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Seeking The Soul Slight Favorite Vs. 9 In Del Mar’s Pacific Classic

Charles Fipke’s well-travelled Seeking the Soul drew Post 5 Tuesday in a field of 10 and was installed the 3-1 morning line favorite for Saturday’s 29th edition of Del Mar’s premier test, the $1,000,000, Grade 1 TVG Pacific Classic, the west’s richest Thoroughbred race for older runners. The stretch-running bay horse will be saddling up […]

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Catalina Cruiser ‘Impressive’ In Final Breeze For Pacific Classic

Seven nominees for the $1 million TVG Pacific Classic on August 17 put in final works for the signature race of Del Mar’s summer meeting Saturday morning. Trainer John Sadler sent out his trio of Catalina Cruiser, Campaign and Higher Power. Doug O’Neill worked Pavel and Julius. Draft Pick was put through a tune-up run […]

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Total of 18 Nominated To 2019 Pacific Classic

The deadline for regular nominations to the 29th running of the Grade I TVG Pacific Classic passed Thursday night with 18 on the list compiled by the Del Mar racing office. The list includes five that would need to be shipped in from eastern tracks in the days before the Saturday, August 17 race. The […]

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O’Neill String Led By Pavel Settles In At Belmont; Several Eye Saratoga Starts

Trainer Doug O’ Neill currently has five horses stabled at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., with senior assistant trainer Leandro Mora led by Reddam Racing’s world-traveler Pavel, who will start in Saturday’s Grade 2, $700,000 Suburban on Saturday’s loaded Stars & Stripes Festival card. Also in tow are 2-year-olds Comical, Raging Whiskey and Shippy, along with the 3-year-old Listing – a Reddam […]

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Pavel Fitted With Blinkers, To Be Piloted By Rosario In ‘Wide Open’ Dubai World Cup

California-based trainer Doug O’Neill is hoping that fitting Pavel with blinkers when he runs in the Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline on Saturday is going to bring out the best in the 5-year-old son of Creative Cause. Already fourth in last year’s edition, Pavel is very likeable individual, easily recognizable thanks to his […]

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Dubai World Cup Notes: Yoshida ‘Built Like A Dirt Horse,’ Seeking The Soul ‘A Prize Fighter’

Horse racing notes on the Dubai World Cup contenders for Tuesday, March 26: Audible—Audible hit the Meydan dirt track after 7:00 a.m. and put in a steady gallop under exercise rider Amelia Green, who is overseeing the colt’s preparations for the $12 million Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) for trainer Todd Pletcher […]

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Likely Dubai World Cup Fields: Pegasus Runners Take Their Shot In $12 Million Race

The likely field for the 2019 Dubai World Cup includes five US-based contenders, four of them coming directly out of the Pegasus World Cup. Pegasus runner-up Seeking the Soul, fifth-place finisher Audible and sixth-place finisher Gunnevera are all expected to start, as is Yoshida, whose last race was the inaugural Pegasus World Cup Turf Invitational, […]

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Longshots Giant Expectations, Pavel Prepare For ‘Tough Spot’ In San Pasqual

Peter Eurton would like to have a decent start for Giant Expectations in Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita, a nine furlong test for older horses that is a precursor to the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on March 9. A six-year-old New York-bred son of Free Giant, Giant Expectations is a […]

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Favored Le Vent Se Leve Ties Track Record In Champions Cup; Pavel Last

Odds-on-favorite Le Vent Se Leve won this year’s Grade 1 Champions Cup in record-tying speed of 1:50.1 and extended his winning streak to four. He is the fourth 3-year-old to claim the race (including the Japan Cup Dirt) following Kurofune (2001), Kane Hekili (2005) and Alondite (2006). Scoring three consecutive wins in his three starts […]

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Pavel ‘Very Comfortable’ With Local Surface Ahead Of Japan’s Champions Cup

American trainee Pavel has settled right into the routine at Japan’s Chukyo Racecourse, according to Doug O’Neill’s assistant trainer Leandro Mora. “He kept his weight on, and he hasn’t lost any appetite which is a sign of a horse that’s a great traveler and knows what to do,” Mora said. On Sunday, the 4-year-old son […]

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