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Pegasus Turf Winner Zulu Alpha ‘Holding Form,’ To Start In Saturday’s Pan American

Michael Hui’s claimer-turned-Grade-1-winner Zulu Alpha had been pointing to the G1 Old Forester Turf Classic on the undercard for the Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs, reports drf.com, but the postponement of the Run for the Roses had trainer Mike Maker seeking out an alternative. Now the 7-year-old gelding is expected to start in this Saturday’s G2 […]

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Former Claimer Zulu Alpha Faces Tough Group Of Nine In Grade 2 Mac Diarmida

Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha, a former claimer who won the $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf (G1) presented by Runhappy, returns to the races Saturday when he faces a competitive group of nine other older horses in the $200,000 Mac Diarmida (G2) at Gulfstream Park. Zulu Alpha’s competition will include Grade 1 winners Sadler’s Joy […]

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Owner Michael Hui ‘Struck Gold’ With Claim Of Pegasus Turf Winner Zulu Alpha

Michael Hui called it “almost an out-of-body experience” winning his first Grade 1 stakes as Zulu Alpha kicked off his 7-year-old season Saturday with a two-length victory in Gulfstream Park’s $1 million Pegasus World Cup Turf. The gelding had already given Hui his first $1 million win 4 1/2 months earlier in Kentucky Downs’ Grade […]

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Zulu Alpha Gets Through At The Rail For Pegasus World Cup Turf Upset

Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha had a bit of a rough trip early on but maintained his position at the rail, using it to as a springboard to victory in the Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational at odds of 11-1. The 7-year-old gelded son of Street Cry, ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, defeated European mare […]

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‘You Don’t Get Many Shots’: Zulu Alpha Taking Hui To Breeders’ Cup Turf

Michael Hui is parlaying some of the money that Zulu Alpha won in taking Kentucky Downs’ $1 million Calumet Farm Kentucky Turf Cup into a $100,000 bet on the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita. Monday was the deadline to pre-enter horses in racing’s world championships. It costs $50,000 […]

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11-Year-Old Millionaire Slim Shadey Pensioned To Old Friends

Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement farm based in Georgetown, KY., today welcomed long-time turf hero Slim Shadey. The 11-year-old gelding was pensioned by current owner Michael Hui after a nine-year career. Slim Shadey made his final start on August 2 at Indiana Grand. A two-time graded-stakes winner, Slim Shadey was bred in Great Britain by […]

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Maker Produces Zulu Alpha To Dominate Kentucky Turf Cup

Mike Maker, the winningest trainer in Kentucky Downs history, experienced a frustrating first two days of the current Kentucky Downs meet, going winless with his first 19 starters and feeling unlucky with seven of his horses running second. That frustration was put aside when Zulu Alpha rolled to an authoritative 3 1/4-length victory for the […]

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‘One Of Racing’s Great Warriors’: Millionaire Hogy Retired To Old Friends Farm

Hogy, the multiple graded stakes winner, has been retired from racing and will be pensioned at Old Friends, the Thoroughbred Retirement Farm in Georgetown, KY. Bred by Dr. John E. Little in Kentucky, Hogy (Offlee Wild -Floy, by Petionvillle), finishes his seven-year career with 55 starts and 19 wins and earnings of $1,339,782. The near-black […]

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Favored Zulu Alpha Does Just Enough To Win Mac Diarmida

The even-money favorite at post time, Michael Hui’s Zulu Alpha captured the G2 Mac Diarmida on Saturday by about a length for his third graded stakes win in his last four starts. Ridden by Irad Ortiz, the 6-year-old gelded son of Street Cry covered 1 3/8 miles over Gulfstream’s firm turf in 2:16.39 for trainer […]

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