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Larry Jones Tuning Up Street Band For Apple Blossom Engagement

Millionaire Grade 1 winner Street Band is scheduled to work Monday or Tuesday in advance of a scheduled start April 18 in the $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., trainer Larry Jones said Saturday morning. Street Band will be breezing for the first time since […]

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Azeri Sets Up Rematch Between Lady Apple, Serengeti Empress, Street Band

The Houston Ladies Classic, Part 2, will be run Saturday at Oaklawn with the top five finishers from that Jan. 26 race all entered in the $350,000 Azeri Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares. Probable post time for the 1 1/16-mile Azeri, the ninth of 11 races, is 4:50 p.m. (Central). The Azeri is […]

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Whoa Nellie Auditioning For Azeri In Monday’s Bayakoa

Whoa Nellie was 20-1 in the program for her stakes debut last month, but she’s the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares Monday at Oaklawn. That’s the power of a sparkling 4 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Pippin Jan. 25, Oaklawn’s first of three preps for the […]

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Serengeti Empress Takes On Street Band In Houston Ladies Classic

One week from today, Sam Houston Race Park will host the most prestigious day of its annual live Thoroughbred racing season. The draw for the six Houston Racing Festival stakes took place this morning for each of the features, including the Grade 3, $300,000 Houston Ladies Classic. Now in its eighth running, the Houston Ladies […]

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Larry Jones Settling Into New Havre De Grace Barn At Oaklawn

The first horses in Oaklawn’s new Havre de Grace barn are, fittingly, for Larry Jones, who trained the 2011 Horse of the Year and a multiple stakes winner in Hot Springs. The Havre de Grace barn was one of six new barns built this year. “Good to be back,” Jones said Saturday morning. “Kind of […]

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Houston Ladies Classic, Apple Blossom Next For Cotillion Winner Street Band

Grade 1 Cotillion winner Street Band will be pointed to the G3 Houston Ladies Classic at Sam Houston Race Park on Jan. 26 for her next start, reports bloodhorse.com. The 3-year-old daughter of Istan was most recently eighth in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Street Band returned to Churchill Downs after the Breeders’ Cup, and will ship […]

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Distaff Notes: ‘Taking A Shot’ With Mo See Cal, Street Band ‘On Her Toes’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s ultra-consistent 6yo mare Blue Prize galloped 2 1/4 miles Thursday morning at Santa Anita under exercise rider Hiram Rosario for trainer Ignacio Correas IV. “She will have an easy gallop Friday,” Correas said of the mare who has been worse than third only twice in 18 starts since she came […]

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Distaff Notes: Midnight Bisou ‘Knows It’s Game Time’

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize galloped 1 3/8 miles under exercise rider Hiram Rosario Wednesday morning as she continued preparations for a second run in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Trainer Ignacio Correas IV was asked about his confidence level for the 6-year-old Argentina-bred mare going into this year’s Distaff as […]

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Indian Pride Trying To Make The Leap From Maiden Winner To Grade 2 Winner In Lexus Raven Run

Brereton Jones’ homebred Indian Pride will try to take the big step from maiden winner to Grade 2 winner in just her second start Saturday in the $250,000 Lexus Raven Run. A product of nearby Airdrie Stud stallion Proud Citizen and mare Ms. Cornstalk, Indian Pride is getting the chance as a 3-year-old to showcase her talent. “It […]

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