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Moon Colony Drops Back To A Mile In Hall Of Fame Stakes

John Oxley’s graded stakes-winner Moon Colony will look to capitalize on a distance cutback in Friday’s Grade 2, $200,000 National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame for 3-year-olds at one mile over the inner turf at Saratoga Race Course. The Mark Casse-trained bay Uncle Mo colt set the pace last out in the Grade 1 […]

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Casse: Distance Only Question For Moon Colony In Belmont Derby; War Of Will ’50-50′ For Jim Dandy

John Oxley’s Moon Colony will look to handle a stretch out in distance in the 1 ¼-mile Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational on Saturday as part of the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. Moon Colony has never run further than 1 1/16 miles in seven previous career starts. But […]

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Belmont Derby: Turf ‘Should Suit’ Plus Que Parfait, Moon Colony ‘Doing Extremely Well’

Trainer Brendan Walsh will be racing Plus Que Parfait back on turf in next Saturday’s Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational, which is the headlining event for the Stars & Stripes Racing Festival, July 6. The 3-year-old chestnut son of Point of Entry made his career debut on grass when third behind multiple graded-stakes […]

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Penn Mile Winner Moon Colony On Target For Belmont Derby

John Oxley’s Moon Colony is continuing to train for the Grade 1, $1 million Belmont Derby Invitational following a victory in the Grade 2 Penn Mile on June 1. The Belmont Derby is the first leg of the Turf Triple, showcasing 3-year-old turf runners, with the 10-furlong contest slated for Saturday, July 6 as part […]

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Leparoux’s Penn Mile, Milestone Wins Net Jockey Of The Week Title

With an upset victory in the Penn Mile and leading all jockeys by earnings for the week, Julien Leparoux was chosen as Jockeys’ Guild Foundation Detox Jockey of the Week for May 28 – June 2, 2019. The award is voted on by a panel of experts for riding accomplishments by members of the Jockeys’ […]

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Moon Colony Rides The Rail To Upset Penn Mile

John Oxley’s Moon Colony earned the first graded stakes win of his career in Saturday’s G3 Penn Mile, riding the rail to upset the $500,000 feature at odds of 9-1. The 3-year-old son of Uncle Mo, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Julien Leparoux, completed a mile over Penn National’s yielding turf course in […]

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Quality Runs Deep In Penn Mile Field; A Thread Of Blue Favored

After suffering a heartbreaking loss by less than a length to undefeated Digital Age in the Grade 2 American Turf Stakes at Churchill Downs on Kentucky Derby Day, rising 3-year-old grass star A Thread of Blue will seek to resume his speedy dominance Saturday in the 7th running of the Grade 2, $500,000 Penn Mile at Hollywood […]

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