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Midnight Disguise Earns Oaks Points With Busher Victory

Midnight Disguise rallied from last to earn her second straight stakes win, charging home a 1 ¾-length winner in the 39th running of the $200,000 Busher for 3-year-old fillies at a mile on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Under regular jockey Trevor McCarthy, Midnight Disguise was unhurried through the early going, settling at the back of the pack as California invader […]

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Sonneteer ‘Earning His Way’ Into Oaklawn’s Razorback Handicap

Hours after Sonneteer’s breakthrough victory in the $125,000 Fifth Season Stakes for older horses Friday at Oaklawn, trainer Keith Desormeaux was already plotting his next move. That move is a return trip to Arkansas. The Southern California-based Sonneteer won for the second time in 18 lifetime starts, overhauling Futile on the outside in deep stretch to win […]

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Midnight Bisou Puts It All Together For Santa Ynez Victory

Two noses shy of being unbeaten, trainer Bill Spawr’s Midnight Bisou put it all together on Sunday at Santa Anita as she rolled to an emphatic 4 ½ length win in the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Ynez Stakes. Piloted by “Big Money” Mike Smith for the first time, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Midnight Lute got seven furlongs in 1:23.40 while defeating […]

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Silent Bird Adds Blinkers To Score In Midnight Lute

Norman Stables’ Silent Bird got his first graded stakes victory on Saturday, holding off Tough Sunday by a head to win the Grade 3 Midnight Lute. A 5-year-old son of Summer Bird trained by Mark Glatt, Silent Bird donned blinkers for the first time in the Midnight Lute. Jockey Kent Desormeaux moved him up the […]

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Santa Anita: Rymska, Masochistic Scratched From American Oaks, Midnight Lute

Rymska, the 5-2 morning line favorite for Saturday’s Grade 1 American Oaks, has been scratched from the race at Santa Anita Park. According to Bradley Weisbord, the 3-year-old Le Havre filly came up lame in her stall on Friday morning, necessitating her scratch. Plans call for Rymska to return to South Florida for further diagnostics, […]

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In First Start For Baffert, Masochistic To Face Calculator, Americanize In G3 Midnight Lute

Shrouded in controversy since his debut nearly four years ago, top sprinter Masochistic is set to make his first start since early May as he heads a field of nine 3-year-olds and up in Saturday’s Grade 3 Midnight Lute Stakes at Santa Anita. Idle since distanced over a wet fast track going seven furlongs in the […]

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Arkansas Derby: Maiden Sonneteer’s ‘Muscles Are Growing Up To His Bones’

Calumet Farm’s Rebel runner-up Sonneteer galloped and schooled in the starting gate Friday morning and was scheduled to school between races in the indoor paddock at Oaklawn under the supervision of assistant trainer Julie Clark.  Sonneteer is winless in nine starts, with four seconds and two thirds, but has earned $234,445. After being ridden in […]

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Curlin Leads Hill ‘N’ Dale 2017 Roster

“Once again, we feel that the Hill ‘n’ Dale Stallions offer Breeders a broad choice of quality individuals who are priced competitively in the marketplace,” said John G. Sikura, President of Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms. “We are so pleased with Maclean’s Music’s Freshman Sire success and are excited about the addition of Kantharos, a sire […]

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Holy Lute Makes The Grade In Second Division Of Eddie D Stakes

Class Racing Stable’s Holy Lute won the first graded stake of his career in Friday’s second division of the G3 Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita, cruising away down the hill of Santa Anita’s turf course 1 1/4 lengths in front of the competition. Under the expert piloting of Jamie Theriot, the 6-year-old son of […]

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Midnight Miley Leads All The Way In Seaway Stakes

Midnight Miley made every pole a winning one in Saturday’s Grade 3 $150,600 Seaway Stakes, at Woodbine. Trained by Julia Carey for Little Red Feather Racing, the four-year-old Midnight Lute bay proved that turning back in distance from her front-running route in the Grade 3 Ontario Matron was no issue at all with yet another […]

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