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Hall Of Fame Jockey Randy Romero In Hospice Care

Jockey Randy Romero, elected to racing’s Hall of Fame in 2010, said last weekend he is hospice care but is at home in Lafayette, La., where a brother is staying with him and helping with his care. “I’m very sick but I haven’t given up,” he said by phone. Romero, 62, said doctors told him […]

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Stephen Foster: Seeking The Soul Grabs Another Major Prize Beneath Twin Spires

Charles Fipke’s homebred Seeking the Soul was the surprise winner of the 2017 G1 Clark Handicap at nearly 8-1 odds, but 18 months later the 6-year-old son of Perfect Soul did it again beneath the Twin Spires as the 9-2 co-second choice. In this Saturday’s edition of the G2 Stephen Foster Handicap, Seeking the Soul […]

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Teresa Z Dominates Turnback The Alarm Handicap At Aqueduct

St. Elias Stable’s Teresa Z stalked the early speed and made a strong move out of the final turn before gearing down for a six-length win in the 24th running of the Grade 3, $150,000 Turnback the Alarm Handicap on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack. Out of the gate, Bishop’s Pond did the heavy lifting, leading […]

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Abel Tasman Eyes Distaff; Elate May Be Headed To Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bob Baffert didn’t bring a Triple Crown winner with him, and he didn’t even have a 3-year-old for the Grade 1 Runhappy Travers at Saratoga Race Course, but he still showed up for the races on Travers Day. And so did the two horses he sent out, with Abel Tasman edging Elate by a head and winning […]

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Abel Tasman Keeps Elate At Bay Once Again In Personal Ensign

The China Horse Club and Clearsky Farm’s Abel Tasman faced off with Elate at Saratoga once again this Saturday, and once again Bob Baffert-trained Abel Tasman came out on top. The 4-year-old daughter of Quality Road, ridden by Hall of Famer Mike Smith, won by a neck as the 3-5 favorite, completing nine furlongs over […]

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Weekend Lineup: Travers Showdown

Saturday’s Travers card at Saratoga offers a number of intriguing lonshots across six Grade 1 stakes, as well as a chance to see some of the industry’s stars lay their hearts on the line. Kicking off the afternoon is the G1 H. Allen Jerkens, in which the speedy G3 Amsterdam winner Promises Fulfilled takes on […]

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Runhappy Named Title Sponsor Of 149th Travers

Champion sprinter Runhappy, currently standing at Claiborne Farm, will be the title sponsor of the 149th running of the Grade 1, $1.25 million Travers on August 25, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) announced today. As part of an expanded relationship with NYRA, Runhappy has also been named presenting sponsor of the Grade 1, […]

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Fire Away Fights Up The Rail For Off-Turf Dixie Score

Phipps homebred Fire Away dug in to the sloppy going to prevail in a four-way battle that emerged at the head of the lane in Saturday’s $250,000 Dixie Stakes. The 6-year-old War Front son, ridden by Manny Franco for Shug McGaughey, prevailed by three-quarters of a length at the wire. Sent to the post as […]

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Fipke: Champion Forever Unbridled Will Retire After Dubai World Cup

No filly or mare has ever captured the $10 million Dubai World Cup. Voted Champion Older Dirt Female in 2017, Charles Fipke’s Forever Unbridled will try to break that trend next Saturday. The 6-year-old shipped to the UAE earlier this week. “She’s really loving it over there,” Fipke said. Fipke also announced that the Unbridled’s […]

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Walsh Hoping Dark Templar Peaking At Right Time For Louisiana Derby

Newton Anner Stud’s Dark Templar has run against solid groups of horses in his past few starts, but will make his stakes debut in the Grade 2 $1 million Louisiana Derby Presented by TwinSpires.com on Saturday afternoon. In his past three starts, the son of Tapit has faced the likes of G3 Lecomte second-place finisher […]

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