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Red-Hot Rosario Helps Somali Lemonade End Drought

Caroline Forgason’s Somali Lemonade, under a perfect ride from red-hot jockey Joel Rosario, rallied from mid-pack and then gamely out finished rival Miz Ida through the final sixteenth of a mile to capture the Grade 3 $250,000 Dr. James Penny Memorial Handicap by a half-length Tuesday afternoon at Parx Racing.  The win broke a long […]

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Palace Malice Outruns Belmont Field; Tops Oxbow, Orb

Palace Malice set a brutal pace in the Kentucky Derby, but in the Belmont, he was the last one standing. Under jockey Mike Smith, Palace Malice, a 13-1 longshot, took the lead at the top of the stretch and held on to win the final jewel of the Triple Crown by 3 1/4 lengths Saturday […]

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Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice to Run in Belmont Stakes

Dogwood Stable’s Palace Malice will run in the Belmont Stakes on June 8, and Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will ride him, announced Cot Campbell, Dogwood president. “The decision is based on the outcome of the Preakness, and the fact that on Sunday at Belmont Park our horse worked a very snappy half in […]

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Lukas Secures Jockeys for Three Preakness Starters

Trainer D. Wayne Lukas has lined up a trio of top class jockeys to partner his three contenders for the May 18 Preakness Stakes. According to a report in the Blood-Horse, Hall of Famer Gary Stevens will once again ride Oxbow. Stevens guided the son of Awesome Again to a sixth-place finish in the Kentucky […]

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Princess of Sylmar Queen of Kentucky Oaks

Making a big late run under Mike Smith to pass champion Beholder in the final sixteenth of a mile, King of Prussia Stable’s Princess of Sylmar registered a 37-1 upset of the 139th Grade 1 Longines Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on Friday. The Pennsylvania-bred filly is from the first crop of the Ashford Stud […]

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‘The Dude’ Prevails in Charles Town Classic

Game on Dude proved his mettle and staked his claim at the top spot in the handicap division tonight with a hard-fought win over Clubhouse Ride and Ron the Greek in the $1,500,000 Charles Town Classic (G2). In addition to Game on Dude’s win, the evening’s 13 race card produced an all-sources handle figure of […]

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Mike Smith Shooting For the Stars

Jockey Mike Smith, who will pilot Palace Malice in this year’s Kentucky Derby, tells America’s Best Racing he would like to someday be a guest on The Ellen DeGeneres Show because “I know she doesn’t care for horse racing, and I would like to talk to her about that someday.” He would also like to […]

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Smith to Ride Palace Malice in KY Derby

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith will ride Palace Malice in the Kentucky Derby, it was reported Monday in the Daily Racing Form. Palace Malice, a colt from the first crop of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin, finished a close second in the G1 Toyota Blue Grass Stakes April 13. Dogwood Stable owns the […]

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War Academy to Face Nine in Arkansas Derby

With $1 million in purse money up for grabs and coveted points for a berth in the Kentucky Derby to be earned, 10 tough and talented 3-year-olds from across the country will line up in the gate at Oaklawn Saturday for the 77th edition of the prestigious Arkansas Derby (G1). The Arkansas Derby is the […]

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Emollient Runs Away With Ashland Stakes

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Emollient overcame the outside No. 13 post position and cruised to a front-running nine-length victory over Tuttipaesi (IRE) in the 76th running of the $500,000 Central Bank Ashland (G1) before a sun-drenched crowd of 32,564 on Saturday at Keeneland. The attendance is the sixth highest all-time mark in track history. Emollient, who finished […]

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