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Ollie’s Candy Leads Tough Bunch In Grade 1 Gamely

Fresh off a huge second place finish on dirt, trainer John Sadler’s Ollie’s Candy heads a solid field of eleven fillies and mares three and up going a mile and one eighth on turf in Monday’s Grade I, $300,000 Gamely Stakes at Santa Anita. Ollie’s Candy will face stiff competition that includes Chad Brown’s lightly […]

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McCarthy: Year-End Destination Set For Ce Ce, But Road There Is Unclear

Ce Ce, winner of Saturday’s $600,000 Apple Blossom Handicap (G1) for older fillies and mares at Oaklawn in Hot Springs, Ark., was scheduled to leave by van back to Southern California Sunday afternoon, trainer Mike McCarthy said in a text message Sunday morning, adding Elusive Quality filly came out of her narrow victory over Ollie’s […]

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‘Like A Breeders’ Cup In April’: Saturday’s Grade 1 Apple Blossom Features Full Field Of 14

Serengeti Empress had to beat 13 rivals to win the country’s biggest race for 3-year-old fillies last year. She will have to beat the same number to win one of the country’s biggest two-turn races for older fillies and mares Saturday at Oaklawn Park. Joel Politi’s Serengeti Empress is among 14 horses entered in the […]

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Weekend Lineup: Apple Blossom, Count Fleet Draw Star-Studded Fields

A handful of tracks continue to try and navigate the coronavirus pandemic by holding cards without spectators and only allowing essential personnel on the ground, including Oaklawn Park, which hosts the Grade 1 Apple Blossom Handicap this Saturday. TVG will partner with NBC Sports to bring live horse racing into the homes of fans across […]

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Paradise Woods Retired; Ollie’s Candy, Serengeti Empress To Race In 2020

Two-time Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods has officially been retired from racing, according to drf.com. The 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags finished last of 11 in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Distaff, and trainer John Shirreffs indicated that she will be sent to Lane’s End Farm to begin a broodmare career. Paradise Woods retires with earnings of $1,123,890 […]

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Distaff Notes: Home Track An ‘Advantage’ For Paradise Woods, Kentucky Contingent Arrives

Blue Prize – Merriebelle Stable’s Blue Prize galloped 1 1/2 miles at Santa Anita under exercise rider Hiram Rosario shortly before 8 o’clock as she continued her preparations for a second run in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Last year at Churchill Downs, Blue Prize finished fourth in the Distaff trailing champion Monomoy Girl by […]

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Keeneland Catalogs 4,549 Horses For November Breeding Stock Sale

Keeneland has cataloged 4,549 horses for the 2019 November Breeding Stock Sale, which will be held Nov. 6-17 and begin with an exclusive Book 1 featuring 275 graded stakes-winning fillies and mares and notable weanlings. Also cataloged to the sale are offerings connected to two Triple Crown winners: 23 broodmares in foal to 2015 Triple […]

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Ollie’s Candy Faces Secret Spice, Paradise Woods In Zenyatta

With the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff looming large on the horizon, Ollie’s Candy, Secret Spice and Paradise Woods head a field of six fillies and mares three and up in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Zenyatta Stakes at Santa Anita, which will be contested at 1 1/16 miles. The Zenyatta, named for the legendary distaffer […]

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Ollie’s Candy Springs Mild Upset In Clement L. Hirsch

Paul and Karen Eggert’s homebred Ollie’s Candy pulled a 4-1 upset of Sunday’s Grade 1 Clement L. Hirsch, defeating 6-5 favorite and former Grade 1 winner Secret Spice by a game head on the wire. The 4-year-old Candy Ride filly, ridden by Kent Desormeaux for trainer John Sadler, covered 1 1/16 miles over Del Mar’s […]

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