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Mopotism Returns To A Sprint With Better Weight, Better Attitude In G2 Santa Monica

Mopotism returns to a sprint after eight straight route races, two on turf, in Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs. On paper, the five-year-old Uncle Mo mare conditioned by leading trainer Doug O’Neill for principal client J. Paul Reddam would appear to have only a longshot’s chance, […]

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Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom And Paradise Woods In Epic Santa Monica

In what shapes up as a truly star-studded affair, Dream Tree, Escape Clause, Marley’s Freedom and Paradise Woods headline a field of seven older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade 2, $200,000 Santa Monica Stakes at seven furlongs. Although she flopped as the 3-5 favorite in the opening day Grade 1 La Brea at the […]

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Paradise Woods To Make First Start For Shirreffs In Santa Monica

Multiple Grade I winner Paradise Woods is scheduled to make her first start under the direction of trainer John Shirreffs in this Saturday’s Grade II Santa Monica Stakes at Santa Anita for older fillies and mares at seven furlongs. It would mark the first race in seven months for the five-year-old daughter of Union Rags […]

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Dual Grade 1 Winner Paradise Woods Moved From Mandella To Shirreffs

Steve Sarkowsky and Marty and Pam Wygod’s Paradise Woods won a pair of Grade 1 races under the care of trainer Richard Mandella, but a sub-par 2018 campaign led her connections to make a change. According to drf.com, the soon-to-be 5-year-old daughter of Union Rags has been transferred to trainer John Shirreffs’ barn at Santa Anita […]

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Paradise Woods Diagnosed With Bone Bruising, Will Be Turned Out

Dual Grade 1 winner Paradise Woods most recently finished sixth as the 2-1 favorite in the July 20 Osunitas Stakes at Del Mar, and was subsequently sent to the Alamo Pintado Equine Clinic for evaluation. According to drf.com, the 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags was diagnosed with bone bruising, and will now be turned out for […]

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Paulick Report 7/19 News Minute Presented By Woodbine Racetrack

Stay in touch with Thoroughbred racing news throughout the day with the Paulick Report News Minute. In today’s edition, Scott Jagow shares the opening day numbers from Del Mar and looks forward to the beginning of the Saratoga meet on Friday. Plus, a well-known dirt filly is trying the grass for the first time and […]

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Paradise Woods To Try Turf In Osunitas Stakes At Del Mar

Two-time Grade I winner Paradise Woods will break from post position No. 1 and face 11 rivals in Friday’s featured Osunitas Stakes. Owned by Pam and Marty Wygod and Herman Sarkowsky, trained by Hall of Famer Richard Mandella, the 4-year-old daughter of Union Rags has three wins in 10 lifetime starts with earnings of $773,545. Two of […]

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Weekend Lineup: Beholder Mile

The highlight of this weekend’s North American graded stakes action is the Grade 1 Beholder Mile on Saturday at Santa Anita Park, featuring a contest between Eclipse Award winner Unique Bella and Grade 1 winners Paradise Woods and Vale Dori. The older fillies and mares will test their mettle over a mile on the main […]

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Beholder Mile Attracts Unique Bella, Vale Dori And Paradise Woods

With 13 group or graded stakes victories among them, Unique Bella, Vale Dori and Paradise Woods need little in the way of introduction as they headline Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Beholder Mile at Santa Anita.  The Beholder Mile, formerly run as the Vanity Handicap at Hollywood Park from 1940 through 2013, has attracted a field […]

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Unique Bella Preparing For Beholder Showdown With Paradise Woods

Working towards perhaps the most anticipated race of the Spring Meet, champion Unique Bella breezed six furlongs from the gate at 6:30 Sunday morning in 1:11 flat for the Grade I Beholder Mile on June 2 at Santa Anita. Exercise rider Freddie Rodriguez was on the four-year-old gray daughter of Tapit for Jerry Hollendorfer, who called it “a good work.” […]

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