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Gucci Factor Nails Blanket Finish In Poker

Castleton Lyons Farms’ Gucci Factor got his nose down at the wire in a blanket photo finish to win Sunday afternoon’s Grade 3, $300,000 Poker, where the top-five finishers all finished within a nose of one another. Jockey Joel Rosario placed Gucci Factor in seventh as graded stakes winner Dr. Edgar was sent to the […]

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Steady Clyde’s Image Seeking First Stakes Victory In Poker At Belmont

Sullimar Stable’s Clyde’s Image, who has faced some of the best horses in the turf division and has never finished worse than fourth in nine career starts, will seek his first stakes victory in Sunday’s Grade 3, $300,000 Poker over the Widener turf course at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 5-year-old gelded son of […]

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Oscar Performance ‘Comfortable’ In First Work Since Arlington Million

Oscar Performance returned to the worktab for the first time since being pulled up near the wire and vanned off the Arlington Million, breezing four furlongs in 49.43 seconds on the Oklahoma turf track Monday morning. The six-time stakes winner was checked out at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital. With no problems discovered, the 4-year-old […]

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‘Versatile’ Oscar Performance On Target For Arlington Million

Trainer Brian Lynch confirmed three-time Grade I winner Oscar Performance for the Grade I $1,000,000 Arlington Million on Saturday, Aug. 11. The 1¼-mile event for 3-year-olds and upward over the turf is one of five stakes carded for the International Festival of Racing. The $100,000 Bruce D. Memorial Stakes, Grade III $100,000 Pucker Up Stakes, Grade I $600,000 […]

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Three-Day Pick 6 Carryover Of $235,000 On Tap Wednesday At Belmont

The Pick 6 went unsolved for the third straight day Sunday at Belmont Park, triggering a three-day carryover of $235,671 when live racing resumes on Wednesday. Sunday’s Pick 6 sequence kicked off with longshot Swamp Rat (No. 6) upsetting Race 5 at odds of 24-1 returning $51.50 for a $2 win wager. Have Another (No. […]

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Oscar Performance Ties World Record Time In Poker Triumph

On Saturday at Belmont Park, Amerman Racing’s Oscar Performance made his long-awaited return a memorable one, driving to a 1 ½-length victory in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up at a mile on the Widener turf course in a record-setting time of 1:31.23. Oscar Performance’s final time was .40 seconds better than Elusive […]

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Father’s Day Card At Belmont Features $85,507 Pick 6 Carryover

Kennesaw Mountain Racing’s Picco Uno capitalized on class relief, wiring a six-horse field by four lengths in the sixth running of the $125,000 Dancin Renee for state-bred fillies and mares 3-years-old and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. Out of the gate, jockey Manny Franco sent Picco Uno to the front in the six furlong […]

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‘Good Karma’: Crawford Gives Young Railbirds $2 Win Tickets On Ballagh Rocks, Then Wins Poker Stakes

President of Donegal Racing Jerry Crawford was seen in the Belmont Park paddock on Sunday, doling out $2 win tickets on his horse Ballagh Rocks to young kids hanging out on the rail just prior to the running of the G3 Poker Stakes. Ballagh Rocks went on to score a hard-running victory by holding off the […]

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Ballagh ‘Rocks’ Father’s Day Poker Stakes At Belmont

Donegal Racing’s Ballagh Rocks picked up the first stakes win of his career with a hard-fought score over even-money favorite Projected in the Grade 3, $300,000 Poker for 4-year-olds and up on the Widener turf on Father’s Day Sunday at Belmont Park. Under Jose Lezcano, Ballagh Rocks settled close to the pace on the outside of […]

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Heavy Rain Forces Cancellation Of Second Half Of NYRA’s Saturday Card

Following unexpectedly heavy rain in the New York City metro area, the New York Racing Association, Inc. (NYRA) was forced to cancel the final six races at Belmont Park following the third race on Saturday, June 17 to ensure the safety of all participants. Simulcasting at Belmont Park and Aqueduct Racetrack will remain open through […]

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