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Untrapped, Lookin At Lee Record Easy Half-Mile Works For Arkansas Derby

Untrapped and Lookin At Lee worked easy half-miles in :51 Sunday morning at Oaklawn for Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen in preparation for Saturday’s $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), which headlines the closing-day program. Untrapped and Lookin At Lee, who breezed over a fast track approximately an hour apart, are among 10 probables for […]

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Midnight Storm Headlines Nominees To Charles Town Classic

Alex Venneri Racing and Little Red Feather Racing’s versatile Midnight Storm leads a group of six Grade 1 winners that headline a list of 72 nominees for the $1,250,000 Charles Town Classic (G2) coming up on April 22 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races.  Nominations for the 1 1/8 mile Charles Town Classic closed […]

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Shaman Ghost Ships West, Takes Home The Money In The Big ‘Cap

Stronach Stables’ Shaman Ghost, a very good runner-up to the World’s Best Racehorse Arrogate last out in the Pegasus World Cup, was able to overcome a bit of trouble to capture the second G1 of his career in Saturday’s Santa Anita Handicap. The 5-year-old son of Ghostzapper bested Midnight Storm by about three-quarters of a […]

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Shaman Ghost Heads West To Take On Midnight Storm In Santa Anita Handicap

Jimmy Jerkens’ Shaman Ghost and Phil D’Amato’s Midnight Storm head a competitive field of nine older horses in Saturday’s Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap at a mile and a quarter. America’s longest continually run “hundred grander,” the Big ‘Cap, which was first staged in 1935, will be run for the 80th time at The […]

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Santa Anita: Midnight Storm, Mor Spirit Work Toward Possible Starts In Big ‘Cap

Mor Spirit, second to Dubai-bound Hoppertunity in the San Antonio Stakes on Feb. 4, worked four furlongs in company with his conqueror at 7:45 Thursday morning in a drill that could lead to a start in the Grade I, $750,000 Santa Anita Handicap for four-year-olds and up at a mile and a quarter on March […]

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Bloodlines: Pioneerof the Nile On The Rise

The leading sire in America for 2017 is Pioneerof the Nile. The sire of 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah had a good year with runners in 2016, but anyone counting crops, like me, knew that the stallion’s third-crop 3-year-olds were on deck last year, with the 2-year-olds coming from Pioneerof the Nile’s fourth crop. […]

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Midnight Storm Will Not Run In Pegasus

Midnight Storm, a Grade 1 winner on the turf, has been showing strong dirt form in his recent starts, including a win in Sunday’s G2 San Pasqual at Santa Anita. On Monday, however, owner Little Red Feather’s managing partner Gary Fenton told the Daily Racing Form that the 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile would […]

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Midnight Storm Proves Best Over Wet Track In San Pasqual

Alex Vanneri Racing and Little Red Feather Stable’s Midnight Storm went wire to wire as the odds-on favorite under Rafael Bejarano to win Sunday’s Grade 2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita Park by 1 1/4 lengths. The 6-year-old son of Pioneerof the Nile, trained by Phil D’Amato, repelled a persistent challenge from Dalmore and […]

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Baffert Confirms Arrogate For San Pasqual Jan. 1

After a six-furlong workout in 1:12.20 on Tuesday, trainer Bob Baffert confirmed that Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Arrogate would next appear in Sunday’s G2 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, according to the Daily Racing Form. The 3-year-old son of Unbridled’s Song will use the 1 1/16 mile contest to prepare for the Pegasus World […]

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