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Belmont Stakes Racing Festival Notes: Everfast ‘Never Has A Bad Day’

Pro Football Hall of Famer Curtis Martin is the first name that comes to mind for trainer Dale Romans when comparing Grade 1 Belmont Stakes contender Everfast to a human athlete. Known for his speed, Martin is the fifth leading rusher in NFL history and Romans is hopeful that Calumet Farms’ son of Take Charge […]

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Baffert Sending McKinzie To Metropolitan Handicap

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert won’t have an entrant in the 151st running of the Grade 1 Belmont Stakes after successfully winning the “Test of the Champion” and capturing racing’s elusive Triple Crown two out of the past four years with American Pharoah in 2015 and Justify last year, but he will send a […]

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Wendell Fong Sparks Mild Upset In Sunday’s Gold Fever Stakes

Gold Square’s Wendell Fong splashed to an 8-1 upset victory over multiple graded stakes winner Call Paul to capture the $100,000 Gold Fever on a sloppy main track at Belmont Park. Trained by Jeremiah Englehart, Wendell Fong arrived at the six-furlong sprint for 3-year-olds with two wins from three starts including a last-out score in […]

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Mind Control Kicks Away In One-Turn Bay Shore

Red Oak Stable and Madaket Stable’s Mind Control relished a cut back in distance, striding to a 1 1/4-length triumph in the G3 Bay Shore Stakes at Aqueduct on Saturday. The 3-year-old son of Stay Thirsty paid $6.30 to defeat favorite Much Better, completing seven furlongs over the fast main track in 1:23.45. Mind Control […]

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Instagrand Set For First Start Back In Gotham; Knicks Go A Maybe

OXO Equine’s undefeated¬†Instagrand¬†will make his 2019 debut in the Grade 3 $300,000 Gotham Stakes, slated for Saturday, March 9 at Aqueduct Racetrack. Part of New York’s “Road to the Kentucky Derby” series, the Gotham, a one-turn mile, offers qualifying points of 50-20-10-5 to the first four finishers. The Gotham headlines a lucrative card that also […]

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Monday’s Zuma Beach Draws Wide Open Field Of Eight Juveniles

In what appears to be a completely wide open contest, Monday’s $100,000 Zuma Beach Stakes at Santa Anita has attracted a field of eight juveniles, with Bob Baffert’s Much Better, Jeff Bonde’s King of Speed, Jerry Hollendorfer’s More Ice, Doug O’Neill’s Takeo Squared and Jack Sisterson’s Ship of the Line all meriting serious consideration. MUCH […]

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