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Fashion Plate Holds Off Ria Antonia in Santa Anita Oaks

In a scintillating gate to wire performance, the Simon Callaghan-trained Fashion Plate, with Gary Stevens up, took Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Anita Oaks by 1 ¼  lengths over favored Ria Antonia and thus stamped herself as the West Coast’s best hope to win the prestigious Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs May 2. Breaking from […]

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Edison Simply Electric in Gulfstream Park Turf Romp

As a multiple graded stakes winner on dirt and the 3-year-old male champion of 2006, Bernardini isn’t typically considered a top sire of grass horses. On Sunday, he got his second turf winner in less than a week at Gulfstream Park when Edison went gate-to-wire in the eighth race. Ridden by Luis Saez, Edison broke […]

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Prix Morny No Problem for No Nay Never

No Nay Never kept his undefeated record intact with a stylish victory in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) at Deauville Aug. 18. It was the first Group 1 victory for the 2-year-old son of Scat Daddy, who entered the race of an impressive victory in the Norfolk Stakes (Eng-II) at Royal Ascot. Prior to that, […]

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Tabor Purchases Interest in Royal Ascot Winner No Nay Never

An interest in undefeated Royal Ascot winner No Nay Never has been purchased by Michael Tabor and the juvenile colt will sport Tabor’s orange and blue silks when he lines up in the Darley Prix Morny (Fr-I) this Sunday at Deauville. According to a report by Racing UK, the colt by Scat Daddy will, for […]

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‘Descent’ makes debut for new connections in Ballerina

Turbulent Descent returns to the scene of one of her most impressive victories when she makes her second start of the year in Friday’s Grade 1, $500,000 Ballerina at Saratoga Race Course. A “Win and You’re In” race for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint, the seven-furlong Ballerina drew a field of seven for […]

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Belle Royale suffers tendon injury, out indefinitely

Belle Royale, recent winner of the Gamely Stakes (gr. IT), faces an uncertain future after being diagnosed with a tendon injury earlier this week. The 4-year-old daughter of Val Royal will be given time off, after which a decision will be made whether or not to retire her. “It’s definitely something we need to give […]

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Belle Royale’s late rally wins Gamely

Monday’s Grade 1 Gamely for older fillies and mares looked to be a two-horse race as Quiet Oasis and Capital Plan battled the length of the stretch, but suddenly on the far outside the Irish-bred Val Royal filly Belle Royale swept past both of them to win Monday’s Memorial Day holiday headliner at Betfair Hollywood […]

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The Lane’s End Weekender Pedigree: Bernardini

One of the signal events of the past two years or so has been the continued advance of young sires taking prominence in breeding, from now-established stars like Street Cry, Medaglia d’Oro, and Tapit, to a growing crowd of promising new contenders like Congrats, War Front, Pomeroy, and Bernardini. The latter, in particular, has attracted […]

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