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‘Miracle Child’ Manitoulin Hoping To Regain Top Form At Ellis Park

Before he ever hit the ground and got the chance to make good on the purple bloodlines flowing through his chestnut frame, the two mantras that would sum up Manitoulin’s entire being were already set. Patience and faith are preached by many a learned horsemen but, in the case of the strong-bodied Phillips Racing Partnership […]

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‘Hats Off To The Horses’: Old Friends’ Nicanor Honored By Latest Derby Hat

For the 10th consecutive year, Maggie Mae Designs® and Old Friends are teaming up for an unparalleled online shopping experience. “Hats Off to the Horses: The Road to the Derby” is a unique Derby-hat fundraiser featuring one-of-a-kind couture Derby hats created by Maggie Mae Designs® to benefit Old Friends. This new hat pays tribute to […]

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Grade 2 Inside Information May Be A Swan Song For Matzes’ Tequilita

Dorothy Alexander Matz’s Tequilita is scheduled to seek her second graded-stakes success of the 2018-2019 Championship Meet at Gulfstream Park in Saturday’s $200,000 Inside Information (G2). The seven-furlong Inside Information, in which the 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags will shoot for her third overall graded-stakes victory at Gulfstream, may well be her final career start. […]

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Matzes Hope Tequilita Will Take G3 Royal Delta For The Home Team

Helen Alexander Matz’s Tequilita will enter Saturday’s $150,000 Royal Delta (G3) at Gulfstream Park in winning form, coming off a sharp 2 ½-length triumph in the Rampart (G3) last time out. The multiple graded stakes-winning homebred’s Dec. 15 success at Gulfstream, achieved at the one-turn mile distance of the Royal Delta, was long overdue in […]

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Tequilita Seeks Return To Form For Matzes In Grade 3 Rampart

Dorothy Alexander Matz’s Tequilita, winless in seven starts this year, looks to regain her graded-stakes winning form at the site of her first such victory in the Grade 3 Rampart. Trained by Michael Matz for his wife, who also bred the daughter of 2012 Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Union Rags, Tequilita won the Forward Gal […]

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Thoroughbred Racing Returns To Suffolk Downs This Weekend

Live Thoroughbred racing will return to Suffolk Downs this weekend with 13 races carded on Saturday and a 12 race card on Sunday.  In addition to live racing, the track will have food trucks, live music, family fun activities and will be simulcasting the Belmont Stakes as Justify tries to sweep the Triple Crown. On Saturday, the average field […]

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Tequilita Relishes Class Drop In Charles Town Oaks

After consecutive starts against Grade 1 company, the Dorothy Matz-owned and bred Tequilita clearly responded to the class drop in Saturday evening’s G3 Charles Town Oaks. Relaxing off the pace, the 3-year-old Union Rags filly came with a big run down the lane to score by 1 1/4 lengths at the line. Ridden by Luis […]

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Abel Tasman Busca Repetir Ante Un Competitivo Lote En El Acorn Stakes

Abel Tasman, propiedad de China Horse Club y Clearsky Farms, tratará de ganar su segundo Grado 1 en igual número de meses, destacando en un competitivo lote de ocho tresañeras que medirán fuerzas este sábado en el Acorn Stakes (G1, $700,000), el sábado 10 en Belmont Park. Una de las seis ganadoras selectivas de grado […]

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Tequilita Very Game To Hold Off Pretty City Dancer In Forward Gal

Dorothy Matz’ homebred Tequilita sprang a 14-1 upset in Saturday’s G2 Forward Gal Stakes, flying down the stretch and holding on over the G1-winning Pretty City Dancer to win by about a half-length. Trained by Michael Matz, the 3-year-old daughter of Union Rags covered seven furlongs over Gulfstream’s fast main track in 1:24.36 under Luis […]

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