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Imperial Hint ‘Hasn’t Lost The Fire’; Sprinter Pointing To Saudi Cup Undercard

Tampa Bay Downs trainers Luis Carvajal, Jr., and Ignacio Correas IV aren’t sweating the results of the 2019 Eclipse Awards, even though each has a finalist in the competition. For Carvajal, it’s enough that his (now)-7-year-old Florida-bred, Imperial Hint, is one of three finalists in the Male Sprinter category for the third consecutive year. Forced […]

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After Wicked Pace Duel, Diamond Oops Picks Up The Pieces In Mr. Prospector

Diamond Oops parlayed a fast start, a perfect setup and a peak performance into one-length victory in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 4-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky, who most recently finished off the board in the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Santa Anita after stumbling at the […]

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Sprint Star Imperial Hint Returns In Saturday’s Mr. Prospector At Gulfstream Park

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint headlines an especially deep field of top-level sprinters in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park, where the multiple Grade 1 stakes winner will make his highly anticipated return to action after being scratched from the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) Nov. 2. Imperial Hint, who was scratched on […]

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‘Little Rocket’ Imperial Hint Sharp In Final Work For Saturday’s Mr. Prospector

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint continues to please trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. with his preparation for a return to action in Saturday’s $100,000 Mr. Prospector (G3) at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Imperialism breezed five furlongs in 59 seconds Sunday morning at Tampa Bay Downs under assistant trainer Alejandro Contreras. “I don’t think I’ve ever […]

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Sprint Notes: Imperial Hint Camp Happy With Outside Draw, Shancelot ‘Really Ready’

Catalina Cruiser – Hronis Racing’s multiple graded-stakes winner Catalina Cruiser galloped one ile under exercise rider David Pineda and visited the gate Tuesday as he prepares for his expected start in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint, a race widely regarded as the pound-for-pound toughest on the two-day card. Were it most years, Catalina Cruiser’s […]

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Imperial Hint Gets A ‘Standing Ovation’ For Gritty Vosburgh Victory

A day after Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint battled back in the stretch to edge Firenze Fire by a nose in the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, winning trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. said the color finally returned to his face. “My friend [and fellow trainer] Arnaud Delacour texted me to congratulate me and said, ‘Why do you […]

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Imperial Hint Battles Back To Nail Firenze Fire In Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s pint-sized Imperial Hint showed off the size of his heart once again in Saturday’s Grade 1 Vosburgh Stakes, winning the contest for the second straight year under jockey Javier Castellano. The 6-year-old son of Imperialism, trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., grabbed the lead at the start but was headed by 2-1 second choice […]

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‘Phenomenal’ Imperial Hint All Set For ‘Win And You’re In’ Vosburgh

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint is on target for the Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh, a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event set for Saturday, September 27 at Belmont. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., Imperial Hint set a track record last out when impressively defending his title in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt at Saratoga […]

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Maria Maysonett Rides Her First Career Winner Saturday At Monmouth

Drenched in water and covered in baby powder and shaving cream, all courtesy of her fellow Monmouth Park jockeys, Maria Maysonett was able to wipe away all but one thing Saturday: Her smile. The 23-year-old apprentice jockey notched her first victory in the United States when she rallied favored Malekith from far back to capture […]

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