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Whoa Nellie Auditioning For Azeri In Monday’s Bayakoa

Whoa Nellie was 20-1 in the program for her stakes debut last month, but she’s the 5-2 program favorite for the $200,000 Bayakoa Stakes (G3) for older fillies and mares Monday at Oaklawn. That’s the power of a sparkling 4 ½-length victory in the $100,000 Pippin Jan. 25, Oaklawn’s first of three preps for the […]

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Baltas Carries Momentum, Quality Stable Into Santa Anita Winter Meet

Richard Baltas prides himself in having a “racing stable,” and race he will when the Winter Meet at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., starts on Saturday, showcasing seven stakes, three of them Grade 1. Fresh from capturing the Del Mar training championship, Baltas has 10 horses entered on the 11-race opening day card, eight of […]

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Young Trainer Lerner Aiming For Next Milestone With Longshot Free Cover In G1 La Brea

Trainer Andrew Lerner, at the tender age of 30 one of racing’s young lions, won his first graded stakes when Queen Bee to You captured the Grade 3 Bayakoa at Los Alamitos on Dec. 8 and is now being pointed to the G2 La Canada Stakes on Jan. 11. On opening day at Santa Anita […]

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Texas-Bred Mr Money Bags Among Land Of Enchantment Day Stars At Zia Park

Roy Cobb’s Mr Money Bags won the biggest race of his career Wednesday at Zia Park in Hobbs, N.M., as he dug in and captured the $250,000 Zia Park Derby under Ernesto Valdez-Jiminez.  Trained by Mike Neatherlin, the son of Silver City was able to hold off a determined bid by Dueling to win the mile and […]

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Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Tom Van Berg On Emotional Ride With Kentucky Oaks Filly

If you ask Tom Van Berg what enticed him back to training after a ten-year hiatus, he’s quick to correct you. He wasn’t coaxed, or tugged, or drawn back into the early mornings and long days; he was grabbed by the hands of fate, and the hands of his father. The year after his return, […]

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‘Real Wow’: Serengeti Empress Confirmed ‘A Go’ For Kentucky Oaks

CHAMPAGNE ANYONE – Six Column Stables and Randy Bloch’s Champagne Anyone visited the starting gate and jogged once around the main track under exercise rider Kara Lee for trainer Ian Wilkes. Winner of the Gulfstream Park Oaks (GII) in her most recent start, Champagne Anyone had worked five furlongs in :59.80 on Monday. LADY APPLE […]

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Motion Emotion Bidding For First Stakes Win, Last Chance Kentucky Oaks Points

Motion Emotion bids for her first career stakes victory in the $500,000 Fantasy (G3) for 3-year-old fillies Friday at Oaklawn, the final major local prep for the Kentucky Oaks. The 1 1/16-mile Fantasy goes as the eighth race and headlines a 10-race program to open the annual Racing Festival of the South. Probable post time […]

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Chocolate Kisses Nets Oaks Berth With Honeybee Score

Debby Oxley’s Chocolate Kisses earned herself 50 points and a spot in the gate for the May 3 $1.25 million Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) with her come from behind victory in Saturday’s $200,000 Honeybee Stakes before a crowd of 16,000 at Oaklawn Park. Chocolate Kisses was unhurried early as the even-money favorite Motion Emotion jumped […]

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