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Marckie’s Water Kicks On In Charles Whittingham

Last with three sixteenths of a mile to run, California-bred Marckie’s Water steamed home while wide-out to take Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita by three quarters of a length under Tiago Pereira. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old full horse by Tribal Rule got a mile and one quarter on […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’s The ‘Prime Attraction’ In Charles Whittingham Stakes?

The Grade 2, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes brings together a field of seven including the 2017 winner of this race, Ashleyluvssugar, who has not won in 11 races since his victory two years ago. Also winless in quite some time is Prime Attraction, whose last victory came in the Grade 3 Native Diver Stakes on […]

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Ahead Of Grade 1 Clark, Leofric Has ‘Gotten Better With Age’

Steve Landers Racing’s Fayette Stakes (Grade 2) winner Leofric has not finished worse than fourth throughout his 13-race career but the flashy gray son of Candy Ride (ARG) is hoping to breakthrough for his first Grade I victory in Friday’s G1 Clark Handicap – the premier race of the Fall Meet at Churchill Downs. “He’s just […]

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Fipke, Stewart ‘Seeking’ Clark Repeat Against Field Of Eight On Black Friday

Churchill Downs-based star Seeking the Soul is set to bid for repeat glory over his home track in Friday’s 144th running of the $500,000 Clark Handicap Presented by Norton Healthcare (Grade I), the premier race of the historic track’s Fall Meet. The 1 1/8-mile Clark heads a duo of stakes races on the 12-race “Black […]

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Weekend Lineup: Final Preparations

With the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs looming just one week away, connections across the country are preparing their contenders with final workouts, shipping plans and crossed fingers this weekend. A quartet of graded stakes highlights the North American racing action, and Australian supermare Winx will challenge for an another Cox Plate triumph […]

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Favorite Prime Attraction Plans To Use Fayette As Stepping Stone To G1 Clark

The 2-1 morning-line favorite for Saturday’s $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), the closing-day feature of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet, is D P Racing’s Prime Attraction, who has been chasing the likes of Accelerate and Catapult back home in Southern California. Those two are expected to compete Nov. 3 in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill […]

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Hofburg, Western Invader Prime Attraction Top G2 Fayette Field On Keeneland Closing Day

Juddmonte Farms’ Hofburg and West Coast invader Prime Attraction headline a field of seven entered Wednesday for Saturday’s 61st running of the $200,000 Hagyard Fayette (G2), the closing-day feature of Keeneland’s 17-day Fall Meet. Run at 1 1/8 miles on the main track, the Hagyard Fayette for 3-year-olds and up will go as the ninth race on Saturday’s 10-race program with […]

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Accelerate Overwhelms Pacific Classic Field

Hronis Racing’s Accelerate became just the third horse to win the Santa Anita Handicap, Gold Cup and Pacific Classic in the same year on Saturday, romping by a record 12 1/2 lengths in the $1 million Del Mar feature. Ridden by Joel Rosario for his fourth win on the card, the 5-year-old son of Lookin […]

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Equibase Analysis: Who’ll Be The ‘Prime Attraction’ In Pacific Classic?

The 28th running of the Grade 1, $1 million TVG Pacific Classic field is led by Accelerate, winner of the Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap in March and the Grade 1 Gold Cup at Santa Anita in May, the two biggest races in the Breeders’ Cup Classic division on the Southern California circuit so far […]

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