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New York Showcase Day Features $1.5 Million In Purses Friday At Saratoga

Horses bred in the Empire State will have the spotlight to themselves when New York Breeders’ Showcase Day returns to Saratoga Race Course for the sixth time on Friday. Featuring six stakes worth $1.15 million, including the $250,000 Albany for 3-year-olds, Showcase Day kicks off the Travers Racing Festival with 11 races devoted exclusively to […]

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Finleys Honored By NY Race Track Chaplaincy; Dubb Provides Update On Chaplaincy Center

The New York Race Track Chaplaincy of America honored two supporters and heard a promising update on a major project from a third at its annual fund-raising brunch on Wednesday at Saratoga National Golf Club in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. Terry and Debbie Finley, the co-founders of West Point Thoroughbreds, were honored for their longtime support […]

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Grade 1 Winner Uni Returns To The Winner’s Circle In Perfect Sting Stakes

Uni, a multiple graded-stakes winner, rallied from last to capture the sixth running of the $100,000 Perfect Sting on Saturday at Belmont Park. Trained by Chad Brown for owners Michael Dubb, Head of Plains Partners, Robert LaPenta, and Bethlehem Stables, Uni made her seasonal debut a winning one in the one-mile trip on a firm […]

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Perennial Bridesmaid Monongahela Makes The Grade In Iselin

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, and Gary Aisquith’s Monongahela had 11 seconds to his name before Saturday’s Grade 3 Phillip H. Iselin Stakes, but the 5-year-old son of K One King pulled away to score his first graded stakes win by more than three lengths in his fourth start for trainer Jason Servis. Ridden by Jose […]

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Servis-Trained A Bit Of Both Cruises To Honey Bee Win

In a result he hopes is a prelude to Sunday’s TVG.com Pegasus Stakes with Maximum Security, Jason Servis saw another one of his 3-year-old standouts turn in a sharp performance as A Bit of Both captured the featured $75,000 Honey Bee Stakes by 2½ lengths on Saturday at Monmouth Park. A Bit of Both, trying […]

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World Of Trouble To Stand At Hill ‘N’ Dale Farms In 2021

World of Trouble will stand at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms alongside his sire Kantharos at the conclusion of his racing career, the farm has announced. The 4-year-old is undefeated in 2019, including wins in the Grade 1 Carter Handicap on dirt and the G1 Jaipur Invitational Stakes over the weekend on turf. He has won […]

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Challenges, Opportunities Face NYRA’s New CEO David O’Rourke

As David O’Rourke prepares to oversee his first Belmont Stakes since he was named chief executive officer and president of the New York Racing Association, he looks to a future filled with an equal measure of peril and potential. A disturbing string of equine fatalities has placed Thoroughbred racing under immense pressure to reform. The […]

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Olympico Adapts To American Turf In Belmont’s Fort Marcy

For the second straight year, a foreign-bred horse made a winning North American debut for trainer Chad Brown in the Grade 3, $150,000 Fort Marcy, with 18-1 shot Olympico surging to a three-length win on the soft inner turf on Saturday at Belmont Park. Olympico, one of three Brown-conditioned entrants, entered with four wins and […]

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Aqueduct: Four Stakes Wins Crown Rice Leading Trainer, Franco Bags Third NYRA Title

Trainer Linda Rice (45 wins) won her first NYRA meet title since 2017, jockey Manny Franco paced all riders with 98 victories and Michael Dubb led all owners with 15 wins for the winter meet at Aqueduct Racetrack that spanned December 7, 2018 to March 31. Rice tallied five more wins than second-place trainer Rudy […]

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Call Paul Gives Irad Ortiz Graded Stakes Double In Swale

Jockey Irad Ortiz, Jr. swept the first two graded stakes on Gulfstream’s Saturday card, taking the G3 Forward Gal with 1-2 favorite Feedback and coming right back to win the G3 Swale Stakes with 3-2 top choice Call Paul. Owned by Michael Dubb, David Simon, Bethlehem Stables and Bruce Irum, the 3-year-old son of Friesan […]

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