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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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Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar Tops Cal-Breds In Unusual Heat Turf Classic

Classy millionaire Ashleyluvssugar, upstart Marckie’s Water, defending champ Rye and well accomplished He Will head a wide open field of 11 older horses bred or sired in California in Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic, to be contested at 1 1/8 miles over the Santa Anita lawn. A winner of the 2017 California Cup Turf […]

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8-Year-Old Ashleyluvssugar ‘Full Of Vim And Vigor’ Ahead Of Turf Classic

In his last 21 races, Ashleyluvssugar has run in stakes 20 times, 16 against open company, winning six, including four Grade II events. Not too shabby for an eight-year-old California-bred gelding that might be long in the tooth but not short on class. On Saturday at Santa Anita Park, the son of Game Plan goes for […]

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Horsemen, Jockeys Begin Santa Anita Meet With Excitement, High Hopes

With the San Gabriel Mountains offering varying shades of green from recent rains, Santa Anita in Arcadia, Calif., was abuzz with activity Wednesday morning as The Great Race Place readied for its 82nd Winter Meet opener.  Sunrise revealed clear blue skies and a temperature at Clockers’ Corner of 43 degrees as horsemen, mindful of an early […]

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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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