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Pat On The Back Hangs On Late In Kelso

Pat On the Back again displayed a comfort level racing at one mile, overtaking 6-5 favorite Prince Lucky from the outside in the stretch and fending off a late charge to register a half-length victory in the 39th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap for 3-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park. […]

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True Timber Looks To Make The Grade In Kelso Handicap

Calumet Farm’s True Timber will attempt his first stakes victory when facing a wide-open field of seven assembled for Saturday’s 39th running of the Grade 2, $300,000 Kelso Handicap over the main track at Belmont Park. The one-turn mile for 3-year-olds and upward pays homage to the five-time Horse of the Year from 1960-64. Owned […]

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Class Relief Helps Prince Lucky Rebound In State Dinner

Daniel McConnell’s homebred Prince Lucky won an early tussle for the lead with Sunny Ridge and stayed the course to capture Closing Day Sunday’s $100,000 State Dinner at Belmont Park. Trained by Todd Pletcher, the 4-year-old Corinthian gelding entered the 1 1/16-mile trip over a fast main track from a pair of disappointing efforts at […]

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Streaking Prince Lucky Faces 7 In Belmont’s Westchester

Daniel McConnell’s Prince Lucky will go for his third consecutive graded stakes win and fourth straight victory overall in challenging an eight-horse field in the Grade 3, $200,000 Westchester for 4-year-olds and up on Saturday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y. The 90th running of the Westchester, contested at one mile, is one of three […]

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Prince Lucky Proves Deserving Favorite In Gulfstream Park Mile

Daniel MacDonnell’s Prince Lucky didn’t leave anything to chance Saturday, taking control of the $300,000 Gulfstream Park Mile (G2) midway along the backstretch run in the one-turn stakes and continuing on to a 4 ¾-length victory. The 75th running of the Gulfstream Mile was the first of seven stakes on a 14-race program featuring the […]

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Pletcher’s Prince Lucky Aiming For Consecutive Graded Success In G2 Gulfstream Mile

When Prince Lucky stepped on the track at Gulfstream Park Feb. 23 for the Hal’s Hope (G3), it had been more than eight months since his previous start. You would have never known it. After pressing the pace set by graded-stakes winner Quip and stablemate Copper Town in the mile event, Prince Lucky took the […]

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Select Sales Agency Presents American Graded Stakes Standings: Tapit Takes Command

Following a relatively even-spread January, February’s graded stakes calendar saw assertive performances by the leaders of several divisions to gain separation against their peers, including a surge to the top of the sire standings by Gainesway’s cornerstone resident Tapit. Tapit doubled both his graded stakes winners and wins in February from two to four, vaulting […]

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Comebacking Prince Lucky Draws Away For Hal’s Hope Upset

Prince Lucky, a Daniel McConnell Pennsylvania homebred gelding by Corinthian trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez, came off an eight-month layoff to win the Grade 3 Hal’s Hope Stakes at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla., on Saturday by six lengths.  Copper Town finished second  to complete a Pletcher exacta, with another […]

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Pletcher Springs The Upset With Prince Lucky In Easy Goer

It isn’t often that a horse trained by Todd Pletcher and ridden by John Velazquez goes off at double-digit odds. Kicking off the stakes action on Saturday’s Belmont Stakes card, the high-percentage pair teamed up to send 14-1 Prince Lucky to a neck victory in the $150,000 Easy Goer Stakes. A 3-year-old son of Corinthian, […]

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