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‘I’m Going To Enjoy My Life’: Veteran Bill Sienkewicz Retires From Training

Bill Sienkewicz, who achieved his first victory with his first career starter in 1978 at Narragansett Park in Rhode Island, has announced his retirement from training. The 66-year-old Oldsmar resident is giving his four remaining horses to fellow trainer Ned Allard. “I’m happy to give them to Ned because we’ve been lifelong friends,” Sienkewicz said. […]

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MATCH Series Turf Sprint Division Features Three-Way Battle For Championship

The top three horses by points in this year’s MATCH Series turf sprint division are entered in the final leg Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park, and the championship clearly is up for grabs. The $100,000 Rainbow Heir Stakes (3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint—Turf Division) at 5 ½ furlongs attracted a field of 12 with two on […]

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Allard Hoping ‘Older, Wiser’ Always Sunshine Is Also Better As He Prepares For Grade 3 Maryland Sprint

Two years after picking up his first graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 ClearSpan Maryland Sprint (G3), Always Sunshine returns to Pimlico Race Course Saturday in search of another in the six-furlong race, one of eight stakes, four graded, on the undercard of the $1.65 million Preakness Stakes (G1). “He’s older, wiser, and who knows, possibly better,” […]

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De Francis Dash Attracts Switzerland, Always Sunshine In MATCH Series Sprint Finale

Switzerland and Always Sunshine, whose lone graded stakes success each came in the same Maryland race two years apart, and a trio of multiple stakes winners are among nine older sprinters entered in a wide-open edition of the $250,000 Xpressbet Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday at Laurel Park in Maryland. The 27th […]

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Always Sunshine ‘Doing Super’ Ahead Of De Francis Memorial Dash

Gilbert Campbell’s homebred graded-stakes winner Always Sunshine breezed Sunday morning in his final serious piece of work ahead of a scheduled start in the $250,000 Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash (G3) Saturday, Sept. 15 at Laurel Park. Regular exercise rider Michelle Peoples was up as Always Sunshine, coming off an impressive victory in the […]

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Always Sunshine Bursts Clear In Tale Of The Cat

Always Sunshine ran down My Boy Tate in the stretch, overtaking his challenger from the outside to win the fifth running of the $100,000 Tale of the Cat for 3-year-olds and up on Friday at Saratoga Race Course. Owned by Stonehedge and trained by Ned Allard, Always Sunshine won his second consecutive stakes start overall […]

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Always Sunshine Draws Clear In MATCH’s Hockessin Stakes

Trainer Edward “Ned” Allard said Always Sunshine has had his ups and downs, but the 6-year-old horse put it all together July 14 in the $75,000 Hockessin Stakes, third of five legs in the MATCH Series 3-Year-Olds and Up Sprint–Dirt Division, at Delaware Park. Winner of the grade III Maryland Sprint Stakes in 2016, Stonehedge […]

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Always Sunshine Draws Away In Maryland Sprint Handicap

On a cloudy and cool Saturday afternoon, Always Sunshine broke through with his first career graded-stakes victory in the $150,000 Sagamore Spirit Maryland Sprint Stakes (G3) at Pimlico Race Course. The 30th running of the Maryland Sprint for 3-year-olds and up was the first of eight stakes and four graded stakes on a spectacular 14-race […]

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Equine Herpesvirus Quarantine Lifted At Parx; Abiding Star Cleared For Preakness

Sam Elliott, the Director of Racing at Parx, has given the all-clear sign for the track to lift the EHV-1 quarantine. All horses in the affected barns were tested for the equine herpesvirus on Monday, and all tests came back negative, which will allow shipping and training policies to return to normal. Put in place […]

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