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Imperial Hint Scratched From Breeders’ Cup Sprint; Suedois Out Of Mile

Multiple Grade 1-winning sprinter Imperial Hint will not contest this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint after veterinarians ruled the horse out on Saturday morning, reported the Daily Racing Form’s Mike Welsch on Twitter. In addition, Imperial Hint was co-second choice on the morning line at 4-1. In addition, French-bred Suedois, one of two horses entered by trainer […]

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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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Record-Setting Imperial Hint Joins NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

A jaw-dropping display of brilliance over one of the most storied venues in racing was enough to launch the pocket rocket that is Imperial Hint into a top-10 position in this week’s NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. Trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr. for owner Raymond Mamone, Imperial Hint threw down an effort that stunned visually and […]

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‘It’s Amazing What This Animal Can Make You Feel’: Imperial Hint Earns 114 Beyer

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint brought the Saratoga faithful to their feet with a jaw-dropping performance in Saturday’s Grade 1, $350,000 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap. Multiple Grade 1-winner Mitole and Strike Power tussled through a swift opening quarter-mile in 21.77 seconds, but when Hall of Famer Javier Castellano asked Imperial Hint to move, the 6-year-old son […]

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Imperial Hint Sets New Track Record In Alfred Vanderbilt

Raymond Mamone’s Imperial Hint may be small in stature, but he often makes up for it with blistering performances on the racetrack. This Saturday the 6-year-old son of Imperialism broke a track record at Saratoga, completing six furlongs on the fast track in 1:07.92 to win the Grade 1 Alfred Vanderbilt by four lengths. Ridden […]

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Claiming Crown Winner Aztec Sense Voted Pennsylvania’s Horse Of The Year

It’s difficult to get much better than perfect. Racing eight times last year, Joseph Besecker’s Aztec Sense won all eight races, including five stakes, and at the annual horsemen’s awards banquet Wednesday evening, he was honored as the top thoroughbred in Pennsylvania for 2018. Claimed by trainer Jorge Navarro from a start here at Parx […]

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