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Cafe Pharoah’s Last-To-First Move In Hyacinth Tops Japan Road To The Kentucky Derby

Cafe Pharoah impressed in this weekend’s listed Hyacinth Stakes at Tokyo Racecourse to earn 30 points on the Japan Road to the Kentucky Derby, topping the current standings. After breaking last in the 14-horse field, the 3-year-old son of Champion American Pharoah circled the field to hit the wire 1 1/4 lengths in front. Ridden […]

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Varenka, Regal Glory Dead Heat In Lake Placid As Rain Falls At Saratoga

The top two choices on the tote board could not be separated at the wire in Saturday’s Grade 2 Lake Placid Stakes, with 8-5 Varenka and 2-1 Regal Glory officially declared to have dead-heated for the victory. The two sophomore fillies stopped the clock in 1:43.68 for 1 1/16 miles over Saratoga’s turf course, rated […]

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Regal Glory Best In Scratch-Depleted Lake George

Chad Brown had saddled the first, second and third-place finishers in a stakes race before at Saratoga Race Course. But on Friday, the two-time Saratoga leading trainer knew he would be taking a trip to the winner’s circle even before his trio of contenders loaded into the gate, as his charges were the only entrants […]

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Brown Aiming For Fourth Win In Grade 2 Appalachian At Keeneland

Paul Pompa Jr.’s Regal Glory, runner-up in the Sweetest Chant (G3) at Gulfstream Park this winter, heads a field of 11 3-year-old fillies entered Thursday for Sunday’s 31st running of the $200,000 Appalachian Presented by Japan Racing Association (G2) going a mile on the turf. The Appalachian will go as the eighth race on Sunday’s nine-race program with […]

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Hard Study Dominant In Friday’s Flat Out

Paul Pompa, Jr.’s Hard Study continued to capitalize on an eight-month freshening, going 2-for-2 in his 2018 campaign after posting a 5 ¼-length win in the third running of the $100,000 Flat Out for 4-year-olds and up on Friday at Belmont Park. Breaking from the rail, jockey Manny Franco was content to let Hard Study stay well […]

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Soft Tissue Injury Forces Retirement Of Cigar Mile Winner Connect

Paul J. Pompa’s Connect has officially been retired, according to The 4-year-old son of Curlin suffered a soft tissue injury while preparing for the Metropolitan Handicap, and will go to Lane’s End Farm to stand stud. Trained by Chad Brown, Connect won six of his eight career starts, including the Grade 1 Cigar Mile over […]

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Report: Connect ‘Had A Hard Campaign,’ Won’t Run In Pegasus World Cup

According to a report by The Blood-Horse on Thursday, Connect owner Paul Pompa Jr. confirmed his Chad Brown trainee will likely not run in the upcoming Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup Invitational. The narrow winner of the G1 Cigar Mile had been expected to fill one of the empty starting spots in the race. Instead, Pompa […]

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Brown Confirms Connect As Pegasus World Cup Candidate

The morning after sophomore Connect defeated older horses in the G1 Cigar Mile, trainer Chad Brown was considering a start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup on Jan. 28 for the son of Curlin, according to the Daily Racing Form. The type of horse who runs best with ample time between races, Connect would […]

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Ray Paulick will be live blogging the teleconference featuring trainer Rick Dutrow and IEAH president Michael Iavarone as they discuss the foot injury that ended  Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown’s racing career earlier today. The teleconference, organized by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association, is scheduled to begin at 2 p.m. UPDATE: Only Michael Iavarone will […]

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