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X Y Jet Fires Bullet At Palm Meadows, Targeting Title Defense In Dubai Golden Shaheen

No stranger to Dubai racing fans and Meydan Racecourse, in particular, reigning $2.5 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1) winner X Y Jet has returned to serious training in South Florida and signaled his fervor and fitness with a sharp half-mile breeze in a best-of-20 46.70 seconds on Nov. 15 at Palm Meadows Training Center. The […]

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Avery Island ‘Improving All The Time’; Withers Winner Headed To Louisiana Derby

Godolphin’s homebred Avery Island breezed five furlongs on Friday at Florida’s Palm Meadows Training Center, earning an official time of 1:01.20 at the distance. According to drf.com, the sophomore son of Street Sense will make his next start in the G2 Louisiana Derby at the Fair Grounds. “He worked very well and galloped-out strong,” trainer Kiaran […]

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Report: Hundreds Of Horses Evacuate Gulfstream, Some Staying Behind In Newer Barns

As much of the horse world keeps one eye on the approach of Hurricane Irma, a Category 4 storm as of Friday morning, the Thoroughbred Daily News reports some 750 horses have been removed from Gulfstream Park, which is in a state-mandated evacuation area. Bill Finley wrote on Thursday that a shortage of horse vans and […]

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Florida: Ante La Amenaza Del Huracán Irma, Gulfstream Park Suspende Actividades Y Toma Medidas

El devastador paso del huracán Irma por el Océano Atlántico y las implicaciones que pueda tener su arribo al estado de Florida en los próximos días han hecho que el hipódromo de Gulfstream Park haya tomado medidas de prevención para reducir al mínimo las consecuencias del fenómeno natural. La primera decisión, por demás lógica, fue […]

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Practical Joke ‘Worked Super’ At Palm Meadows, Will Run In Florida Derby Or Blue Grass

Multiple Grade 1 stakes-winning Practical Joke breezed a half mile at Palm Meadows Training Center Saturday morning with the $1 million Xpressbet.com Florida Derby (G1) at Gulfstream Park April as a target. “I’ve narrowed it down the either the Florida Derby or the Blue Grass [at Keeneland April 8]. I sort of want to see […]

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Casse: Classic Empire ‘A Work In Progress,’ But Don’t Count Him Out Just Yet

After champion juvenile Classic Empire refused to work on Friday, rumors began to circulate that the son of Pioneerof the Nile was off the Kentucky Derby trail for good. Trainer Mark Casse was able to determine that the cause of his poor behavior was linked to pain in his back, and brought in an equine […]

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‘This Game Ain’t Easy’: Classic Empire’s Training Session Ends Abruptly; Colt Shows Discomfort In Back

Champion Classic Empire incurred yet another bump on the road to the Kentucky Derby Friday morning when his training session abruptly ended after the colt refused to work. The Daily Racing Form reports that the Mark Casse trainee was scheduled to have his first workout since his start in the G2 Holy Bull Stakes last month. Classic […]

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‘Strengthened’ Practical Joke Preps For Fountain Of Youth With Easy Half-Mile Work

Dual Grade 1 winner Practical Joke is nearing his 3-year-old debut for trainer Chad Brown, and signaled his readiness with an easy half-mile breeze at Palm Meadows Training Center on Sunday. The son of Into Mischief worked in :48.19 in company, according to drf.com, and galloped out in 1:00.60 and 1:14.00. “He worked great,” said […]

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Lady Eli, Miss Temple City Grace Palm Meadows Turf In First Works Of 2017

Both Eclipse Award finalists and multiple Grade 1 winners, female turf stars Miss Temple City and Lady Eli had their first workouts of 2017 on Saturday. According to bloodhorse.com, the two mares both worked over three furlongs on the Palm Meadows training center turf course. Lady Eli, most recently a heart-wrenching second in the Breeders’ […]

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Derby Trail: 2017 Debuts Being Planned For Mo Town, Practical Joke

Mo Town, the strong winner of the G2 Remsen last November, is preparing to make his 2017 debut for trainer Anthony Dutrow. The sophomore son of Uncle Mo will be entered in the G2 Risen Star at the Fair Grounds on Feb. 25, but is also under consideration for the G3 Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct […]

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