mac diarmida stakes

Sadler’s Joy Last-To-First For Mac Diarmida Victory

Woodslane Farm’s Sadler’s Joy went around the entire 12-horse field, bursting from last-to-first to win Saturday’s Grade 2 Mac Diarmida at Gulfstream Park. The 5-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Julien Leparoux for trainer Tom Albertrani, was off as the 9-5 favorite. In his first run since the Breeders’ Cup, Sadler’s Joy completed 1 […]

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Weekend Lineup: Madness In March

A busy weekend of graded stakes action is topped by a pair of Kentucky Derby prep races on the East coast, the second and third 50-point races to be offered. Last weekend, Girvin took home the prize in the Fair Grounds’ G2 Risen Star to rise to the top of the Derby leaderboard, but this […]

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Grand Tito Unscathed After Derby Day Incident, Aims For Manhattan

Remember the storm that hit Churchill Downs just before this year’s Kentucky Derby? What you may not know is that the heavy rain and wind gusts, which lasted less than half an hour, were the cause of Grand Tito’s late scratch from the Gr. 1 Woodford Reserve, the race just before the Derby. A burst […]

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Grand Tito Defeats Kaigun In Mac Diarmida

Grupo 7C Racing Stable’s Grand Tito was the multiple-length winner of Saturday Grade 2 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Candy Ride took down the 1 3/8 mile contest over the firm turf course in 2:12.55 for trainer Gustavo Delgado. Emisael Jaramillo, profiled earlier this week in The Paulick Report, allowed […]

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Multiple G2 Winner Amira’s Prince To Florida’s Pleasant Acres

Multiple Grade 2 winner Amira’s Prince (Ire) will stand his first season at stud at Pleasant Acres in Florida. His fee will be $5,000 stands and nurses. “I am a passionate breeder of turf horses, and, to me, this horse ticks all of the boxes,” said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres. “He is by […]

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Main Sequence Back In Action With Mac Diarmida Win

Flaxman Holdings’ homebred gelding Main Sequence, a two-time Eclipse champion in 2014, unleashed a powerful turn of foot to get up late in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park, his season debut. Sitting well back throughout under jockey Rajiv Maragh, Main Sequence swung outside on the far turn and was able […]

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Twilight Eclipse Will Take Another Shot At Main Sequence

No horse faced Main Sequence more times last year, or came closer to beating the two-time Eclipse Award winner and Horse of the Year finalist, than West Point Thoroughbreds’ Twilight Eclipse. The bay 6-year-old Purim gelding, a multiple graded stakes-winner and world record-holder at 1 ½ miles, was the only horse to show up in […]

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Champion Main Sequence Breezes For Seasonal Debut

Main Sequence, the 2014 champion turf and older horse titlist, breezed an easy half-mile on turf at Palm Meadows Training Center Monday in preparation for his scheduled 2015 debut in Saturday’s $200,000 Mac Diarmida Stakes (G2) at Gulfstream Park. The Flaxman Holdings homebred gelding worked in company with multiple-stakes winner Ring Weekend at Gulfstream’s satellite […]

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Main Sequence Targeting Mac Diarmida For 2015 Debut

Main Sequence continues to train well and is still on schedule to make his 2015 debut in the G2 Mac Diarmida Stakes at Gulfstream Park Feb. 21. In an interview with the Daily Racing Form on Wednesday, trainer Graham Motion said that Main Sequence would use the Mac Diarmida as a prep for the Group […]

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Twilight Eclipse Fends Off Amen Kitten for Mac Diarmida Win

Two races after seeing his hard-luck filly Anjaz get scratched at the starting gate, trainer Tom Albertrani watched as Twilight Eclipse got his 5-year-old season off to a successful start. Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds, Twilight Eclipse rated behind pacesetter Alpha before rallying three wide at the top of the stretch and holding off a […]

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