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Bonny South Blows By Rivals In Fair Grounds Oaks

Juddmonte Farms’ homebred Bonny South made it look easy in Saturday’s Grade 2 Fair Grounds Oaks, circling the field and pulling away to win by about 2 1/2 lengths. The 3-year-old daughter of Munnings was sent to post at odds of 6-1 off a pair of wins in allowance company from three starts. Ridden by […]

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‘The Best Filly I’ve Ever Had’: Venetian Harbor To Wait For Santa Anita Oaks

In her first recorded work since daylighting her competition by 9 ¼ lengths in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 8, the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor drilled a half mile in a bullet 46.20 Friday at Santa Anita under Flavien Prat. “I was very happy to see she was so relaxed,” said Baltas, the […]

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Warrior’s Charge Digs Deep To Deny Bankit In Razorback

Ten Strike Racing and Madaket Stables’ Warrior’s Charge posted a front-running victory as the 3-1 favorite in Monday’s Grade 3, $500,000 Razorback Stakes, digging deep in the stretch run to fend off the challenge of Bankit by a head on the wire. Ridden by Florent Geroux for trainer Brad Cox, the 4-year-old son of Munnings […]

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Finite Kicks Away From Champion British Idiom In Rachel Alexandra

Ron Winchell, Thomas Reiman, William Dickson and Deborah Easter’s Finite now owns back-to-back victories on the Fair Grounds trail to the Kentucky Oaks, defeating 2019 champion juvenile filly British Idiom (4-5 favorite) by 4 3/4 lengths in Saturday’s Grade 2 Rachel Alexandra Stakes. The 3-year-old Munnings filly (5-2 second choice), ridden by Ricardo Santana, Jr. […]

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Venetian Harbor Impresses Over Two Turns In Las Virgenes

In a thoroughly dominant performance, heavily favored Venetian Harbor went to the early lead and never relinquished it, waltzing home to a 9 ¼ victory in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Flavien Prat and trained by Richard Baltas, the 3-year-old daughter of Munnings got a flat mile in […]

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Imrpessive Maiden Winner Venetian Harbor Steps Up To Two Turns For Las Virgenes

Venetian Harbor moves from a dominating 10 3/4-length maiden allowance win at 6 1 /2 furlongs on Dec. 29 to Grade II competition Saturday in Santa Anita’s $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes for three-year-old fillies at one mile, but Richard Baltas is optimistic the bay daughter of Munnings will be up to the task in only […]

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Phat Man Gives Trainer Kent Sweezey First Graded Stakes Win In Hooper

Trainer Kent Sweezey sent out his first graded stakes winner on the Pegasus World Cup undercard, saddling Marianne Stribling, Force Five Racing and Two Rivers Racing Stable’s Phat Man for a 6-1 victory in the Grade 3 Fred W. Hooper Stakes on Saturday at Gulfstream Park. The 6-year-old son of Munnings, ridden by Irad Ortiz, […]

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Determined Finite Gives Asmussen 1,000th Stakes Win In Silverbulletday

Trainer Steve Asmussen celebrated the 1,000th stakes win of his Hall of Fame career on Saturday at the Fair Grounds, sending out Finite to win the $150,000 Silverbulletday by a head. He is only the third trainer in history to reach this milestone; the other two are D. Wayne Lukas and Todd Pletcher. A 3-year-old […]

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Pair Of Impressive 2-Year-Olds Strutted Their Stuff At Santa Anita This Weekend

On Saturday, a 2-year-old colt named Devil Made Me Doit won his debut race by 9 1/2 lengths to kick off the opening day card at Santa Anita Park. Completing six furlongs in 1:10.29, the $245,000 OBS June purchase made a big impression on race fans. The Doug O’Neill-trained son of Daredevil earned an 87 […]

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