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‘Well Worth The Wait’: My Boy Tate Overcomes 13-Month Layoff In NYSS Thunder Rumble

My Boy Tate looked sharp off a 13-month layoff, rallying late to register his third career stakes win with a 1 3/4-length score in Sunday’s the 13th running of the $150,000 New York Stallion Stakes Series Thunder Rumble at Aqueduct Racetrack. Owned by Little Red Feather Racing and Michelle Nevin, who also conditions the 5-year-old […]

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Five-Way Tie At The Top In Race For Breeders’ Cup Shoemaker Award

The race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park, will come down to a Saturday scramble. The Shoemaker Award goes to the jockey who rides the most winners in the 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. Should there be a tie […]

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Sharing Delivers On Family Legacy In Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Antony Beck and Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners’ Sharing was expertly handled by jockey Manny Franco to win Friday’s Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Hustling the Maryland-bred daughter of Speightstown from the gate, Franco settled her in a stalking position down the backstretch. From there, he set her down in the stretch to release a […]

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Belmont Leaders: Brown Repeats, Franco Earns His First Riding Title

Trainer Chad Brown led all conditioners with 28 wins, and jockey Manny Franco (44 victories) picked up his first-ever riding title at Belmont Park as the curtain closed on the 38-day fall meet Sunday. Klaravich Stables registered 10 wins to pace all owners, outlasting Peter Brant (nine victories) and Repole Stable (eight) for the top […]

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American Pharoah Son Another Miracle Is A ‘Little Fireball,’ Says Contessa Ahead Of Futurity

Leonard C. Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle headlines a talented field of six juveniles assembled for Sunday’s Grade 3, $150,000 Futurity, a six furlong Widener turf sprint at Belmont Park. Day two of the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Racing Festival will see three Breeders’ Cup spots on the line with the Futurity offering an […]

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‘He Really Gives His All’: Imperial Hint Headlines Vosburgh Stakes

Raymond Mamone’s multiple graded-stakes winner Imperial Hint will look to defend his title in Saturday’s Grade 1, $300,000 Vosburgh for 3-year-olds and up at Belmont Park. Imperial Hint, trained by Luis Carvajal, Jr., is set to make his first start since a track record-setting performance in the G1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt on July 27 at […]

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Motion, Franco Sweep Laurel’s Juvenile Turf Stakes With Irish Mias, Sharing

Isabelle Haskell de Tomaso’s homebred Irish Mias earned his first career win in style, scooting through an opening along the rail in mid-stretch and edging stablemate Torres Del Paine by a nose in Saturday’s $200,000 Fasig-Tipton Laurel Futurity at Laurel Park. The 93rd running of the Futurity for 2-year-olds, and the 90th renewal of the […]

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Manny Franco Bags Five Winners On Friday Belmont Park Card

Jockey Manny Franco rode five winners on Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., including the first four races on Friday’s eight-race card. “Thankfully, I got on good horses today with good chances,” said Franco, who had a mount in each race on the card. “I just tried to work out good trips, ride good […]

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Another Miracle Gives Triple Crown Champ His First North American Stakes Winner

Leonard Green and Jonathan Green’s Another Miracle took to the turf in impressive fashion, winning his grass – and stakes – debut when overtaking 4-5 favorite Montauk Daddy in deep stretch and drawing away from Proven Strategies to win the $100,000 Skidmore for juveniles on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Another Miracle, from the first […]

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Call Paul To Make Turf Debut In Opening Day Quick Call Stakes

A competitive field of 3-year-old turf sprinters is lined up for the Grade 3, $100,000 Quick Call on Thursday, Opening Day at Saratoga Race Course, led by Call Paul, a multiple graded stakes winner who will be making his turf debut in the race for potent grass trainer Jason Servis. The 5 ½-furlong Quick Call […]

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