. Fractions were 1/4 :25.39, 1/2 :50.43, 3/4 1:15.79, Mile 1:39.82 and Final 2:03.19.  Jockey Quotes   MIKE SMITH, LADY OF […]

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My Gi Gi wins Honeymoon thriller

My Gi Gi prevailed in a tight photofinish over Lady of Shamrock to win the $150,000 Honeymoon Handicap (gr. IIT) by a nose at Betfair Hollywood Park June 9. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano for trainer Peter Eurton, My Gi Gi (E Dubai-Relish the Thought, by Sadler’s Wells) took a slight lead in mid-stretch and out […]

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