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7-Year-Old Ashleyluvssugar Back For Third Swing At Del Mar Handicap

In 2016, Ashleyluvssugar produced a front-running nose victory over Metaboss as the favorite in the Del Mar Handicap. Last year, the California-bred gelded son of Game Plan led at the top of the stretch but was outkicked in the late stages of the 1 3/8-mile turf marathon and finished sixth, albeit beaten only 2 ¼ […]

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High North, Once On Whiskey Top West Virginia Derby

The top three finishers in the Iowa Derby and the top two from the Los Alamitos Derby are among a field of nine entered for the $500,000 West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort Aug. 4. The grade III fixture for 3-year-olds is the centerpiece of a nine-race Saturday program that will begin […]

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‘Chance Of A Lifetime’: Core Beliefs Headed To Haskell Invitational

As much as trainer Peter Eurton would have liked to have found a softer spot as the next start for Ohio Derby winner Core Beliefs, owner Gary Broad had other ideas. So Eurton announced today that the colt is heading East for the betfair.com Haskell Invitational on July 29 at Monmouth Park, joining a field that is headlined by Kentucky Derby […]

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Draft Pick Vs. Pair From Baffert, O’Neill Stables In Los Alamitos Derby

Draft Pick, who upset heavily-favored Solomini in the Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes June 10, will try for his third consecutive victory in the $150,000-guaranteed Los Alamitos Derby Saturday. Restricted to 3-year-olds and scheduled for 1 1/8 miles, the Grade 3 Los Alamitos Derby will go as the eighth of nine races. Post time Saturday is […]

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Core Beliefs Noses Out Lone Sailor In Ohio Derby

West Coast-based Core Beliefs held on in a very tight photo finish to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Ohio Derby over 7-5 favorite Lone Sailor. Gary Broad’s 3-year-old son of Quality Road was co-second choice in the wagering at 5-2 in the Thistledown highlight, completing nine furlongs over the fast main track in 1:51.08. Trained by […]

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Lone Sailor Has Connections Hoping For Repeat In Ohio Derby

G M B Racing and trainer Tom Amoss won the Grade 3 Ohio Derby at JACK Thistledown Racino two years ago with Mo Tom and hope to win again this year with Lone Sailor, but the waters get deeper for Saturday’s 84th running. The race regained its graded status last year and the field reflects the change. Third in the […]

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Draft Pick Upsets Heavily Favored Solomini In Affirmed Stakes

With heavily favored Solomini a non-factor, Draft Pick stalked the early pace, swung three-wide turning for home and rallied impressively through the lane to take Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Affirmed Stakes under Joe Talamo by 2 ½ lengths at Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif.  Owned by Lee and Susan Searing’s C R K Stable, LLC […]

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Peter Pan Attracts Well-Matched Field Of 8 Sophomores At Belmont

Saturday’s Grade 3, $350,000 Peter Pan at Belmont Park has long been a historic race for 3-year-olds on the New York racing circuit. In addition to honoring a champion, the 1 1/8-mile race has served as a stepping stone towards a start in the Grade 1, $1.5 million Belmont Stakes, which will have its 150th […]

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Hoppertunity Y Mubtaahij: Los Veteranos De Baffert Encabezan Un Parejo Santa Anita Handicap

Si algo tiene en particular esta edición del Santa Anita Handicap (G1, $600,000) es veteranía. Ocho caballos, con edades entre 5 y 7 años, y con un promedio de 20 actuaciones por participante, que medirán fuerzas en la carrera central del programa sabatino de Santa Anita, en distancia de 2000 metros. Entre estas “caras conocidas” […]

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Eurton ‘Pondering’ Giant Expectations For Big ‘Cap

Giant Expectations is nominated to both the Triple Bend Stakes and the Santa Anita Handicap presented by San Manuel Casino next Saturday, both Grade I events, but trainer Peter Eurton is leaning towards the mile and a quarter, $600,000 Big ‘Cap over the seven furlong, $400,000 Triple Bend at seven furlongs. “We’re still pondering, but I […]

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